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Old 12-27-11, 03:58 AM
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the fresh so cal pavement thread...

a bit tired of rolling over the same bumps and potholes lately. anyone come across a glorious (re)paved stretch of road in southern california lately? where exactly? how long does it go for? seems like it's been too long since i came across a good portion where body, bike and soul harmoniously celebrated atop new asphalt...
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Most of PCH between Torrey Pines and Oceanside is pretty glorious, (except for Leucadia, which is lousy, awful and miserable, but it's also only about a mile.)


And I just rode up to San Clemente through Pendleton again yesterday, and while it hasn't been repaved in years, it's still a smooth, beautiful ride, especially through the San Onofre State Beach and points North of there.
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Check out Laguna Canyon. Most of that was repaved recently, especially the worst of it. Bike lane was even widened a bit. Much nicer. Still only a couple miles though. Not a vast stretch of road in the grand scheme of things.
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Did a 40 mile ride from Mission Valley to Adams Ave to Fiesta Island and Mt Soledad yesterday.
A lot of those roads had some pretty dangerous bumps and San Diego really needs to pick up the pace on street sweeping.

Sorry, no real new pavement to discuss.
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They recently repaved Elfin Forest and widened the shoulder, especially the East-Bound. It's still pretty narrow in places, but at the same time, they also paved the new road: Twin Oaks Parkway, which is a more direct route that bleeds most of the vehicular traffic from this road.
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^ is that harmony grove? if so haven't done it in over a year. great road. that pic looks hot. i think i just hafta tap that pavement. got a hot date on thursday-my next day off.
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Entirely tappable. And from Avenida del Diablo, it's only another 5-6 miles to the new Stressed-ribbon bridge over Lake Hodges, and hang a left onto the idyllic Highland Valley Road, which is one of the gems of North San Diego County.

Now I'm sorry I have to work on Thursday.




Just bring your 39-27 or a compact, because there is a steep section just before the wine-tasting place on your left before the avocado grove.
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Angeles Crest Highway from La Canada to Red Box. Smooth as glass. Now if they'd only do Mt. Wilson Rd., too...
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Parts of Rancho Santa Fe are being repaved. Via De Santa Fe has a layer of fresh pavement that covers all of the tree roots that were sticking up out of the old asphalt.
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+1. Cbad...?
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Originally Posted by rooftest
Angeles Crest Highway from La Canada to Red Box. Smooth as glass. Now if they'd only do Mt. Wilson Rd., too...
Angeles Forest Highway from the Pearblossom turn-off to the end of the double passing lane just before the assault up to Mill Creek Summit.
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Angeles Forest Highway from the Pearblossom turn-off to the end of the double passing lane just before the assault up to Mill Creek Summit.
What's the weather like up there right now? Are the roads mostly clear?
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What's the weather like up there right now? Are the roads mostly clear?
It's been running 5-10 degrees cooler than down below, (i.e., LA Basin). Right now the iPhone app says that it is 54 with a high of 63 later on. Nighttime lows have been at freezing or just below. Unless you have warm clothing, forget about riding when the sun is low in the sky. Traffic is slightly less than a normal weekend. Most roads have a 18" to two-foot lane between the fog line and where the pavement drops off to dirt. Cars seem to give me a wide enough berth, especially since I started riding with my tail light blinker all the time.
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Originally Posted by calamarichris
+1. Cbad...?
Let's keep the political comments in P&R, please, or start a different thread if they are just related to SoCal. The OP of this thread just wants to know which roads don't have potholes any more.
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101 in Leucadia is a little better than it used to be. They didn't resurface the road, which it desperately needs, but they did repave the worst parts.
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Originally Posted by rooftest
Angeles Crest Highway from La Canada to Red Box. Smooth as glass. Now if they'd only do Mt. Wilson Rd., too...
I use to ride that route all the time...it wasn't smooth when I rode it! I once had a friend's wife drop us off at La Canada Flintridge (she was visiting a friend near there) and we took ACH all the way to past Wrightwood over to 138 down to Palmdale to our homes. It was just over a 100 mile trip. And we beat his wife home...of course she spent some hours with her friend, but she was surprised to see us there.
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Originally Posted by Chaco
101 in Leucadia is a little better than it used to be. They didn't resurface the road, which it desperately needs, but they did repave the worst parts.
Supposedly the city of Encinitas is going to repave the northbound side of 101 from Leucadia to La Costa to create a single wider car lane and add a bike lane in the near future. Some of the bike coalition people made their case to the city after Jim Swarzman was killed in April, and the city actually listened.
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