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Old 03-22-12, 12:04 PM
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Visiting San Diego

I've just finished booking my family vacation to San Diego and now I need to plan how I'm going to cycle out there. I'll be staying at La Costa Resort. What I'd like is the name of a decent place to rent a road bike and some suggestions for some decent riding based out of the resort. We're going for a full week and I'm hoping to get 2-3 good riding days where I can do 50+ mile loops.

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I live about two blocks up the hill from the La Costa resort and I can tell you that the riding here is superb. Weather ain't too bad either.

B&L in Solana Beach rents decent bikes.

And click here for some excellent ride suggestions.

Drop me a line when you'll be in town: calamarichris(at)yahoo.com





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How's that basket stay on the motorcycle at speed? That's crazy! Does your dog have a little helmet and goggles?
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It's a magnetic bed that sticks to the gas tank. We don't go on the freeways, just puttputt around town. (Sometimes with my Ma's dog too.)
She doesn't like goggles, so I just get larger windshields on my bikes. Been riding with me for more than a decade and never been hurt and her eyes are still great for a 14-year-old dog.

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Really awesome thanks much :-)
Originally Posted by calamarichris
I live about two blocks up the hill from the La Costa resort and I can tell you that the riding here is superb. Weather ain't too bad either.

B&L in Solana Beach rents decent bikes.

And click here for some excellent ride suggestions.

Drop me a line when you'll be in town: calamarichris(at)yahoo.com




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You definitely picked the right place to stay. La costa resort is B E A U T I F U L. If your into golf, I suggest bringing your clubs as well.

As previously mentioned B & L bikes in solana beach rents some pretty good bikes, as far as riding is concerned anything north and south along the 101 is going to be
absoloutely gorgeous. Have fun!
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You have a ton of options with 50 mile loops. Since you'll be in La Costa, look into inland North County loops - San Pasqual Valley, Lake Wohlford Road (if you like hills) and the Valley Center area, although that may bring you a bit out of the 50-mile range.

Some roads in these areas are like mecca to me. The Woods Valley Road stretch is one of my favorites.
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Forgot to mention Del Dios Highway (don't let the name intimidate you) and Rancho Santa Fe is good riding also.
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Nytro in encinitas is pretty close to you and they rent out nice bikes.
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