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Old 02-09-13, 11:34 PM
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We need a San Diego road ride

San Diegans, we need to ride. I keep seeing a lot of you in the road forum and thought that we should get a ride happening.

I'm thinking maybe Saturday March 2nd? Not sure of a good meet up spot, but I'd like to start somewhere I don't have to drive to (me being selfish). Last forum ride I did started in Oceanside, and I don't feel like driving that far.

What do you all think? If the date doesn't work we can change it. I just think it'd be cool to put faces to usernames.
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Old 02-10-13, 04:23 AM
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yup yup we do. thinking a good meet up spot would be somewhere in the mira mesa area as it is kinda central
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Old 02-10-13, 09:35 AM
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Id be open to a ride PQ here That weekend does not work for me
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Old 02-10-13, 03:30 PM
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i work nights so i can do any day as long as we start semi-early 8am/9am or thereabouts. i'd hafta drive off by 1:30pm-work at 3pm
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Old 02-10-13, 07:20 PM
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I'm free Sundays. I work Saturday morning. Through Pendleton would be cool.
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Old 02-11-13, 11:31 AM
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Where's Mira Mesa?
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Old 02-11-13, 11:35 AM
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How about meeting at the downtown train station and riding somewhere for lunch?
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Old 02-11-13, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
yup yup we do. thinking a good meet up spot would be somewhere in the mira mesa area as it is kinda central
"central" as in "equally far from everything" as in "it would take most forum members 2 hours to get there by bike." (Not that I can propose a better place.)
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Old 02-11-13, 12:41 PM
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I can't make it that weekend, but either the Solana Beach train station or someplace near the SR56 bike path sounds best, based on the parameters specified thus far--you can ride side-by-side (or even 3 or 4 abreast) and chat while riding on the Ted Williams. Plus it takes you up toward Black Mountain and Torrey Highlands, where there are plenty of smooth, wide bike lanes with nice scenery and rolling hills.

Edit: how many miles are you thinking?

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Old 02-11-13, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
I can't make it that weekend, but either the Solana Beach train station or someplace near the SR56 bike path sounds best, based on the parameters specified thus far--you can ride side-by-side (or even 3 or 4 abreast) and chat while riding on the Ted Williams. Plus it takes you up toward Black Mountain and Torrey Highlands, where there are plenty of smooth, wide bike lanes with nice scenery and rolling hills.
If you make it Sorrento Valley train station, it's 3 miles to the SR56 bike path, with bike lanes and light traffic all the way. Solana Beach is two times further away, more traffic and fewer bike lanes.
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If you make it Sorrento Valley train station, it's 3 miles to the SR56 bike path, with bike lanes and light traffic all the way. Solana Beach is two times further away, more traffic and fewer bike lanes.
That's true, but [ahem] Pizza. Port.
And it's not the most miserable ride you'll ever do between Solana Beach and the Ted Williams.
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If you're looking at March, there's a really nice local ride starting in Solana Beach on the 16th.
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Old 02-11-13, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by robertkat View Post
If you're looking at March, there's a really nice local ride starting in Solana Beach on the 16th.
You forgot to mention the 0400 start time.
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Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
That's true, but [ahem] Pizza. Port.
And it's not the most miserable ride you'll ever do between Solana Beach and the Ted Williams.

looking to avoid pizza port at. all. costs. that place is like a siren song to me. lash me to the mast. if we ride past, sorry, but i'm ditching everyone.
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don't really care where we ride in the county, as long as it's scenic. not really enthused about a tour de kearny mesa or national city.
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Old 02-11-13, 03:46 PM
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want flat should stay near the coast. Want hills come out to inland north county. Easy 50miles 5kft climbing loops there
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Old 02-11-13, 06:21 PM
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What ever happened to the Palomar ride? Is it still too cold for you people?
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I take a route that is the 56 path from RPQ blvd west to PCH north to La Costa blvd to El Camino Real south to Olvienhien to Rancho Sante Fe road to central RSF to San Dieguito up the three Witches to Camino Del sur and back to RPQ Blvd

it is just over 40 round trip with a little bit of climbing. The only bummer part is La Costa and El Camino Real as traffic is a wee heavy on both as it is on PCH but the view from El Camino Real falls a bit short of enjoying ocean breezes.

https://app.strava.com/activities/3190253

Full disclosure the 56 RPQ is a stones throw from my house
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Old 02-14-13, 11:13 AM
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I am riding Saturday morning

any takers?
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I am down to ride right now
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I'm riding on Sunday. I need to up my mileage so looking to do at least 50 miles on Sunday. Probably more if I stop for some food. How do you connect the 56 bike path to the 101? I would love to ride through Pendleton again.

I'll be checking out the 56 bike path with a friend on Saturday. He rides a tricycle, though, so I doubt we'll be going at anything above 12 mph or too far mileage-wise...

Does anyone mountain bike at all? I mtb during the week and use the road bike on the weekends.
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I'm riding Saturday from Escondido 7am, My club leaves Carlsbad village drive at 8:30am so make it there and get a fast tow for 40+ miles w/ the club

El Norte to Mission to Palomar Airport road, north on 101 to San Onofre power plant and back to oside. If I have the energy, Take 76 bike path from Harbor to College, North river road east to Bonsall, Up west lilac, up Lilacs to Valley Center then drop back into Esco dead tired.
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I'm riding on Sunday. I need to up my mileage so looking to do at least 50 miles on Sunday. Probably more if I stop for some food. How do you connect the 56 bike path to the 101? I would love to ride through Pendleton again.

I'll be checking out the 56 bike path with a friend on Saturday. He rides a tricycle, though, so I doubt we'll be going at anything above 12 mph or too far mileage-wise...

Does anyone mountain bike at all? I mtb during the week and use the road bike on the weekends.
The 56 bike path effectively ends at El Camino Real, Carmel Valley Rd gets you to PCH

Option 1 is to go up the dirt path on the east side of El Camino Real head north and turn west onto Carmel Valley rd

Option 2 is to go under El Camino Real via the bike path and access a ramp to the side walk on the west side and ride it north and then west on the sidewalk until the off ramp and turn left toward the coast

Option 3 is to use the same as option two except head south on El Camino Real climb up to your first right turn on Carmel Mtn Rd drop down to Sorrento Valley Rd turn right and ride alongside the preserve to Carmel Valley rd and turn left toward PCH


I normally ride 2 or 3

On the weekends the 56 path has allot of pedestrians between the Carmel Valley rd exit and El Camino Real be careful in that stretch as you drop down from Carmel Valley rd travelling west there is a crossing that is like a cul de sac and entry to the bike path on a blind corner. From that point on expect the unexpected and ride your hoods and be ready for evasive maneuvers to avoid stupid cyclists and oblivious pedestrians.

I do MTB a bit, normally I am a lemming and just follow I would suck as a guide
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I'm more MTBer on the roadie. I ride Calavaras, LaCosta, Hodges and Daley pretty regularly. Sometimes we go down to Mission trails or Sycamore Canyon on the weekends.
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I tried the 56 this morning. I'll stick to my good ol' 101 and Alpine. =)
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