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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2016
     
    Rohler:Thank you Sigurd. Half German. Yourself?
    Norse.
    • CommentAuthortbird
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2016 edited
     
    markphilips:
    tbird:Hi Guys,
    My wife and I are moving to Carlsbad from Chicago later this month.
    My commute will be on the trusty Cross-Check to Solana Beach daily. I think about 11 or 12 miles each way.
    Might have to spring for a rando bike now that I'll get 12 moths of fair weather riding!
    See you out there.
    TC


    That is an ideal commute! Which neighborhood in Carlsbad will you be moving to? Welcome to the forum


    Hey Mark - we're in La Costa - just north of the Omni off of Alga Rd.
    The commute has been great. The traffic is fast moving on La Costa Ave - but apart from that it's a nice ride down 101. Great way to start the day. If you see a yellow jersey on a brown Cross Check say g'day.
    I'd like to find some dirt trails to ride on the weekend when I can find some time.
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      CommentAuthorbatmick
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2016
     
    tbird:
    markphilips:
    tbird:Hi Guys,
    My wife and I are moving to Carlsbad from Chicago later this month.
    My commute will be on the trusty Cross-Check to Solana Beach daily. I think about 11 or 12 miles each way.
    Might have to spring for a rando bike now that I'll get 12 moths of fair weather riding!
    See you out there.
    TC


    That is an ideal commute! Which neighborhood in Carlsbad will you be moving to? Welcome to the forum


    Hey Mark - we're in La Costa - just north of the Omni off of Alga Rd.
    The commute has been great. The traffic is fast moving on La Costa Ave - but apart from that it's a nice ride down 101. Great way to start the day. If you see a yellow jersey on a brown Cross Check say g'day.
    I'd like to find some dirt trails to ride on the weekend when I can find some time.



    Hi tbird,

    I'll keep my eyes open for you as well. Our commute overlaps as I ride from Encinitas to Torrey Pines almost every day (leave around 7:30a, back around 5:15p). Look for a grey Spot ACME with fenders, rack and the works.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2016
     
    tbird:Hi Guys,
    My wife and I are moving to Carlsbad from Chicago later this month.
    My commute will be on the trusty Cross-Check to Solana Beach daily. I think about 11 or 12 miles each way.
    Might have to spring for a rando bike now that I'll get 12 moths of fair weather riding!
    See you out there.
    TC


    I'll be the old guy on the yellow recumbent with the big yellow box in back. Live near the top of Alga. Say hello :-)
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    Hello All,

    I have been commuting in San Diego since the late 80's in and out of the country because of my military career. I retired and lived in Honduras for awhile and did some traveling to Africa (Western).
    Here is my main commuting bike a 2006 Bianchi Volpe "Lucy". The origina parts are the frame, cranks, front derailleur, headset handle bars, brake and gear levers.

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=68AD8B3DFA33B393!22189&authkey=!ACd_v1SdwqXzwis&v=3&ithint=photo%2cJPG

    I rode this bike all over Honduras as transportation, touring, and cyclocross/mountain riding.

    This next bike is my work out bike, but I put a rack on it because I ride to the pool and don't like carrying stuff on my back and I do not like to drive where I ride to work out. I rode this bike this past summer in the RAW.

    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=68AD8B3DFA33B393!22190&authkey=!AMGhq-uKd63NnCI&v=3&ithint=photo%2cJPG


    My current commute is Mon-Thurs to school in National City from and swim 3-6 times per week in Coronado coming from San Ysidro . I am on Strava, Garmin Connect, and My Fitness Pal. Drop me a line and see you on the road!

    Syril Galindo
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeMay 12th 2016
     
    Welcome, Syril!
    • CommentAuthorlogdrum
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2016
     
    Hi.

    I am moving to San Diego. I found this site and I think it's best to introduce myself. I am coming from Albuquerque/Santa Fe NM and commuted to work since 2000 but took a break last fall. Initially commuted 21 miles to work but moved where it is only 8 - I am not a fair weather commuter, when I commit it's every day. Hoping to do this in SD but I have no clue. I know SoCal is bike mecca but it is supposedly not per capita as bike commute active like Minneapolis or NYC maybe even less than Albuquerque at least that's what I have heard. But still I am hoping that I can do it and won't be as alone on the road :).

    I will be initially living with my niece renting a room from her before the rest of my family moves and maybe we'll rent or buy a house not sure , it is near the airport, Rosicrucian is the main street and it is north of the Harbor drive. Myy work is off of Scripps Ranch 1 mile or so east of the I-15.Google maps tell it is 19.8 miles. Is this a lot of city traffic?. Are there bike lanes or do I have to be sharing the road. Is there an option to split it between cycling an maybe the bus/train (Route 20 seems to be the bus to take). 19.8 miles maybe a 1.5 hr bike ride or is that even too optimistic. Yes I raced when I was young but I am older now but I know I always go faster than the Google estimate which puts it at 2 hours each way. I am hoping to do this 3 times a week. My work has a shower also. I don't mind 3+ hours on the bike as I have almost zero lately. It will probably be my only exercise as I hate going to the gym.

    I will miss the rarefied air in NM but the salty air is something I am looking forward too.

    Thanks,

    Noel
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2016
     
    Welcome, Noel.

    I am not sufficiently versed on the bike route between Liberty Station and Scripps Ranch to give any real street-level advice or mixed-commute recommendation over and above those offered by Google bike directions. Hopefully somebody with better hands-on knowledge will chime in, but in the mean time I would consider the most direct route between home and work (Linda Vista Rd, Kearny Villa Rd, etc.) to include roadways with both fairly large traffic volumes and high speeds, but with some bike lane facilities.
    • CommentAuthorJSnook
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2016
     
    I think from the Rosecrans area your best bet is going to be to take some combination of Camino Del Rio North and bike paths (like the path up the river) out to the trail behind Qualcomm stadium, then go north on Murphy Canyon Rd. to Claremont Mesa to Chesapeake over to Ruffin and then up Kearny Villa Rd to Pomerado. It is a long slog. I think there is someone on the forum here that has done a commute back and forth from Scripps Ranch and somewhere west like around downtown for a while so you might get some other intel.

    I have no idea how to mix in bus/light rail on that commute. Cal Trans is digging up I-15 all over the place to put in an express bus lane so maybe down the road you'd have some ability to take a bus from Mission Valley up to Scripps Ranch, which could cut down on the saddle time.

    Welcome to SD!
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2016
     
    Google maps suggests going through Old Town and then catching Morena/Linda Vista/Kearny Villa Road. This is all urban, but much of it is not too unpleasant. Once you get into Scripps Ranch you will have fast suburban roads but with shoulders/bike lanes. It will take a good while, though.
    • CommentAuthorPetteri
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2016
     
    Kearny Villa Road is basically a freeway though - a divided 55-65mph road with on/offramps. The bike lanes are nice and wide (hopefully repainted soon), but you'll need to be sure to be very visible when crossing the ramps.

    As usual (and hopefully obvious) I'd recommend a recon ride on a weekend before the first commute.
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    Welcome Noel
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      CommentAuthorSmorg
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2016
     
    Welcome Noel! :o)

    I'd go with JSnook's routing. It looks long on the map, but it's the least trafficky and hilly you can do. I'd avoid crossing the I-15 on Pomerado Rd because the freeway on/off ramps there aren't very bike friendly in either direction. Even worse is Mira Mesa Blvd at the I-15. Carrol Canyon Rd is a much nicer crossing than either.

    You might even catch the bus on the commute sometimes. :) I think the relevant buses for you'd be the 235, 280, and 290 (but you'll have to catch them in Downtown). http://www.sdmts.com/schedules-real-time-maps-and-routes/bus-routes
    • CommentAuthorpallas
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2016
     
    Hello!

    Thought I'd finally unlurk and introduce myself. I've been in San Diego for over a year now, and have been bike commuting since I've arrived (Kensington to UCSD, a few times a week, not as often as I'd like). I still consider myself very new to cycling--I was fairly out of shape when I arrived, but am now in slightly less horrible shape thanks to my commute.

    I have a bit more free time in the summer, so I'm looking forward to some recreational rides, rather than the same old commute. (That is, if I can find a more comfortable bike; lately I haven't really felt like riding as much because of the back pain I'm feeling on my current bike.)

    So maybe I'll see some of you around this summer!
    • CommentAuthorJD-63
    • CommentTimeOct 28th 2016
     
    Hello all

    I am not new to San Diego but coming back after a few years away and excited to join this community rather then just lurk. Several years ago I was lightly active on the SD fixed forum but have since moved on to road bikes which turned into a 650b conversion do it all.

    I currently live in alpine but work in Kearny Mesa area and will hopefully move in closer soon. I just joined RUSA and hope to do some permanents if not some brevets if my work schedule allows! I've had intentions of bike camping but have yet to make it happen.

    I'm interested in some coffeeoutside which as far as I can find, doesn't seem like there is any thing set up here. If anyone would like to start something or could point me to something currently happening that would be great!

    I hope to meet people and attend some events if everything works out. Thanks to all who have built this community and all the good things you are doing!

    -James
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2016
     
    Welcome, Pallas and JD - hope to see you around town!
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2016
     
    JD-63:Hello all

    I am not new to San Diego but coming back after a few years away and excited to join this community rather then just lurk. Several years ago I was lightly active on the SD fixed forum but have since moved on to road bikes which turned into a 650b conversion do it all.

    I currently live in alpine but work in Kearny Mesa area and will hopefully move in closer soon. I just joined RUSA and hope to do some permanents if not some brevets if my work schedule allows! I've had intentions of bike camping but have yet to make it happen.

    I'm interested in some coffeeoutside which as far as I can find, doesn't seem like there is any thing set up here. If anyone would like to start something or could point me to something currently happening that would be great!

    I hope to meet people and attend some events if everything works out. Thanks to all who have built this community and all the good things you are doing!

    -James


    We do #coffeeoutside on Fridays. Look for the hashtag on Instagram or the group San Diego Coffee Outside on Facebook.