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    • CommentAuthorluke
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
     
    I just got the following email below. Looks fun.


    Avast!! It’s the 2010 Filthy Sailor Pub Crawl!

    "Well they should, those filthy buggers. They go from port to port."

    An all-port bike ride with stops at all 4 Pizza Port Microbreweries.

    When: June 19, 2010 66 miles from Pizza Port San Clemente to Pizza Port Ocean Beach

    Cost $30: includes 4 drink tickets, pizza, tshirt (Anything less than the entire distance is $20. You still get drink tix, pizza and a t-shirt)

    Are ye with US?:

    Pay/Sign up at the PizzaPort Bottleshop, in Carlsbad. Or, contact:

    Sean (760 201 9007, seanrkelley@gmail.com)

    Jay (the3dstickman@yahoo.com, 760 583 2108,)

    DEADLINE: June 12, no guarantees after that.

    Must have ID, Helmet, and Gloves (all required to go through Camp Pendelton)
    Road bikes recommended, unless you're in really good shape, or stupid.
    Buddy system recommended in case of bike issues. If you don’t have friends, go get some, but we’ll still let you go.
    And how might Ye travel?

    Meet at Pizza Port San Clemente at 10 AM
    Leave Pizza port 10:30 Sharp
    28 miles to Pizza Port Carlsbad. Lunch and beer. Leave at 1:30.
    13 miles to Pizza Port Solana Beach. Arrive at 2:30. Beer. Leave at 3:00.
    22 miles to Pizza Port Ocean Beach. Arrive at OB by 5:00 hopefully.
    The coaster schedule changes all the time. As of now, the train leaves Old Town station at 7:01. Arrive in Carlsbad at 7:50.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
     
    pizza port good. pizza port really good.
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      CommentAuthorShapps
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2010
     
    Sounds like fun. I really enjoy the ride south from San Clemente.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeMay 22nd 2010
     
    Every so often, the inventiveness and brilliancy of the human brain spikes, and we get the kind of ground-breaking innovations that change the lives of humanity forever after, the kind of inventions to which the rest of us say quietly to ourselves "Why didn't I think of that?": These quantum level leaps in human skills impacting on our daily lives foreover include inventions such as the wheel, aqueducts, metallurgy, Gutenberg's printing presses, X-rays, penicillin, and last -- but not least - Viagra.

    What you propose here - pizza, beer and bike-riding -- is no less than another similar milestone of a brilliant invention to which I can only say - why did I not think about this first? So, count me in for this ride!

    Unless there is a strict Lycra / Spandex dress code for this ride, of course, in which case I cannot qualify for participation even if my life depended upon it.

    luke:Must have ID, Helmet, and Gloves (all required to go through Camp Pendelton).
    Since when did Pendleton require gloves? That is news to me.

    Do they also require motorists to wear flame-retardant suits?
    • CommentAuthoryoshi
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
     
    I'm in and I'm bringing everyone I can!
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
     
    Pendelton is a great ride. The drivers are über cautious in my experience.

    I wonder if I can catch a train up to San Juan Capistrano and get to the start on time. Or I could just ride up there and turn it into a brevet, 10:30AM start would work.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
     
    I'm interested in riding from San Clemente but don't have a way to get all the way there from here (South Park/North Park/Hillcrest area). Would anyone be interested in giving us a ride? I (and spouse) can meet up at Old Town/Downtown. I'm happy to chip in our share of expenses to get up there.
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      CommentAuthorVelo Cult
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
     
    shoot. i just discovered this is on the same day as the Old House Fair in South Park in which i have a booth at. damn.
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      CommentAuthoril Pirati
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
     
    .

    There's an Amtrak that arrives in San Juan Capistrano (7 miles north of San Clemente) at 8:28am, leaves from Old Town at 7:05am. I don't know the price though, the website won't tell me.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010 edited
     
    Velo Cult:shoot. i just discovered this is on the same day as the Old House Fair in South Park.
    Shoot is right - I really wanted to do the Old House Fair this year, as I have not done it before!

    So I will have to make a choice: If the family wants to go to the Old House Fair, I guess we will all do that - if not, I will do the pizza ride: I guess I should consider it a "win-win"!

    Post edit: She has other plans that day, so I guess I will go riding! Does anybody know the guys that are fronting this ride?
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
     
    il Pirati:.

    There's an Amtrak that arrives in San Juan Capistrano (7 miles north of San Clemente) at 8:28am, leaves from Old Town at 7:05am. I don't know the price though, the website won't tell me.


    That's awesome. Then if I ride back from OB I will hit about 100 miles total.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
     
    il Pirati:.

    There's an Amtrak that arrives in San Juan Capistrano (7 miles north of San Clemente) at 8:28am, leaves from Old Town at 7:05am. I don't know the price though, the website won't tell me.


    Thanks so much! This will work out perfectly. I will be able to get reading, riding, eating and drinking all done well before sunset.
    • CommentAuthorluke
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
     
    My friends and I have been looking at ways to get north as well being that we all live in Ocean Beach. I think I like the San Juan Capistrano method but one could begin downtown San Diego Santa Fe Depot for the 7:05 train ($16) the arrive in Oceanside at 7:55 and then take the Metrolink ($5) from O-side at 8:55 arriving in San Clemente at 9:15.

    I did not see a train that left from Old Town arriving at San Juan Cap for 7:05. I did see a train departing downtown SD at 7:05 arriving at San Juan Cap 8:28 for $20.

    I think we will want to speak with somebody official to confirm this information.

    Also I noticed that the Pacific Surfliner allows only 3 bikes per car. I am unsure if this would be an issue or not since I do not know if this rule would be enforced on a Saturday. Also I have no idea how many cars there are or how many bikers plan on going, but I think I know about 10 that will want to do the ride.
    • CommentAuthorluke
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2010
     
    Also it appears Amtrak will give you $2 bucks off with AAA
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2010
     
    The Metrolnk works for me. Oceanside isn't that far away.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2010
     
    luke:Also it appears Amtrak will give you $2 bucks off with AAA


    If you don't have AAA...
    I joined amtrakguestrewards.com which gives me points every time I ride the train. I've gained enough points for a free ticket now from riding the train in the last 6 or so months. Additionally, if you use zipcar car sharing services, you can link it to your amtrakguestrewards account and get a point on every dollar spent on zipcar.
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      CommentAuthorHMeins
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2010
     
    D'oh! I'm starter at SCNCA Junior District Track Championships on that date!

    Help Mr. Wizard! I don't want to be a bike race official any more! I've learned my lesson and I promise to be a good boy from now on!

    "Drizzle drazzle drozzle drome! Time for this one to come home!"

    Man, that was one scary dream!
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2010 edited
     
    OK - I emailed one of the guys running this and got the inside scoop: They have 25 riders signed up, so this is definitely on! They also have a web site (that Google search failed to uncover):

    Web site

    I plan to PayPal the guy according to the instructions on the web page. Please post to this thread if you plan to attend - we need to get SDBikeCommuter members on this ride!

    I will look into what Amtrak train I need to take, and post what I find. The Coaster is an option, too, but it only goes to O-side, so you will need to ride up to San Clemente (not exactly next door), or take Metrolink #661 (Leaves Oceanside Train station at 8:55 AM, $5, arrives at 9:15 in San Clemente, 1.2 Mile ride to Pizza Port San Clemente).
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2010
     
    I have updated the previous message with some detail for this ride.

    This is the ticket you need - purchase at amtrak.com:

    565 Pacific Surfliner
    Duration: 1 hr, 23 min
    From:
    San Diego, CA (SAN) - Santa Fe Depot (no stop in Old Town).
    19-JUN-10; 7:05 am
    To:
    San Juan Capistrano, CA (SNC)
    19-JUN-10; 8:28 am

    From San Juan Capistrano is an easy 8 mile ride to San Clemente for the 10:00AM meetup time at Pizza Port San Clemente.
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      CommentAuthorShapps
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2010
     
    Wanted to do this ride but will be in Nevada or Utah when it happens. Ride sounds like a lot of fun. I encurage anyone who has not ridden from San celmente to San Diego to go. Great ride and pretty flat and easy. Not much vechicle traffic either.
    • CommentAuthoryoshi
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2010
     
    I'm starting in San Juan Capistrano.
    I just hope there will be room on the train for my bike.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2010
     
    yoshi:I'm starting in San Juan Capistrano. I just hope there will be room on the train for my bike.
    I am starting in SJC, too: I am hoping we will be OK on the train as the "recommended" route to the participants is Coaster to Oceanside, and then some other local train to San Clemente - hopefully, most of the rest of the group will doing that alternative, leaving the SAN - SJC Amtrak train with bike capacity.

    • CommentAuthoryoshi
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2010
     
    Sigurd,
    What's your plan for getting from Pacific Beach to the train station downtown?
    I'm considering riding from Mission Beach to the station so I don't have to leave a car down there.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2010 edited
     
    I am riding down to Santa Fe Depot. I figure it is easier to ride home to PB from OB afterwards than going downtown again.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2010
     
    41 riders signed up - they'd better close the restaurants to the general public to fit us al...:face-monkey:
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2010
     
    48 people signed up for this ride now!!!
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    Have fun on this. Wish I could join you.
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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2010 edited
     
    Did this with about 50 other riders today. The ride was expertly plannned, led and executed - thanks, Sean and Jay! The ride itself was 62 miles - incl. riding out and back it ended up a 85 mile day for me.

    Saw, and rode with, Dirigo andf Yoshi from this forum. GPS Track

    A lot of fun; will certainly do this again next year!
    • CommentAuthoryoshi
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2010 edited
     
    So much fun today. Really great company, nice weather, and of course tasty beer.
    Outside Pizza Port Solana Beach.
    These bikes represent only a portion of the cyclists that took part in the ride.
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    How did I miss this? I would have rather have done this than MTB patrol at Cuyamaca.