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    I really enjoyed the Down Townies Ride today. The route and pace made it enjoyable and once the weather warmed a bit after the morning fog, the ride was great. It was good to see the usual suspects who were guiding and riding,...thanks Stephan, and to get to meet some new bike peeps. If it's always like this, we should do it every Sunday!

    I really like getting to know the uptown mesa's better and trying out new restaurants. The stroll through the Hillcrest Farmers Market was a treat. All in all a very enjoyable ride. Hans, that bike is a tank! You must have a special licence to drive that thing. I feel your pain!... (in my knees!)

    Let's do the Down Townies again soon,

    OKB

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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2012 edited
     
    Old Knotty Buoy:

    All in all a very enjoyable ride. Hans, that bike is a tank! You must have a special licence to drive that thing. I feel your pain!... (in my knees!)

    OKB


    I couldn't resist posting this since you mentioned TANK (I apologize for the spoiler).
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      CommentAuthorHans
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2012
     
    Coronado Loop this Sunday - Not really a "sanctioned" DownTownies, but an easy ride just the same. Suitable for townies, cruisers, youth, beginners, etc.
    Lucky Penny (of Courteous Mass fame) put this together, and fiLL-uP is leading it. 11:00 at the fountain
    http://www.meetup.com/Urban-Bike-and-Social-Club/events/52560612/
    • CommentAuthorStephan
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2012
     
    Crash (Lee) and I are meeting at Fanuel Park tomorrow (3/11) at 10:00 for a cruise up to UCSD and down through La Jolla via the Rose Canyon Bike Path. Not really a Downtownies ride because there will be some climbing, but I thought I would stick it here because this is a Sunday morning social ride. Coffee in Bird Rock is part of the plan.
    • CommentAuthorSam
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2012
     
    I have something going on at 11, but if I'm done early I'll join you for coffee afterward.
    • CommentAuthorStephan
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2012
     
    The bridge over Rose Creek is finally open, so why not resurrect the Down Townies ride for a spin around Mission Bay? Next Sunday, April 29. Sad to say, no reason to meet at Velo Cult anymore, so to keep it casual and easy for all abilities, let's meet at 9:00 a.m. at the flagpole in Old Town. We'll head over to the east side of the bay and across the bridge toward PB/MB. We'll stop somewhere along the way for coffee/brunch. Total trip over flat ground is about 14 miles. Who's in? Hans, feel free to post this to Urban Bike & Social Club.
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      CommentAuthorbikingbill
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2012
     
    Stephan:The bridge over Rose Creek is finally open, so why not resurrect the Down Townies ride for a spin around Mission Bay? Next Sunday, April 29. Sad to say, no reason to meet at Velo Cult anymore, so to keep it casual and easy for all abilities, let's meet at 9:00 a.m. at the flagpole in Old Town. We'll head over to the east side of the bay and across the bridge toward PB/MB. We'll stop somewhere along the way for coffee/brunch. Total trip over flat ground is about 14 miles. Who's in? Hans, feel free to post this to Urban Bike & Social Club.


    The first Coaster train arrives in Old Town at 9:30AM on Sunday (at least that's what the website says). So maybe it could start a bit after that?
    • CommentAuthorStephan
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2012
     
    In defference to Bill and others who may want to take the Coaster down for this ride, let's start at 9:30. And I'm taking Hans' suggestion to move the start to The Living Room Cafe (2541 San Diego Ave) in Old Town so you can enjoy a coffee or pastry while you wait for the ride to start.


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      CommentAuthorShapps
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2012
     
    I will see you all in Old Town for this! Glad this bridge finally opened. I went by it last week before it opened and was frustrated I couldn't cross. Looked finished to me and I saw no reason to have a fence around it.
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2012 edited
     
    I've got a place in mind for brunch ---->>> Has anybody been to Mad Dog's Cafe in Pacific Beach? It's been our favorite destination because of their delicious scrambled egg breakfast, gelato, smoothies, coffee, assorted organic teas, their yummy sausages, crumpets, acai bowls and more (vegetarian options available). It's about 9 miles from the Living Room in Old Town. There is also a Taco shop and burger joint on the opposite side of the street.

    We shall meet you all at the Fiesta Islands parking lot.
    • CommentAuthorStephan
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2012
     
    Mad Dog's Cafe is a little off our route, but that's not a big problem. We'll probably decide on the fly.
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      CommentAuthorHans
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2012
     
    After we loop Mission Bay, some of us were thinking of stopping at Ballast Point's tasting room (1 mile from Old Town), then catching the tail end of Little Italy's ArtWalk.
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    Just found out that the Encinitas street faire is happening this weekend April 28 - 29. It's been a very busy April. So I am 50/50 for bringing my family for Downtownies.
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    Calling all Down Townies.This ride is for you. Enjoy the pop-up Adams Ave bike boulevard.