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    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeJan 19th 2014
     
    Hi Bobby,

    Yes! I was dealing with shoulder/rib-ish issues following my little crash Dec 26, but my ride yesterday seems to have brought me back. I just got an interim CX bike (for $60--no kidding) and I'm going to try it out tomorrow--probably not ready to try anything ambitious or in a group, though. If that goes well, I could take either this bike or a rigid MTB for a mixed terrain or gravel ride.
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      CommentAuthorSmorg
    • CommentTimeJan 20th 2014
     
    Hey Bobby, John and other who likes dirt riding,
    Great idea! I'd love to, if you don't mind a slow sloth (I still haven't shaped up and gotten a proper CX bike yet). :D I've been eying Lucky Six Truck Trail from Mother Grundy down to Hwy 94 for exploration. It might not go thru, though. Supposedly there are some heavy duty gates in the middle where the Paraselsus monastery is. Would love to go mess around there while the weather is nice and cool. ;)
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    Hi Shady, Smorg, guys and gals,

    Shady sorry to hear about your crash! Good to hear you are feeling better. I have never been out to Jamul area and would love to go exploring with you folks and anyone else intersted in gravel roads off the beaten path etc. I think I saw your CX on Bike O Rama, $60? What a find!

    I haven't rode a real ride in ages and yesterday barely made it up Mt Soledad so please no worries about the pace. I have a CX or can bring my old school XC mtn bike, what ever works I guess, they all have two wheels right? Haaa!

    Let me know what you guys think, Sunday mornings work best for me as I'm at my office M-Sat. Let's do this before it gets too hot! I don't always check this forum so please email me at bobbysukhanil@gmail.com to get in touch.

    Cheers!
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2014 edited
     
    So before I gave this Linus to my wife I took it rough riding around Guajome Regional Park. The Schwalbe Deltas (700x35) handled the rough trails just fine. The sign of drought is evident.
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      CommentAuthorSmorg
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2014
     
    That's a classic photo, Mark! Beautiful bike! :oD

    Will email ya' in a bit, Bobby. Thanks! :o) This weekend is out for me, tho. Still stuck with the current batch of work (besides, Mother Grundy & Lucky Six will be too wet from the rain for my roadie. It doesn't seem to drain well up there and it takes at least 4 dry day before the puddles drain off after a rain, I think).

    On the other hand, I'm scheming to go up Starvation Mtn by way of Camino del Aguilar to Starvation Mtn Rd on Feb 11th. That's a paved road except for a short but quite steep dirt trail section connecting Cam del Aguilar and Starvation Mtn Rd, but a CX bike climbing ratio would probably work well if you (or anyone else) would like to have a go. Cam del Aguilar - Starvation Mtn Rd is about 1.3 miles at 15.5% average (a few ramps in the high 20's or low 30's). Amazing view and amazingly twisty road with hardly any traffic at all.

    Depending on how everyone feel after the first mountain, I might go into Ramona to check out Snuz Mountain Rd after that before coming back west via Running Deer Tr/Skyridge/High Valley Rd into Poway. :) Hopefully will have dry weather, tho. Won't be riding Starvation Mtn when wet... Way too steep and tight.
    • CommentAuthormfutch
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2014
     
    Rode from home up to Cuyamaca Rancho SP to camp for the night. Stopped at Alpine Beer for lunch and then up Viejas Grade:

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    Beer can stove worked great!

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    Dropped to 27 degrees overnight with a layer of frost on everything.
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    • CommentAuthorCurtis
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd 2014
     
    mfutch,

    Sounds like a fun trip. The stop at Alpine is always productive.
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th 2014
     
    For those of you not on the SDR Google Group - 200 miles with only 17k ft of climbing - fun dirt double for the summer: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3796761
    • CommentAuthortegnamo
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2014 edited
     
    Brand new here...but is SDR just the google calendar showing San Diego's bike-related events? Or something else?

    Either way, I'm digging that ride. Always wondering how to connect different parts of SD county. If it involves nice fire road, that's great for my Salsa Vaya.

    To contribute, there's a nice by-way that connects two section of Rancho Santa Fe. Pretty handy and a nice descent/burly climb coming from either direction. Make sure "walking" directions is selected. Cozy little paved road with some trees that also allows access to a canyon fire road at the bottom.

    http://goo.gl/OEgTXN
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      CommentAuthorSmorg
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2014
     
    Welcome, tegnamo! :o) I think Paul was referring to the San Diego Randonneurs (self-supported long distance riders). :o)
    • CommentAuthorShady John
    • CommentTimeMar 13th 2014
     
    Tegnamo, I've found some good routes just by prowling on RidewithGPS and MapMyRide. Here's one that includes areas near your RSF segment:

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2926383

    And here's a collection from the same user:

    http://ridewithgps.com/users/1870/routes
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      CommentAuthorPaul
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2014
     
    ^^^ That's Kelly of San Diego Randonneur fame. Join the Google Group I posted for notice of when there's a group ride on those permanents if you want company. He's a great person to ride with.
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeOct 15th 2014 edited
     
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    Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    L'Eroica California, April 10-12 2015


    It is Official. L'Eroica is coming to California in 2015. L'Eroica has already expanded to England and Japan; this will be the pilot event in the USA. Preliminary information:

    Dates: April 10th, 11th and 12th. (The ride is on Sunday, the 12th),

    Location: Paso Robles, California (San Luis Obispo County)

    Routes: Three routes will be offered for the first year event. 35 miles, 50 miles and 107 miles (tentative and the actual distances may change without notice).


    http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.com/2014/12/leroica-california-april-10-12-2015.html?m=1
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2015 edited
     
    The Festival part of L'Eroica California would be worth just to see vintage bikes. Not certain if there will be a Vintage swapmeet.

    http://www.eroicacalifornia.com/

    http://www.eroicacalifornia.com/program

    http://www.eroicacalifornia.com/location

    http://www.eroicacalifornia.com/concours-d-elegance

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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2015 edited
     
    @BicycleTimes: Famed L’Eroica vintage-style ride coming to U.S. for first time:

    http://t.co/dzqzqjzeVI

    Will you be there?

    http://t.co/XlS8Jk0UEW


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      CommentAuthorSigurd
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2015
     
    San Diego rando rides dirt, incl. Nate Harrison:

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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2015 edited
     
    Paso Robles,CA is one of those towns most people (including me) that pass through between the Bay area and SoCal. This past weekend I got the chance to explore the town, local vineyards, and rolling hills. And I learned from the locals that there is an Amtrak station nearby. Paso Robles night life is vibrant. This is definitely one of the best places for bike-cation.

    Posting the
    Eroica California route here for future reference.



    I was surprised to meet so many people from San Diego, other parts of the USA, and the World. Here is Marcel and Kate helping out with the Rock the Bike Pedal Powered System.
    Eroica California 2015
    Saturday gave me a chance to explore parts of downtown Paso Robles. I didn't partake in the Sunday ride but the Saturday Festival was all about the vintage bikes and their passionate owners and family. I have more photos here

    Lee Murai (aka SD_Yoshi) in Italy? Nope. #eroicaca
    Italy? Nope. #eroicaca

    Beautiful bikes everywhere at #eroicacalifornia today
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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2016 edited
     
    Vintage TdF photo: mountain and gravel biking

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    Vintage gravel riding in the mountains of Tour de France

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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2016 edited
     
    Marzhel sporting his vintage #7-Eleven wool jersey at the 2016 L'Eroica California in Paso Robles.



    We stopped by Paso Robles Park the week after L'Eroica for lunch and was dismayed that the historic and picturesque park was under construction. We were returning from Sea Otter Classic in Monterey,CA
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    L'Eroica in Paso Robles,CA

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      CommentAuthormarkphilips
    • CommentTimeMay 21st 2017 edited
     
    Belgian Waffle Ride (now in its 6th year) was this weekend. It has a growing reputation as the Hell of the North (County). It starts and end at Lost Abbey Brewing in San Marcos. We just moved to San Marcos earlier this year and just beginning to explore the area. I look forward to exploring the local trails leading up to Double Peak and in San Elijo Hills.


    
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    My friend forwarded a Strava link for the Belgian Waffle Ride. I wanted to see which trail section of San Elijo and Double Peak.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/999641687