San Diego Backcountry Tour – Velorambler plus one

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Our plan was to ride four days with three overnight camps. Thursday, the first day, would be the toughest. We would ride from Poway to La Jolla Indian Reservation Campground. The distance is 40 miles, […]


2013 Velorambler Three Amigos Sideways Tour

Home to Santa Fe Station Wednesday April 3rd Mileage estimate: 25 miles from home

We wanted to make this a no car trip, so I started riding at 7:30 from my home in Poway and met Dennis about an hour later. We rode together through Kearney Mesa, Linda Vista, Old Town, then straight down Kettner […]


Colorado National Monument

I started my ride by heading West to Fruita. It’s a pleasant little farming community which recently has gained a reputation almost equaling that of Moab as a mountain bike destination.

Bicycle Sculpture Fruita

I came upon this gentleman repairing a bicycle sculpture in the central park of Fruita. It’s made of tractor parts […]


Sunday September 18, 2011

I arrived in Grand Junction yesterday, and since I didn’t find a mirror in the bike shops I visited on the way down, I decided to go see what I can find. I didn’t realize that nearly everything is closed on Sunday here, especially bike shops.

Undeterred, I ride on.

19th Century Railroad cars



Bicycle Apocolypse

I decided to attempt to use Google Maps to create a path to Colorado. I’m going to visit my dad in Clifton. I thought it might be a chance to scout some routes, in case I want to ride this way by bicycle. I got a little, well maybe a lot, off track North and […]


Bike the Bay August 28, 2011

The one time a year when bicyclists get to ride across the Coronado Bridge. These riders are anxious to get on the road.

Waiting for the word

Like many rides, the organizers let the riders go in waves to spread them out. For safety and to leave breaks, so other vehicles can maneuver through […]


Valley Center Ramble

I rode from Poway to Lake Hodges and then across to Escondido.  I took a left at Lilac Road and then another left at Old Castle Road. Then I turned left on Old 395 and rode south to Jesmond Dene Road. The I looped around eastern Escondido and back to the start in Poway.


Queen Califia’s Magic Circle

June, 2, 2011

Distance: 32 miles Average Speed: 11+ mph

Just a short afternoon ride with my riding partner, Dennis. As we often do we detoured through Kit Carson Park in Escondido. This time we followed a sign that said <- Queen Califia . We decided to go look and this is what we found. […]


Palomar Mountain tour

Distance: 103 Miles Moving Time: 11 hours 29 minutes Max Speed: 36.5 MPH Moving Average: 9.0 MPH

This started out to be a ride from home to Palomar Mountain and back. I planned to make the first night camp at La Jolla Indian Reservation Campground then the next night I would stay at Fry […]


Julian to Borrego Springs

Total mileage: 82 miles Estimated Total climb: 6-7,000 feet. Value: priceless. 🙂

Saturday March 19th, 2011 was the annual Tour of Borrego Springs. Some of the San Diego Recyclers bicycle club members were camping at Palm Canyon campgrounds and I decided to go too. However, I decided to ride from Julian to Borrego Springs and […]