October Surprise

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We decided that a six day tour through the Central Coast would be a good practice for our future boarder to boarder tours. We hope to do first the Pacific Crest from here to Canada and then the Pacific Coast back. But we need to get our equipment sorted and learn what it takes to […]

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S240 Ramona Camping Trip April 11-12, 2015

Paul and I hatched a plan about a month ago to do an overnight bicycle camping trip. Paul arrived at my house shortly before 9:00 AM Saturday morning, raring to go. I was excited too. This was a test for equipment and practices. I have new camping equipment pared down to fit inside the velomobile. […]

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What is a velomobile?

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A velomobile, or bicycle car, is a human-powered vehicle (HPV) enclosed for aerodynamic advantage and protection from weather and collisions. Nearly all velomobiles are single-passenger vehicles. They are derived from recumbent bicycles and tricycles, with the addition of a full fairing (aerodynamic shell).

What is a Velomobile?

The Quest is a a […]

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Do you know the way to San Jose (It is what it is.)

The title for this ride is because the original plan was to take the train to San Jose, then ride from there. Later we decided that driving would shorten the trip almost two days.  The challenge was to find a place to park the car, while we toured. I asked on the bicycle touring mailing […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mountains and Headwinds

Distance 58.94 miles Climb 3861 feet Average Speed 9.3 mph Average Heart Rate 142 bpm

The day started inauspiciously with a flat rear tire. Since it was in my garage, I decided to fix the tube, instead of just putting in new. So I ended up starting almost an hour later than I originally planned. […]

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