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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What is a velomobile?

velomobile

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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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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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 […]

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Grand Mesa

The Grand Mesa mountain ride to remember!

This is without a doubt the toughest ride I’ve ever done. The elevation shown on the Garmin is the start elevation. But more about that, later. I decide I wanted a real challenge so I would tackle the Grand Mesa. I originally planned to camp on the Mesa […]

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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 […]

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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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Last Sunday in February

Mileage: 47.85 Ride Time: 4:01:20 Total time: 6 hours

I started from my house about 6:30 AM on Sunday, intending to meet up with the Recyclers in Santee. Unfortunately I left a little too late to make it to Woodglen Park by 8:00 AM. I got to the edge of Lakside at 8:20. […]

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Salem to McMinville

On my Bike Friday New World Traveler

Because the train ride from Solana Beach, California to Salem, Oregon was 31 hours, mostly sitting in coach,  I decided that a good nights sleep and a chance to rejuvenate myself in Salem was preferable to trying to get to McMinville immediately, especially since I was arriving just […]

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Packing my Bike Friday

New World Tourist

I found this bike on Craig’s List and thought it was too good a deal to pass up. I took it completely apart and had the frame repowdercoated to make the bike look new. I ordered a set of decals from Green Gear Cycling, the manufacturer of Bike Friday. The last time […]

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