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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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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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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No Foolin’ 60 for 60

Sunday was my 60th Birthday, so I decided to ride my bicycle 60 miles to celebrate. Last month wasn’t a big ride month so I wasn’t in optimal condition to take on a challenge like this.

I had originally thought about taking the train from Escondido to Oceanside, ride to Dana Point and back, […]

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February 8, 2012

This is the ride my friend Dennis and I did. Fun ride and interesting scenery. Sorry no pictures this time. I forgot my camera. 🙁 We did have a great lunch at Swami’s Cafe in Encinitas.

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Sunday January 29, 2012

Sunday we a great day to be out riding in San Diego County. I started from Poway rode to Mira Mesa to join my friend Dennis. Then we headed toward downtown. We made a short stop at Montgomery Field to watch a few planes take off and land. Then we went out Murray Ridge and […]

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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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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

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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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