My new road bike

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Submitted by carlislematthew on August 12, 2006 - 9:47pm


My wife and I just bought road bikes and are looking for interesting rides to go on in the local area. We currently live in Mira Mesa, out near Black Mountain and I-15. We've thought about going out to Poway - that seems popular with cyclists. Anyone have any other ideas?

It seems I'm the first post in this particular forum!

Submitted by CAwireman on August 12, 2006 - 11:16pm.

I'd recommend Lake Miramar.

Submitted by PerryChase on August 13, 2006 - 2:59pm.

A good place in Mira Mesa is Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve in between the 15 and 5 freeways. Very nice.

Submitted by powayseller on August 13, 2006 - 4:41pm.

My husband says he has found the best bike trails in Poway's preserves. I think there should be some books on trails in San Diego County.

Submitted by barnaby33 on August 13, 2006 - 6:52pm.

I would recommend picking a spot where you can incorporate riding the coaster. I do it for work. I ride to the old town trolley station take the coaster to SV and then ride up the hill to the office.


Submitted by PerryChase on August 13, 2006 - 8:32pm.

There is a book on trails in San Diego. Check your local bookstore or your library. I forgot the name of it.

Submitted by carlislematthew on August 14, 2006 - 7:33am.

PerryChase, my wife and I bike the preserve once or twice a week, but I'm not sure my new road bike would take the beating of the rocks and hills! :)

Everyone, thanks for your suggestions!

Submitted by mrquoi on August 14, 2006 - 4:08pm.

We sometimes park up at the LDS church near the corner of Black Mtn. Road/Hwy 56 and go cycling from there on the nice paved path along the 56. You can easily cruise to Del Mar for a dinner, though you have to ride back up some hills on your way home. The same path goes the other way to Poway and Scripps Ranch, but I am waiting for the weather to cool off to try it.

Once the summer tourist season is over, riding around Mission Bay is very fun -- you have to battle your way to UTC (Cmino Ruiz/Miramar/Eastgate/Gilman), then pick up the Gilman bike path. So is going up and down the coast (mornings are better, less windy. When it is windy, it ususally goes North to South.) We usually park on a residential street in Del Mar and go north from there. If you are in good shape, there are a lot of quiet, lovely roads in Rancho Santa Fe for longer rides.

We've been too busy with a baby (who rides in a trailer) to hang out with them but there are all levels of riders at the SDBC

Submitted by lindismith on August 15, 2006 - 12:16pm.

this is a good listing in SD:

or for other areas in So Cal:

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