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Calling out all MTB (Mountain Bikers) in the San Diego area!

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by w8n4mud, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Jun 19, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    w8n4mud [OP] There's a mod for that!

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    for Tacoma & mountain bike enthusiats

    The next ride scheduled is...
    When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 2PM
    Where: Mission Trails - Tierra Santa side
    Meet in the dirt parking lot for group photo.
    Open to all Mountain Bikers
    Updated 4/17/14
    #1 on the list below.

    What to bring on any ride...
    1. Helmet – no helmet, NO RIDE, no exceptions.
    2. Bring your "Camelback." It may get VERY HOT. Key point is to bring water in any form or fashion.
    3. FOOD - Try to eat something before the ride. Bring energy type bars or pocket food if you need to eat on the trail. I would expect that we'll grab a bite to eat together after the ride in our tacos. In-n-Out is always a good favorite.
    4. TUBES unless you run tubeless tires like myself
    5. CAMERA (So we can post on TW)
    6. SUNSCREEN if you need it.
    7. SUNGLASSES.
    8. ? - Anything else I forgot.

    TW Contact List
    - Starting this list over again. Current as of 11/17/13
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    4) Boopie / Ramon
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    6) WooJoo83 / John

    TRAILS IN SAN DIEGO - In no special order.
    This site may be a little outdated but still useful. http://www.mountainbikebill.com/index.htm
    1) Mission Trails - Tierra Santa side :yay:
    Construction at the end of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. I would strongly advise on not parking there. There are white stripes on the floor which look like parking spots, but they are hash marks. Parking enforcement does ticket there. Instead park at the end of Calle de Vida. Google it. :D
    2) Mission Trails - Santee Side :yay:
    There are many loops and trails on this side as well as many places to park like the visitors center (Mission George), off of Mast or on Father Junipero Serra Trail. The most popular trail here is known as uphill alley. It's a gradual incline that is very rewarding when coming down. You'll need to ride under the 52 bridge to find it. Lots of cool off shoots especially to the west side of that same trail. Be sure not to pass the "Entering Gov't Property" sign. Word has it they look for civilians and send enforcement out to ticket because its a weapons range on the other side of the hill.
    http://youtu.be/FoRcKDMEx0Q
    3) Martha's Grove :cool:
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    Poway Road. Turn onto Garden Road (7-11 at the corner) and then right on Sycamore Canyon Rd. Take it all the way until it dead ends. You will find a small parking lot. It's my suggestion but start your ride by going left to the top side of the mountain before heading down the other side to to do the loop. There is another entrance to the park that does NOT meet up with this meeting point. It's off Highway 67. It drops you to an upper lot where you immediately start with rolling hills before you drop down. The only problem is the up hill to get back to your car. It's brutal, but its also a fire road.
    4) Sycamore Canyon :goingcrazy:
    In Santee. Park off of Mast near the high school - before Medina Drive. You'll end up riding parallel to Santee Lakes all the way to Poway (Martha's Grove) & back down.
    5) Noble Canyon :headbang:
    WOW! If you can ride it uphill... :bowdown: Enjoyed mostly as a down hill trail, you'll want to have a ride back up to pick up your car. 2 hrs of fun (give or take). Have strong wrists and lots of water. Adventure park pass I believe is still required. Sunrise Hwy to Mount Laguna to reach the top. The bottom is off Old Hwy 80. Turn on Pine Creek Road (Sharp turn). Follow the signs to parking lot.
    6) Daley Ranch :p
    In Escondido. From the 15, exit El Norte Pkwy and head East. Make a left on La Honda and take it until it dead ends.
    7) Los Penasquitos Reserve :ballchain:
    On Black Mtn road near Mira Mesa to Sorrento Valley Blvd parking lot and back. In the valley. Great for beginners in my opinion because of rolling hills and loose gravel in many areas.
    8) Marion Bear trail :anonymous:
    Off the 52 and between the 805 & 5. Exit Genesee and park in the parking lot immediately South of the 52. The trail is short and quick with the option to ride through Rose Canyon. If you do that, take Genesee (part Road) South again to the same parking lot.
    9) Hollenbeck :puke:
    At the end of Otay Lakes Road where it meets Hwy. 94 on Honey Springs Road. If you want to practice your climbing, then this hits the spot. Uphill single track, fire roads and technical climbs are all here. The downhills are somewhat rewarding. It gets HOT! Don't eat a lot before riding this one.
    10) Sweetwater :thumbsup:
    Off Mount Miguel on Paseo Veracruz in Chula Vista. There are many trails within this area. Many hills too. You can extend the ride by riding the valley which will drop you off near Jamacha/Hwy 94. Ride the trail back. Once you hit the horse gate again, you'll have the option to change up the trail some more by taking the other path at the "Y".
    http://youtu.be/wL8oecIWSaY
    11) Chula Vista Loop :)
    Frankly, I don't remember this one as much. I know we used to park at Performance Bike in Bonita, ride through Glen Abby and then from there its just a blur. I remember coming out of Southwestern College, riding along sweetwater too and even coming back through the Bonita golf course. Feel free to give me details on this one and I'll add it in.
    12) Lower Otay Lakes Trail :rolleyes:
    Short & sweet. Ideal for beginners. Canyons and other trails behind Olympic training center as well. Upper Otay Lakes has a couple as well for added fun.
    http://youtu.be/harECXanJwg
    13) Anderson Truck Trail :confused:
    Alpine. From what I remembered of this ride, I had a blast. Long uphill climb with a loop at the top and then back down. I believe it was next to El Capitan Lake. Exit Tavern. Head South. Make a right on Alpine Blvd and another right on Peutz Valley Rd. We parked under the bridge but from there I don't remember. I had heard that the entrance to this trail was on private property and that it was closed off. Chime in guys.
    14) Lake Hodges :notsure:
    I don't know much about this trail either. I took it once before but limited myself to the west side of the 15. At the time, I was unaware of the East side. I plan on hitting that trail soon. I see people park across the street from the North County Fair Mall all the time where the golf range is at. Many of the riders are all geared up. This is off Via Rancho Parkway.
    15) Carrizo Gorge in Jacumba, CA
    Starting point is the parking lot across the street from Chevron/Shell at the Jacumba exit. Follow the road to the west. It travels under the I-8. Connect to the railroad when you reach the nudist camp site entrance (but don't look right).
    Here's a video of what to expect.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1l7b5UHWfQ

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    Let's do this!
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    Last edited: Apr 17, 2014
  2. Jun 19, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    lookylookitzadam

    lookylookitzadam Retrofit Club!

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    I ride, but I am out of shape and have a crappy bike. This will definitely be a good way to hone my skills and aid my workout routines.

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  3. Jun 19, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    w8n4mud [OP] There's a mod for that!

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    Sweet Adam. I didn't know! I guess since we are going to ride, we might as well do the headlight mod too! We can burn off the calories of the beer. Haha.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    lookylookitzadam Retrofit Club!

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    haha, sounds good. Did some trails right around my house, kinda scary on my crappy bike so I stopped. I will be more willing to go with someone though, just incase my bike collapses, someone can call for help. :eek:

    However, the BHLM, I got that down... lol... Although since its my GF's house she said she wants to charge me a fee to use her oven for non-food related cooking.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    A fee? :eek: That's a little odd coming from your gf. Haha. I'll keep you updated on that one. As far as riding, I guess we'll need to go somewhere where there is reception. If I need to call for help there will be a charge for the call. Hahaha :rolleyes: JK Adam. We'll keep in touch.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2010 at 11:21 PM
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    lookylookitzadam Retrofit Club!

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    Sounds good, I assume that there has to be more MTB riders on here, seeing as we own trucks. :D
     
  7. Jun 20, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    Im down, i also don't have a high end bike, but I'm willing to take it to the max. Here is the catch though, i won't be back from deployment till nov.
     
  8. Jun 20, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    Al you know im up for a ride... But i got a Kona Stinky dee.... so lets go downhill... Noble Canyon in PV is always a good ride...
     
  9. Jun 20, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    We'll still be around. Let us know when you come back.

    Noble Canyon sounds great. Vice Versa to you as well... let me know when you plan on going.
     
  10. Jun 20, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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  11. Jun 20, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    Right on Gary. This is your 1st post!!! :D Welcome to TW.
     
  12. Jun 20, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    Wats up guys im down for AM/FR as soon my ankle heel up, broke it in two place on March 29 damn it!! clip in never let me off my bike when i was falling its my folts leak of maintenace. Now i have Ti plate and six screws on my right ankle. So give me a month to get back on my groove.
     
  13. Jun 20, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    OUCH!
    Where did this happen? I hope there is a good story behind it. Is your availability Fri mornings (AM/FR)? What's your ride? Level of experience? Where do you normally go?
     
  14. Jun 22, 2010 at 11:27 PM
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    NOPE!!
    It happen up north OC about hr an 15mins drive, I was with my seven other friends. My clipless never let me clip off when I was falling on the decent, ones got to the flat ground had to ride 3half miles more back to my truck likely it was flat alloway back riding in one foot. Owell it SHIT!! happen... My level of skill 1-10 is probably 6...
     
  15. Jun 22, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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    My Last bike was Intense 6.6 2008 now working on Knolly Delirium 2010.. The pics was at Anderson Truck Trail in Alpine and riding Intense Tracer 2009...

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  16. Jun 23, 2010 at 12:04 AM
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    That one picture of you doing that jump is intense. :bowdown:
    I'd be honored to ride with you. Game on!
    This is me at last years 24 hours of Adrenalin event.
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  17. Jun 23, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    Foshoow!! Albert, ones I get well lets all hook up. Nice pic :eek:, how did you post pic like that??..
     
  18. Jun 23, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    Never mine got it. Here some of my friends I ride with, pic is back of Lake Morena.


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  19. Jun 27, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    Looks like fun. For sure. Get better soon. I was hoping more guys would have posted by now. We'll need more experienced riders for trails like Noble and such... especially when one car is needed at the bottom and one at the top.
    ^ Great picture BTW!
     
  20. Jun 27, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    Hey guys..Im from The O.C. but would be interested in doing Noble. just give a heads up and maybe I can get some of my riding buds from up here and we can meet down there..and SHUTTLE only please. i dont do 24 hr races so my stamina is not all that great. I only climb so i can go downhill.
     
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