We’re half way into our training. More miles, more climbing! We’ll start with a nice, long warm up along the coast and the San Luis Rey bike path before hitting the highlights of the route:
- Sleeping Indian south to north, beautiful and challenging (if you haven’t ridden it, you’ll understand why it’s famous)
- Fallbrook, with its great views from Via Monserate
- Champagne, the hill we all love to hate
- Twin Oaks…Yes, it’ll be a grind… Yes, you can go around it, but why now, when you’ve come this far (up).
67.2 miles, 4900′
The first rest stop will be the park at the bike path and College (mile 20). We’ll have second stop at the camp store on Old Hwy 395/Circle R (mile 46). Post-ride recovery options are plentiful and just a few feet away from the finish!
PLEASE BE PREPARED WITH THE ROUTE. If you do not have a navigational-compatible bike computer, print the route from Ride with GPS.
Here’s the question on everyone’s mind: How fast is this ride?
Here’s the answer: It’s as fast or slow as you want it to be. In the past, we have had a mix of very fast riders along with newer riders, but mostly we have people in between. Some people missed their Saturday ride and have fresh legs, some people have tired legs. Somehow the ride works. Two or three groups will form, and people will look out for each other. The plan is to stick together for the first 5-7 miles, and then allow those that are looking for a faster workout to break off. But also, be ready to take care of yourself if necessary: Be prepared with the route, bring flat-fixing gear, and proper nutrition.
Below is the full schedule of training rides left until Swamdo.
11/3 Swami’s Social Ride
11/10 Swamdo training ride #5
11/17 Rest weekend
11/24 Swamdo training ride #6
12/1 Swami’s Social Ride
12/8 Swamdo Event