Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March Rivendell Ride

Last Sunday was a blast! A small group met up in Oceanside and rode various portions of PCH, ended up in Dana Point for a turnaround. I was pretty sick earlier that week, but recovered enough to get out there for a portion of it. I met the group at the north end of old PCH, just above Trestles in San Clemente. Then rode through S.C., down to the pier, and along their WONDERFUL beach trail that goes up to North Beach. Dared to cross PCH into the sheltered bike lane which covers 90% of the way to the beach trail in Doheney State Beach.

Fun observations:
  • Jim Thill from Minneapolis thought the bike lanes out here were pretty cool. That's good to hear!
  • Doheney Beach staff are awesome. They had a marine mammal display out for folks to check out. Everyone liked it!
  • Rivendell Bicycle Works List people rock! Getting five people that live between San Diego and Santa Monica and Minneapolis is a bit of logistical nightmare, but soooooo worth it (carbon footprint excluded of course).
If you're in SoCal and interested, follow the Flickr group for future get togethers. Bikes, beer and pizza all in one place!