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post #1 of 6 Old Feb 17th, 2014, 3:23 pm Thread Starter
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Taking a trip to San Diego and would like some feedback on good roads in the area

Hi all,
A riding buddy and I are going to be heading to San Diego and renting a couple of R1200R's from a BMW rental place called California Motorcycle Rentals, and I'm wondering if anyone could give me a nod and pointer toward some good roads to ride. We will have three days to ride.
We are located in Central Alberta.

Thank you for any thoughts and suggestions.

Chris in RD AB
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Re: Taking a trip to San Diego and would like some feedback on good roads in the area

Pacific Coast Highway is nice but you will need more than three days to really enjoy the ride for what it is.

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Re: Taking a trip to San Diego and would like some feedback on good roads in the area

Mount Palomer area and the Ortega Highway mid day as it can be a comuter road.

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Re: Taking a trip to San Diego and would like some feedback on good roads in the area

I lived in San Diego for 14 years, and was a member of the BMW Owners club of San Diego.

On their Web site, there is a map of the area, with lots of good roads graded and noted. You can print it out. http://www.bmwocsd.org/

You need more than three days!

The club meets on Saturday and Sunday mornings at Giovanni's restaurant for breakfast, and rides after. Click on the EVENTS button for details. Saturday rides tend to be quite fast and technical. Sunday rides can be varied. Usually more than one group will leave for a ride on Sunday, ask around for the type you want to take, fast and technical, or slower and scenic.

If I still lived there, I could take you on an ALL DAY ride, twisty and scenic, very little highway, and not see the same place twice. It would be hard to find a better riding area in the US!

You MUST do the Palomar Mountain, East Grade is sweeping turns, South Grade will give you a real workout!

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Re: Taking a trip to San Diego and would like some feedback on good roads in the area

Thanks Dave; that's awesome information.

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I lived in San Diego for 14 years, and was a member of the BMW Owners club of San Diego.

On their Web site, there is a map of the area, with lots of good roads graded and noted. You can print it out. http://www.bmwocsd.org/

You need more than three days!

The club meets on Saturday and Sunday mornings at Giovanni's restaurant for breakfast, and rides after. Click on the EVENTS button for details. Saturday rides tend to be quite fast and technical. Sunday rides can be varied. Usually more than one group will leave for a ride on Sunday, ask around for the type you want to take, fast and technical, or slower and scenic.

If I still lived there, I could take you on an ALL DAY ride, twisty and scenic, very little highway, and not see the same place twice. It would be hard to find a better riding area in the US!

You MUST do the Palomar Mountain, East Grade is sweeping turns, South Grade will give you a real workout!
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Re: Taking a trip to San Diego and would like some feedback on good roads in the area

Chris,

+1 on Palomar Mountain. The south grade can be busy with groups of sport bikes on the weekends. Rides from the coast to Mt. Laguna or Borrego Springs are also fun. Three days is not enough time.

I am a member of the North County Cruisers Motorcycle Group, check their website (northcountycruisers.com) for ride maps. I live in the San Diego area, feel free to contact me with any other questions or if you want a tour guide.

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