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Old May 29th 2014, 03:14 PM   #1
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Palomar Mountain

Went on a ride the other day 5/25/14 up Palomar Mountain. This was just a nice shot of the R so I figured I would put it up.

Palomar Mountain: Lots of real nice corners. Just too many bikes on the weekends. We usually just do the ride up on weekdays.



Picture of the R going up, taken by a local photographer:


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Old May 29th 2014, 03:27 PM   #2
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Are the locals still throwing sand and rocks in the turns? When I was stationed at Miramar I would go to Palomar every Monday (I worked Tuesday-Saturday) until the locals started throwing sand and rocks in the middle of turns.
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Old May 29th 2014, 03:27 PM   #3
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That road looks like a lot of fun...
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Old May 29th 2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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Every time we go we make a soft pass to check all the corners then a little faster after that. The roads have been real clear lately.
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Old May 29th 2014, 03:35 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by leftcoast32 View Post
Every time we go we make a soft pass to check all the corners then a little faster after that. The roads have been real clear lately.
Definitely a good call. I haven't ridden Palomar in probably 5 years now. Will have to make the trip down to ride it soon if the roads have been good lately.
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Old May 29th 2014, 04:41 PM   #6
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I made it down there (out there?) back in January - it was my first time really letting loose on my bike, and I loved every minute of it. If anyone has the opportunity, don't pass it up.

That sucks about the sand and rocks. Soft passes first are always a good idea.


When you reach the top of the route, on your left side is even a small shop that has gatorade and such. Down the road to your left, too, is an observatory of all things - pretty sure they still host tours there every now and then.

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Definitely a good call. I haven't ridden Palomar in probably 5 years now. Will have to make the trip down to ride it soon if the roads have been good lately.
When you come down give me a yell ahead of time and I will do my best to meet you for a ride.

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I made it down there (out there?) back in January - it was my first time really letting loose on my bike, and I loved every minute of it. If anyone has the opportunity, don't pass it up.

That sucks about the sand and rocks. Soft passes first are always a good idea.

When you reach the top of the route, on your left side is even a small shop that has gatorade and such. Down the road to your left, too, is an observatory of all things - pretty sure they still host tours there every now and then.

Woo!
The high speed sweepers from the store to the observatory are fun also.
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Old May 29th 2014, 05:56 PM   #8
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We rode 180 miles today. We went from my place out the 76 to 79 then out S2 to S22. S22 down to Borrego Springs is called the Glass Elevator. It is my favorite ride in the area. The corners are not as technical as Palomar Mountain but the surface is perfect and the corners and view are amazing. You start out at almost 5000 ft elevation and drop down the face of the mountain to the desert floor below. I can not seem to find a good picture of the route like the one I found for Palomar.

There are so many good rides from where I live in San Marcos. We have about 5 different rides that all range from 150-200 miles per ride. We try to alternate them as much as possible.
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Originally Posted by leftcoast32 View Post
When you come down give me a yell ahead of time and I will do my best to meet you for a ride.
The high speed sweepers from the store to the observatory are fun also.
Will do, I have to take my bike over to the dealer on the 13th to get a coolant leak fixed and my forks replaced. Then I plan to take the bike to either RG3 or Race Tech to get the suspension built for my weight and riding style.

A buddy that lives in Fallbrook is doing a complete build of a 748/996 with forged Marchesinis, Ohlins, built engine, etc. Once he finds the dash he needs to run his electronics and can ride the bike, Im sure I will be down that way a lot more often.
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Sounds great!
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