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Question for atpjunkie...The Walrus
Apr 11, 2002 11:21 AM
Since you live in SD, I was wondering if you'd ever ridden Carrizo Gorge, out beyond Jacumba? Saw some posts elsewhere about it, and it's pretty tempting--just wanted your feedback, if you have any.
re: Question for atpjunkie...atpjunkie
Apr 11, 2002 4:46 PM
No haven't ridden it yet. Have ridden plenty of stuff in East County but haven't ventured into that zone. It's almost too late in the season now (heat) and I've heard of strange run ins with smugglers etc... and some areas the "border" isn't well defined. I'll ask some of my friends if they have any info and maybe I'll do some R and D when my shoulder heals (separated it riding my MTB). Are you in SoCal? Do you have any experience in S.D. riding? Big Laguna Trail is a kick on a cross bike.
It's about a 14-15 mile loop, a little more than half off road (beautiful and not too nasty single track) the other less than half road. They are opening another 11 miles of singletrack in the Cuyamacas but it may be more MTB than cross terrain.
I'll do some checking on Carrizo, keep an eye out.
re: Question for atpjunkie...The Walrus
Apr 12, 2002 10:55 AM
I'm up in Ventura County. Never ridden down your way, although I used to hike around Mt. Palomar and the Julian/Cuyamaca area when I was young.

BTW, a friend in Chula Vista was mentioning that mass midnight ride in downtown SD in August--is that anything worth making a trip down there for?

Thanx for the info.
re: Question for atpjunkie...atpjunkie
Apr 12, 2002 5:34 PM
There is info on that area in the SD MTB Guide. It's got a gut busting climb at the start and then a lollipop. border can be an issue. When I get healthy if it's still cool I'll go check it.

Yes the midnight ride is fun. Lotsa people, definitely not a race, ride in your PJ's and drape lights from your bike. It's alot of fun.
If you've hiked Cuyamaca you know the area. If you are down I'd still suggest Big Laguna for a cross bike. So freakin' lovely that ride. If you are heading down sometime send me a post, we can hook up.


Apr 14, 2002 6:11 PM
It's referred to as the Valley of the Moon. It's about a 7 mile out and back with a steep climb at the start. I think it is more suited to mountain bikes but will post more when I do more R and D
re: Question for atpjunkie...The Walrus
Apr 16, 2002 2:01 PM
Probably won't be making any junkets down there until fall now; like you mentioned, the heat's gonna be a killer, and I'm hoping to be resuming gainful employment soon, which'll cut down on my saddle time. Thx again for the 411...
give me a holler if ya come down (Night Ride etc...)NMatpjunkie
Apr 16, 2002 6:13 PM