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Palomar Mtn-San Diego(6 posts)

Palomar Mtn-San DiegoRubberbandman
Oct 14, 2002 6:42 AM
What is the length and average grade of Palomar Mtn, San Diego?

Thanks,
RBM
re: Palomar Mtn-San DiegoUncleMoe
Oct 14, 2002 7:59 AM
I think it depends on where you actually start counting from. Just the ride to get out there is pretty serious. Anyway, I was in the LBS the other day and another riding was asking and someone said 13 miles, probably 6-8% grade on average.
Like Uncle Moe said.......gogene
Oct 14, 2002 9:38 AM
.....the ride to get there is serious and so is the ride to the top. It is truly beautiful and one of the more scenic rides you'll ever take. I used to live in Escondido and ride my motorcycle to Palomar on early spring mornings, before I went to work at the motorcycle shop.
I mapped it out once ...Humma Hah
Oct 14, 2002 2:28 PM
... which convinced me not to try it on the cruiser.

The route I checked on a topo map program was fairly steep, but with one switchback after another ... a huge number of them. Looked like the climb itself was do-able for a fit rider, but maintaining momentum on the switchbacks could be a problem. It's probably a bit harder than the climb and distance suggest.
FYI: Underground race this Saturday at Palomar...Bruno
Oct 14, 2002 2:59 PM
When:10/19/02 Saturday 9:00am sharp! (neutral roll-out) down Cole Grade
from Oak Glen Rd.

Where: Corner of Oak Glen and Cole Grade (parking available in area)
Thomas Bros. 1070-F1

NEUTRAL GROUP RIDE DOWN COLE GRADE, RT. ON 76 UNTIL WE GET TO THE STORE
AT THE BOTTOM OF PALOMAR. Then - start your watches and climb. Neutral
to "The Store" is rider enforced, so don't be a dork.

Underground RACE code name "Pummel #2"

Pummel #1 won by Herb Johnson in 59:56. Brent Prenzlow 2nd in 1:00:08

NO Fees NO Prizes just lots of fun! Come set your P.R.
I remember that last part was the worst; no pavement. (nm)onespeed
Oct 15, 2002 5:57 AM