Group Ride Saturday, May 20: LIberty Station to Balboa Park to Presidio Loop

Hi, Evedybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!!!)

The Weather Lady says we’re going to have a minor heat wave this weekend compared to the cooler than normal weather we’ve been having during the first half of the week. This Saturday, May 20, she’s calling for sunny skies and about 80 degrees…at least so far. That’s cooler than Inland, where temps are expected to be closer to 90 degrees! So let’s ride the route Glen developed for us from Liberty Station to Balboa Park, and back (mostly downhill) through Presidio Park & North Park to the starting point at Liberty Station again. The weather is going to be about the same weather we had last time we rode this route back in April (Earth Day), so I’m copying and pasting the email I sent that time with only minor changes this time.

The ride will start at the north end of the Ace Hardware parking lot at Liberty Station at 10:00 AM, and will have several places for riders to peel off and go back to their cars if needed. Please arrive at the starting point at least 30 minutes early to set up (i.e., 9:30). Also, please let me know if you plan to join the group and/or if you’re running late. Our rides are normally in the 18- to 20-mile range at a leisurely pace. These rides are not races, although we try to break into smaller groups to accommodate faster riders whenever possible.

Remember that with or without the warm temps we need to keep hydrated. So bring plenty of water/NRG drinks, snacks, sun protection, flat repair kits, and any other essentials for a comfortable, enjoyable ride. If you have eAssist, be sure to charge your battery (-ies).

Directions to the starting point:

From the San Diego Airport (Lindbergh Field) – Take Harbor Drive WEST towards Point Loma; turn right into Liberty Station on Laning Road; turn right onto Cushing Road; continue about ½-mile, just PAST Dewey Road. Ace Hardware will be on your LEFT. The parking lot is ON THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF the ACE Hardware, so make a LEFT turn into the parking lot. We park at the NORTHEAST end of the lot, so turn right immediately and look to the right for other trikes, velomobile(s), and bikes near the end of the parking lot away from the buildings.

Some of our regulars have already confirmed they’ll ride this Saturday. I hope a bunch more of you can ride with us on Saturday, too! Actually, I hope I’m able to ride on Saturday. I started feeling cold symptoms last Saturday, immediately after our ride, and I missed our Wednesday ride today.

Bye, Evedybody! (Bye, Dr. Nick!!!)

Terry Hoppy Dean



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