Hi, Evedybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!!!)
Well, it’s been quite a while since we’ve ridden the San Diego Bay and Coronado Loop (or out and back for some of us). The Weather Lady is calling for upper 60s and low 70s this weekend in Coastal areas, with partly sunny skies in the afternoons if we’re lucky. June Gloom is in full swing! So while the temps are ideal for riding, the skies will most likely be gray for the next few days or more. Be that as it may, let’s ride the San Diego Bay Loop this Saturday, June 10. In the past we started at Harbor Island for this route, but it appears the City of San Diego is charging for parking everywhere they can. So we’ll start at Liberty Station this time (not City property). This is an approximately 27-30 mile single loop, but it’s mostly flat. The ride will begin at 10:00, so hopefully we can take advantage of any afternoon sun. Please arrive at Liberty Station at least 30 minutes early (i.e., 9:30) to set up so we can get started on time. We typically stop for lunch at the Coronado Ferry Landing at the end of the single loop around the Bay. Some of us (I won’t mention my name) can’t fit their velomobiles on the Ferry, and will have to (get to) ride back around the Bay instead of floating across. That’ll make it a nearly 60 mile ride…for some people. But seriously, you’re all welcome to join me on the return trip around the Bay. Otherwise, you can take the Ferry across the Bay and miss the fun of riding 60 miles. I haven’t heard of any changes, so I can’t guarantee the cost of the Ferry trip, but last time we rode, I believe it was still $4.50. And that includes the cost of taking your bike or trike on-board!
Please let me know if you plan to join the group ride and/or if you’re running late. These rides are not races, although we try to break into smaller groups to accommodate faster or slower riders whenever possible. As always, no one gets left behind. If you’re struggling for any reason, at least one experienced rider will stay with you to help you catch up and/or to lead/accompany you back to the starting point.
Remember that even though it’s not hot this time of year, and the humidity may be up there, you still need to hydrate. So bring plenty of water/NRG drinks, snacks, sun protection, flat repair kits, and any other essentials for a comfortable, enjoyable ride. If it’s foggy or chilly when we start, you might want to dress in layers so you can remove a layer if you start getting warm. 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 for other trikes, velomobile(s), and bikes 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!
Bye, Evedybody! (Bye, Dr. Nick!!!)
Terry Hoppy Dean
T. Ryx Recumbent Trikes
1322 E. Mission Road
San Marcos, CA 92069
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