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Where did you ride in April?: Congratulations to our 4/15 winners: Philip, Ivan, Joe, Mary Ann, Tera, Kathi, AJ and Adam!

Where did you ride in April? Post by 4/21/2013

Congratulations to Philip, Ivan, Joe, Mary Ann, Tera, Kathi, AJ and Adam!  They are the 4/15 winners in our April giveaways for sharing their rides and stories in response to:

Where did you ride in April?

See their winning answers below….

Thanks to everyone who participated, what a great collection of rides!  See all the answers on the San Diego Century website, and on the Facebook page for the San Diego Century.

The winners received one item from the following:

  • one of the 2013 San Diego Century jerseys designed at
  • a free ride entry for any distance: 103, 66, or 37 miles or the NEW Tri-City 25 mile route.
  • Revolution Bike Shop water bottles
  • Revolution Bike Shop t-shirt.
  • official San Diego Century t-shirts and hats

Keep those ride posts coming….a new batch of winners will be selected 4/21, so keep sharing your rides.

Way To Go Riders!

Philip wrote: “I rode 92.5 miles from Newport to San Diego yesterday so I could ride the 105mile Granfondo today. Oh and I climbed Glendora Mtn Rd on Friday. (35 miles with 3,200′ of gain). Epic weekend.”

Ivan wrote: “I rode on trainer inside an aircraft carrier in the middle of the western pacific Ocean !!!!”

Joe wrote: “39 miles on the river path in Tucson Arizona”

Mary Ann wrote: “Rode 40 miles from L.A. Zoo to La Tuna Canyon”

Tera wrote: “Rode the Sunset Loop in Redlands, California. Love that ride ”

Kathi wrote: “I biked about 15 miles along the San Luis Rey River trail in Oceanside.”

A.J. wrote: “30 mile ride through the beach trail in San Onofre with a micro fracture on my right foot. Hurts like a mother!!!!!”

Adam wrote:  I was lucky enough to have the time to ride the first stage of the Tour De California this past saturday. Beautiful day for a ride, cool and cloudy at first, but the sun started to come out just as I got up the hill to Ramona. Stopped in lovely Santa Isabel for a piece of pie (I have type 2 diabetes so can only have those types of dessert on long rides). After a delicious piece, I went up the Mesa Grande grade, nice climb up, but the downhill to lake henshaw is a spectacular tree covered serpentine descent wheee! The big challenge was next up palomars east grade, 11 miles of straight up hill, long and hard but rewarding because you have earn your downhills. 14 miles and 4800 of feet of descent on switchbacks, just glorious! But that all ends as you look up the ominous climb that is Cole grade. By then it had gotten abit warmer and the old legs were feeling the distance (about 80+ miles) I was slow but steady. Now all I had was a pleasant ride thru Valley Center back to Escondido and home.



There are 2 comments for this Post

  1. Kayla Nebeker -

    I rode 204 miles in the Hemet Double Century. It was the first time I’ve done a ride of that distance in one day. What an experience! It makes the Centuries seem so much easier now:) Can’t wait for San Diego!!!

  2. adam polak -

    One of the best rides you can do are those to help other people and causes. Last saturday I was a participant in the Tour De Cure here in San Diego. What a wonderful ride! I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic, so the cause was near a dear to my heart. We started at torrey pines highschool and dropped down into the Del Mar and start the slow climb up thru Rancho Santa Fe towards San Elijo hills. After a quick rest stop it was on the best part of the ride, a nice rolling trek thru Elfin Forrest, probably one of the nicest rides in north county. A quick stopped in Escondido at Gloria Dei church, and on to the major climbs in the north county. Jesmond Dean was nice a shaded, but it started to get a bit warm as we start up Circle R dr. to west Lilac, but you have to earn your downhills. From there on it was basically downhill all the way thru bonsal to the coast. A little headwind going down the San luis Rey trail, that nicely turned into a tailwind down the coast to back towards torrey pines. But the kicker is that after 98.5 miles you still had to climb 300 ft at the end to get to the finnish. A good cause, a good bike ride.

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