NW corner of La Costa and El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA
Beginning in south Carlsbad, this classic Swami's route starts north along the coast, then heads inland for some short climbing challenges. The coast portion of the ride is conducted as a double paceline, but does NOT rotate. The ride regroups at the end of Carlsbad Village Drive, after turning right onto College.
This ride is conducted at a Swami's C group speed: approximately 18-22 mph on flat ground, with overall averages in the 16-18 mph range. Suggested for Team Fun Riders comfortable with the fastest Team Fun Group, or those in the front of the D group (women's intermediate group) looking for a challenge. The route is the same each week. I suggest familiarizing yourself with the route and having it handy in case you get separated from the group.
22 miles, 1700'
For riders who ride at the front of the C group (advanced women's group) and are experienced with rotating pacelines, you may want to try the Swami's B group, which is the second group to leave.
Order of rides:
Swami's A (Pro & race pace ride) leaves at 6:30. This is one of the fastest rides around.
Swami's B (Race/Fast paced ride) leaves shortly after around 6:32. This is probably also one of the faster rides around, but doable for experienced women (averages 18+ overall on a hilly route).
Swami's C leaves shortly after B, around 6:33. This is a great tempo/interval workout and would be considered an advanced women's ride.
Social: Meet at La Costa Coffee afterward for coffee with the group.