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1ST SAT. PICNIC RIDE for October -- StrandScoot to Coronado #3!

It's my birthday; we'll try to make it a good ride to celebrate.  We have a new shorter route, meeting at the Plaza de Panama Dragon with more Balboa Park involvement.  To picnic park 28 miles, return either 28.1 or 31.6, total 56.1 or 59.6.  See the salt!  Watch the sailboats and surf!  Ride by the famous Hotel del Coronado!  Enjoy the bay views!

Meet 9 AM, pre-ride talk 9:45, ride out at 10.  Speeds will be moderate, suitable for smelling flowers or watching scenery, and we've minimized stoplights and stop signs.  Like most of our rides, this one's suitable for new riders, with no freeways.  We should be back to the start by early or mid-afternoon.

Ride maps and/or turn lists will be provided. The "sweep" (last) rider will have radio to the leader, so no scooter will be left behind, whether at hills, stop signs or traffic lights.

Check all your scooter's vitals (tires, brakes, oil, coolant, lights, etc.) and top off gas tank before the meetup.  Carry lunch, snacks, water, extra clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, cell phone, etc.  We strongly recommend sturdy shoes or boots and protective clothing.

(An Organizer who had been planning to do 1st-Saturday events (but had scheduled none) promised last year to leave 1st Saturdays free for this series; this month she's graciously kept that promise.)

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  • Dave E

    Beautiful weather and a great group of riders!

    October 27, 2012

  • Wagehog

    The pace was a little slower than I like, but it was a beautiful day out.

    October 6, 2012

  • Sheryl E

    Good ride and perfect weather. The company was great and so were the cupcakes. :-)

    October 6, 2012

  • Jeff

    Really fun sceni route. The group was really a good size for thus ride. Welcome to Candace (sp?)

    October 6, 2012

  • Dave E

    Cupcakes for all, at the picnic spot!

    October 5, 2012

  • Dave E

    El Prado west of Plaza de Panama is undamaged for now, as are the approaches to PdP from the south. The ride is ON, with a forecast for very pleasant (cooler) weather. Top off your tanks NOW!

    October 5, 2012

  • Wagehog

    A: LindoScoot
    B: StrandScoot

    September 27, 2012

  • Dave E

    Hey, gang, does anyone have any suggestions for a good repeat ride for October 6? Was gone on vacation for a couple of weeks and now don't have time to develop a new one (takes LOTS of planning and research.) Possibilities: Scoot/Boot picnic ride (PR) to Miramar Lake (35 miles, walk around lake), StrandScoot PR to Coronado (60.6), LindoScoot PR to Lindo Lake via Ramona (69.7), EastScoot PR to Otay Lakes via eastern back-country (80.9), Chim/ElfinScoot PR to Carlsbad with return via Elfin Forest and Harmony Grove (95.3.) All those will be suitable for new riders, we plan for minimum stoplights and stop signs, and we NEVER ride on freeways. We're reserving the 10.5-mile Footbridge Tour (Ride of Seven Bridges) for an afternoon ride, perhaps on a Sunday.

    You can click on "Past Meetups" for details of these rides. Sure would like to hear from you...

    September 27, 2012

  • candace

    Does anyone have any thought on the Rowdy scooter? How would I post a meet up?
    If anyone is interested in sailing on my boat, please contact me.

    September 16, 2012

  • Dave E

    Perhaps as a birthday gift, no competing event on the same day?

    September 5, 2012

  • karenina

    happy birthday daveE!

    August 16, 2012

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