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    I will be in Escondido next week and looking for a combination of trails - moderate technical with climbing for myself, but more important some real basic stuff I can take my wife on. She is getting over a broken collar bone and is quite gun-shy. Prefect trail for her would be a mellow fire road, some easy single track, and rolling hills.

    Thanks in advance

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    Hope your wife is recovering well.

    From your description, Lake Hodges North is probably good for you both. I've ridden this a lot, including at night, and

    I've only done Hodges South once, at night, but I think it's about the same, with more single track:

    I think both will be in good shape after the rain we're getting this weekend. For both, I always park at the self storage lot to the Southeast of the I-15 / Via Rancho Parkway interchange.

    There is a concrete path that goes South, then doubles back under I-15 to a new pedestrian bridge going over the lake. Mtnbike Bill's site has not been updated since the pedestrian bridge went in, so it doesn't list the self-storage lot as a place to start the Hodges South ride. Cross the bridge to do Hodges South, or stay to the North / West on the fire road to do Hodges North.

    For climbing & some technical (although not long), try Elfin Forest:

    There are others nearby, browse the "San Diego Area -> North County" rides on Mtnbike Bill's site.

    Have fun!
    Last edited by random walk; 02-07-2010 at 09:25 AM.

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    Ditto on lake Hodges North.

    Either that, or just stay on the main dirt roads at Daley Ranch.

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    Thanks everyone, Keep to Lake Hodges which was perfect for the wife.

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