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    Just moved to San Diego

    Hi all,

    So I'm pretty much a recreational rider and I'm wondering what trails to check out first. I moved from Michigan so I have a feeling the kind of climbs I'm going to see here are on a whole different level that what I'm used to. I don't have emphysema or anything so hopefully I can hack it.

    I went walking out on the mission trails and I a saw a few mountain bikers. The trails I was on were more like fire roads though. Nothing too technical. I assume there is a lot more to it than what I've been on.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks...

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    You need to scout around at Mission Trails to piece together a good ride. Mt Fortuna is the major climb area but in general Mission Trails is like a lot of the riding in the area... you need to go with other riders who know the area or do a lot of scouting.

    For a guaranted good epic I'd recommend Noble Canyon and San Juan Trail. Both are about 1+ hr drive but well worth it.

    Other short stuff is Daley Ranch, Lake Poway (Mt Woodson), Elfin Forest (Mt Isreal) and Lake Hodges (Mt Bernardo).

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    This should help you:
    www.mountainbikebill.com

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    Thanks for the info... I do need to hook up with some local riders.

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    What part of the county did you move to?
    "Hesitation is the Mother of Failure!"

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    I'm in the SDSU area.

    I went riding at mission trails. I went to the jackson road entrance and just took off. There were some brutal climbs. Yikes.

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    Also, there is Cowles Mtn. Part of the Mission Trails system. I forget how to get to the trailheads though. Steep. There is a great section on the north east side, less hikers too.

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    Incidentally I lived in SD when I was like 4 to 5 years old. Our backyard backed right up to Cowles Mountain. We used to go back there and climb it until we spotted a rattlesnake one day.

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    Hognutz, do you go to SDSU?

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    Nah. I'm 33 freakin years old. I have a degree from Michigan State though. Land grant schools forever!

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