Ride Reports, Jan 18 and 25

The last two weekends have been busy ones for the Team Fun crowd.  With two sets of well-populated rides on each Saturday, we are starting the year off on the right path.

Jan 18 – Advanced and Intermediate Ride – Hammering Elfin Forest/Del Dios

The Elfin Forest/Del Dios route is one of the standard Team Fun rides, and is a classic ride for the San Diego area (most well known as part of the Swami Saturday Morning Ride, but also usually included in other local team rides and big events like the San Diego Century).  With our start in Carlsbad Village, we have a bit of a climb to get up and out to the start of the main portion of the loop.  Ten ladies took on this challenge on January 18th with impressive average speeds.


Heather B., Candace, and Donna

Jan 18 – Beginner Ride – Getting to Know Each Other on the San Luis Rey Bike Trail

The Beginner group met at the Oceanside Harbor Parking Lot and enjoyed a casual 28-mile ride on the bike trail.

“Had a great time riding with fun women!” – Katie Y.


(Left to Right) Verity, Kristina, Katie Y, Gwen, Lindsay, Jen

“Thanks for the great ride this morning! It was great to meet everyone!” – Lindsay

Jan 25 – Advanced Ride – 56 Bike Path with an Inland Return

This is another of the standard Team Fun rides:  heading south down the coast to Carmel Valley Road, and then east on the 56 bike trail to Camino Del Sur, with a gently rolling return through Rancho Santa Fe.  With a total distance right around 50 miles and elevation at approx. 2000 ft., this makes for a fantastic endurance training ride.  We hosted our guest Donna from the Portland area again, along with her husband and fellow team member Heather K’s husband.  We had few highlighted efforts on the slight hills on the 56 bike trail, along with some sprinting around Lago Lindo in Rancho Santa Fe.  Another great day in the saddle.


Jill, Heather B., Donna, Julie, Gus, Julie at the Camino Del Sur intersection with the bike trail


Cruising down the coast


Julie flashes a smile before we head out


Judy and Donna prepare to start the ride at Carbon Connection

Jan 25 – Beginner and Intermediate ride at Las Pulgas

The Beginner and Intermediate groups rode on the bike trail that begins at Las Pulgas, north through the San Onofre Campground area, participating in a Tempo Training ride.  This is arguably the most beautiful portion of the traditional “Camp Pendleton” ride, and there were 17 ladies enjoying the view and the workout.

“I loved this ride, despite my legs! I can’t wait for more! I really had a blast today.” – Kristina

“Great ride & training on an important technique! Thank you, Bea!” – Ellen

“Thank you so much for being so helpful and upbeat and encouraging. Wonderful group of ladies, good energy, and we were blessed with a beautiful day!” – Beth Ann



(Left to Right):  Ellie, Christina, Sian

(Left to Right): Ellie, Christina, Sian

(Left to Right):  Shannon, Kristina, Lauren, Cheryl, Suzanne, and Bea

(Left to Right): Shannon, Kristina, Lauren, Cheryl, Suzanne, and Bea


Won’t you join us next week?

RSVP for the Advanced/Intermediate Ride (Hilly loop with optional Mt. Israel)

RSVP for the Beginner Ride (Legoland and Carlsbad Lagoon Adventure)

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