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So I qualified yesterday so I decided to take today off and go for ride. Originally I was going to ride up and coast and back but I have done that. Then I thought about biking the city and exploring neighborhoods that I don’t normally go to but, I decided I wanted to put some miles on and not get run over. After talking to a friend I decided on the doing the Tour de Julian route http://www.julianactive.com/tdjlongmap.htm

The Menghini Winery didn’t have much parking so I left from downtown Julian. From there I took the Pine Hills route through the hills. Gorgeous ride on a small road lots of trees, deer, turkey, and other wildlife plus almost no cars. The short bit from 79 sucked but only lasted for a few miles then on to the Sunrise Highway. This is 15 mile climb, not too steep but relentless. You pass through a few distinct habitats, from desert to pine forest. Once to the top Mt. Laguna I grabbed and soda and headed back to Julian, the ride down fast, I think I went 8 miles coasting at 30+ . Once back on the 79 the ride was OK I’m really not a fan of that road. The ride ended with Julian Pie al mode. Pictures below

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/79ODYRsjozCOy2tBXHVi0Q?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7amuy3eUCY8/SdQ70UF4nCI/AAAAAAAABi4/Hg5ZJaftGZA/s400/Julian%20bike%20ride%202009%20078.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/marco.hatch/20090401JulianBikeRide2009?feat=embedwebsite">2009-04-01 Julian bike ride 2009</a></td></tr></table>

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/iQNOw4wf9AC8AKfsTFez1g?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7amuy3eUCY8/SdQ73G9jcTI/AAAAAAAABjQ/EprxYI8JHd0/s400/Julian%20bike%20ride%202009%20081.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/marco.hatch/20090401JulianBikeRide2009?feat=embedwebsite">2009-04-01 Julian bike ride 2009</a></td></tr></table>
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/rZeblMw9iZPEarwbg_JNTA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7amuy3eUCY8/SdQ7-U1umEI/AAAAAAAABkg/SysjTPEmguE/s400/Julian%20bike%20ride%202009%20091.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/marco.hatch/20090401JulianBikeRide2009?feat=embedwebsite">2009-04-01 Julian bike ride 2009</a></td></tr></table>

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Uy8Jokm3vrASdjDZqf9A0g?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7amuy3eUCY8/SdQ8HVHE5SI/AAAAAAAABl0/rwJA7EJIl00/s400/Julian%20bike%20ride%202009%20101.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/marco.hatch/20090401JulianBikeRide2009?feat=embedwebsite">2009-04-01 Julian bike ride 2009</a></td></tr></table>
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/eqFCrRz9XMWDb5yMP9wung?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_7amuy3eUCY8/SdQ8JWR-vTI/AAAAAAAABmM/Z_b8Uo-KF3U/s400/Julian%20bike%20ride%202009%20104.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/marco.hatch/20090401JulianBikeRide2009?feat=embedwebsite">2009-04-01 Julian bike ride 2009</a></td></tr></table>

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2_YGr60WnLgANyOyf3X9fQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7amuy3eUCY8/SdQ8P6UtCnI/AAAAAAAABnk/gSrtaI8p4uw/s400/Julian%20bike%20ride%202009%20115.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/marco.hatch/20090401JulianBikeRide2009?feat=embedwebsite">2009-04-01 Julian bike ride 2009</a></td></tr></table>

<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/vPFHgJybqHW_57Q1g5DTsA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7amuy3eUCY8/SdQ8TNLpmVI/AAAAAAAABoU/G0nEOIOdmek/s400/Julian%20bike%20ride%202009%20121.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/marco.hatch/20090401JulianBikeRide2009?feat=embedwebsite">2009-04-01 Julian bike ride 2009</a></td></tr></table>

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<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Ib5gwF609JGGGsZV0BsRZA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7amuy3eUCY8/SdQ8XAPAmFI/AAAAAAAABpQ/qhzZtG8-Pog/s400/Julian%20bike%20ride%202009%20128.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/marco.hatch/20090401JulianBikeRide2009?feat=embedwebsite">2009-04-01 Julian bike ride 2009</a></td></tr></table>
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/HwfbGCuNF96NmGUxyWB39w?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh5.ggpht.com/_7amuy3eUCY8/SdQ8YXUPfNI/AAAAAAAABpo/9RP_dgya9rk/s400/Julian%20bike%20ride%202009%20131.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/marco.hatch/20090401JulianBikeRide2009?feat=embedwebsite">2009-04-01 Julian bike ride 2009</a></td></tr></table>
<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/THjcSVb5jQUV66eRSUEKsw?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7amuy3eUCY8/SdQ8cOAlFbI/AAAAAAAABwM/LxNBOiCMNVE/s400/Julian%20bike%20ride%202009%20137.JPG" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/marco.hatch/20090401JulianBikeRide2009?feat=embedwebsite">2009-04-01 Julian bike ride 2009</a></td></tr></table>
 

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Where is Julian?

My name is Julian. And I love apple pie. Clearly this is a place I need to visit!
 

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Frith said:
Where is Julian?

My name is Julian. And I love apple pie. Clearly this is a place I need to visit!
Julian is about an hour east of San Diego, small town now mostly supported by apple pies and tourism.
 

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Great pics man! I live nearby and always enjoy the Julian scenery. I'll be up there in two weeks for wine tasting, yum! I'm recovering from hernia surgery so no bike riding until May. I miss riding in or out of Julian on the Sunrise Highway. Did you ever ride into Julian from Ramona? Hell of a hilly ride.
 

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Great pics man! I live nearby and always enjoy the Julian scenery. I'll be up there in two weeks for wine tasting, yum! I'm recovering from hernia surgery so no bike riding until May. I miss riding in or out of Julian on the Sunrise Highway. Did you ever ride into Julian from Ramona? Hell of a hilly ride.
Nope, this was my first ride in the area. I didn't really like riding on 79 though, it looks there are some good side roads that might be worth exploring

This was by far my favorite part I think exploring the Cleveland National Forest would be fun.
 
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