Monday, May 13, 2013

Palomar Camping

Four years ago the Tour of CA went up Palomar and some friends and I spectated. This year we rode up the day before, camped at the top with plans to spectate on race day.

We had an awesome camping location, just a couple miles from the top of Palomar. The best part was that friends took our tent, clothes, etc. up in a car while Dave and I rode our bikes to the top.

Seriously good camping!
Sunday morning I got to run along the ridge, up to the top of the mountain and back to our campsite - an awesome trail run.

Snakes galore - not sure what this one is, but we saw several rattle snakes.

Sunday we decided rather than viewing the race on top of Palomar we would head over to the descent on Wolford. Except by the time we had climbed out of Rincon in 110 degree heat and positioned ourselves in the shade (where it still felt 100 degrees) to wait for the Tour to fly past, and realized we needed to wait over an hour for the riders, we were over it. It was HOT. So we rode home, got cold drinks and skipped watching a ton of skinny guys in spandex fly by on their bikes.

It was a great weekend.