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This year the official route will be on the 5 Freeway from Las Pulgas Rd to Harbor Dr. exit. This is an official bike route riding the 8 foot wide shoulder. If you wish to ride thru Camp Pendleton as an optional unsupported route you must be registered to traverse the Base. To gain access you must register at least 2 weeks prior to the event which is only valid for 365 days. See the link below and follow the instructions:
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Not sure you are ready for the Amtrak Century or simply want to improve your fitness while having fun in the summer sun. Randy Profeta has begun his annual Amtrak Training Series and it is open to riders of all abilities. The only thing you need to do is to email Randy at email@example.com. and let him know you want on his list. You will receive advance notification of each ride along with valuable training tips on nutrition and hydration. Get on the list today so you don't miss out on this great free training.
We are always on the lookout for volunteers for Amtrak. It takes about 125 volunteers to guarantee a successful support crew for the Amtrak Riders. If you can spare a few hours please add yourself to my crew of happy and energetic team members. Everyone receives the commemorative T-Shirt
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How about a nice and easy Oceanside Century on Saturday? It’s hard to beat this route in the summer since it stays close to the ocean.
Weather.com at Lake Forest at http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USCA0581:1:US is forecasting 65 – 84 on Saturday so it should be a great day for a ride down to Oceanside.
Let me know if you are coming to this century by replying to this e-mail. If there isn't enough interest in this ride, I may cancel it by announcing the cancellation on this e-mail list on Friday.
The Route Slip for the Oceanside Century for this coming Saturday is at
and printed copies will be available at the start of the ride.
My Strava Report from 9/10/16 on this route is at https://www.strava.com/activities/707691105
DON'T FORGET to bring your I.D. with you so you can get through the Guard Gate at Las Pulgas Road in Camp Pendleton.
This route has one official distance of 105 miles. It is an out and back course so it can be cut short if necessary by turning around at the first Water Stop at mile 33 for example turning it into about 66 miles. Or you name it ... you can turn around whenever you need so come join us whether you want to ride 25, 50, 75, or 100 miles ... or anything in between.
The route sheet reflects the following changes:
- Uses the bike route through San Clemente instead of PCH. This is a good idea since it avoids all of the traffic on PCH.
- First Water Stop is the Carl’s Jr. at the end of town in San Clemente which is a good idea since Carl’s has good Ice, Water and Restrooms.
- The lunch stop is the new(er) McDonalds near the big PX complex just before the main guard gate in Oceanside.
This ride will start at “The Square” (formerly Foodpark) in Irvine at Main and MacArthur (TBM 859-G4/28-C3) at 7:30 A.M. sharp so you should arrive by 7:15 A.M. Main and MacArthur is near the intersection of the San Diego Freeway (405) and the Newport (55) Freeway. Take the MacArthur Blvd. exit from the San Diego (405) Freeway and turn North ... Main Street is the first street Northeast of the 405 Freeway. Meet in the Parking Lot behind the Starbucks.
Andrew (Andy) Rutherford