Special note: This is a different ride then the usual one ( longer and Hillier, 50 miles round trip )! Would like to encourage as many vintage buffs as possible to attend the Vintage rides put on by Sterling Peters here in San Diego each month. Each ride seems to be better than the last and there are always several neat bikes to see and lots of pleasant conversation and trading etc. that goes on. We are solidifying into a stable and friendly group and would like to see the North County faction remain a part of it all. Glad to be part of this group and looking forward to many good times that are sure to be in our future. I feel for the first time the vintage bike community is coming together in a very personal way that can only benefit us all and be the source of pleasure and education for everyone. Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA
The Next San Diego Vintage ride is Sunday, January 20th. We will meet in front of the Automotive Museum in Balboa Park (Park Blvd.& Presidential Way),unless the are some special events going on . In that case,we will meet across Park Blvd (east side of Park Blvd.)at Presidential Way in front of the Old Navy Veterans Hospital. We will meet at 8:40 A.M. for good conversation, a Car Trunk Swap Meet ( get there early for the best deals),show and tell and pictures then depart at 9:00 A.M. If you get lost or are running late my Cell Phone number is 619-239-3157 . This months theme is Italian Bicycles , so dust your Cinelli , Colnago , De Rosa , Masi , Bianchi , Atala , Legnano , Frejus , Tommasini , Pinarello ,Coppi , Bottecchia , Chiorda , Benotto , Gios , Olmo , Pogliaghi , Rossin , Somec , Torpado , Calzone , Chesini , Alan , Zullo , Vicini , Umberto Dei , Bartaili , Casati etc..... I have talked to many people about the ride and a lot of these bikes will be showing up. This is a 50 mile ride that will ride up (the old hang out of David Tesch) Hwy 101 "Pacific Coast Hwy" to meet the group coming down from Irvine , we are planning on meeting them across from the Train Station at the Java Depot in Solana Beach at 11:00 AM for lunch and then returning to Balboa Park. This is a longer and hillier route than we usually take , so bring a light fast bike and a lot of spare sewups , money for lunch and 2 Quarts of water. This ride passes through some of the best sights in San Diego County Balboa Park, Mission Hills, Presidio Park, Old Town, over the San Diego River. Then along San Diego Bay and on through Rose Canyon , through UCSD Campus La Jolla , Torrey Pines State Park , Del Mar and on to Solana Beach track Park Balboa Park. This ride is always a lot of fun and I encourage everyone in Southern California to attend, and I'm looking forward to seeing all of you there again.
Sincerely, Sterling Peters