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Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:09 pm quote
Today I got up exceptionally early, about 9:30AM , and managed to beat the horrible southbound I405 traffic towards San Diego. The ride along Rt76 from Oceanside wasn't too bad, but it was rather hot and got into the high 90s going through the desert. The twisties up and down Mount Palomar made the whole trip worthwhile. The Chili was pretty good as well.




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Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:05 pm quote
Great ride and awesome photos.
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:08 am quote
Which desert are you referring to?
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:45 am quote
mattgordon wrote:
Which desert are you referring to?
It seems that everything on our side of the Santa Rosa Plateau is desert to the folks from the OC....lol

I over heard someone in Newport Beach refer to it as the "Land of the Dirt People". I should have been offended but I thought it was funny at the time.
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:43 am quote
JimmyTwoNutz wrote:
mattgordon wrote:
Which desert are you referring to?
It seems that everything on our side of the Santa Rosa Plateau is desert to the folks from the OC....lol

I over heard someone in Newport Beach refer to it as the "Land of the Dirt People". I should have been offended but I thought it was funny at the time.
Well, nearly everyone over here in Temecula is originally from the OC....everyone from the OC is originally from the east coast or mid-west, and of course they're all originally descended from europe or some such.

I'm still wondering what the OP meant when he referred to as "the desert" somewhere off of Hwy 76 between Oceanside and Palomar. I haven't seen that desert yet!
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:53 pm quote
mattgordon wrote:
JimmyTwoNutz wrote:
mattgordon wrote:
Which desert are you referring to?
It seems that everything on our side of the Santa Rosa Plateau is desert to the folks from the OC....lol

I over heard someone in Newport Beach refer to it as the "Land of the Dirt People". I should have been offended but I thought it was funny at the time.
Well, nearly everyone over here in Temecula is originally from the OC....everyone from the OC is originally from the east coast or mid-west, and of course they're all originally descended from europe or some such.

I'm still wondering what the OP meant when he referred to as "the desert" somewhere off of Hwy 76 between Oceanside and Palomar. I haven't seen that desert yet!
I didn't mean to offend anyone, but it sure seemed like desert to me. Nearly a hundred degrees, all sand, scrub, and cactuses. I assumed that the orange groves near the base of Palomar were only only possible due to heavy irrigation. In any event I'm originally from Vermont so other than the actual coast all of SoCal looks like desert to me
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:36 pm quote
Ulmo91 wrote:
mattgordon wrote:
JimmyTwoNutz wrote:
mattgordon wrote:
Which desert are you referring to?
It seems that everything on our side of the Santa Rosa Plateau is desert to the folks from the OC....lol

I over heard someone in Newport Beach refer to it as the "Land of the Dirt People". I should have been offended but I thought it was funny at the time.
Well, nearly everyone over here in Temecula is originally from the OC....everyone from the OC is originally from the east coast or mid-west, and of course they're all originally descended from europe or some such.

I'm still wondering what the OP meant when he referred to as "the desert" somewhere off of Hwy 76 between Oceanside and Palomar. I haven't seen that desert yet!
I didn't mean to offend anyone, but it sure seemed like desert to me. Nearly a hundred degrees, all sand, scrub, and cactuses. I assumed that the orange groves near the base of Palomar were only only possible due to heavy irrigation. In any event I'm originally from Vermont so other than the actual coast all of SoCal looks like desert to me
No offense taken on MY part, but that is an interesting observation. I grew up in the OC when the orange groves lined El Toro Road on both sides and irriigation was neccessary there and then too. And the sandy washes outside of what is now Mission Viejo were a favorite place for off-road riding too.

The REAL desert begins some miles east of Palomar, past the lake, and over the hill into Borrego Springs! The only thing green over there is your gas money.

The trip past Palomar over the hill into Borrego is a worthwhile ride, anytime from late October on....hit me up if you'd like a "guide" and we can meet up near Hwy 76 and head over....it's one of my favored rides.
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Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:52 pm quote
I wasn't offended either..... I just think it's funny what people think of the Inland Empire. Kind of "The grass is always browner on the other side of the hill" mentality.
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Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:38 pm quote
mattgordon wrote:
The REAL desert begins some miles east of Palomar, past the lake, and over the hill into Borrego Springs! The only thing green over there is your gas money.

The trip past Palomar over the hill into Borrego is a worthwhile ride, anytime from late October on....hit me up if you'd like a "guide" and we can meet up near Hwy 76 and head over....it's one of my favored rides.
Thanks, I'll contact you a bit later in the year when its not so intolerably hot inland. I've been out to Borrego once before a few years back for an Astronomy event. I've always meant to head back sometime, a scooter seems like an ideal means of transport.
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Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:54 am quote
Temecula isn't the land of the dirt people.

That is really more of a Fontana ,Ontario, San Berdoo term

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