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That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:59 am
by xnavalav8r
Well, I've received my next assignment. Time flies when you're having fun. It looks like I and the family will be heading to San Diego for my next job. We were supposed to be here in the Netherlands for 3 years but the assignment is being cut down to 2. We'll be leaving around September 2014. A little bittersweet as we are really enjoying our time here, but I am going to take command of another ship so, for a Navy guy, that's the best reason there is to transfer early.

I'm looking forward to getting to know the SoCal Weight Weenies!

:soon:

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:20 am
by xnavalav8r
By the way, if any weenies in the SD area have kids who ride, please get in touch with me. I want to make sure my boys can get to know some riders their age.

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:20 am
by Weenie

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:22 pm
by Mr.Gib
Congrats on your command and kudos for your service to your country.

But damn I couldn't handle the moving. Lucky for you heading to one of the nicest places in the world as far as weather goes.

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:51 am
by xnavalav8r
Yeah, this will be our 6th move since I joined Weight Weenies...

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:53 am
by todibble
If the kids are interested in the dirt...

www.socalmtb.org has a large presence in the area to my understanding. They are high school and are expanding, albeit slowly, into middle school. Cool program with hundreds of kids on mountain bikes. Check it out.

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:52 am
by xnavalav8r
Cool! Thanks. My kids are 10 and 4, so a few years to go...

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:32 am
by Exar
How are the kids enjoying the Netherlands so far? You do realize you are living in one of the purdier sections of the country, right? :D

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:27 pm
by mattr
xnavalav8r wrote:Yeah, this will be our 6th move since I joined Weight Weenies...
Puts my 9 office moves in 6 years into perspective. Some of those flights of stairs are killers....... :lol:

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:10 pm
by xnavalav8r
Exar, we are all enjoying our time here. It's a shame we have to leave earlier than planned, but it's as good a reason as a navy guy can get.

Mattr, we've gotten to the point of only unpacking bikes and clothes. hahaha

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:34 am
by Johnny Rad
Coronado! Enjoy

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:49 am
by xnavalav8r
Following up on this thread. The move is still 9 months away but we are house-hunting and trying to get an idea of where we want to live. I'll be working downtown at the navy base so want to live within 25 miles (biking distance).

I've also reached out to a few of the local cycling clubs to establish contact and get some info. Unfortunately, none has responded to my queries.

So if any of you weenies has advice/suggestions for life in San Diego, I would love to hear from you.

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:44 pm
by KvnP
At times when I'm not in the mood to climb as much, I'll do a century ride from LA->SD
Maybe you can try the opposite through PCH and take the train back.

I think that'd be a good ride to start with !

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:46 am
by xnavalav8r
Less than 100 days until we arrive in San Diego. Who wants to go for a ride?

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:18 pm
by HammerTime2
As a kid, I was interested in astronomy, and the ne plus ultra of astronomy was the then biggest telescope in the world, the Hale telescope, atop Mt. Palomar*, which conveniently** enough for you, is located in San Diego County.

* Elevation 6,142 ft (1,872 m)
Prominence 2,856 ft (871 m)

** well, about 100 km from downtown, but hey, the weather's nice

in On the road today..., Dalai wrote:Palomar Mountain CA USA - South Grade road.

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East Grade road.

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Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:15 pm
by Frankie - B
Ted, I think we still should. when will we meet and where?

Re: That was fast! Next stop... San Diego.

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:15 pm
by Weenie