That's my little sister Mimi. If you haven't already, click on the player
on the left side of the home page.
Mimi inherited my mom's incredible vocal cords. Through her work with David
Byrne (of The Talking Heads), Michael Stipe (of REM), Moby, Bryan Eno (of Roxy
Music) and others, Mimi made quite a name for herself within the music biz.
She started as the lead singer of a band called Hugo
Largo (which backed up
the Sugar Cubes with Björk at a concert here in San Diego back in "the day").
These three songs are from her solo album called "Soak" and
are available for listening and purchase at Amazon
(MP3 format) and the iTunes
~ Dan Goese
There's a lot more happening in the SoCal/San Diego cycling scene than you'll
find links to on this page. Explore the tabs above, depending upon your interest.
If you're interested in racing, click here to go
to the racing page. If you
prefer less-competitive fun rides, click here.
Each of these resources is organized by month so you can pick an event that
fits in with your schedule.
Welcome to La Jolla Vélo, Dan Goese's crib notes on bicycling in San Diego County—and the rest of the world for when you can't be here. Explore the massive list of cycling links below and the menu bars on the left side and top of each page. Here are several key items to start with:
CLUB RIDES: Come and join the SDBC Saturday morning club ride in La Jolla to meet lots of fellow cycling enthusiasts at every skill level (beginner to pro). SDBC often has organized Sunday rides, but if you're an experienced rider and want to ride religiously on Sundays, the Church of Cycling is also a good bet, typically departing from the Del Mar area.
RESOURCES: Start with our list
of rides (including GPS-generated maps, mileage
and elevation gain) from La Jolla. San Diego
County has several "must do" rides.
QUESTIONS: If the information on this site doesn't answer your question about cycling in San Diego, feel free to email
me (Dan Goese) and I'll get back to you as
soon as I can.
Our friend Dave Elsberry, whose ride is dedicated to fundraising to stamp out MS, left Oceanside to start his second Race Across America (RAAM) in the 60+ age group. He finished his second solo 60+ race in first place in 2012!
Enjoy a 2014 SoCal Crit (Roger Millikan Memorial) from a perspective I never have: The winner's bike in the race. Rahsaan Bahati's video below conveys the adrenaline-gushing perspective within the sport of criterium "crit" bike racing...
FREE MUSIC (Brotherly Plug):
Listen to 3 songs by my sister Mimi Goese by pressing the "play" icon just
above the "Main Menu" in the left column of this page.
The 2015 World Championships, every recent Barrio Logan Grand Prix, the 2010 Tour de France, 2009
lots of local rides and races
are included in this Flickr
online photo album. You can get the full-size
digital image from Flickr. See Flickr photo download instructions here. For more local cycling photos, visit Danny Munson's Cycling Illustrated.
This video (below) of a memorable descent after the 2009 Giro d'Italia "Alpe de Siusi" hilltop finish gets off to a slow start and is shaky as hell (the camera was mounted to my handle bars) but it provides a glimpse of the excitement of [literally] following a grand tour. We climbed this hill and then–after watching the pros race to the top–we all (spectators, pros, team cars) rode back down together because there was no other way out. At certain points you'll notice I could draft behind team cars. (Thanks to Thomson Bike Tours for the awesome roadside tent with satellite TV and buffet!)
The Planet Ultra climbing camp collided [figuratively] with BMC Pro Racing
in the beautiful, hilly Topanga
Canyon area. This gorgeous area just inland
from Malibu is now the home training ground of Dave Zabriskie and others
who have disovered how perfect it is for training in the winter months
while Nanooks of the North train indoors. Dan Goese (crusty old La Jolla Velo web guy & SDBC sponsor) with George
Hincapie (3-time National Road Racing Champion, record-breaking 17-time TdF competitor!) in Agoura Hills, January
The most amazing cycing paradise I've experienced lies in Tuscany, and pro cyclist Andy Hampsten & his wife Elaine showed us the best routes in the region (2014, below).
Are centuries just too short for you? You must have the Randonneuring bug.
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