La Cresta Rd - La Cresta Rd is 3 lanes (2 uphill, only one downhill) with no shoulder and very few spots to pull over. Car speed limit is 55.
I rode down this April 24, 2014. Road pavement on downhill side is mostly good but some cracks and potholes are hard to spots early. You should assume any discoloration on road surface to be bump or crack until proven otherwise.
There is a particularly nasty series of bumps (3 or 4 close together) right center of downhill lane just down the hill from Vista de Montemar Rd. It there are cars tailing you, better pull off at Vista de Montemar and let them pass, then take the lane so you can avoid that cluster of bumps. They aren't easy to spot (almost like sharp bumps you see caused by tree roots... except there isn't any tree there :P ).
La Cresta Rd only becomes a 4 laner at the bottom... And the loop sensor on the left turn lane at Greenfield doesn't recognize bicycles.
Posted on 04/26/14
Rancho San Diego to Crest -
Notes: Most of the road shoulder area and bike path was free of debris (glass, etc).
La Cresta Road is four lanes and 50MPH with no bike lane. Although this was Sunday morning, the traffic was moderate and fast.
The trip down to Greenfield Drive is steep, fast and over quickly. An alternate return route - retrace route at the intersection of Mountain View and La Cresta Drive.
I came up with a rough total of 20 + miles A good ride for experienced "hill people"
DT a 40 year old Weekend Warrior riding a GT Arrette from El Cajon Ca
Posted on 01/19/98