Here are two reasons why Irene suggested I start Oceanside Velo.
Beaches and amazing produce transported by bike.
(Waving my hand at alanrock24): O00! Ooo! Pick on me! I have a ride suggestion! Here it is: Head east toward Mount Palomar. Yup, it's an industrial-strength climb to get up to the observatory, but maybe that's your idea of a good time. If not, just top out and roar down into the valley where Lake Henshaw is. After Henshaw, head south toward Anza-Borrego State Park. Place has road riding, MTB riding, and just hangin' out and watching the days go by.
That looks a lot like where I live :-) e.g. this photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/bike/4364795014/ It's not quite the tropical paradise of Hawaii, but I'm happy enough where I'm at :-)
Yeah, but the thing is you get to Oceanside and eventually start thinking "Hawaii Velo" (which there isn't, there probably should be) . And then what?