The Cougar Pass route is a new one for our group and our second ride this month with a dirt section. Don't worry, we aren't in danger of becoming and off-road club; but it was fun to explore a new area. On the way to Cougar Pass Road we passed by Fentiman Farms, which is a place where you can buy locally-grown specialty produce.
As dirt roads go, Cougar Pass has a pretty good surface for the most part, although probably to be avoided after rain; and it is a relatively normal grade: not nearly as steep as going up Hidden Meadows (my original map had the loop backwards!) There wasn't a single car while we were on the dirt section, which had some great views and nice vegetation. But it sure was a fast descent from the final summit as we had at least a -12% drop and quite a few riders were easily over 40mph.
Another good turnout for today's ride; we hit an even dozen and were able to welcome a new rider: Lisa S.
Thanks to Colleen for posting details about the Tour Of California events that Trek is hosting, and you check out the full scoop at their website.
Next week, its group choice... ACHD Ride Date: Tuesday May 7, 2013 Time: 9:00am