So... no doubt about it: bad things can happen fast on a bike. And that was the case for Hubert today, just six miles into the ride and he ended up hitting the pavement hard. Fortunately, his helmet did its job and the paramedics were soon there to get him to a hospital to be fully checked out. I don't know Hubert well, but I suspect he's a pretty strong guy: he was sitting up and trying to get his scrapes cleaned despite our admonitions to wait for the EMTs to arrive. We all wish him a speedy recovery!
The rest of the ride proceeded with an abundance of caution, but there were still hills to climb over and roll down, and miles to go before we rested. So we did our best to make it home safely. On the final leg through Escondido we made a stop at Belen Bakery, where we took up all of the available tables and chairs. The group was up to 13 riders today and included a VVV first-timer: Cliff who is a riding buddy of Jerry's. Next week, we will be exploring a new road, Cougar Pass, it has a long dirt section but should be do-able by all (pix of the road are in the slideshow)... Cougar Pass Date: Tuesday April 30, 2013 Time: 9:00am Up to Hidden Meadows on Cougar Pass Road (Dirt). Returning through Jesmond Dene. Cheers, Steve