A mostly new route for the group today: Escondido Hills, and as the name implies there was climbing involved. That prospect didn't hold down the turnout though - we had seventeen riders on the road enjoying the both the "elevation gain" and the great weather. Who'd have guessed we'd have 80 degree temps in January? Fortunately the predicted winds held off while we rode!
The ride featured some steep climbs: Beethoven (13%), La Honda (20%), and Sheridan (13%), as well as numerous rollers, some of which were nearly as steep! A bit of the climbing got skipped due to my incomplete memory of the route, but we managed to do about 95% of it.
The refueling stop was at Peterson's Donut Corner - we haven't been there for awhile, but the quality and popularity of their donuts hasn't changed!
Video links, courtesy of Jerry:
La Honda Climb
La Honda Descent
This week's ridership: 17 Cyclists (4W / 13M) (...and Welcome to new rider: Bud.)
Next week we ride west...
Rancho Santa Fe Ramble
Date: Tuesday January 21, 2014
Explore Rancho Santa Fe's by-ways. Trees, hills, and mostly low-traffic.