So, we missed out on doing the Borrego Five-O last weekend, but as Mike noted, today's ride put elevation gain back on the menu. And it was a darn nice day to be out on two wheels as we (mostly) completed the Escondido Hills route. The cool fog of the morning had fully dissipated by the time we rolled out of VV Park and the ride was all blue skies and sunshine - with just a bit of wind.
The main body of riders stayed together well and we were back in RB by noon. We might have made the park by noon, if yours truly hadn't flatted on the Mary Lane climb. (That's what I get for riding though glass.) Ed and Liz formed a "B" Group and went up Bandy Canyon together, so they didn't escape the climbing either!
The coffee stop plan didn't quite work out - we stopped at Belen Bakery only to learn that it is not in operation at the Escondido Blvd location. The gluten-free bakery next door thinks they've moved to Valley Center, so we may find them again... and Hubert will have to wait until his next return from Canada to try it out.
If you really missed doing Montezuma Grade last Saturday, there is a make-up option available tomorrow. Check out this FB event page for details:
This week's ridership: 12 Cyclists (3W / 9M)
Next week we revisit the...
Del Dios Loop
Date: Tuesday April 22, 2014
Out to Fairbanks Ranch, back on the Del Dios, with a coffee stop in Escondido.