Today saw eight riders heading out of VV Park for our Del Dios & Elfin Forest ride - our roster was bolstered by Steve Lambert, who is visiting from North Carolina. Steve lives in the high country around Boone and had no problems with our hills!
And we had plenty of hill time on today's ride... sure, no mountains (looks like the Wednesday riders - [Ed, Steve,&...?] - will get to do that on a Mount Palomar ride), but we hit the rollers with enough regularity to rack up about 3,400'.
So, anyone who succumbed to Mardi Gras indulgence by partaking of the Peterson's Doughnuts offerings can rest assured that they burned off many more calories than they consumed!
Next week's ride is a shorter one... Fairbanks Ranch Loop Date: Tuesday February 19, 2013 Time: 9:00am Loop around Fairbanks Ranch with a good climb over Black Mountain and a fun descent on Rancho Diegueno Road.
Lastly, a Special Notice for anyone looking for a unique cycling event:
Consider riding the "Ay Chihuahua! Century", presented by the Ramona Fun Riders to benefit the Ramona Senior Center and Ramona Volunteer Fire Dept.
This fantastic RFR adventure climbs through beautiful pine covered hills to the historic town of Julian and then descends nine miles down Banner Grade to the warm desert. At Scissors Crossing you'll head south on the Great Overland Stage Route and enjoy the next 50, mostly downhill and flat, miles to Ocotillo. The last flat leg goes east skirting the Mexican border to El Centro for the post-ride dinner and Fiesta!! Riders will return to Santa Ysabel in luxury coaches with reclining seats and a restroom. There will be a moving van, with large thick blankets between each bike, to transport your bicycle safely back.
You'll also get a breakfast, a lunch, and plenty of SAG support. RFR has your back on this ride!