VVV set a ridership record today with 13 cyclists rolling out for the Highland Valley Loop, along with the regular riders we had a guest from Oregon (Dan) and a new rider (Gigi.) Welcome aboard!
The weather certainly couldn't have been much better for riding than it was today: lots of sunshine and blue skies. And it seemed like everyone was ready to have hills for breakfast today - Scripps Poway Parkway, Mount Woodson, Highland Valley - Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! And all that climbing meant we got to spend more time having fun on the speedy downhills.
The only down note: back-to-back flats just before we finished Highland Valley Road - one pinch flat and one thorn! Only six of us were able to visit Starbucks in RB after the ride, but seating there was at a premium so that actually worked out OK.
Next week's challenge... Lilac-n-Back Date: Tuesday March 26, 2013 Time: 9:00am Out to Valley Center and Lilac, Old Castle to Old 395, returning through Jesmond Dene and Escondido.
Planning ahead, the plan for Borrego Five-O is still on for April... Borrego Five-O Date: Saturday April 13, 2012 Clip-in Time: 8:30AM Start/Finish: Borrego Springs (Christmas Circle) Distance: 50 miles Elev. Gain: 4,600'