The ride today was an old favorite route: The Highland Valley Loop. It's a good combination of climbing, well-place flats, grasslands, oaks, and twisty descents. Something for everyone! The bad news is that there were four flat tires today, all within three miles of the finish... Thanks, Goat Heads!
I had the Fly6 in operation today and have included a few screen captures from it in the slideshow. The nice thing about getting pix that way is that I don't have to remember to take out the camera... and I never could perfect my over-shoulder snapshot technique!
Our stop today was at Country Wine and Spirits (formerly Daniels West) on Hwy 67 in Ramona. It's a bit tricky for eastbound cyclists to get in and out! They still have a good selection of drinks, but apparently the Boar's Head deli choices haven't made the transition to new ownership.
Many people have asked about Jerry's condition after crashing last week. He's doing well, but per the doc's orders will be off the bike for three weeks (so maybe two more to go?)
This week's ridership: 9 Cyclists (3W / 6M)
Next week we hope for a tailwind to climb up to the dam...
Del Dios Loop
Date: Tuesday August 26, 2014
Out to Fairbanks Ranch, back on the Del Dios, with a coffee stop in Escondido.