Beautiful sunshine and a nice route up to Valley Center today, and... drat, I had to miss out! Yes, Sunday's Belgian Waffle Ride took a toll on me, but Mary Ann stepped forward to lead the way, and introduce a few new riders : Hubert, and Sharon and Elwyn, to our cycling contingent. Welcome Aboard and I hope to meet you all soon!
Mary Ann's report noted that, despite some dire forecasts, it was: a wonderful day for a bike ride, with clear skies, a light breeze, and moderate temps for the crew of 11 riders leaving from VV Park. Matt and Hubert both joined the en-route, so the group reached the Lucky 13 number. The luck must have worked: no mechanicals, no flats, no close calls with vehicles... just a quick up and back. The ride back down was smooth and quick. The wind picked up and buffeted us around a bit on the descent, but it also gave us a little push towards home. Mike P. gets special mention as the Testa Della Corsa.... he set a pace that made us all chase, going up and coming home. Pictures courtesy of Judy!
Next Tuesday we'll be doing the classic... Highland Valley Loop Date: Tuesday April 16, 2013 Time: 9:00am Scenic riding on Highland Valley Road, with plenty of hills.
BUT before that, on Saturday (4/13), we'll ride high and low on... Borrego Five-O Date: Saturday April 13, 2013 Clip-in Time: 8:30am
Check the link above for the ride description, and start and course maps.
Carpools: Ramona folks will be forming their own carpools, but anyone is welcome to meet at Valley Verde Park where we will also work out arrangements. Plan to arrive at the park by 6:15am. Our aim is to get sorted out and on the road as soon as possible, but hopefully no later than 6:45am.
If you're planning to meet us in Borrego Springs: The estimated drive time from Poway to Borrego Springs is about 1.5 hours. Be there by 8:15am to have time to get ready to ride.