The prediction of hot weather for today caused us to rethink the plan to do the Highland Valley Loop and instead we came up with a kinder, gentler loop. The ridership consisted of Pam, Jerry, David, and me. Apologies to Rick, who was going to meet us on Scripps Poway Parkway, if we hadn't called an audible and headed north to the Escondido flatlands before taking in some of the Harmony Grove countryside. Rick ended up doing a solo ride and outdid us on mileage and climbing.
The early part of the ride was comfortable and we discussed the merits of Strava for recording rides after jumping on the Encino Climb. Evidently, Strava has about a bazillion segments that you can race against rest of the world. A more leisurely pace took us on over to the bikepath, and then out to Harmony Grove Road for a small loop around the water tank hills. On the Harmony Grove section we found that the egg ranch is in the process of getting torn down. Maybe more houses/cars are on the way? C'est la vie!
We had a great coffee stop at Escondido Joe's and even sat inside today - yes, they had the AC on.
Next week, it's time for.... ACHD Ride Date: Tuesday September 4, 2012 Time: 8:00am Anything Can Happen Day. Group choice for route... Usually easy??