I was beginning to think I was going to do the ride solo until the text messages started arriving: hey, stuff happens and sometimes it's a bit tricky to get to the starting line in time. But the cats got herded eventually and we formed a tight group, consisting of Mary Ann, Rick, and me.
Our route was a simple one: out along Espola, back through Poway and Sabre Springs, along the 56 bike path, and then a turn north through Del Sur. From there it was an easy jaunt to RB where we made a stop at the 7-11 for Lotto tickets ($350 million jackpot, folks) and at the RB Donut shop for sustenance.
Rick and I did some extra credit riding after the official mileage was in the bank. I probably shouldn't mention that Rick made good on the ACHD theme by practicing his bunny-hop technique and... No, I'll just say that maybe he hasn't jumped enough stumps lately!
Next week is a good one...
San Pasqual Drop-Off
Date: Tuesday January 11, 2011
Loop out to Ramona from Valle Verde Park in Poway. Climb Scripps Poway Parkway and Mount Woodson to Ramona. Leaving Ramona there is a 1,000' elevation loss on Hwy 78 into San Pasqual Valley followed by the Bandy Canyon Road climb.