The threat of wind and heat didn't seem to faze our riders today: Liz, Mary Ann, Beth and Bob, Jerry, Matt, His Czarness Sam, and me. Our ever-accommodating group cobbled together a route through Mira Mesa that allowed Beth to deliver a key to her condo doormat and then sent us blasting downhill into Sorrento Valley. I heard 48mph was the top speed on the downhill (only got 46 myself), but if you reached 50mph let us know... I think we can sell you some life insurance.
The first attempt at a coffee break didn't work out - the Hilton Garden NY Deli doesn't open until 10:30 these days. I guess the economy hasn't improved enough to warrant serving coffee before then. But the next stop at Peets Coffee was perfect. coffee, cool drinks, pastries, ice, and filtered water. The last few miles after the coffee stop featured the Camelback Climb: over Black Mountain and then up again to Rancho Bernardo. It was getting warm by then (my backyard thermometer read 90F) and if you had some of Peets courtesy ice water in your bottle then I'm sure you were chugging it.
Next week's ride is the classic...
Elfin Forest Loop
Date: Tuesday May 10, 2011
Nice roads... oak trees... hills!
Try to break off a little bit of time on Thursday morning for some speed work. Whether you choose to ride the Short (5mi.), Standard (10mi.), or Long (15mi.) course, you can expect to be done with plenty of time left for other daily tasks. Plus everyone has the option to display their best time on the VVV web page. Details here: http://www.vvvelo.com/bcitt.html