Lingering clouds atop Mount Woodson
Yikes! How does it happen that a semi-retired guy doesn't manage to get his ride report published on time? Probably due to the relativistic effects of time but that explanation is sooo 20th century. Let's just admit that boomer retirement time is more like Aloha Time!
Anyhooo, the return from Winter Break was well-timed as the weather yesterday was perfect and we just managed to miss the Monday downpours. Ridership was good too: Shawna, Mike, Jerry, Les, Bernie, Les and me. Big Welcome to Bernie and I hope he makes it out to more of our rides.
The ride had a couple of unplanned stops for flat repairs which turned out to be due to a sliced tire. Fortunately Bernie actually was carrying an extra tire to save the day. I have to find out if he was ever a Boy Scout! The climbs on Scripps Poway Parkway, over Mount Woodson, and along Highland Valley Road, provided plenty of challenge for us. And, as always, the twisty descents on HVR were thrilling.
Next week, we have a nice little effort...
Del Dios Loop
Date: Tuesday January 31, 2012
Out to Fairbanks Ranch, back on the Del Dios, with a coffee stop in Escondido.