Good turnout for today's riding of the Highland Valley Loop: Mike, Jerry, Mary Ann, Matt, Les, and me. Only half-credit for MA who had to bail-out at Scripps Poway Parkway by shooting down Sycamore Canyon Road. Matt gets extra credit for riding off the front up Mount Woodson. The rest of us got to enjoy rolling through the grasslands and the twisty descents on Highland Valley Road.
Only one mechanical today.. not wanting to make the ride too easy, I didn't discover that my rear brake was dragging on the rim until halfway through the loop! A stop at Starbucks in Rancho Bernardo was the topper for the ride. We were lucky and snagged a table with an umbrella... that sun felt a lot warmer when not rolling on the bike.
Anticipating some sunny weather next week, we escape to the coast... Del Mar Breeze Date: Tuesday May 22, 2012 Time: 9:00am
This Thursday, 5/17, another long-distance (60-ish miles) Extra Credit Ride is in the works: we'll cycle to Rainbow and back along Old 395. Clip-in time is 9:00AM, start location is the parking lot at the end of Sunset Drive (north side of Lake Hodges.) This is and out-n-back course, so feel free to start out with us and ride to any turnaround point that suits you, if Rainbow seems to far.