Started with four riders today: Mary Ann, Beth, Bob, and me. And all was well in the early going, but the flat-bug bit going through Escondido - knocking out Beth and Bob. MA had to turn back soon after reaching El Norte Parkway, so it was up to me to see to that the route had something like a full riding.
Of course, solo means free to improvise in my book, so I tacked on a side-trip up to Lake Wohlford and then along North Lake Wohlford past the horse ranches, egg farm and casino before heading back towards Lilac. Oh, had to stop at Java Journey too - Mmm, that Mocha flavored Polar Cap with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle does it every time. Met a couple of casual riders there, spread the Cyclo-Gospel, and then sped on towards Lilac, jacked up on sugar and caffeine. I decided to skip the Sierra Rojo/Wilkes loop, since I did that yesterday, and just butted along against the wind on Old Castle Road. After that it was some easy riding down Old 395 and Jesmond Dene, with a bit of tailwind. Nice!
Next week, it is time for Group Choice again: ACHD Ride Date: Tuesday June 5, 2012 Time: 8:30am Anything Can Happen Day. Group choice for route... Usually easy?? Please note the new start time: 8:30AM !