Nice day for a ride and a nice day to welcome two riders relatively new to VVV, Larry and David, who joined Elizabeth, Mary Ann, and Bob. We missed Steve and Beth's punishing pacesetting -- NOT!
By group assent we changed the route to avoid the big hill and time involved in the Highland Valley route and went pseudo-coastal instead: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/104654915. Generally down through Poway on Espola, Community, and Pomerado, west on Scripps Poway Parkway, down Mercy Road and then up to the top of Black Mountain Road where we joined the bike path. From there it was west to Camino Del Sur and north across Carmel Valley Road and around through Del Sur and 4S Ranch. Finally, back across on Camino Bernardo, east to Bernardo Center, and home through the "back door" to Green Valley.
Bob and Larry headed back to RB via Carmel Valley road and missed our leisurely repast at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf in 4S Ranch, but I'm sure they'll join us next time.
Until next week,