Started out as three riders today: Bob, Liz (Yea! Welcome Back!), and me. We were only a little way down Pomerado for the Old Milk Run when a solo rider named Larry joined up with us. He happened to be on his way to Highland Valley and Bandy Canyon, so we let him team up with us. (And we made numerous references to VVVelo.com as The Place to get connected.)
Conditions were perfect today, and the Highland Valley climb and Bandy Canyon descent were enjoyable as always. We then introduced Larry to both the current state of Ysabel Creek Road - Dirt! - and the Old Milky Way - Cows! - as an alternative to Hwy 78. As a native Michigander he found the fragrance of the cows on Bandini Mountain to be nostalgic. For good measure, we also showed him Old San Pasqual Road as a way to extend the Hwy 78 alternative.
After parting company with Larry at Summit Road, we continued our route through the rollers on Skyline and Idaho roads in Escondido. Finished up by dropping down into town for some traffic, and... Tacos at Nayeli's!
Next week, the classic...
Highland Valley Loop Date: Tuesday June 19, 2012 Time: 8:30am Scenic riding on Highland Valley Road, with plenty of hills.