Very nice to see six riders today for The Old Milk Run (Mary Ann, Maurice, Matt, David, John, and me.) Despite all the talk about the Heat Wave, we really had a rather pleasant time of it today. Getting out at 8AM, and our relentless dedication to not pushing too hard, paid off: hardly any dead bodies left behind and done by 11AM!
We had a good ride out the first climb on Highland Valley Road, and even managed to cajole Matt, who had sworn to turn back, into going up to Bandy Canyon with us. HVR was also where John decided that won't chug a big glass of OJ just before starting his next ride. All was well for the descent, and everyone seemed to drop down Bandy canyon about 10mph faster than me. Thankfully, the broken pavement and sandy wash on Ysabel Creek Road allowed me to catch up.
Ysabel Creek, Old Milky Way, Old San Pasqual, and Idaho roads were new for some and not recently ridden for others - always nice to mix it up a bit. Matt parted company with us as we crossed Bear Valley Parkway, saying something about getting home for a cold Bottled Enhanced Electrolyte Replacement drink.
Meanwhile, we cut off a few flat miles, and threw in a couple of extra rollers on 9th Street in Escondido, to get us Peterson's Donut Shop just before the Big Rush. You'd think that hot weather would diminish doughnut demand, but no... that place is always packed!
Next week, cooler clime & easier climbs: Del Mar Breeze Date: Tuesday August 21, 2012 Time: 8:00am An easy ride to the ocean for some cool breezes!