The core trio again made it out to VV Park for the today's ride to Valley Center: Liz, Mary Ann, and me. We had some nice overcast clouds to keep it cool for the early riding, and it stayed that way until we got up the big climb to Valley Center. After that it was all blue skies, spinning along Woods Valley Road and over to the Lake Wohlford Cafe. Just a perfect day for rolling along through the oaks, hills, and by the lake, with the usual low-traffic dropping to zero at times (were they all home checking latest the stock market plunge/rise?)
The coffee stop at the cafe was deeply satisfying, as only a grilled sourdough with bacon, egg, and cheese can be. To think that we got to follow that up with the thrilling descent of Lake Wohlford Road... it should be a crime to have that much fun. We had plenty of time left over today for a side trip to Queen Calafia's Magical Circle where we visited the sculpture garden, and on the way out did some dirt riding on our skinny tires!
Next week's ride...
Del Mar Breeze
Date: Tuesday August 16, 2011
An easy ride to the ocean for some cool breezes!
Final note: the VVV Time Trial is on Wednesday at 8:30AM. There will be a 20 mile-ish recovery ride at 9:15 leaving from the TT start location.