Another good turnout today - seven riders: Beth, Bob, Jerry, Mary Ann, Shawna, Ava, and me. Special welcome to Ava, who made her first VVV ride today.
Our early going was marked by a bit of lingering morning chilliness, but layers were coming off by the time we crossed over Lake Hodges. The ride up to Valley Center went well, although the climb there was hampered for Jerry by a thorn-induced flat. He managed to catch us at the end of Woods Valley Road. So while Jerry had to hammer up the hill and through the woods, the rest of us enjoyed a leisurely pace and took in the scenery!
Our coffee stop at the Lake Wohlford Cafe was awesome, as usual... mmmm, I can't resist their fried egg sandwich with a hot cup of coffee. (Lizzie: You Shoulda Been There!) After fixing another post-stop flat (Mary Ann's this time), we made the ear-popping descent down to Escondido, which by itself is worth doing the whole route!
Next week, another new-ish route...
The Old Milk Run
Date: Tuesday November 15, 2011