We stayed close to home today since there was a bit of a rain threat, and it seemed better to be near civilization in case we had to bailout. But we still managed to get in a brush with some hilly scenery out along Sycamore Canyon Road. And we also fit in about 1,800' of elevation gain - not bad for a short ride day. Our cafe stop at Starbucks in RB was interesting, lots of bike talk, and we got to see pix of Mike's drilled-out fat tire rims. Nice job on those, Mike!
For those who wondered where Jerry's was today... it seems that he was busy conquering Mt Woodson. Here's what he had to say about it, and his video link:
A longish 17 1/2 minutes video of me climbing Mt. Woodson. I cut as much as I could but feel free to fast forward especially close to the end but you might miss something. Rated PR for Profanity Restrained. Be warned you will hear me cursing out of sheer frustration and lack of oxygen. I ran out of battery about 3/4ths of the way up. The road was great and smooth until the water tank but shortly after that it was bumpy, gravelly, slippery IOW sucky! Descending was a bit scary for the same reason and cause the road is so narrow. I stopped 3 times coming down to cool my brakes and rims!
So feel my pain and enjoy my frustration.
Check it out: video!
This week's ridership: 12 Cyclists (4W / 8M)
Next week, it's up the hill to Valley Center...
Lake Wohlford & Woods Valley
Date: Tuesday February 11, 2014
Scenic riding with plenty of hills.