I was a bit leery about riding this morning when the first thermometer check read 28F, but by ride time it was 50F and my skepticism was greatly allayed. The threat of cold sure didn't seem to affect the turnout; we had a record 13 riders today - 7 ladies and 6 gents! Special shout-out to new VVV riders: Terri and Paige; and a Welcome Back to Cindy.
This route is all about the climb up to Valley Center, the scenery along Woods Valley and Lake Wohlford, and of course the great descent from the lake. It's safe to say that we enjoyed each aspect. Kudos to Mike, Ed, and Colleen for their strong efforts getting up the Big Hill.
Oh, and yeah, this ride wouldn't be complete without a stop at the Lake Wohlford Cafe. We strained their capacity a bit today, but it was all good... although we may have to start requesting bike racks out front!
Next week's ride... A Bit Of Harmony Date: Tuesday January 22, 2013 Time: 9:00am Ride through northern Escondido into San Marcos with side trip into Harmony Grove on the return to Escondido.