Well, we had an even dozen cyclists today and also had some nice riding weather for the spin up to Woods Valley and Lake Wohlford. Oh yeah, it was a bit cloudy and cool at times, but overall: Thumbs Up! And... we also welcomed another VVV first-timer: Damon, who is a Cyclo-Vet friend of Ed.
This ride has a few key elements: the climb up to Valley Center, the scenic Woods Valley/Lake Wohlford section, the Lake Wohlford Cafe stop, and the screaming Lake Wohlford descent.
The climb is a big challenge and everyone seemed to have brought their best efforts for it. The next section of oaks and ranch scenery is a pleasant way to recover a bit from the hill, although there were a few folks cranking it up and making a hard run to the cafe. I can only speculate that it was the allure of giant cinnamon rolls or a fried egg and bacon sandwich that inspired the cafe sprint. As for the finale, that twisting descent from the lake - total fun. (OK, maybe not the first time down, but once you get to know the road: Zoom-Zoom!)
Next week we have ACHD and so the route is TBD... ACHD Ride Date: Tuesday June 4, 2013 Time: 9:00am Anything Can Happen Day. Group choice for route!