Today I had the pleasure of riding with the Sunday regulars down in Bonita in the south bay area of San Diego. Boy what a great time I had. I would be hard pressed to try and describe any kind of route. It was one of those just follow along and enjoy yourself kind of day. The trail network is pretty extensive with stuff everywhere. I could easily take a aerial shot of the area, hang it on a wall and then throw a saucy plate of spagetti on it and be pretty close to the actual trail layout.
There were some pretty interesting descents here and there over the course of the day
We got in a little bowl action as well. I was told the record is seven bikers in the bowl at once. This is pretty tricky when you are zipping around and another rider gets into the bowl. It is even more fun when one person goes opposite direction! I have to get back here with the video camera.
A little bridge action. I forget how many of these things we crossed.
There were some bushy spots on most of the trails. The branches are a lot stronger than they look. I tried to moose my way through one of them and it stopped me dead in my tracks and pushed me backwards. (I could hear it laughing at me)
There were a few G-Outs to contend with. This was the most interesting one.
This was not an uncommon exit of the G-Out (Myself included)
Nobody got hurt and snickers and laughs all-around was the result of any G-Out flubs.
Of course second time around was usually the charm.
There was some double teeter-tooter action to be had as well. The guys sure seemed eager to help when Karen wanted a spotter. 🙂
There was some single teeter action as well.
Even got to play around on a diving board (some creative trail-building material)
This was a hell of a fun group of folks to ride. I guess we did around 20 miles or so, but it sure feels like more. There is some nice as well as challenging trails in the area. I stopped counting my dabs early on and I even managed to take a soil sample or two to add to my collection. It had been at least a couple of years since I last caught the 8AM Sunday morning group ride out of the Bonita Performance Bike parking lot. I don’t think I will be waiting that long again.
Here are the rest of the pictures from the day.