Beautiful ride today with a mixture of flat country in the morning and pretty hills in the afternoon. Bright sun with not much wind.
Left just after 8am. Calm cool temperatures and flat farm country roads. A few miles of riding past subdivisions before getting to countryside. The bike was riding well and quickly. After 16 miles reached the frontage road of I-15. This area had many recent housing subdivisions, likely bedroom communities for LA and San Diego.
At 21 miles crossed the interstate and into suburban Murrieta and Temecula. It was early, but got some lunch at Del Taco. Several other riders arrived.
After lunch a solid climb up the escarpment and then along hilly country. Orange trees, avocados and other plans I didn’t recognize. Lots of hills, but more downhill than up. Nice and warm and sunny. The road crossed several small streams.
At 45 miles came to De Luz road, with more uphills after that. Some slow climbing as others passed. One last big descent into Santa Margarita canyon and gentle climb up the other side into Fallbrook. Made it in by 2pm, so nice easy ride today. 55 miles total.