Yesterday was my 65th birthday and I decided to celebrate with a ride. Thanks to all the members who've posted birthday rides. We are in San Diego for Christmas so I was pretty sure of good weather. I had decided on a route that would take me just to the north side of Camp Pendleton and back. My son-in-law said he would ride with me part of the way so we decided to start at 7:00 am. Weather Channel said 50 degrees which we were having trouble believing until we saw frost on the ground. It took a couple of hours to warm up but became an absolutely beautiful day. Just before my s-i-l turned around at mile 14 we met Joe and Stu who look to be 50+ riders. They were also headed to the other side of Pendleton and were kind enough to slow down to my pace so I could stay with them. They kept me from getting lost a couple of times and pointed out a restroom just in time.
The ride turned into 76 miles because I was having such a good time with Joe and Stu that I didn't want to turn around. An absolutely perfect birthday -- on the bike until my legs wouldn't work anymore.
A great big thank you to Joe and Stu. You guys are great and you made my day.