I love Highland Valley Road. It’s steep, long and windy. It twists through a section of Ramona that probably has a higher population of horses and other livestock than people. I’ve rocketed down Highland Valley several times, practicing my descending skills, imagining that I’m on some road in the Alpes.
I’ve never had the guts to try riding up it. Until today.
It’s exactly the kind of road to help prepare me for France this July.
From the ‘No Dumping’ sign at the bottom to the stop sign at the top is 7.5 miles. I did it today in 36:01 for an average of 12.4 mph.