I was finally able to join the other ALC riders from Palm Springs. It was a great introduction to their training regiment and to see how I'm coming along. We ended up leaving Palm Springs to ride in Yucaipa. We climbed about 3,000 ft, and I met 2 horses along the way.
It was great meeting new people and getting out of town, the same routine can get a little monotonous. It was a great route, can't wait to go back.