When you have the time the following is a great ride.
76 to N. Santa Fe to Osborne to E. Vista Way to Gopher Canyon to Circle Drive to Lilac Road to Valley Center Road to 76 to Palomar Mountain South Grade to East Grade to 76 to 79 to San Felipe Road to Montezuma Valley Road to Borrego Springs for lunch.
After lunch Borrego Springs Road to Yaquip Pass Road to 78 to Julian for some world famous pie. Then home from there.
It's a fabulous ride visiting many very fun roads. Dropping down into Borrego the views are spectacular. Think the road is nick named the glass staircase and you will see why.
If you do the ride let me know how it goes.
Hey, I'm one of those "afternoon" guys! What're you sayin'?That is quite a ride! I'd suggest you try going up to Mother's Kitchen at the top of Palomar and assess the situation from there. It can be a workout just to make it there.
At palomar, weekend mornings sort of belong to the road warriors, knee draggers and otherwise self declared fast guys. The afternoon crowd is more mature and sedate. Be forewarned View attachment 6676