A little group of us decided to hit San Diego's Dirty Devil as a test ride for the upcoming super popular and incredibly difficult Belgian Waffle Ride which is later this month. The Dirty Devil took us on back roads through the remote towns of Alpine and Julian for the most scenic 85 miles we've ridden.

This was a great training ride and a killer 6 hours on the bike with 300 other cyclists looking to punish themselves with the 8k feet of climbing. Well stocked aid stations, post ride BBQ and massage all make this one a new addition to our spring classics.