For the last ride from my base in Lone Pine, I chose Horseshoe Meadow Road.
This, I knew, would be a little different from my other rides around here. For one thing, the road was paved. For another, much of the route would be high above the valley floor, with tall trees, cool air, and maybe a few patches of snow.
Also, I wouldn’t actually need to do a great deal of pedaling in order to cover 20 miles.