We haven't had a ride in a while and I'd like us to get (at least) one more in before the rains come (*if* they come). So let's ride to Carmel and enjoy lunch at Schooners (https://schoonersmonterey.com/). Please review the menu and bring cash as appropriate (if you just don't want to shell out $25 for lunch, just bring something and eat with us anyway).
This will be a newby-friendly ride: https://goo.gl/maps/LYP8U2LmCj32
The route is approximate, and I'm open to suggestion as long as it stays newbie-friendly. If the 85 --> 17 section is not suitable for newbies, we'll make the adjustment during the meet and greet.
Meet and greet at 9:00, mandatory safety talk at around 9:30-9:45. As always, depending on the size of the group we may need sweeps and corner-keepers so I'm looking for volunteers.
Lastly, your Organizer is a strictly recreational fair-weather rider -- rain, or even a real threat of rain, will cancel!