Our usual ride leader is off on a cruise so I’m pinch-hitting for a couple of weeks. I led a ride out to the end of Redwood Retreat Road and back. When it’s a larger group and some are faster than others, it can be a bit more like being a mother hen making sure no one gets left behind. But there were a total of seven of us of similar riding ability so it made it easy. This is one of my favorite rides, with beautiful scenery and challenging but not too difficult hills.