(Waving my hand at alanrock24):
O00! Ooo! Pick on me! I have a ride suggestion! Here it is:
Head east toward Mount Palomar. Yup, it's an industrial-strength climb to get up to the observatory, but maybe that's your idea of a good time. If not, just top out and roar down into the valley where Lake Henshaw is.
After Henshaw, head south toward Anza-Borrego State Park. Place has road riding, MTB riding, and just hangin' out and watching the days go by.