Sunday, November 30, 2008

Diablo ride with Bikeforums

Curtis vs LanceOldStrong
The last 200 yards (correction: DiabloScott, master of all things Diablo, insists it's 300 meters) of Mt. Diablo is an 18% straight-up grunt. It's hard enough without having climbed almost 4000 feet just to get there. So Lanceoldstrong and I sprinted. It was a blast.

The NorCal Bikeforums "Work off the turkey" ride was quite an event. It's always fun to see old friends, but toss in the weather and the wind and it becomes quite an event.

I left home in 45 degree overcast. It was mid 60s at the start. I'd worried I'd overdressed. It was warm climbing, but then the wind kicked in and I was glad to be in by knickers.

The weather station there reported:
11am Windspeed 47mph; Peak windspeed 62mph

All in all, major fun.


  1. The last 200 yard of Mt. Diablo is an 18% straight-up grunt.

    It's 300 meters, starting at the Car Stoppers.



  2. It was nice meeting you Curtis. You and Oldstrong put on quite a show for us onlookers. To be able to get out of the saddle and sprint up the wall, after climbing well over an hour, wow, that was great.


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