Thursday, January 01, 2009
New Years Day on Diablo 2009
Me: I'm getting up early and riding Diablo on New Years day. Wanta go?
Tricia: uuummmmmmmm. I'll think about it.
Me: Coffee's on. Coming?
Tricia: arghmmmmmmmmmm. (rolls over)
Me: Ok. I'm suited up and going. Bye!
Tricia: Wait. I coming with you.
Me: Big smile.
Tricia has done the junction a few times, but all the talk of epic rides and the wall had her a bit... concerned.
Of course, she had absolutely no problem. She didn't even bother to stand up for the wall.
We started off in too much fog, and by 1500 feet elevation I figured we'd be in a cloud all day. But somewhere around 2000 feet we popped into a beautiful day. And unlike he last time I rode Diablo, no wind.
There were cyclists everywhere. I wish I had a count (paging Dr. DiabloScott) even a guess count. It was grand.
Coming down was fun until we slammed into the fog and could hardly see. We could really feel the temp drop as we got to the wall of gray. We were braille-riding for a couple of miles.
My first New Years day on the mountain, Tricia's first summit.
A good time was had by all.