BONUS POST !
Blog reader Mike is on the steering comittee for the Diablo Challenge and he asked me to help him stir up some enthusiasm for this year's event.
The Challenge is a benefit for Save Mount Diablo and the registration page is HERE.
There is also an on-line forum for asking questions and sharing information HERE.
This event is always special, but this year may have a special guest: Floyd Landis is rumored to be coming to do the ride. (edited to correct my mistake that the special guest might have been Bobke).