Saturday, September 29, 2007

Gate-Junction-Hole-Home


Cold this morning; tights and arm warmers. JB, Rick, me.

Rick and I took off together and got a big gap on JB at the Bump, but then he caught up and then he and Rick rode away from me.

Dudley Driveby: 8:48 at the Ranger House.

Rick's plan was to ride easy to Juniper and then go full gas from there to the Summit for a Challenge time split. JB and I went down and around.


The fence uphill from the Hole has been totally replaced with a tall concrete wall. The downhill side is still wood but is falling apart. I'm sure there is a segment of the community down there that doesn't like the access and doesn't like the bikes going through but it's a pretty popular path and the alternate (Diablo Road) is just too narrow and busy; I hope they don't close it off.


Alameda Diablo is a private road through an exclusive country club neighborhood, and they have these speed humps to keep the traffic speed down - they're kind of fun on a bike.

1 comment:

tbv@trustbut.com said...

It's not a "real" concrete wall. Those of us who went by it during construction can attest that it's wood posts, framing, black paper, chicken wire and stucco. Some of us who took the shortcut can also say after closer inspection that the fat caps look suspiciously like styrofoam covered in stucco.

I suspect the hole is part of an easement, and might be tricky to close.

What I really want to know is what it would take to get that stretch of road repaved!

TBV