Saturday, June 14, 2008


Rick's racing tomorrow, so just me and JB today.

Weather forecast was for more heat but this morning started out pretty cool.

Lots of folks training for Death Ride today... no big groups though.

Dudley Driveby: I forget where, but he was wearing a winter coat.

JB decided to do some intervals near the Lower Ranch and that was about the last I saw of him before Junction.

Somebody finally marked off the pavement damage at Wounded Knee. It was really hard to see because of the lighting. I'm not sure if they did this as a warning or as an instruction for some future pavement repair.

We hung around the Junction until the bugs got too bad, then headed up to Juniper and JB said he'd turn around there.

Wildlife Encounter: A cute little bunny.

At Juniper we thought we smelled smoke but couldn't figure out where it was coming from. We said good-bye and I went up. Stopped for a bit at Muir Picnic Area for some spy photos:

Diablo Spy Cam

Then on to the Summit. It was getting pretty hot now but it was a really nice day. Dozens of riders enjoying the Mountain.

Just got done with a major overhaul on my bike - looking good. White handlebar tape will be grungy soon but I like it.

I've been trying to capture how steep the Wall is... do you think this does it?

Snapped this photo from the PH BART a while back.

After the ride, I took my daughter and a couple friends and another dad on a bike ride to the park on the trails. Ran into a guy with a 28 year old custom Klein. It hardly had any markings on it but I could tell easily from behind. He actually did some work for Klein as a Human Resources consultant and worked the bike into the deal - told them he wanted a bike especially for Mount Diablo! (He got a triple with 7 speed freewheel). They also customized the frame to accomodate his arm length discrepancy. I asked him to check my site and then write up the story of his bike for my Klein page.


Anonymous said...


The Diablo Hill Climb (Northgate entrance to just before the Junction - time trial format) is this Sunday, June 22.

Anonymous said...

And Ned Overend is on the pre-reg list!