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.
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?
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.