Hello - SHORTS!
Haven't quite settled in to my new routine yet and I was almost 15 minutes late to the Gate. What new routine you ask? New cat and new dog that require attention before allowing me to leave.
Castle Rock Area In Mount Diablo State Park to Close for Falcon Nesting Season Walnut Creek, Calif.--The area known as “Castle Rock” in Mount Diablo State Park will be closed off to visitors from February 1 to July 31 to help protect the Peregrine Falcon during their nesting season. http://www.parks.ca.gov/NewsRelease/493
OK, I'm not really sure this meets the definition of road kill, but it must be posted:
Roadkill Report: a fish - big goomer, about a foot long.
Met JB at Junction just as he was heading up Summit Road - I guess he didn't get my IM L8 text and thought I wasn't coming. He gave me a minute to eat my mini Clif Bar and then we rode to The Summit together.
Somebody shouted out to ME from a trail below Summit Road but I don't know who it was, so leave a comment if it was you.
Felt good all the way up and down - no rib pain at all, not nearly as fit as I'd like to be, and my confidence at speed is coming back very slowly.
Diablo Shoutout to blog reader DOUG, who has been enjoying fame ever since I posted this photo of him in 2007. He says people recognize him around town and he always gets good tables at restaurants.
Holy cow you guys, get your bike to Diablo and enjoy this weather.