Saturday, February 14, 2015

2015 SMR 05

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.


All the trails that are near Castle Rock are closed down.  There's a sign at the Little Pine Creek trail entrance off of North Gate Road that says don't go there.

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 1st to July 31st to help protect the Peregrine Falcon during their nesting season.

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.


Mike said...

That was me that shouted! :)

Diablo Scott said...

I wondered at the time, but then I thought I saw you on your bike down lower.

Mike said...

Not sure where I was when I saw you - but when I did, I yelled "Hey Scott!"
Saw your helmet turn for a sec but you were around the corner already.

Diablo Scott said...

Well the guy I'm thinking about was hiking on the trail a couple miles below the Summit with one other person and he yelled out "hey Scott" and I yelled back "Who's that?" and I thought he said Matt.

The guy I thought was you was on his bike on the road at about mile 2 from the Gate.