Sunday, January 01, 2017

New Year's Summit 2017

I checked.  The last time I didn't do a Summit ride on New Year's Day was 2011.  So that's six years without missing one.

Glued a new tire on the rear last night, so I was ready.

Weather was a little bit better than yesterday, and I brought some shoe covers.  Also applied some Beljum Budder to reduce chafing... should've used a little more.

And I wore my light weight gloves because my hands got too hot yesterday... another mistake... fingers were frozen on the descent.

Didn't see a single soul on a bike until Junction when this guy came down from Summit.  He said he was the first one there and he was rightfully proud of that trophy.

Also at Junction, this Moots guy came up from NGR and we chatted for a while about weather and bikes.

 Hey, looks like some blue sky up there... I think... maybe.

Yeah, no... not where I'm going.

My legs were screaming going up the wall... and I had an SUV behind me.

I was the 13th rider to Summit in 2017.  I counted people coming down and assumed they all made the Upper Lot.

Update:  At the end of the day, the public Strava count for 1/1/2017 is:
Д Mt. Diablo NGR: North Gate to Junction:  88
Д Mt. Diablo SGR: Tire Poppers to Junction:  130
Д Mt. Diablo Summit Road: Junction to Summit:  157

1 comment:

Rick said...

Good job keeping up the tradition!