Saturday, March 11, 2017

2017 SMR 08

SHORTS!  Didn't even need my windbreaker after about 8:30

DiabloShoutout to Blog Reader Mike, who rode his motorcycle to volunteer for trail maintenance.

I tried a new setting on my Contour action cam - I thought maybe a higher FPS would give me better options for snipping photos from the video - but the photos aren't as good.  See for yourself.

Also... POPPIES!

My knee started to complain near the Ranger House.  Right when I got to Sunset I decided to listen to it.  Not the kind of aggravating niggling pain of over-use... the kind of sharp jolt of pain that comes at random intervals for no good reason.  Turned around and it even got a little worse on the way down.

Bikes everywhere enjoying the beautiful weather.
Including some big groups coming up on my descent.

Bonus Extra fun story:

Long-time blog readers will remember when I had my unique Masi fixed gear commuter stolen from my home while I was recovering from my broken pelvis three years ago.

Well Diablo Wife and Diablo Daughter were having lunch at a local establishment and they see some guy ride up and lock his bike that looked exactly like mine so they sneak a photo to me.  Well it could've been mine I guess - if he changed the handlebars and brake levers and saddle and fender... but on closer inspection this bike looks a size or two larger than mine.  Interesting though, because I've never seen another one like it.

Not my stolen Masi

My stolen Masi


Mike said...

That was a hard days work!
Those volunteers do an amazing amount of work for the park and so much of it goes unnoticed.

Nice to see you!

Diablo Scott said...

How did you connect, Mike? Is there a sign up and schedule page I can link to if my readers want to help?

Mike said...

Great Idea!
It's the 2nd Saturday of the month.
I stopped and talked to them on my ride up last month.
(you made notice of them in your post that day)

To get notification, just send an email to
He might not respond quickly but he'll put you on the list.
A few days before he'll send you an email letting you know where and what they'll be working on that day.

Bring water, lunch, snacks and sunscreen. Wear long pants, long sleeve shirts, boots or sturdy shoes, gloves. They'll supply all the tools and instruction. Work as hard or mellow as you want, they start at 8:30am and finish at 2:30pm.

The core group is very nice and friendly - everyone is.
I plan on doing this as much as I can in the future!