Forgot the Diablo Bike Cam today... so you get a couple of archival photos.
Just me and JB, I pushed hard a couple times and it felt good, but I didn't last very long... short intervals of standing in medium-size gears, followed by long recovery phases of panting and twiddling in embarrassingly low gears.
Nice weather though - didn't even need arm warmers.
JB said he emailed Ed Litton about maybe fixing and repainting his old Teesdale... apparently Ed and Tom were old friends so JB thought Ed might be interested... no response... not sure why JB is interested in the restoration after 20 years of storing the broken frame in his garage.
Hey - the portapotties at Junction are gone and the regular restrooms are open!
OK, here's the blast from the past photos because I forgot my bike cam today:
2012 - Diablo Brother comes for a visit and a ride.
2013 - JB still has this same jacket, tights, and helmet (they were old even then).
2014 - the year from hell. Broken pelvis in March, broken ribs in October, had my commute bike stolen in May and had to euthanize my dog in December... got VIP tickets to the AMGEN Diablo stage for my birthday though!
2016 - I won a company prize for this photo - they wanted people to send pictures of themselves being active. I forgot what the prize was, but I remember winning!
2017 - Boy I don't miss being this heavy.2018 - the year I went all-in on sew-ups.
2021 - I had returned to fitness after my seizure last year, then I broke my kneecap in January and all of that good conditioning leaked out. It was about 6 months before I could do Junction. One effective, but not recommended, way of forgetting your broken back is to break your knee.