Saturday, October 29, 2011

2011 SMR 31

Whoa it was cold this morning.  Couldn't find my tights but found some leg warmers and my jacket.  Should have brought long-fingered gloves too but didn't.

Wildlife Encounter:  a deer above the Bump.

I decided to give a name to that place near Son of Chainbuster where I frequently see coyotes - I call it "Coyote Flats".  See Below

Another Wildlife Encounter:  Coyote at Coyote Flats

At the Junction they have a display of "the average Diablo Bike Rider Casualty:

It's a dressed up CPR dummy... as with most of those things, it's kind of androgynous, so I named him Andy Rogynous.

Also, the recently added a bike to the display, with a broken fork and taco'ed wheel.

Also - is that a California State Parks bike jersey??? COOOL!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

2011 SMR 30

Solo ascent this morning, so I went easy and went to the Summit.

Wildlife Encounter:  Red Tail Hawk.

Wildlife Encounter:  Turkeys at the Bump

Roadkill Report:  spiders and snakes.

Saw some guys working on one of the towers near the Summit.  They had some kind of hoist system and then they just grabbed on to the stairs... Looked like fun, but maybe a little scary too.

TWO flats on the way down - front tire.  I probably buggered up the spare install... there was a tear near the valve stem.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2011 WNR 14

Just me and Seppi tonight.

Lots and lots of wildlife, including about 10 tarantulas, 12 deer, and coyotes (somewhere unseen but heard).

And so the sun sets on another season of Wednesday Night Rides, and with them, my witty prose.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Baghdad by the Bay

Took a detour this morning and rode around The City on my Fixie.  Lots of tourists and Fleet Week enthusiasts.  Click the video for a San Francisco Treat.

Saturday Morning in San Francisco from Diablo Scott on Vimeo.
Biking Around Baghdad by the Bay.

Finally, this is not me.
The gentleman known as Diablo Scott on facebook lives in Pennsylvania and is seeking enlightenment through piercings, tattoos, and acid rock music.  Just wanted to clear that up in case anybody went looking for me.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

2011 SMR 29

Cool this morning.  

Wildlife Encounter:  two deer at that estate across from the old nursery.

Hooked up with JB at the Gate.  Passed a few guys int he first couple miles.

Some guys at the Junction wearing fraternity shirts were asking about camping and fire pits.  Said they had some kind of ritual that required fire... I made a joke about sacrificing a goat.  Then remembered that with the Challenge tomorrow there wouldn't be camping anywhere on the Mountain tonight.

JB went home and I rode up to Junction.  Looked like the cloud layer was at about 3,000 feet and I wanted to pierce.

Lots of riders but not a lot of serious guys... I guess they were resting for tomorrow.

Clouds at Juniper!