Wednesday, July 31, 2013

2013 WNR 14

First ride in two weeks! 

Roadkill Report:  tarantula.

This guy and his buddy said it was only their second time up The Mountain.  I invited them to become Wednesday Night Regulars.

We all pretended not to be breathing hard as we passed this attractive rider.

Are the sunsets getting earlier already?

Kevin has about the same build as the polka dot jersey Columbian guy.  He rode to a Junction PB tonight.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hi Scott!

Just back from a vacation where I had a wonderful time in SoCal even without my bike.

Diablo regular Tall Charlie from work went to France with a cycle touring company to ride up Alpe d'Huez and sent me his greeting from the summit!

This is totally click-worthy.

Hi Scott! from Scott Parr on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Team ClubSport Three Country Clubs Ride

Team ClubSport Three Country Clubs Ride from Diablo Scott on Vimeo.

Rolling hills with the health club team, I think there were twelve of us.

Roadkill Report:  a deer :-( on the side of Danville Blvd... a big hole in his side was being eaten by bugs and stuff.  Also a cat in the foothills.

One guy crashed near Diablo country club, and another guy hopped a curb to miss him, but he didn't quite make the whole curb and he exploded his tire - very impressive and nobody hurt.

We rode through some gated zillionaire neighborhoods and everyone made complete stops and rode single-file so as not to piss off the elitist seculsionaries.  I figure the best outcome that'll ever come out of Stop Sign Gate is that riders will be respectful and owners will be tolerant and we'll have a semi-stable detente.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

2013 WNR 13

Ted and his 13th birthday present.

Tall Charlie will be trying to catch the cameraman's
eye on Alpe d'Huez with this sign next Thursday...
keep your eyes open!

Saturday, July 06, 2013

2013 SMR 22

Garage flat this morning.  Pulled a big rose thorn out of my front tire and fixed it while I watched Le Tour... first stage in the mountains and exactly what a mountain stage is supposed to be.

Anyway, got to The Gate late and started about 8:15.  Almost caught JB at Clavicle Cracker but then he flamed up the afterburners and beat me to Junction.

Then I went up to Juniper solo.
This guy shouted out "DIABLO SCOTT" as he came down.

Nice ride up to Juniper.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

2013 WNR 12

HOT - remember to ride within yourself.

Two frozen water bottles.  Melted faster than I could drink them.

Johnson County Jason joined us on The Bump

Kevin's first Diablo ride since the Ataxia crash - says his wrist still hurts some.

Tall Charlie is going to France to ride l'Alpe and other iconic TdF mountains.  One of his friends asked him for an Alpe d'Huez jersey and I said "Maybe they sell one that says 'MY FRIEND RODE UP ALPE D'HUEZ AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS STUPID JERSEY!"