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Old 01-13-08, 09:23 PM   #1
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1/13/08 Mt. Diablo Ride Report

What a beautiful day it was today. Skies were clear, temps were crisp, and winds were moderate as my son and I set off to climb the mountain. His previous two attempts resulted in him reaching the South Gate entrance and the junction. This third time would result in him reaching the summit. We took plenty of breaks and went at a leisurely pace but he still needed some assistance up some of the hard parts. Anyway, I'm quite proud of the little guy .

Starting the ascent just past the south gate entrance


Taking a break at the junction


Taking another break at the Juniper turnout


Posing in front of the summit elevation marker


Sporting some serious "helmet head"!

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Old 01-13-08, 09:27 PM   #2
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Wow! What a great achievement. You should be proud.

PS. He looks like a mini version of you!
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Old 01-13-08, 10:11 PM   #3
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diablo 1/13

135 degree view from Juniper, Jan 13.
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Old 01-13-08, 10:14 PM   #4
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That is great! I can't get my 9 year old to ride more than a few miles, and my 7 year old can barely keep his balance. I'm really impressed.

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That is wonderful! Congrats! (that's root beer for him...)
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[QUOTE=alainp;5977396]What a beautiful day it was today. Skies were clear, temps were crisp, and winds were moderate as my son and I set off to climb the mountain. His previous two attempts resulted in him reaching the South Gate entrance and the junction. This third time would result in him reaching the summit. We took plenty of breaks and went at a leisurely pace but he still needed some assistance up some of the hard parts. Anyway, I'm quite proud of the little guy .

.........AWSOME DUDE!!!!............
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Old 01-14-08, 12:09 AM   #7
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That's wonderful !
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wow, mountain bike and a kickstand. If I rode a bike with the same relative weight to me, I don't think I could make it -- it'd be like riding a full DH mountain bike UP diablo. I'm very impressed.
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Old 01-14-08, 12:31 AM   #9
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Give him a big high five for me!!!!! Great job, the bike probably weighed more than he did. You must be proud of him!!!!
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Great job. What a handsome young man.
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Geez, make some of us look bad, whydon'tcha?

But really, good job to 'im!
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Thanks for the kind words guys! I'll be sure to show him this thread. Yeah, I'm still quite amazed with his achievement especially after considering the weight to horsepower ratio. But kids have so much energy. I had to remind him to pace himself at the beginning because he kept trying to activate his so-called "turbo boost". His tank was running dry toward the end but he still got up. It took 4 hours (including breaks) to reach the top from our house and he was so happy on the descent he was singing and waving hello to the other cyclists on their way up .
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Old 01-17-08, 01:46 PM   #13
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Hello Lance Armstrong Junior!!! Nice climb, kiddo!
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Made the trip. And check that look. Perfect smile!
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