We had a TnT training ride today, and went up to the Mt. Diablo junction from the North Gate, and who do we see? Alainp and his son, enjoying some PBJ's while gathering themselves for the assault on the summit. Our route didn't include the summit (and a coach was cracking the whip) so we didn't really have a chance to talk.
Later in the ride, near the intersection of Highland and Collier Canyon there's some tall guy with a beard taking pics - looks a lot like Pete (Taxi777), but what's he doing out this way? Sure enough, it was Pete who had just come off of Morgan Territory. He rode with us for a while and pulled us through the headwinds back up Highland and Tassajara. Nice. He needed to grab some food, so he pulled off at Blackhawk Plaza while we continued on Blackhawk and Diablo Blvd to the end of our ride.
Not quite as difficult as Ron's birthday ride, but we did 56 miles with 3,450 feet of climbing. And for the record, Pete was on his way to the Mt. D. summit.