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    Mt. Diablo Hill Climb

    Race up the Northgate side to just shy of the junction:

    https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/Item.aspx?id=2564

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    I think I'll go up early and take photos of everybody!
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    I was thinking about doing this but I just looked at my calendar. Alas, I'm supposed to be working in Santa Cruz

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    ooooo.. sounds like fun!

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    I have only ever ridden down to the Northgate. Seems like a fun climb. I reckon I will do this one. Will be good training for the Climb To Kaiser the week after

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    If I can do a couple of test rides up Diablo I may actually try this one.

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    How does this differ from the Mt. Diablo Challenge in October?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    How does this differ from the Mt. Diablo Challenge in October?
    I think that one goes up the south side to the summit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alainp View Post
    I think that one goes up the south side to the summit.
    Plus it's not a mass start.
    I was planning on doing it, but I think I will do the crit in Napa instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    How does this differ from the Mt. Diablo Challenge in October?
    My description from last year:

    You park and register at North Gate High, about a mile and a half from the North Gate Kiosk.
    This is a santioned race, must have a license, 1-days available at check in.
    They have a starting ramp and a holder - about 2 feet of elevation drop to get you started.
    It's a 10km course so the finish is near the Ranger House, about 1/4 mile short of the Junction. (Gate to Junction is 6.55 miles, 10km is 6.21 miles)

    HERE are some photos.

    Last edited by DiabloScott; 06-19-08 at 05:37 PM.
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    Hey DiabloScott, what's a good time on this route for a non-racer who climbs Diablo (Athenian to Summit) in about 65-70 minutes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by powpow View Post
    Hey DiabloScott, what's a good time on this route for a non-racer who climbs Diablo (Athenian to Summit) in about 65-70 minutes?

    I'd guess you'd do between 30 and 35 minutes on this race. There's usually not much wind in the morning in July.

    Here's a link to last year's results.
    http://www.c4racing.org/www/results/diablo7.html

    (I'd be pretty near the bottom of that list right now)
    Last edited by DiabloScott; 05-30-08 at 03:33 PM.
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    So that means the final 17% pitch is not part of this????
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
    Race up the Northgate side to just shy of the junction:

    https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/Item.aspx?id=2564

    Anyone entering?

    JB
    I've entered.

    I did this 2 years ago, but hope to be a little faster this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    So that means the final 17% pitch is not part of this????
    Correct. First mile is pretty flat, a couple of dips. Real climbing starts about mile 2. Section of 10% at mile 3 (The Bump). Then about 6% for almost the rest of the way with a half mile of flattish section after Chainbuster hairpin.

    (Flat means ~3 or 4%)

    Purple route:
    Last edited by DiabloScott; 05-30-08 at 03:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
    My description from last year:

    You park and register at North Gate High, about a mile and a half from the North Gate Kiosk.
    This is a santioned race, must have a license, 1-days available at check in.
    They have a starting ramp and a holder - about 2 feet of elevation drop to get you started.
    It's a 10km course so the finish is near the Ranger House, about 1/4 mile short of the Junction. (Gate to Junction is 6.55 miles, 10km is 6.21 miles)

    HERE are some photos.

    Thanks for the great information! That is a totally cool start - got my adrenalin going. I have already registered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velodiva View Post
    Thanks for the great information! That is a totally cool start - got my adrenalin going. I have already registered.
    Sassy is signed up. I am thinking about it...get my cast off on Tuesday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smooooth View Post
    Sassy is signed up. I am thinking about it...get my cast off on Tuesday.
    That is fantastic that Sassy has signed up! She will do well! Look forward to seeing you there - and great news about the cast - recover well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velodiva View Post
    That is fantastic that Sassy has signed up! She will do well! Look forward to seeing you there - and great news about the cast - recover well.
    I'm in, too. This promises to be not just a great ride, but a chance to catch up with BF friends as well.
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    I'm in.
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    I think I will sign up... Cat 5.

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    Diablo challenge is from which side?? South? or North?
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    Challenge -- South.
    Hillclimb (this event) -- North.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    So that means the final 17% pitch is not part of this????
    This is up the North side to just below the Junction. 10km/6.2 miles
    The hill - It is long - Lungs filling - Heart pounding - Muscles Pumping
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    I'm in, dunno why. I should pre-ride that probably.

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