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    Senior Member gpelpel's Avatar
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    Mt. Diablo Double

    I did it, a double climb of Mt. Diablo. First climb from the Southgate took 1h 25' without a stop. The second from the Northgate took 1h 38' (riding time) but included about 3 stops, the first at the junction for some fresh water, and a couple more on the way up to the summit. The ramp at the end of the second climb was very, very tough.
    A scary moment when a squirrel hit my front wheel while descending Northgate Road. I first thought I had flatted until I realized tire and wheel were fine. Thankfully the beast might have hit the rim.
    I hope to be able to ride a triple climb in a couple of weeks and I should be ready for the Death Ride.

    Mileage: 44.94
    Ride Time: 4:04:05
    Total Time: 4:33:15
    Total Ascent: 6718'
    Max Speed: 36.61
    Avg. Speed: 11.05 (ouch!!!)



    Last edited by gpelpel; 06-14-08 at 08:58 PM.

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    moth -----> flame Beaker's Avatar
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    Nice work.

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    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
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    GPS altitude graphs or it didn't happen




    I only hit the Summit once and I was beat.
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    Impressive!

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    Spinning like a gerbel spingineer's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    Impressive!
    When will we see you out on the road again? We were talking about you on today's ride, and we miss you.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    When will we see you out on the road again? We were talking about you on today's ride, and we miss you.
    Awww, thanks, I miss you guys too. I'll be traveling the next couple of weekends, but should be at both the Tandem rally and the folder fest.

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    Good climb! I was asking my own bad self "Self, could you do two Diablos"?
    I'm going to have to find out sometime.

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