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Old 09-03-08, 10:06 AM   #1
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Spot the Coyote Diablo Ride : September 28th

A short and sweet BF ride up the South Gate of Mount Diablo to the summit from the oh so trendy Blackhawk Plaza.

No restrictions on what to ride but I encourage you to be creative on your choice of chosen steed. There will be a special prize(s) for the best picture of a Coyote or Tarantula posted on your ride report on this site. This will be a semi no drop ride. It will be no drop to the base of the climb (start of the Diablo Challenge) then its every person for themselves up to the junction where we will let everyone get back together before tackling the final push to the summit where we will regroup and take in the view. It should not be possible to get lost.
For the down hill we will all ride at our own pace and meet at the bottom by the school before we ride as a group back to Starbucks.

here is a route suggested by Google from the Bart

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sadd...,0.439453&z=11

If you have time afterwards check out the amazing car show in Danville

http://www.danville-delegance.org/

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Start : Blackhawk Plaza Starbucks
http://www.shopblackhawkplaza.com/shops/starbucks.html
Date: Sunday 28th September
Time : 10:00 a.m (50 minutes to get from Dublin Bart)
Distance : Not very Far at all but lots of climbing
Route : Blackhawk Plaza to Blackhawk Road to Mount Daiblo Scenic Blvd. South Gate to Summit and Back
Climbing :4000ft+

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Still Thinking About It:

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Old 09-03-08, 11:01 AM   #2
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This sounds like the perfect opportunity for the Taxi bike...I should have done Tam by then...depends on the knees, I might get lazy though.
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Why don't you two come over on the Tandem and do Tam with us? Sat
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Would have joined if it was on a Saturday.
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This sounds like the perfect opportunity for the Taxi bike...I should have done Tam by then...depends on the knees, I might get lazy though.
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Why don't you two come over on the Tandem and do Tam with us? Sat
Would have loved to Join you on Saturday but I am doing a Cyclo Cross in Livermore.
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Not sure if I'll be back in town .... this is the same weekend as the Lighthouse Century.
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I'll still be in SLO from the Lighthouse Century
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Love to, but can't. I'll be waking up in Cupertino after MyLilPony's high school reunion....
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I got a picture of a UFO at yesterday's MTB ride in Water Dog Park, how does that compare?

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That's not a UFO... THIS is a UFO
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I got a picture of a UFO at yesterday's MTB ride in Water Dog Park, how does that compare?

How did the Birdy do at Water Dog? What did you think of the trails?
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How did the Birdy do at Water Dog? What did you think of the trails?
Ugh, not ideal, Russian Ridge was a better fit for it. It did its best getting me to and from it.

We tried to follow this "easy route" I found (although did accidentally detour at one point into some more advanced singletrack).

The beginning fireroad was nice and easy (could even do that on a road bike), but it rapidly transformed after that.

The terrain was way too uneven, lots of big rocks and/or crevices, or else it was too loose. I ended up walking a lot of the way.
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Wait... MyLilPony points out I don't know how to read a calendar and the reunion is a different day.
So we should be able to come.
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I am definitely in!! I am coming from San Jose, should I drive? or is there a better way to get there? (public transportation). I would ride but 50 miles is a bit too long for a warmup i think.
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I'd be interested but the first BART doesn't hit Dublin until 9:10, so I guess it's a no go.
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I think I have chosen a bad date for my original planned meeting place in Danville. There is a big car show on in Danville that day.

http://www.danville-delegance.org/

Meet in Blackhawk instead. Id like to set off early so I can get back to see the show (its my favourite car show in the Bay Area).
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I'm a maybe. The starting point is practically out my front door. Just gotta get some scheduling straightened out.
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will try to figure out the logistics. My wife wants to use this as training for the Diablo challenge so we plan to regroup at the school (challenge start) then just before the top (where the challenge finishes). This is so we can get an idea of the climb times.

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I got a picture of a UFO at yesterday's MTB ride in Water Dog Park, how does that compare?

I saw a bike just like that on the ACE train this morning. Looks very cool.
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It's been a while between BF rides, Diablo is on the "to do" list, count me in!
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I will try to figure out the logistics. My wife wants to use this as training for the Diablo challenge so we plan to regroup at the school (challenge start) then just before the top (where the challenge finishes). This is so we can get an idea of the climb times.
Are you sure the Challenge finishes before the top? I thought the north ramp was included (the one we usually ride on the descent).
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I Moved the start time to allow Bart riders. I think its only about 8 miles from the Bart to our meeting place.
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