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    crazy bike girl msincredible's Avatar
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    3 mountains in 5 days

    A bit tired now, but proud of myself.

    Saturday - Mt Diablo (with Alex) - 72 miles including the riding to and from BART (SFO - Walnut Creek - Millbrae)

    Monday - Mt Hamilton (BF group ride) - 40 miles cause I got a ride from Henry

    Today - Mt Tam (solo) - 90 miles including the riding to and from BART (Millbrae - Daly City and back), this was also my longest completely solo ride to date.

    Oh, and more reason to stay on the conservative side while descending....I was heading down from West Peak (the highest paved part), around 2 pm, when all of a sudden a deer darts out across the road just in front of me. I did my emergency braking, fishtailed a bit (luckily I was on a straight and not a corner), and missed it by a couple of feet.

    Mt Diablo


    Mt Hamilton


    Mt Tam


    And me sitting down for lunch at the top of Tam
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    Awesome! Yo Pete.. perhaps we outta take the last three miles up on Saturday..

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    What an accomplishment!

    Bravo!!!

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    Thanks guys!

    I forgot to mention that I had never done Diablo or Hamilton before, and had only gotten up to Pan Toll on Tam before (never to the peaks), so those were all firsts for me.
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    Very impressive! Looks like you're training for Ramon's consecutive bay area peaks ride.

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    We knew it was just a matter of time until you showed those climbs who is boss. Was the junk food hut open at the top? I'm usually craving something from there about the time of the sharp little incline past the big white golf ball structure.

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    Wow! Incredible!

    You da man! Erm, you know what I mean.
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    ... and that's why you are called Ms. Incredible ... congrats ... I am officially in awe.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Sweet! Congratulations Ms I - which climb was the most enjoyable?

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    Super accomplishment!

    Do your quads feel like they could use a good massage now?

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    No fair. You have a distinct weight advantage.


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    Impressive! Might as well go do San Bruno Mountain real quick?
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    Wow, tremendous feat!

    And all first time climbs for you?

    Three thumbs up! Chapeau!

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    Good job! You must be on vacation or something. Shouldn't you be traveling out of the country or something?

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    Ahhhh,

    The BayArea Trifecta!

    Nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kb5ql View Post
    No fair. You have a distinct weight advantage.

    I dunno, she's always toting that big backpack ...

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    Awesome!

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    Wow.

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    Amazing.
    A good ride is one you can walk away from.
    A great ride is one where you can still use the bike afterwards.

    Learn from the mistakes of others.
    You won’t live long enough to make all of them yourself.

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    how does Tam compare to Diablo?

    is it that much more difficult??
    or am i just being weak???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostic View Post
    Awesome! Yo Pete.. perhaps we outta take the last three miles up on Saturday..
    You're on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artichoke View Post
    how does Tam compare to Diablo?

    is it that much more difficult??
    or am i just being weak???
    When Ramon and I did 4 Mts in 4 days...Diablo kicked my butt, I bonked big time. Hamilton was the easiest cause I talked and rode slow all the way. Tam I ride a lot so it doesnt get me too bad unless I'm with the crazy foursome. Marco, Ramone Henry and Tim...then I'm screwed! Just like this coming weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
    Thanks guys!

    I forgot to mention that I had never done Diablo or Hamilton before, and had only gotten up to Pan Toll on Tam before (never to the peaks), so those were all firsts for me.
    Paula, give me a call and come up and do San Bruno with me! You've got to finish it off...As long as you take it easy on me!
    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by artichoke View Post
    how does Tam compare to Diablo?

    is it that much more difficult??
    or am i just being weak???
    Tam is easier than Diablo, from any approach to either hill.

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    Thanks again everyone for the nice comments!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bostic View Post
    Was the junk food hut open at the top? I'm usually craving something from there about the time of the sharp little incline past the big white golf ball structure.
    You know, I didn't check...I was full after my orange, had to save the apple for later. I think it was closed though, none of the tourists came back with food.

    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    Do your quads feel like they could use a good massage now?
    Oh yeah, still sore today. Can't decide which was harder yesterday...the last steep climb up John Daly Blvd, or hauling my bike up and down multiple flights of stairs at Millbrae BART.

    Quote Originally Posted by kb5ql View Post
    No fair. You have a distinct weight advantage.

    Hey now, you guys have more muscle mass in your legs, it all evens out.

    Quote Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
    I dunno, she's always toting that big backpack ...
    Yep, the ubiquitous backpack came with me up all 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
    Good job! You must be on vacation or something. Shouldn't you be traveling out of the country or something?
    Yeah, on vacation this week and next. This is my "stay at home" week, next week I am headed up to the San Juan Islands for a week of kayaking.
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