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    1st BF NorCal Diablo KOM Challenge

    The votes are in and we're doing Diablo boys and girls.

    UPDATE WITH NEW INFO

    DATE - SATURDAY JULY 25th

    START LOCATION - ATHENIAN SCHOOL, parking @ Athenian after 8:30am, 8:30 or earlier use Creekledge Rd across Diablo Road

    SUMMIT TIME - 10:30AM



    HOW IT WORKS FOR RIDERS

    Here's the concept - time yourself up Diablo South Gate from Athenian (route is here http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...-KOM-Challenge ). Once you've got a time, I'll assign start times - most leisurely BF climber goes first, followed by the next fastest - delayed by the difference in their qualifying times, then the next fastest and so on. Theoretically if everyone equals their qualifying climbing time, we'd all finish at the summit together. This should make for a fascinating finish between folks who don't normally ride together on climbs

    HOW IT'LL RUN

    I'll show up ahead of the first rider and have a departure list and watch/stopwatch. As each rider goes, we'll note the time on the list. I'll head up to the summit and pass off the list, leaving the fastest rider to bring up the list and stopwatch.

    I'll leave ahead of my timed slot to get to the summit early. I'll be there with a check-in list to record the "official" climb time, take some pictures of everyone enjoying the summit wall together and give it some cowbell.

    TIMES

    Here is the scheduled departure time. I've PM'd some of you already, please take a look at the list, and your scheduled start time and PM me to confirm you're in. I suggest that you show up ready at least 15mins ahead of your scheduled slot (i.e. allow for traffic/mechanicals if you ride to the start etc.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post

    Who's in and qualifying time:

    Beaker 75min
    I've never ridden it before. Can I say 74 minutes?!

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    Theoretically, I'm in too. I'll have a time after this weekend.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    My best (from last year) is 80 minutes. This year is more like 90.

    I am in and looking forward for a heck of a traffic jam on the ramp. Prediction: massive peloton crash half way up the ramp.

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    This is called "The Handicapped Hurl Ride".
    Works best when everyone already knows what they can do and then does it.
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    I ain't no KOM. More like the CJOM (Court Jester of the Mountain) or SASPOM (Sorry-@$$ed Slow Poke of the Mountain). If I can do the Devil Mountain in less than 150 minutes, I'd be surprised.

    Which means I'd have to leave at 8:30.
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    Arrgh - league championship swim meet that weekend. I promised the kids I'd be there (and they're trying to rope me into doing the parents' relay, despite me getting tangled up in the lane lines doing back stroke last time around). So I'm out.

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    Did I mention that by posting in this thread you are automatically in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
    Arrgh - league championship swim meet that weekend. I promised the kids I'd be there (and they're trying to rope me into doing the parents' relay, despite me getting tangled up in the lane lines doing back stroke last time around). So I'm out.

    JB
    I guess you get a pass JB

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    My time last weekend from the South Gate gate was 84 minutes (ok, ok, I'm slow, I get it. ) I'll grab my time from the school next weekend when I plan on doing a Double Diablo. (and a triple the next weekend and a quad the following weekend ... I'm obsessing on Death Ride prep. )

    I'm picturing the finish as a giant tangle of bikes with one winner spit out the top like a watermellon seed.

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    As a new rider who got to the top of Diablo for the first time yesterday(N. Gate)this sounds interesting.

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    I am in, never ridden it so i don't have a time yet. Guess this means i have an excuse to go do it now (and be away from the wife)

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    The last time I was timed up Southgate, It was 1:55. Hmmm..... might as well round up to 120 minutes.
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    I should be in... 80 minutes

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    I'm in... time... I'll find out Saturday.

    Every time I've been to the summit, it has been on the tandem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjfitz View Post
    My time last weekend from the South Gate gate was 84 minutes (ok, ok, I'm slow, I get it. ) I'll grab my time from the school next weekend when I plan on doing a Double Diablo. (and a triple the next weekend and a quad the following weekend ... I'm obsessing on Death Ride prep. )

    I'm picturing the finish as a giant tangle of bikes with one winner spit out the top like a watermellon seed.
    Aw crud. I was hoping this would be a chance to meet all of you. That's the day of the Mt Tam Double and I'm signed up for it. Sorry.

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    Awesome, this is going to be good.

    kjfitz - sorry about that clash - hopefully this won't take out too many other BF'rs??

    BTW - something's not right here - I appear to be the fastest. That's just plain wrong; need a good spread of times to make this interesting....

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    I won't know for sure until school starts, but I HOPE to be there.
    I'm thinking 1:40, based on the last time I timed mysef up Southgate from the school.

    I took a break at the junction, which doesn't show on my timer. So, whih no break I'll likely be even slower....

    Garmin reports 11.1 miles, 3238 feet of up.
    Markers 1 and 4 on the profile are the junction.

    amazingly, the average is only 5.4%



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    Quote Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
    Garmin reports 11.1 miles, 3238 feet of up.
    Markers 1 and 4 on the profile are the junction.
    Something must be wrong with your plotting software. I'm sure that last stretch is 90% not 16%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uspspro View Post
    I'm in... time... I'll find out Saturday.

    Every time I've been to the summit, it has been on the tandem.
    LOL - as part of a 200 mile ride! and you still were faster than my best time.

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    OUT. Mt Tam Double is the same day.

    I'll try getting in on round 2....

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    I did last year's Challenge in 82, so since I'm now older, fatter and slower, put me down for 90.

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    I will have a chance to ride this tomorrow. I'll record my time, but it will be way slower than if I were just riding the Mt.

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    I don't have a time yet, but BBM promised he'd take me on my first tour of Diablo soon, so I'm in. Time to come later.
    It would appear that the strain was more than he could bear....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    OUT. Mt Tam Double is the same day.

    I'll try getting in on round 2....
    Oh yeah!

    Damn... I'm out too

    Mt. Tam Double

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