MOUNT HAMILTON NEW YEAR'S DAY RIDE INFO-This will be the umpteenth-annual unsupported ride up Mount Hamilton this coming Friday morning (New Year's Day). No support, no organization, just people showing up to ride up the Bay Area's biggest climb so, no matter how the rest of the year goes, you feel like you accomplished something. (There will also be many cyclists out on Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais as well)
Faster cyclists will be setting out at 9am, with those needing a bit more time at 8:30am. What's fast? Somebody who can ride up in 1:45 or better. What's slow? Good question! I'll be riding up with my son at 9, and figure he can do it in about 2 hours 15 minutes or so. First-timers could take 3 hours... it's a long, 20-mile climb to the top.
well, the rain held off and it was a great way to start the year. a little cloudy and cool but the visibility was great and there were a good number of bikes out there. here's to many more Hamilton ascents this year.
Hey you California wimps - the weather forecast for New Years Day was for drizzle at worst.
I know! The last time I rode with forecast 50% rain, it was a steady rain all day! The last time I rode with forecast rain "late in the day" it started raining at 12pm. I did everyone a favor by staying in and keeping the weather clear.