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    Senior Member ericm979's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalai View Post
    Thanks ericm979. Can you confirm the name of the court - just checking the map and there is a Creekledge ct directly opposite Sth Gate rd.
    that must be it then
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    Also are the locals okay with people parking there? Is a weekday so don't expect many riders out and about.
    no one has hassled me when I have done it. If they had I wouldn't have suggested it. There is often parking along Blackhawk right before it as well.

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    Loves to suffer freighttraininguphill's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    freighttraininguphill what did you use to mount contour? Thanks. and congrats on climbing Diablo.
    I used the vented helmet mount. I know I move my head around too much when I'm suffering on a climb, but the helmet mount offers the best sound quality and view of the scenery off to the side when I look at it as I'm riding.

    I've climbed Diablo three more times since I started this thread. The second climb was the Morgan Territory-Mt. Diablo ride. I did this in March, and I felt good until the last four miles of the Diablo climb, which was the last climb of the day of course.

    http://www.strava.com/activities/44712050
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/285325564

    Here's a few pics from that ride.





    Here's video of the Morgan Territory climb. I now use a GoPro HD Hero on the helmet mount. I use the Hero 1 instead of the Hero2, since it gets much better battery life. The Hero3's battery life is even worse, according to reviews.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uYgQZi6aW8


    Here's where I ran out of energy and cramped up right at the Mt. Diablo summit sign.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc6RVXk_cmE


    Since I sucked so badly on that climb, I decided to go back the next weekend and do a make-up climb. I did 1 1/2 climbs this time. I rode North Gate to the ranger station, descended South Gate, then climbed back up South Gate to the summit. I still suffered on the last three miles or so, but I did a little better this time.

    http://www.strava.com/activities/45577007
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/288031175

    Here's video of the South Gate climb.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOG_2AJNe3k


    Pics from that ride








    The third climb was in April. I drove my riding partner down to San Ramon so he could do the Devil Mountain Double. While he was doing that, I climbed South Gate Road to the summit. I wasn't feeling 100%, so once again it was a sufferfest.

    http://www.strava.com/activities/51061292
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/304205060

    I like to take pics at the summit every time I climb Diablo, because it always looks different.


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    RacingBear UmneyDurak's Avatar
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    Ah, thanks.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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