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Old 05-21-17, 11:47 AM
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my apologies to anyone who heard my brakes sat morning (probably half the mountain)... time to sand off the glaze and toe in.
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Old 05-21-17, 12:56 PM
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my apologies to anyone who heard my brakes sat morning (probably half the mountain)... time to sand off the glaze and toe in.
Sorry I called you a ******.

edit... g00ber is censured?
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Old 05-21-17, 09:03 PM
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my apologies to anyone who heard my brakes sat morning (probably half the mountain)... time to sand off the glaze and toe in.
Oh yeah they were loud...I heard you coming into the Junction
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Old 05-22-17, 07:20 AM
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It was a wonderful night for a ride to the summit.








I see this guy at the junction just before sunset often.
This being almost like a Park might make a difference. In the natural world a raccoon out in daylight usually means they have rabies. It means they can't hunt at night very good. I would still be careful and give him/her plenty of room.

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Originally Posted by Zurichman2 View Post
This being almost like a Park might make a difference. In the natural world a raccoon out in daylight usually means they have rabies. It means they can't hunt at night very good. I would still be careful and give him/her plenty of room.

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Yeah, I don't get too close but also not too worried about rabies. This one comes out just about sunset and heads for the junction to hunt for nutbar crumbs and half melted leftovers stuck in the wrappers.

Last year before the new trash cans he/she would do the head first dive into the trash cans.

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Old 05-24-17, 09:58 AM
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More Wildlife

This little guy was just hanging out by the bike repair station on Southgate. He is very much alive and just as much deadly as the larger ones.

For us cyclist, if you see a snake on the road. Stop or slow and squirt your water bottle at them and persuade them to move along off the road so they won't get smushed. Thanks
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Old 05-25-17, 12:26 PM
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A colorful crew on North Gate road yesterday evening.
I favor red/black, while Midland favors blue/white.


Johan Knaven, sports his signature pumpkin orange, plus a rainbow of other hues.
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Old 05-28-17, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaminokaze View Post
This little guy was just hanging out by the bike repair station on Southgate. He is very much alive and just as much deadly as the larger ones.

For us cyclist, if you see a snake on the road. Stop or slow and squirt your water bottle at them and persuade them to move along off the road so they won't get smushed. Thanks
Snakes don't bother me but I don't like rattlesnakes. I won't be squirting water on one.

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Old 05-30-17, 11:23 AM
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Monday 2 Peaks

Took advantage of a day off and rode the mtn twice.

Riding above the Fog line is alway surreal experience


Afternoon Pano from the Lower Parking Lot
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Old 05-31-17, 05:39 PM
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I did UpSouth/down North/up north/down south... it's like summiting w/o the wall. Northgate is a bumpy descent still.
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Old 06-05-17, 08:47 PM
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Haven't been on the mountain since last August. I don't remember this slide just downhill from the ranger kiosk being here last year. Looks like a good-sized chunk went down. Pretty impressive looking when coming downhill. Has this been here for a while or is this new from the past winter? Maybe it was here last year but is just maybe a little bigger and more noticeable this year?

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It's been 'there' for a while now.. slowly growing. Rainstorm 2017 didn't help either.
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That's about how it's looked for a while, though it is growing, just because it is all very loose small material.
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Old 06-22-17, 01:30 PM
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Bike Repair Stations

If you have been on the Mtn you might have seen these new Bike Repair Stations. They can be handy if you need something. I have used them to make saddle adjustments because I had forgotten to grab the multi-tool out of the other seat bag.

Big Thank you to the Boy Scouts Troop36.net

I have seen the ones at the summit, Junction, and Southgate and I have heard there will be more popping up at the Mtn bike entrances too.

Nice work to all.





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Old 06-22-17, 07:26 PM
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Impressive, Troop 36!
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Major kudos to Volney Spalding, whose Eagle Scout project this was. That means that this 15-17 year old (most likely age) saw the need, designed the project, got the permits and materials and mobilized the labor (probably with some help from other Troop 36 Scouts but almost certainly mostly from himself) to get this started and get this done.

I do not know Volney or his troop, but have a passing familiarity with what it takes to become an Eagle Scout. For a teenager, it is not a small thing.
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Is it really hot on Diablo nowadays? Bunch of friends planning to hit up Diablo on July 8-9 weekend and I'm not sure what time would be best. Never climbed it in the heart of the summer so wondering.
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Is it really hot on Diablo nowadays? Bunch of friends planning to hit up Diablo on July 8-9 weekend and I'm not sure what time would be best. Never climbed it in the heart of the summer so wondering.
Well, that is the weekend of the DeathRide so the Mtn should have little less cyclist than that weekend. But there will be many others that ride the mtn.

Where are you planning on starting North or South side? As for the good old summer heat, it is hard to say. If we have a heat wave that weekend it could be a warm ride even early am. It would good to get a start before or no later that 8:30. Not sure of your friends speed uphill, I always plan on 2 hours to the top with stops at the Junction and waiting for slower riders.

Me, I really like to climb the Mtn later in the day. My after work rides up the Mtn are amazing. Start out warm at the base of the Mtn but usually gets cooler as you climb. NO traffic and view from the top near sunset is one not to be missed.



Now for a little safety announcement. Even thou park has added double yellow lines and another safety improvements. Cars continue to pass at some really bad spots. Be Careful!!
check out the link below.
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Is that Matt Stephens??

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Is that Matt Stephens?
We need more evidence.
Did he dissolve into fits of laughter while he struggled to clip in?
Did he fall over when he tried to bunny hop a twig?
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goddamnitshot... coyotes are even abandoning their pups.(1)

(1) Might be a chupacabras.
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Well, that is the weekend of the DeathRide so the Mtn should have little less cyclist than that weekend. But there will be many others that ride the mtn.

Where are you planning on starting North or South side? As for the good old summer heat, it is hard to say. If we have a heat wave that weekend it could be a warm ride even early am. It would good to get a start before or no later that 8:30. Not sure of your friends speed uphill, I always plan on 2 hours to the top with stops at the Junction and waiting for slower riders.

Me, I really like to climb the Mtn later in the day. My after work rides up the Mtn are amazing. Start out warm at the base of the Mtn but usually gets cooler as you climb. NO traffic and view from the top near sunset is one not to be missed.



Now for a little safety announcement. Even thou park has added double yellow lines and another safety improvements. Cars continue to pass at some really bad spots. Be Careful!!
check out the link below.
https://youtu.be/GIAyAwfRUEw
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I see cyclist going up over the double yellow... to me that makes no sense.
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Old 07-10-17, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Kaminokaze View Post
Now for a little safety announcement. Even thou park has added double yellow lines and another safety improvements. Cars continue to pass at some really bad spots. Be Careful!!
check out the link below.
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Check out this one:

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Old 07-15-17, 05:24 PM
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I always throw a hand (don't do it kind of hand) to the car behind... if I see riders like that coming down.
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Tuesday night on the Devil

Welcome, the middle of Summer and Gold Hills.

I was on my quest to find my first Spider of the season but I didn't see one yet. Has anyone seen any yet this year?

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