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Old 05-30-08, 08:21 AM
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Mt. Diablo Hill Climb

Race up the Northgate side to just shy of the junction:

https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/Item.aspx?id=2564

Anyone entering?

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Old 05-30-08, 11:31 AM
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I think I'll go up early and take photos of everybody!
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Old 05-30-08, 11:46 AM
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I was thinking about doing this but I just looked at my calendar. Alas, I'm supposed to be working in Santa Cruz
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Old 05-30-08, 11:58 AM
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ooooo.. sounds like fun!
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I have only ever ridden down to the Northgate. Seems like a fun climb. I reckon I will do this one. Will be good training for the Climb To Kaiser the week after
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If I can do a couple of test rides up Diablo I may actually try this one.
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How does this differ from the Mt. Diablo Challenge in October?
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How does this differ from the Mt. Diablo Challenge in October?
I think that one goes up the south side to the summit.
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Originally Posted by alainp View Post
I think that one goes up the south side to the summit.
Plus it's not a mass start.
I was planning on doing it, but I think I will do the crit in Napa instead.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
How does this differ from the Mt. Diablo Challenge in October?
My description from last year:

You park and register at North Gate High, about a mile and a half from the North Gate Kiosk.
This is a santioned race, must have a license, 1-days available at check in.
They have a starting ramp and a holder - about 2 feet of elevation drop to get you started.
It's a 10km course so the finish is near the Ranger House, about 1/4 mile short of the Junction. (Gate to Junction is 6.55 miles, 10km is 6.21 miles)

HERE are some photos.


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Hey DiabloScott, what's a good time on this route for a non-racer who climbs Diablo (Athenian to Summit) in about 65-70 minutes?
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Hey DiabloScott, what's a good time on this route for a non-racer who climbs Diablo (Athenian to Summit) in about 65-70 minutes?

I'd guess you'd do between 30 and 35 minutes on this race. There's usually not much wind in the morning in July.

Here's a link to last year's results.
http://www.c4racing.org/www/results/diablo7.html

(I'd be pretty near the bottom of that list right now)

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So that means the final 17% pitch is not part of this????
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Originally Posted by jonathanb715 View Post
Race up the Northgate side to just shy of the junction:

https://www.sportsbaseonline.com/Item.aspx?id=2564

Anyone entering?

JB
I've entered.

I did this 2 years ago, but hope to be a little faster this time.
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So that means the final 17% pitch is not part of this????
Correct. First mile is pretty flat, a couple of dips. Real climbing starts about mile 2. Section of 10% at mile 3 (The Bump). Then about 6% for almost the rest of the way with a half mile of flattish section after Chainbuster hairpin.

(Flat means ~3 or 4%)

Purple route:

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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
My description from last year:

You park and register at North Gate High, about a mile and a half from the North Gate Kiosk.
This is a santioned race, must have a license, 1-days available at check in.
They have a starting ramp and a holder - about 2 feet of elevation drop to get you started.
It's a 10km course so the finish is near the Ranger House, about 1/4 mile short of the Junction. (Gate to Junction is 6.55 miles, 10km is 6.21 miles)

HERE are some photos.

Thanks for the great information! That is a totally cool start - got my adrenalin going. I have already registered.
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Thanks for the great information! That is a totally cool start - got my adrenalin going. I have already registered.
Sassy is signed up. I am thinking about it...get my cast off on Tuesday.
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Sassy is signed up. I am thinking about it...get my cast off on Tuesday.
That is fantastic that Sassy has signed up! She will do well! Look forward to seeing you there - and great news about the cast - recover well.
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That is fantastic that Sassy has signed up! She will do well! Look forward to seeing you there - and great news about the cast - recover well.
I'm in, too. This promises to be not just a great ride, but a chance to catch up with BF friends as well.
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I think I will sign up... Cat 5.
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Diablo challenge is from which side?? South? or North?
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Challenge -- South.
Hillclimb (this event) -- North.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
So that means the final 17% pitch is not part of this????
This is up the North side to just below the Junction. 10km/6.2 miles
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I'm in, dunno why. I should pre-ride that probably.
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