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Old 12-01-08, 10:18 AM
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Penguin search on Mt. Diablo, Fri 12/19

I took the day off on 12/19 so I'm heading up Mt. Diablo in the morning.
Anyone want to come (and lead the way)?
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Old 12-01-08, 12:25 PM
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I took the day off on 12/19 so I'm heading up Mt. Diablo in the morning.
Anyone want to come (and lead the way)?
I'm going to put it on the calendar. I should be able to join you!
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Old 12-01-08, 12:45 PM
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Cool.

The numbers of us that have never been up Diablo are getting very few. (I'm sure Alan has been up.)
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Hmmm.....hmmm.....12/19, eh...hmmm...I might have to work from home that day...hmmm...

Damn it, just saw the Company calendar and it's our Holiday Party, starting at 11:30! What kind of party starts that early in the morning!?!?

Perhaps you're thinking of starting early? If that's the case, I can try to do a out-and-back and still make it to work on time?

I hate it when work cuts into riding.
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Where are you planning on starting from?

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Old 12-01-08, 05:00 PM
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Not sure. If anyone wanted to carpool I can drive to where people normally start... Perhaps the same route you guys took this past weekend.
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Not sure. If anyone wanted to carpool I can drive to where people normally start... Perhaps the same route you guys took this past weekend.
How bout 9:30 am Dublin/Pleasanton Bart I'll lead the route if no Easties are available.
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Sounds good. I can pick you up at the San Bruno CalTrain if you like.
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Looks like I am in as well. I tried my hand at Mt. Diablo for the first time last Saturday with all our fellow BFer's and I think I am addicted!! I think I have made my peace with being a climber, not a sprinter..
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I would like to join you all, I could meet you at Blackhawk Starbucks or the entrance to Athenian School.
Let me know what time as I will be cycling from Livermore.
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I would like to join you all, I could meet you at Blackhawk Starbucks or the entrance to Athenian School.
Let me know what time as I will be cycling from Livermore.
Is that on the way from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART?
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I would like to join you all, I could meet you at Blackhawk Starbucks or the entrance to Athenian School.
Let me know what time as I will be cycling from Livermore.
^^ opps ^^
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I would like to join you all, I could meet you at Blackhawk Starbucks or the entrance to Athenian School.
Let me know what time as I will be cycling from Livermore.
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Is that on the way from the Dublin/Pleasanton BART?
Henry, yes, it is on the way. Btw, in case anyone is interested, I took the liberty of modifying the original bikely route to match the route we took last Saturday (includes the route through Walnut Creek that Jim/Benridin guided us through). The coffee shop is about 8 and a quarter miles into the route.
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Henry, yes, it is on the way. Btw, in case anyone is interested, I took the liberty of modifying the original bikely route to match the route we took last Saturday (includes the route through Walnut Creek that Jim/Benridin guided us through). The coffee shop is about 8 and a quarter miles into the route.
Awesome! I was wondering where exactly that shortcut had taken us
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Awesome! I was wondering where exactly that shortcut had taken us

You might prefer the more straight-forward and quieter route (MUP) on the other side of Ygnacio:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...io-Valley-Road

It goes by Countrywood Shopping Center which has a great burrito shop plus Jamba, Starbucks, Safeway, even <gasp> donuts!.

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You might prefer the more straight-forward and quieter route (MUP) on the other side of Ygnacio:

It goes by Countrywood Shopping Center which has a great burrito shop plus Jamba, Starbucks, Safeway, even <gasp> donuts!.
The idea riding the designated route, was twofold. One to show the riders another alternative to the (dreaded) MUP, and personal, I just don't trust MUP's. I often feel they are a hazard.

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The idea riding the designated route, was twofold. One to show the riders another alternative to the (dreaded) MUP, and personal, I just don't trust MUP's. I often feel they are a hazard.

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But people get lost back there in the suburban ranch homeland you took them through. I just wanted them to know there's another way that's easy to remember in case they do it again without you. Plus, Homestead has got to be more hazardous than the Canal Trail.
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But people get lost back there in the suburban ranch homeland you took them through. I just wanted them to know there's another way that's easy to remember in case they do it again without you. Plus, Homestead has got to be more hazardous than the Canal Trail.

I think it would be fortuitous to have a one...Diablo Scott lead the Gladiators into battle at some point...is this a prophecy of which I speak?
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Alas, I can't make this one - Christmas party at the Beaklets school. Can't miss out on that.
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Originally Posted by BlastRadius View Post
I took the day off on 12/19 so I'm heading up Mt. Diablo in the morning.
Anyone want to come (and lead the way)?
Is this ride still happening? I noticed that there is snow on top of Diablo, will it still be open?
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I guess it depends on whether the road is still closed or not. We should know more tomorrow I think.
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According to the road closure hotline recording, summit road is closed at Juniper campground (3000', 2 miles from the top).

State Park web site
Road closures: 925-837-2525, option "4#"
Ranger: 925-837-0904
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I am taking tomorrow off. Dentist appointment at 10am in San Francisco but I'm planning on bringing the bike along and doing a ride somewhere afterwards.
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Hmm. Well, I'll have to tackle the devil at a later date.
How long is your dentist appt? Want to stop in San Bruno an ride up to the appt?
I do have to be back for festivities by 2:30 or so, any suggestions?
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Meet at my place 11:30 am. Ramon can park in my Garage Henry take Bart/Caltain to the city

Ride downtown/presidio/ocean beach/San Bruno race route; Henry can leave right from there and head home?
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