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Old 06-02-09, 10:20 PM
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If the timing works out, this could make for a serious traffic jam at the top - sounds like fun.

I'm in for the 7/25 date. It's been a while since I climbed Diablo, but based on a composite of the power calculator Ben posted, and the Low Key Hill Climb Converter I'll estimate my finish time right around 82 minutes.
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I might be up for this. But I have no idea what to estimate (other than "a long-ass time"). I've never been up the South way, and even when I go up the North way, by the time I get there, I don't want to sully my triumph with a depressing number.

I'd likely be keeping B&B company, in any case.
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Careful you don't fall foul of the "sac-o-gravel" rule though
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Old 06-02-09, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
Updating the list of potential participants and times, this could be epic - a really good spread of times here, with rydaddy and bikingshearer as the, ahem, book-ends. That would be an epic summit wall photo!
I have a feeling I won't do as well as the 61 minutes I clocked before. I know I'm not book-end material. That's for sure. Where's Pizza Man?! (Oh, probably racing Diamond Valley RR) Dayum!
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Careful you don't fall foul of the "sac-o-gravel" rule though
If anything, it'll be my sparkling optimism that will be my downfall.
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Old 06-05-09, 10:26 AM
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This is very tempting.. be interesting to see if my newly repaired knee can handle the last section. I'd volunteer my wife but we'll have to see about that one
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Old 06-05-09, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
Updating the list of potential participants and times, this could be epic - a really good spread of times here, with rydaddy and bikingshearer as the, ahem, book-ends. That would be an epic summit wall photo!
I am not a bookend. A boat anchor, maybe, but definitely not a bookend.

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I'd likely be keeping B&B company, in any case.
Uh, who do you think you're kidding? You could literally ride circles around me going up the Devil Mountain. Why you would want to is beyond me, but you are capable of doing so.

Come to think of it, I dare you to ride circles around me. No, I [I]double-dog[I] dare you. I set the pace and decide when to stop and when to ride, you ride circles around me the entiore way up. If nothing else, it would be good for some fun photos from bigbossman.
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Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
I have a feeling I won't do as well as the 61 minutes I clocked before. I know I'm not book-end material. That's for sure. Where's Pizza Man?! (Oh, probably racing Diamond Valley RR) Dayum!
Looking for excuses already?
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Looking for excuses already?
Being that you (and others) will blow away your previous best, hells yes.
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I wimped out of the ride I had planned today, and headed out to Athenian instead for my first time going up Southgate.

57 minutes.

To the junction.

I forgot to look at the time before I headed to the top, but with a first half time like that, I think it's for the best.
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Unfortunately I'm not sure if this date will work for me, but just in case, here's my time via NORTHGATE (in case it matters), from the kiosk to summit: 1 hour, 12 minutes

If I do end up getting a Southgate time, I'll post it.
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I went up again today but started in Lafayette. My time from the school to the top was 90 minutes exactly as last week when I started at Athenian. I felt more comfortable all the way though as I started on a more reasonable pace.

I saw Tricia and Curtis on their way down just below the junction when I was climbing. It seems the mountain belonged to BF riders again.
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I am interested in doing the KOM challenge. I have not done the climb yet, but put me down for 90 minutes.
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Originally Posted by x136 View Post
I wimped out of the ride I had planned today, and headed out to Athenian instead for my first time going up Southgate.

57 minutes.

To the junction.

I forgot to look at the time before I headed to the top, but with a first half time like that, I think it's for the best.
My first thought is:

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Originally Posted by nasv View Post
Unfortunately I'm not sure if this date will work for me, but just in case, here's my time via NORTHGATE (in case it matters), from the kiosk to summit: 1 hour, 12 minutes

If I do end up getting a Southgate time, I'll post it.
Dang Nico - 72min Northgate is a studly time, have you been secretly practicing????

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I am interested in doing the KOM challenge. I have not done the climb yet, but put me down for 90 minutes.
Awesome - the more the merrier. Looks like the 90ish minute slot will end up being quite the drag race up the hill.
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I'd really like to break the hour. In 2006 I did the challenge in 60:41.. so close. If I show up, that's what I'll shoot for.

How will the start be done?
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My first thought is:
Someone filled my frame with sand? Nah, I'm pretty sure the bike is fine. The problem is the slug on top of it.
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I'd really like to break the hour. In 2006 I did the challenge in 60:41.. so close. If I show up, that's what I'll shoot for.

How will the start be done?
I was waiting for someone to ask this. Here's how I figure this will play out:

We'll need 1 (or 2) folks not playing along who'll make this work (1 being me). I'll bring along a list of times from the BF'rs signed up. We'll have a pre-agreed start time for the first climber (say 8:30am, just for arguments sake). If their time is 120mins, then their expected finish would be 10:30am.

If the next fastest time after that is 106mins, then to coincide with a finish at 10:30, they'd need to go at 8:44am. So I'll bring along a stopwatch/clock to allow everyone to leave at their pre-agreed time. It'll get fun when we have several folks with the same time starting together or within 1minute of each other.

Meanwhile, I'll head up to the summit early and with a different clock. I'll log the time that people arrived on a second sheet and also be BF photographer. So, I won't get to play, but figure that this would be the best way to do it. One option to avoid recruiting another helper could be to just leave the list of start times with the riders at Athenian and have the last starter/fastest climber (could be you, Eric!) bring up the list in their jersey pocket when they start the climb.

Obviously, I don't think fast folks would be interested in hanging out for an hour at Athenian, but I would like to see everyone arrive say, at least 15-20mins ahead of their scheduled time.

Make sense??
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Rich,

Here's an alternative. We need two synchronized watches. The first watch stays at the bottom and is used to determine when to send people off. This watch is brought up to the top by the last rider to start.

the second watch leaves for the top of the hill with the slowest rider. Since it needs to get up to the top first it needs to be transferred to whoever is in the lead. Actually, we don't really need this second watch since everyone has their own cycle computer, which will give them their time.

So, we need the slowest rider to bring a cheapo watch that can be passed on and that eventually makes it to the fastest rider.
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Add me to the 90 minute club. I did 40 minutes from Junction to Summit this morning so I may be sand bagging 5 or 10 minutes but I'm in it for the social aspect.
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Rich,

Here's an alternative. We need two synchronized watches. The first watch stays at the bottom and is used to determine when to send people off. This watch is brought up to the top by the last rider to start.

the second watch leaves for the top of the hill with the slowest rider. Since it needs to get up to the top first it needs to be transferred to whoever is in the lead. Actually, we don't really need this second watch since everyone has their own cycle computer, which will give them their time.

So, we need the slowest rider to bring a cheapo watch that can be passed on and that eventually makes it to the fastest rider.
That's a good alternate, Cliff but I'm slightly worried by the watch transferring given that there will be other riders, cars etc. on the climb, and also my BF NorCal legal counsel can't make this one.

For the first time we attempt this, I'd like to stick with something a simple as possible and hopefully foolproof (given that I am involved).
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Add me to the 90 minute club. I did 40 minutes from Junction to Summit this morning so I may be sand bagging 5 or 10 minutes but I'm in it for the social aspect.
Great! This should be fun.
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NorCal noobie checking in here...I'd like to give it a go. I've been doing SouthGate around 75mins late in my riding. I haven't done a TT up Diablo to know if that's a good benchmark but it's all I've got...so put me down for 75. Looking forward to meeting everyone!
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I'm up for this depending on the date. I did the challenge last year in 79 mins but put me down for 90 as I havn't climbed much this year.
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Hmm - slightly sand-baggy JC. How about I slot you in at 85.

Looking forward to meeting up

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