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Old 12-28-09, 12:02 AM
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Jan 1 Mt. Hamilton

Anyone putting together a ride, or know of a ride that's going up Mt. Hamilton on Jan 1st?
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Old 12-28-09, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Fly View Post
Anyone putting together a ride, or know of a ride that's going up Mt. Hamilton on Jan 1st?
that's precisely how i planned to start the year. but just figured i'd head over after lazily rolling out of bed

would be cool to see other people out there though
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Old 12-30-09, 01:59 PM
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Do a lot of people ride Hamilton on 1/1?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Fly View Post
Anyone putting together a ride, or know of a ride that's going up Mt. Hamilton on Jan 1st?
Not in the rain I don't and the forecast says so.
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Weatherunderground is predicting 50% chance of rain for New Year's Day.
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Old 12-30-09, 05:44 PM
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We went up yesterday and one of our members even provided a Sag support in celebration of his birthday.
https://www.everytrail.com/fullscreen.php?trip_id=452259

Will be going up Diablo on New Years from Danville at 9am unless the weather is too bad.
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Old 12-30-09, 05:56 PM
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luckily, i have yet to melt because of rain.. but it sure does dampen your spirits
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Rain itself doesn't concern me, but descending wet roads, likely with mud or gravel washed onto them, does. My sense of self-preservation has evolved some over this past year.
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Old 12-31-09, 05:51 PM
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Chain Reaction bike shop sent out an invitation:

MOUNT HAMILTON NEW YEAR'S DAY RIDE INFO-This will be the umpteenth-annual unsupported ride up Mount Hamilton this coming Friday morning (New Year's Day). No support, no organization, just people showing up to ride up the Bay Area's biggest climb so, no matter how the rest of the year goes, you feel like you accomplished something. (There will also be many cyclists out on Mt. Diablo and Mt. Tamalpais as well)

Faster cyclists will be setting out at 9am, with those needing a bit more time at 8:30am. What's fast? Somebody who can ride up in 1:45 or better. What's slow? Good question! I'll be riding up with my son at 9, and figure he can do it in about 2 hours 15 minutes or so. First-timers could take 3 hours... it's a long, 20-mile climb to the top.


Reviews of some of their past New Year's rides: https://www.chainreaction.com/mthamilton.htm
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I am thinking of doing the ride for the first time, is anyone else going?
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Old 01-02-10, 12:52 AM
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well, the rain held off and it was a great way to start the year. a little cloudy and cool but the visibility was great and there were a good number of bikes out there. here's to many more Hamilton ascents this year.
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Glad it turned out well! I've got to start taking these weather forecasts with a grain of salt.
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I let the forecast keep me inside yesterday, as it looked to be threatening rain whenever I looked outside. Of course, it never rained, not even a drop. Damn.
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Hey you California wimps - the weather forecast for New Years Day was for drizzle at worst.
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Originally Posted by johnny99 View Post
Hey you California wimps - the weather forecast for New Years Day was for drizzle at worst.
I know! The last time I rode with forecast 50% rain, it was a steady rain all day! The last time I rode with forecast rain "late in the day" it started raining at 12pm. I did everyone a favor by staying in and keeping the weather clear.
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