Monday, September 22, 2008

Mt. Diablo




Geesh, last weekend after the River Ride I got a sore throat and missed three days of riding. It was some kind of little virus that made me really tired and sore. Luckily it went away and I had a fun ride on Wednesday on the bike trail.

This Saturday, I got two rear flats. I hit a little staple at the chatty beginning of the ride. I fixed it solo and got back in with the pack on their way back after the first sprint. Last week I broke my old record of 37.2 mph-- it was in a crazy serpentine sprint down the levee spinning like mad on my compact crank-- 37.8 mph!! Awesome. I got another flat on the inner loop and called it good. Dino and I rode back home on the bike trail.

Sunday was a reunion with an old friend, Mt. Diablo. It has to be one of my favorite places to ride my bike. I've never had a bad day there. I love the views, lack of cars and other cyclists. We started in Walnut Creek, went to the top, then back down to the south gate (with brand new pavement) and back up to descend to the car. The weather was perfect. Kevin Metcalf rolled all stylish and nonchalant by me on the way up the south side. A great day.

4 comments:

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

So pretty! I haven't been up there in ages, might be about time...

robin.purcell said...

I thought South GAte is shut until 5 pm today...is it open early?

Sacwheelgirl said...

It was open last Sunday when I was there. I'm not sure if they're doing any more road-work. It looked pretty completed. But I'm not 100% sure.

Denise said...

I hated the race, but love the ride.