Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 SMR 44

Forty-four Saturday Morning rides up Diablo for 2012.  There were 52 Saturdays this year, so that means I was doing something else on 8 of them...  a couple centuries, a few rainy days, at least one sick day.

Kind of late getting started... couldn't find my gloves, last minute adjustments to the rain bike... etc.

Wildlife Encounter:  Turkeys at Diablo Ranch

Got a Contour Pole Mount for Chrismas and put it on Eddy's seat stay facing backwards... neat effect. Caution - swarm o' bees... turn down volume.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

2012 SMR 43

Could've used my booties this morning, but it warmed up a little.

Wildlife Encounter:  BOBCAT!  I've seen maybe ten bobcats in twenty years on The Mountain, this one was pretty close but not close enough for a good capture on my headtube cam.
Wildlife Encounter:  Turkeys at the Bump and more at Chainbuster.

Spin class Wednesday - I tried to break the 1,000 Watt barrier three or four times but didn't quite make it.  I did get over 900 several times but the chart doesn't show it.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

2012 SMR 42

Contour headtube mount doesn't get in the way of downtube shifters, but you kind of have to reach around it when you want to shift.

I didn't think I'd like these Conti GP 4-Seasons as much as I do... great on wet roads.

33 seconds of good karma:

Sunday, December 02, 2012

2012 SMR 41

There are two ways to be the fastest one on the Mountain.

1.  Be the fastest.
2.  Be the one.

Didn't see another rider on my whole trip.  Rain wasn't that bad... visibility was OK, wind was only strong in a couple places.  It was an enjoyable ride.

Did see a peloton of PG&E trucks going up - must've been a down line somewhere but I didn't see it.

Then I saw the guy with the gray pickup who works at the Summit going up like every Saturday.

And one station wagon coming down... campers who picked a really bad day for an overnight?

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