Saturday, December 12, 2015

2015 SMR 42

I got shopping to do... just a quickie Junction ride.

Not sure where my riding buddy is today.

Perfect conditions though, I unzipped my jacket and took off my gloves.

Wildlife Encounter:  Hawk

Stopped here because I felt handsome and needed a selfie.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

2015 SMR 41

Cold and quiet - where is everybody?  The riding's GREAT!

Sew-up savoring
Summit stretching

Stoker slacking
Welcome home!  Go for a walk? 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

2015 SMR 40

Short one to Juntion this morning because DiabloWife and I are having an anniversary.
Yeah... cold weather gear all around... not quite frozen enough for booties and face masks, but pretty close.

I did a guest Product Review of the Cycliq Fly6 on TheDiabloCyclist check it out!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2015 WNR 24

Day before Thanksgiving.  Me and Kevin actualized our plan to skip out of work early and ride The Mountain before it got dark.

Lots of other folks seemed to have the same idea - quite a few riders.

This guy had a vintage Gios Torino -
we swapped some good stories,
I forgot to ask his name.

Wildlife Enounter:  like FIVE deer down by the Loading Dock.  It looked like one young buck with a whole harem of does.

Pretty cold descending, and the sun was setting and right in our eyes so it was a careful ending to a nice ride.

After the ride, Kevin couldn't get one of his shoes off - the buckle thing that you're supposed to push to loosen the ratchet strap wouldn't push - seemed broken.  Finally he just really ham-fisted it and it opened up, but that was weird.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

2015 SMR 39

Really cold this morning - warmed up quickly though.

Tarantula Tally:  ONE... figured I'd seen the last of them this year.

Here's where my front tire punctured...
the last of my 3-pack of Yellow Jersey tubulars.
No complaints, it lasted years, but I won't be getting any more cheap sew-ups.

Here's where I stopped to change my tire.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

2015 SMR 38

Just another beautiful day on Mount Diablo.  JB and I were kind of hoping there would be some green bits after Monday's rain... but nope.

I will NEVER be able to take this turn at speed.

Look at that SKY!

This guy liked my bell.
First time anyone's ever told me that.

I told him it kind of rattled on bumpy roads,
but other than that it's pretty nice. 
Lightened up a pint before climbing up THE WALL.

New bike rack at the Upper Lot.

Look at that SKY!

More SKY!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

2015 SMR 37

Last ride of Daylight Saving Time.

Wildlife Encounter:  Deer at Little Pine Creek

Wildlife Encounter:  Turkeys at Dumpster Gate - they were doing some kind of dance or maybe playing duck-duck-goose.

Kind of quiet today... where is everybody?

 Emptying my cell phone photo folder:

Every year about this time, I fall in love with my sew-ups.
The love usually fades after couple months.

Hari's bike shopping.
He likes this Cannondale, is he a 54?  or a 56?

So many freewheel remover tools, so few freewheels.

Accidentally put my flash drive through the clothes washer