Going to the mountain

Phew. Diablo’s always a strenuous workout, but doing it on dirt makes it truly epic. We found a couple nice new trails which meant we could do a loop that started and finished without long road segments. Plus they added three or four bonus climbs! Along with the Summit Trail, which is a serious slog up, we got a great workout, got ice cream at the top (you hear that, Mount Tam?) and then burned our brakes and legs on the way down. The hills were gorgeous and green, the wildflowers were out all over the place, and we reached the pinnacle of the Nepal training series feeling pretty good about heading to Annapurna next week. (Next week!)

Ashley on the switchbacks, Green Valley Trail

Chris and Diablo

The group on the last downhill

Trackbacks & Pings

  • Blue Monday – Berkeley Unicyclists :

    […] looking for a workout, so we headed out for an early morning ride on Diablo. We didn’t do the massive epic approach from Stone Mountain, instead choosing to park just below the Buckeye Trail singletrack. Even so, […]

    5 years ago

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