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2011 Mt. Diablo Challenge


This was a serious hill climb. Only 14 seconds away from an under one hour shirt. I hope some of my buddies join me next year in the race. I bet we could send all of us under an hour if we worked together.
By John Behring

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By John Behring

Ride to Livermore

Ride to Livermore.
By John Behring

Morning Ride


Did an easy morning ride with Steve and James. It was a long ride but very relaxing and at the same time felt like a good work out. Also had breakfast in Sunol midway through the ride. Breakfast consisted of a side of fruit, 3 egg omelet with mushroom, avocado and bell pepper. For my drink I had Mr. Pibb. 

Start Time: 7AM
Breakfast Stop Time: 8AM-9AM
Finish Time: 11:30AM

Cities traveled through in order traveled...

San Ramon
Dublin
Pleasanton
Sunol
Pleasanton
Dublin
San Ramon
Danville
Alamo
Walnut Creek
Alamo
Danville
San Ramon

Total distance 52 miles.

 


By John Behring

Fun Grizzly Peak Ride Today


Did a fun Grizzly Peak Ride today with my friend Christine and her friends Bruce, Erick, Sandy and Wayne.

Cities traveled through in order traveled...

San Ramon
Danville
Alamo
Walnut Creek
Pleasant Hill
Martinez
Briones
Orinda
Berkeley
Peidmont?
Mont Clair?
Moroga
Reem
Lafayette
Walnut Creek
Alamo
Danville
San Ramon

Total distance 72 miles. Average speed 15 mph, lots of climbs. The steam trains in Tilden looked cool, I would like to go back there some day and check it out.

Note to self: South Park Drive has a very steep hill, especially after riding 30 miles.

 


By John Behring

Sunol Ride

Nice ride today with Steve. Rode to Sunol and back. Weather was great, at 8am it was about 65 degrees F.

Cities traveled through in order traveled...

San Ramon
Dublin
Pleasanton
Sunol
Pleasanton
Dublin
San Ramon

Out and back trip put us a little over 30 miles.
By John Behring

Lafayette Rim Trail Run and Partial Diablo Bike Ride

Ran the Lafayette reservoir RIM trail with a few friends today (approx. 7 miles). I only did the upper RIM because I wanted to get back in time to go on a nice bike ride. After the run was done, went with Sylvain to pick up his bike then off to my house to pick up my bike. We started from Danville and headed towards Walnut Creek then Pleasant Hill. At this point Sylvain split off and went home.  I went home as well but instead of going back the way we came on Danville Blvd, I went on Bancroft Rd. in Walnut Creek to the North Gate Mt. Diablo entrance for an “as the crow fly’s” quick way home. Nothing was quick about it, I bonked only a couple miles in due to being really hungry. I bummed a Powerbar of a nice gent on the Mt. and then slowly made my way to the ranger station. Once I was at the ranger station it was pretty much all downhill from there to my Dad’s house where I went to drop off my bike.   
By John Behring

2011 Fight For Air Stair Climb San Francisco

Today my friend Matt T. and I did the 2011 Fight For Air Stair Climb San Francisco at the Bank of America building in SF. It was an ok climb, glad it was indoors! The days weather was, meh (rain, rain, rain). The climb was good ( i think) even though I felt more tired than usual plus I felt like my lungs were being poked by needles around floor 30. The check in took a while but there were nice volunteers that helped the competitive climbers check in so we were able to get ahead a little bit in the line since our wave was first to go. Since we were a little bit late to the stair well, we had a lot of traffic so I think that hurt my time. I'm not quite sure what my time was because we left early since the parking garage at the Stair Climb was $4 every 15 minutes! Anyhow, overall it was for a good cause and hopefully we will do it next year.
 
Here is the web site for the 2011 event if you are curious.
Link: http://www.lungusa.org/pledge-events/ca/san-francisco-climb/
By John Behring

Eagles at Mount Diablo

Ran from my house today to Rock city, climbed the highest rock I could find and watched the eagles flying for about 30 minutes. The weather today was mild (in the 50's) but breezy.  Round trip was about 8 miles.

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By John Behring

Reservoir Loop

Went on a sweet bike ride with Matt and Katie. The loop was new to me with a large road to ride on for the most part.

 

Cities traveled through in order traveled...

 

Danville

San Ramon

Dublin

Castro Valley

Eastbay Park Land

Orinda

Moroga

Walnut Creek

Danville

 

Total Distance: 62 miles

By John Behring