Gimmi and I headed out to Mt. Diablo early this morning to ride the 3,800ft beast from the North Gate. We found a great parking spot a ways before the North Gate… along with about 50 other riders competing in a time trial up the bottom part of the climb (2,000 ft in about 7 miles)… that was humbling.
But we kept on going and made it to the top! That last 17-18% kicker at the top was really tough. No wonder they call it The Wall. I definitely want to do this ride again.
Got back to Napa in time for a burger and Chimay at Angele. All in all a great Saturday morning.