What a ride! We met at the Airport in Livermore just after six o'clock in the morning. It was cold (of course) but there was almost no wind.
From Livermore we headed north through Collier Canyon to Danville and then came face to face with the Devil himself... that's right sports fans... Mt. Diablo !!! We made the climb to the ranger station (half way up) with no stops (easy feat for Chuck but not for me and Bill). The climb was made more tough since we had a 20 mile ride just to get there.
We descended from Diablo and headed into Walnut Creek (after my flat of course) and then cruised through Clayton. Little did we know that the fun had just begun.
Our second helping of hills came in courtesy of Morgan Territory. We climbed the several miles to the top and then hit the killer downhill road back to Collier Canyon and then back to Livermore.
What an absolute killer ride ! As I am writing this Sunday morning my legs and chest are still reeling from the pain. As our coach always says, "Cycling rewards consistency" - he was right and now I know why he pushes me every Saturday.
Total distance: 70 miles