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Low-Key HillClimb Series:
Week #3 - South Gate to Mount Diablo summit; 18 Oct 1997


Week 3 results are in!!! Click here to check 'em out.


Where's the top of this damn thing? is a thought shared by many on this mountain. Yes, mountain. The Hillclimb series consists of hills and 2 mountains--Hamilton being the other. Mt. Hamilton rolls to the top. On Diablo, you just climb. Many before you have made this pilgrimage in order to see one of greatest panoramic views that some equate to that of Mt. Kilamanjaro. All you have to do is get to the top. Some of you will take it easier than others on the way up and enjoy the scenery which includes beautiful rock and junipers. You may even observe a fist-sized tarantula strolling along the roadside. Others will just stare down at their heart monitors and speedometers, suffering. About half way up, the road flattens. Do you remember that thing called the big chain ring? Enthusiastic clatter of busy derailleurs slamming into the warp speed mode. The speedometer reads 15. 20. 25. 30 miles per hour! The adrenaline is soaring. You are strong again. One quarter mile later, say good-bye to Mr. Big Chain Ring. You are climbing again...

The Details

Distance: 11.1 miles (18.0 km)
Climbing: 3250 feet (991 m)
Also Used: 1995 week 5
1996 week 3
Format: mass start
Start: Athenian School near bottom of South Gate Road.
Parking: Park on wide section of Diablo Road, not at the school.
Finish: parking lot at the summit.
Directions: Check out the interactive Yahoo listing!
Reg Time: 10:00 am to 10:20 am
Start Time: 10:30 am
Fee: $5 per entry, under 18 or over 65 free!
Weather: Click here for local forecasts
Map: [course map]
Click on map for expanded view
Profile: [course profile]
Click on profile for Lucas Pereira's Mount Diablo page

Ai! Ai! A Balrog! A Balrog is come!
Kevin Winterfield,
not handling the heat well,
Mt Diablo Road, 1995

Winterfield quote by JRR Tolkein
Profile from Lucas Pereira; net distance and climbing from Bill Bushnell

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