Category Archives: climbfest

Too Many Consecutive 15%+ Grades Took Its Toll on Me

It was an lofty plan.  My climbfest for today was Redwood Gulch, followed by On Orbit, followed by Hicks, then Mt. Umunhum. Redwood Gulch is fairly short, with 10-15% grades (although Al says he saw some 20% on his Garmin). … Continue reading

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I Think I Created a Monster

I’ve always been one to encourage someone to get more and more into biking.  I just love to see the enthusiasm of someone who found the love of bicycling.  The latest is a co-worker, who got into hill climbing. As … Continue reading

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Bonny Doon Plans Thwarted by Flats

My co-worker Al, and I, had this lofty plans of doing a killer loop, with about 105 miles, and over 10,000 feet of climbing.  This was definitely going to be an epic ride, something Al has wanted, in preparation for … Continue reading

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Epic Jamison Ride

Jamison Creek is one hell of a hard ride (not just because it is steep), but the climb comes in after 40 mile and 4000 feet climbing in your legs.  This is my climbfest in the Bay Area. It started … Continue reading

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Climbfest is Back

One of my dearest friends, Karen, is the originator of the Climbfest, but she was in an accident recently.  This weekend is the first Climbfest since her recovery.  As always, she attracts a big crowd on these rides. Her favorite … Continue reading

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It’s April, and Another #30daysofbiking

Another April, and another month of 30daysofbiking.  What is 30daysofbiking?  Will, basically it is a pledge that you make for yourself, that you will bike every day in the month of April.  You sign up at https://www.30daysofbiking/pledge.  That’s all there … Continue reading

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Don’t See This Everyday

I took this 5 years ago during one of my visits to Southern California, and it seems like just yesterday.  This was on our way up Hwy 39, on our way up to Hwy 2, but I never made it … Continue reading

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Cramps Really Cramped My Ride

My plan was quite ambitious … was going to climb over Skyline, then down the other side to the coast, then climb on the way back.  It would have been a 70+ mile, and 7000 ft+ ride.  Well, that would … Continue reading

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Got One Ride In During Christmas Holidays

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope everyone spent some quality time with family. This years routine was a little different, with Christmas being on a Thursday, which meant we had to work on Friday. I forgot to accommodate for this, and didn’t … Continue reading

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Tearing Myself Inside and Out up Mt. Umunhum to the White Line of Death

I’ve done Mt. Umunhum many times before, so this LKHC shouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary. When I read the LKHC web site, it was claiming that this is the highest rated climb of any of the LKHC. Now … Continue reading

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