Showing posts from May, 2011

The 2011 Devil Mountain Double Century

"For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace be removed" On this day, my brother and I conquered Devil Mountain together. We lost my younger brother on the day after Easter. I felt Dave along side me as we ascended some the the highest peaks in the area East and South East of San Francisco. Mount Diablo, Mount Hamilton and the infamous Sierra Road to name a few. Dad with Dave For the first time since we were kids he was with me, on his bike, along side, ascending those almost 20,000 vertical feet of elevation. We will all miss you little brother. Now for the ride report: We went to the Bay area and stayed with friends who lived in the East Bay town of Pittsburgh, only about 20 minutes from the ride start in San Ramon. The whole way up the San Joaquin Valley, the winds were howling and we started to worry about the event conditions. The winds were coming from a unusual n