Ride Report #31

OK, it’s been a long time since I updated this blog. Well, it’s getting cold and I’ve been riding less. But I’ve also decided to only post ride reports to new places and roads not posted earlier.

In mid November, before the Thanksgiving break, Shobhit and I rode to the top of Mt. Diablo. This was my first time there on a motorcycle.  We rode 680 to the Mt. Diablo exit and started the long climb up via the South Gate Road. The road is twisty, curvy and a lot of fun. Traffic was heavy though, with dozens of cars and cyclists along the way.

The views from the top are breathtaking. The observation deck is the highest point in the Bay Area and on a clear day one can see the Golden Gate Bridge and the snow capped Sierra Nevadas.

It was a little hazy the day we were there, but we could easily see the Suisun Bay, the Benicia Bridge and beyond.

Here is a pano, from my new phone, a Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3

 

The ride home was uneventful.  We were planning to ride back the same way, but Shobhit forgot to turn off at South Gate fork. He continued along the North Gate road and my weak horn was no match for his aftermarket exhausts. The North Gate Road was fun too. We ended up in Walnut Creek and found our way to the freeway.

All in all, a fun ride!

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