Another Monday, another campout. After coffee at Rapha, I headed out to Walnut Creek on BART to camp in the hills.
Camping In The Hills, Tour Chasing
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I had planned to camp alone, but when I stopped by Camera West to say hi to Dan, who sold me my new Fuji X-Pro1 and rides his Rivendell to work every day, he decided to come at the last minute.
The spot we rode to is one I’ve camped at several times, but it was more overgrown than I’d ever seen it.
The campsite is at the top of a hill, and has great views of Mt. Diablo and surrounding cities.
I’ve removed the Anything Cages for now and swapped them with water bottles. It’s nice to have four bottles handy on a warm campout. Cass just picked up the perfect cage for the Fargo fork, made by King Cage. Titanium, with a triple bolt mount and fitted for a 40oz Kleen Kanteen. He has a picture of it on his post.
I picked a flat-ish spot to pitch my tent, but it wasn’t until I laid down that I noticed the mound right in the middle.
The lights of the town are always a nice view.
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We packed up early and headed back to town.
The trail was bumpy and often covered in sand. So close to civilization, but still feels remote enough to be an adventure.
I met up with some folks from Rivendell in the afternoon and rode up about 1000 feet on Mt. Diablo to check out stage three of the Tour of California.
I’ve ridden this road maybe 70 times, it is amazing every time!
I’m really glad that Dan decided to come out camping, it’s always nice to have a companion, and he’s always a great sport. He doesn’t have a tent yet, so he just grabbed his sleeping bag and pad and slept under the stars.
It doesn’t take much to get out there and camp for one night, and with the great weather and long days there’s no excuse not to get out there! I’m headed out today for another one, if anybody is going to Samuel P. Taylor, say hi!
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