Monday, July 4, 2011

Morgan Territory

It's been over a year since I was able to string together a really hard long weekend of riding.  Today I decided to explore from base camp (Discovery Bay, home to the in-laws) and try Morgan Territory Road ( 

The advice received last week suggested I climb it from the north and descend on the Livermore side.  I couldn't agree more.  The northside climb is well shaded and provided some great relief from the heat.  It was a cool 60* back in the canyon; the heat by the end of the ride was 93* back in Disco Bay.  The view from the top of the climb is pretty amazing.  I didn't realize I was at ~2,000 foot elevation, but you are rewarded with some pretty cool views of the entire area.  The plunge down to Livermore; maybe next time I'll turn right at the end of the road and go climb Diablo...still haven't done that climb.