Sunday, I decided to drive up to Mt. Diablo, which is the highest point in the Bay Area to get some miles under my belt with the Tucson. It’s a pretty quick drive from my house to the state park, and took about 45 minutes of driving to get to the top. I stopped off about half-way to the top to check out Rock City, which is a collections of outcropping and wind caves. Very picturesque and I got a ton of good pictures which I’ve put up on Flickr for folks to enjoy. While I was in Rock City, I climbed up on a few boulders and outcroppings to get some pictures. Coming off of one of them, I tweaked my back but it didn’t hurt immediately so I thanked my lucky stars and got back into the Tucson to drive to the top of the mountain.
It was a beautiful drive, windy roads, tons of bicyclists braving the traffic and the huge grades going uphill and downhill. Downhill must be funner, if not WAY more dangerous.
Anyway, I got up to the top, hung out for 20 or so minutes and took some really good pictures. I then got to make the drive down, through Walnut Creek, and (after a quick stop at Best Buy) home.
As soon as I got home and sat down, I got this terrible pain in my back. I’ve had back problems for 10+ years (bulging disk in the lower lumbar area) and I guess that my climbing some rocks to get pictures aggrigated it. I went to Kaiser this morning and they gave me some muscle relaxants and Vicodan for the pain. Good times.
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