Climbing Mount Diablo, Concord, California – May 2, 1988
I hope you enjoy this video of cycling up Mount Diablo on my 50th birthday. This goal was to make it up in less than 60 minutes. This video is made possible by Channel 5 News, Evening Magazine with Richard Hart.
Climbing Lombard Street, SAN FRANCISCO – May 2, 1983
Here is a video for you of my difficult climb up Lombard Street in San Francisco on my 45th birthday carrying just over 300 lbs. It took me a little over 6 months of training and several medical stress tests to make sure I was ready for the challenge.
This video is made possible by Channel 5 News, Evening Magazine with Richard Hart who teaches at Academy of Art, SF, filmed in 1983.
Lombard Street in San Francisco, California is famous for having a steep, one-block section that consists of eight tight hairpin turns. It is about 1⁄4 mile (400 m) long (approximately 575 feet) . Instituted in 1922, Lombard St. was created to reduce the hill’s natural 27% grade,which was too steep for most vehicles to climb. Walking straight up would also be a serious hazard to pedestrians, who are used to a more reasonable sixteen-degree incline.