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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Best ever was getting a 1-hr T-shirt for the Mt. Diablo Challenge. That was 992 VAM. That was my best climbing shape ever. (All it took was 8 weeks of intervals and no desserts, no fried foods, no candy, no soda, no nothin' fun to eat)

That was a few years ago. Recently I did the North Side at a much more relaxed pace: 628.
I like the 992 for the Diablo Challenge a lot. I have ridden the south side and as I remember it is climbing from the start. I have raced the north side a couple of times as a 10K ITT and therefore not all the way to the top. The north starts out flat to rolling and then pitches up. A couple of races have used TT bikes with a disc / fast front wheel to do the 10k due to the flatter start. So I would suspect a lower VAM for that climb. I do not recall my VAM from the north side.
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