Mountain travel pioneer, 80, conquers peaks on his bike

 By Michael Collier

Leo Le Bon on his way to the top of Mount Diablo (elevation 3,850 feet) last month. He also rode to the top of Mount Tamalpais ( elevation 2,500 feet) on the same day. Photo by Nadia Le Bon.

Leo Le Bon on his way to the top of Mount Diablo (elevation 3,850 feet) last month. He also rode to the top of Mount Tamalpais ( elevation 2,500 feet) on the same day. Photo by Nadia Le Bon.

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It’s common to see cyclists going strong into their later years. Leo Le Bon, of Berkeley, Calif., is one of them. But getting to the top of three Bay Area peaks in one day? That’s a challenge. Le Bon, who founded Mountain Travel in Oakland in 1969, has spent his life finding adventure across the globe.

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