For 2004, the cycling gods once again smiled on the intrepid participants in the Terrible Two Double Century, a 200-mile journey through Northern California that features miles of steep climbing (16,000 vertical feet in all) and some of the most gorgeous scenery to e found anywhere.  Last year, temperatures peaked at around 118 degrees ("thermal meltdown," in the words of one survivor), but this year, the hottest part of the day was no more than 90 degrees--almost balmy for this course.

Our hosts, the Santa Rosa Cycling Club, once again outdid themselves.  From the ice-cold water at every stop to the carefully prepared cups of m&ms at the last rest stop, everything about the support was top-notch.  These folks know how to put on a great ride.

Below, Campy Only's ride cam photos and videos from the ride.  As always, if you would like a higher-res version of any photo, please email us: 

Our riding partners this year were Bo Yule (who completed his first California Triple Crown on this day) and Mojo Cosgrove.  Enjoy.  (A warning that the video files are somewhat large; we recommend you either use a high-bandwidth connection or be prepared to wait while they load ...)

Early Morning
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Mojo--Ready to ride
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Near the top of Trinity
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Donn King, helping us avoid a crash
Calistoga and Beyond
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Drink up!
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Looking for a parking space
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Heading for the Alexander Valley
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He asked, "Will I be famous on Campy Only?"  Now he is.
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Clouds on the slopes of the Geysers climb

"Right turn!"
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Dan and Annie, climbing very well indeed
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Gratuitous photo of Campy Only's Eric Norris aboard our Teschner
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Near the top of Geysers, the sun finally came out
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Cool stop at the Geysers Road spring

Geysers Spring

Arriving at the Geysers rest stop
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Coming up to the Geysers rest stop
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Mojo and Bo
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Passing through the little hamlet of Mercuryville, population 2
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Descending Geysers
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Lunch at Warm Springs Dam
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Bo was having a bad hair day

Lunch panorama
Skaggs Springs to Camp Gualala
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The climb of Skaggs Springs begins
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Skaggs Springs water stop
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Skaggs Springs water stop
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Mojo and Bo
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Looking toward the coast, we saw clouds
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Gotta keep the bike clean!  We brought handiwipes just for this purpose
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Climbing to Las Lomas
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Just ahead, Las Lomas
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White barn.  Just thought it would make a good photo
Camp Gualala
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Camp Gualata
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Don't pee in the woods!
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How many miles to the next cimb?
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Great rest stop workers!
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Haupt Creek Bridge, built in 1909
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Cool ironwork
The California Coast and Fort Ross
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The clouds never materialized--the coast was gorgeous
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Beautiful coves
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Drop bags at the Fort Ross rest stop
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Bo and Mojo, gettin' funky
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Fort Ross climb
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View from the top
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The Last Leg: Monte Rio to the Finish
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Monte Rio rest stop
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Left turn in Occidental
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The last mile!

The last 20 yards!
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The finish
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Campy Only's Eric Norris at the finish

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