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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ...)