April 24, 2004, dawned bright and warm--no rain, no cold weather, no impending storms. Perfect weather for the 2004 edition of the Devil Mountain Double, a 206-mile ride with approximately 19,000 feet of vertical gain and ascents of two mountains.  Below, photos by Campy Only's Eric Norris. 

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Bo Yule on the way to the ride start, 4-23-04
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First glimpse of Mount Diable
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The Campy Only Tescher, ready for battle
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The "Wall" at the top of Mt. Diablo

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Rest Stop 1, top of Mt. Diablo

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Rest Stop 1--got a bit windy here!
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Steve Smith in Clayton
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Heading for Morgan Territory Road
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Morgan Territory
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Rest stop on Morgan Territory
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Rest Stop 2
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Heading for the Altamont Pass
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Tons of iron head downhill while we go uphill
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Elevated freeway in the Altamont Pass
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Almost at the top
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Starting "Oh My God!" hill
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Oh ... My ... God
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Arriving at the Mines Road rest stop
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Mines Road
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Steaming toward lunch
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Thus guy was on the Mt. Hamilton Challenge--the feathers make him ride faster
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Lunch at the Junction
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The Junction
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Sandy at Lunch
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Gratuitous shot of Campy Only's Eric Norris at lunch
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Eric and Bo
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Signing in
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Heading for the slopes of Mt. Hamilton
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Lots of wildflowers in bloom
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On the slopes of Mt. Hamilton
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Great-tasting, cool water at this spring
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Mt. Hamilton switchbacks.
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Water stop at the top (almost) of Mt. Hamilton
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Bo heads for the observatory
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Observatory at Mt. Hamilton
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Starting the descent
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Looking out over the valley
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Rest stop on Crothers Road
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Sandy rests up for Sierra Road ...
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... and here it is! Sierra Road--a real killer climb (rises 1,800 feet in 3 miles)
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Climbing Sierra Road, with the Silicon Valley below us
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Almost at the Sierra Road rest stop

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