This page showcases photos from various "training" rides in 2003.  For photos from "major" rides, click here  For 2004 rides, click here

To see our Ride Cam photos of the January 1, 2003, Turkey attack, click here

10-12-03 Mormon Emigrant Trail
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Riding partner Ron Lew and I liked the climb up Mormon Emigrant Trail so much when we did it as part of the Tahoe Epic, we decided to do it again--this time an out-and-back ride from Sly Park to Silver Lake.  Totals for the ride: 62 miles, 6500 feet of elevation gain, tons of good times.

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Heading out at 7:30 a.m.
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Morning sun coming through the trees
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The long, long, climb
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Historic marker on the Old Emigrant Road
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Top of the climb!
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One the way back
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Beautiful blue skies over Mormon Emigrant Trail
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The Campy Only Sachs rests at the finish

9-7-03 Assault on Mix Canyon
Mix Canyon ... the mere name strikes fear in the heart of cyclists throughout the greater Davis area.  About 4.8 miles from bottom to top, this climb gets steeper as it goes up, culminating in stretches approaching 18 percent grade (check out the route profile for the entire ride from Davis to the top and back).

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The Route Profile (thanks to Dan Duisenberg)
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Rest stop before the climb
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Yes, we stopped at a bar. (It was Bo's idea!)
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About 1.5 miles to go
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Sandy on the climb
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Here comes Steve
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Steve grinds up
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Here comes the steep part!
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Video: Steve arrives at the top
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Video: Sandy's arrival
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Antennas on the ridgeline
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Video: Dan!
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Dan and Bo
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Just for fun, a video ride diary by Campy Only's web guy

We took the Campy Only Sachs on an early morning ride near Auburn, CA, and stopped to take this photo of the spectacular Foresthill Bridge.  This amazing span soars 730 feet over the canyon below--Click here for more info on the bridge
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Click here to download an interactive panorama of this photo

These deer near Lake Berryessa must have been reading the signs! Sunflowers were photographed near Davis, CA.

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Views of Yolo County farmlands and the Vaca Hills near Davis, California

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5-4-03--Riding in Napa County, California
Napa County is fairly close to the world headquarters of Campy Only, and we enjoy making forays into this wonderful area.  Below, a few photos from the Angwin and Pope Valley areas.

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3-31-03--Last Chance for "March Madness" Miles

Last day for riding in March--Paul, Karen, Bo, and I rode to Vacaville for lunch.  After a month of trying, we finally snagged a tailwind for the ride home!

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3-23-03--Visit to the "Glory Hole" Spillway at Monticello Dam

We visited the "glory hole" spillway that drains Lake Berryessa--it's really quite a sight to see the whitewater cascading down the inside of the glory hole!  Check out our video, too!


Quick shot from our morning commute--street sign illuminated by our headlight:
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3-9-03: Mt Diablo

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Why climb Diablo? Check out the photos below . . .

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Above, a panoramic view to the east; below, view to the west. This makes the climb all worthwhile . . .
Compiled Western Panorama
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Compiled Western Panorama

Click on the links below to download animated, interactive panoramas.  Thank you to reader Dennis Stover for providing these files!

View to the west  |  View to the east


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2-8-03--A nice, crisp morning in Pleasants Valley and Cantelow Road.  With the bridge out, there's also very little traffic on Pleasants Valley!

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