The Wildflower Century - Chico, California, 2015 by DaveWyman
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The Scenery on the Way to Chico
Photo: Dan Wyman
Making Friends
Dan makes friends with Willy at the home we stayed in the night before the ride.
Dawn Arrives in Chico
Start of the Ride - Silver Dollar Fairgrounds
Early Morning Ride on a Tandem
A couple team up on their tandem at the start of the "Wildflower Century," in Chico, California. The ride takes cyclists into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and out across the Great Central Valley of California.
Pedaling Toward the Day's First Climb
Riders approach Humboldt Road, which offers the first climb, a somewhat annoying climb at that, over a rough road.
Riding into the Sun on Humboldt Road
Gaining Altitude on Humboldt Road
So Many Riders!
At the Top of Humboldt Road
Cyclists from Chico Velo, the club that sponsors the Wildflower Century, arrive at the top of the first climb.
Atop Humboldt Road
Cover Shot - Chico News & Review
The cover photo is one I made a few years ago on the Wildflower ride. I'm honored it was chosen for the annual bike issue of the CN&R this year.
Riders and the Steve Harrison Memorial Arch
At the Honey Run Road Covered Bridge
My Friend Silas on a Mountain Bike and a Cyclist on a Recumbent Bike
Relaxing on the Road
Out of the mountains, now, headed for a rest stop at the edge of the Gold Rush era town, Oroville.
Pealing Up Table Mountain
There's not much shade and the grade is mostly up and steep on the way to the summit of Table Mountain. It's a beautifully brutal part of the ride.
Climbing Table Mountain
Dan and Richard
The top of Table Mountain - actually a vast, volcanic plateau - is close.
The Summit of Table Mountain!
A Rest Stop, stocked with water and food, awaited us atop Table Mountain.
A Short Video of Me atop Table Mountain
Having just spent a few minutes photographing riders approaching the top of Table Mountain, I was more than fresh enough to pedal hard the remaining yards to the top.
Cycling along the Top of Table Mountain
The Fantastic Descent Along Cherokee Road
We Rode Past Plenty of Wildflowers along the Higher Reaches of the Ride
Cover Shot - Discover Chico
I had the pleasure of winning another cover photo, this one for the Discover Chico publication. That's my brother, Dan, in front of a cluster of lupines on Cherokee Road.
Cyclist with a Wildflower Jersey
Steaming Full Speed Out of the Mountains
Put the Bikes Away - the Ride is Over
End of the Road
One day my bike and my body will be like this old truck. We'll be out to pasture. Before that happens, there are more rides to enjoy in this amazing reality we're privileged to experience.
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The Scenery on the Way to ChicoMaking FriendsDawn Arrives in ChicoStart of the Ride - Silver Dollar FairgroundsEarly Morning Ride on a TandemPedaling Toward the Day's First ClimbRiding into the Sun on Humboldt RoadGaining Altitude on Humboldt RoadSo Many Riders!At the Top of Humboldt RoadAtop Humboldt RoadCover Shot - Chico News & ReviewRiders and the Steve Harrison Memorial ArchAt the Honey Run Road Covered BridgeMy Friend Silas on a Mountain Bike and a Cyclist on a Recumbent BikeRelaxing on the RoadPealing Up Table MountainClimbing Table MountainDan and RichardThe Summit of Table Mountain!A Short Video of Me atop Table MountainCycling along the Top of Table MountainThe Fantastic Descent Along Cherokee RoadWe Rode Past Plenty of Wildflowers along the Higher Reaches of the RideCover Shot - Discover ChicoCyclist with a Wildflower JerseySteaming Full Speed Out of the MountainsPut the Bikes Away - the Ride is OverEnd of the Road