Here are photographs from the Chico, California, Wildflower Century, held April 16th, 2015. It's a challenging ride I've made most of the last 15 years. It's a ride that validates, if only to myself, that I'm still alive still able to make my mind and my body take me beyond my ordinary level of comfort.
Chico sits on the eastern edge of the Great Central Valley of California. I spent some time there as a student at the state university and I consider Chico my second home.
As usual, I made the ride with my brother, Dan, and two good friends, Silas and Richard. We all had to come a considerable distance and I think we'll probably make the same trip next year.