25 June 2011

Climb to Kaiser - June 25, 2011

Painted on the road at the Wildcat Rest Stop at the crest on Watts Valley Road.
Cyclists at the Tollhouse Rest Stop at Sierra Elementary School in Tollhouse.
My Honda ST1300 at the top of the Four-Lane on Highway 168.
Cyclists at the Shaver Rest Stop. The Climb to Kaiser riders are passing through and will return on their decent down the mountain. This is the turn around point for the Tollhouse Century (100 mile) riders.
Fixing a broken spoke.
The cyclists climb this road toward Huntington Lake. It's steeper than it looks, and it gets steeper at the top.
There were HAM radio personel at most of the rest stops, and some roving vehicles, for communications over the course. They are invaluable.
Kaiser Rest Stop at the top of Kaiser Pass, elevation 9,200 feet. 59° at 3:pm.
One of the tandems that made it to the top.
Kaiser Rest Stop at the top of Kaiser Pass, elevation 9,200 feet. 59° at 3:pm.
The view down from top of Kaiser Pass. A tandem prepares for a decent as a solo rider makes it to the top. Snow on both sides of the road at, and near, the top. and snow melt run-off cascading across much of the road for miles below.
Bikes wait for their riders at the Kaiser Rest Stop at the top of Kaiser Pass.

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