Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
EL DORADO COUNTY Amateur Radio Club President Don Brooks of Somerset uses a radio to communicate between three vehicles monitoring the race along the route. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
BICYCLISTS on the Mother Lode Century Ride cross the American River Bridge in Coloma, heading to Highway 193 in Cool. Riders could participate in either the 28, 65 or the 100 mile ride. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MOTHER LODE CENTURY RIDERS cross Mosquito Bridge. Democrat Photo by Shelly Thorene
CYCLISTS STOP FOR refreshments on the corner of Highway 193 and Rock Creek Road. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
CROSSING THE MOSQUITO BRIDGE is the easy part. It's all uphill until Placerville. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
RIDERS GATHER IN the shade of the pavilion at Finnon Lake for food and drinks. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MOTHER LODE CENTURY RIDER, Rick Gunn, of South Lake Tahoe, cools off in the river underneath the Mosquito Bridge. Democrat Photo by Shelly Thorene
RICK GUNN, center, of South Lake Tahoe is all smiles as his mini-peleton hits the downhill portion of Main Street, Placerville May 11. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MARK STEMMY of Cameron Park helps a rider on Mosquito Road. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
A TIRED CYCLIST rests a moment while listening to Erin Simmons of Pleasant Valley playing songs on his banjo on a long uphill stretch on Mosquito Road. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
CYCLISTS take a break from the long uphill climb on Mosquito Road to listen to Erin Simmons serenade hem with his banjo. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene