Riders gather at the American River Confluence in Auburn for day two.
Convenient parking! All those people are standing in the trailhead of
the Stagecoach trail. Our uphill trail is right there as well, riding
up from under the bridge in the background. That van back there is from
a whitewater rafting company.
Dan Heaton competing in the Confluence uphill race. The object is to
get the fastest time up the hill without falling, best of two tries.
His father Bill was one of the timers.
Wearing his Bloodman T-shirt, Brett Bymaster zooms up the course. Some
of the less competitive riders watch from the bridge above.
Does it look steep? It's really hard to show steepness in photos. Jonathan
Young was the lucky winner of the Pashley Muni that was graciously donated
by Pashley. Here he's riding his new unicycle up the expert portion
of the uphill course. Most riders only attempted to ride to the interim
finish line, because the last section was very steep indeed.
Jonathan's dad Jock used the pecking (hopping) technique to cover the
last few feet of the steep expert section of the course. Yaay!
The family photo for Sunday, in front of the 750' high Foresthill Bridge.
These are not all the same people, as some could only make one day or
the other. And I'm still stuck behind the camera...
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