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Following are my photos from Ride the Rockies in 2002

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Route Map
Overview of the entire route.
Security
Saturday, 15 June 2002
Bicycle security lot in Alamosa.
Day 1
Sunday, 16 June 2002: Alamosa to Pagosa Springs
99 miles - 3,800 feet elevation gain
Peak: Wolf Creek Pass - 10,850 feet above sea level
Sea of Tents
Sunday, 16 June 2002
Outdoor camping area at Pagosa Springs.
Day 2
Monday, 17 June 2002: Pagosa Springs to Durango
67 miles - 4,100 feet elevation gain
Peak: Yellowjacket Pass - 7,700 feet above sea level
Durango fire
Monday, 17 June 2002
Smoke from the Missionary Ridge fire behind the outdoor camping area at Durango.
New bike
Monday, 17 June 2002
Lincoln and his new bike in Durango.
Day 3
Tuesday, 18 June 2002: Durango to Silverton
51 miles - 6,200 feet elevation gain
Peak 1: Coal Bank Pass - 10,664 feet above sea level
Peak 2: Molas Divide - 10,899 feet above sea level
Rest stop
Tuesday, 18 June 2002
Aid Station on the way to Coal Bank Pass.
Scenery
Tuesday, 18 June 2002
The scenery makes the climbing worthwhile.
Coal Bank Pass Summit
Tuesday, 18 June 2002
Aid Station at Coal Bank Pass summit (10,640 feet above sea level).
Coal Bank Pass Summit
Tuesday, 18 June 2002
Riders approaching Coal Bank Pass summit.
Molas Divide Summit
Tuesday, 18 June 2002
Lincoln on top of Molas Divide.
Molas Divide Summit
Tuesday, 18 June 2002
Dale on top of Molas Divide.
Sunrise
Wednesday, 19 June 2002
Sunrise in Silverton.
Day 4
Wednesday, 19 June 2002: Silverton to Montrose
59 miles - 2,200 feet elevation gain
Peak: Red Mountain Pass - 11,075 feet above sea level
Red Mountain Pass
Wednesday, 19 June 2002
Climbing Red Mountain Pass on the way from Silverton to Montrose.
Red Mountain Pass
Wednesday, 19 June 2002
Lincoln taking a break on his way up Red Mountain Pass.
Black Canyon
Wednesday, 19 June 2002
Lincoln visiting Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument, outside Montrose.
Day 5
Thursday, 20 June 2002: Montrose to Gunnison
65 miles - 4,900 feet elevation gain
Peak 1: Cerro Summit - 8,045 feet above sea level
Peak 2: Blue Mesa Summit - 8,704 feet above sea level
Team Spam
Thursday, 20 June 2002
Team Spam (Tom, Keith, Katie, Dale, Jim, and Lincoln) near Blue Mesa Reservoir.
Sunset
Thursday, 20 June 2002
Sunset in Gunnison.
Day 6
Friday, 21 June 2002: Gunnison to Salida
65 miles - 3,800 feet elevation gain
Peak: Monarch Pass - 11,312 feet above sea level
Divide
Friday, 21 June 2002
Lincoln at the highest point of the ride (Monarch Pass, 11,312 feet above sea level).
Divide
Friday, 21 June 2002
Dale on top of Monarch Pass.
Divide
Friday, 21 June 2002
Tom, Dale, Lincoln, Keith, and Jim on top of Monarch Pass.
Tattoo
Friday, 21 June 2002
Dale's chainring "tattoo."
Weather
Saturday, 22 June 2002
Strange weather in Salida.
Day 7
Saturday, 22 June 2002: Salida to Alamosa
83 miles - 2,000 feet elevation gain
Peak: Poncha Pass - 9,012 feet above sea level
Caution
Saturday, 22 June 2002
The beginning of the last leg of the ride.