June 23, 2007--We traveled to Quincy, California, to ride the 200-kilometer version of the Summer Solstice Century, a ride benefiting the California Forest Foundation. The 200K route featured some 12,000 feet of climbing, making it a popular stop for riders training for the upcoming Death Ride.  Presented below, photos before, during, and after the ride.
 
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Route Profile
Detailed GPS Info

We've included a few photos of the Ranchito Motel, a well-preserved 1940s-era establishment.  Check out the photos from 1948 and 1949--the motel still looks almost exactly the same.

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On Hwy 20
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Tunnel in the Feather Riiver canyon
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More tunnels
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At the Ranchino
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Interior looks like something out of Disneyland
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Veranda
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What were these shelves for?
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Rancho brands stamped into the sidewalk
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2007
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1948
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1949
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Ride start at the Plumas County fairgrounds
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Some of the early climbing
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Waterfall
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Another rider climbs quickly
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Meadow
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Rest stop at Soper Wheeler, a forestry company
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Lunch stop
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Suspension bridge over Lake Oroville
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This rest stop had a generator-powered air conditioner! These riders are enjoying a cool breeze.
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Leaving rest stop 6 was a stretch of currently unpaved road
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Long climbs on the way to the last summit
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There were informative signs posted along the route touting the benefits of tree farming
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The route was very well marked
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No, not the top yet!
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Gratuitous photo of the Campy Only Guy
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She kept waving at us
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Nice view near Bucks Lake
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Back in the Feather River canyon
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Wow--lots of project bikes here
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A Schwinn American
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Bridges on the Hwy 70
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