Alexander Valley Road
crossing Russian River
turning off Pine Flat Rd: Terrible Two course marking!
It was foggy in the morning.
The climbing is about to start!
Cara climbs past a vineyard.
The first of three main climbing sections on Geysers has some steep sustained grades.
Cara climbs by ranch land along the way.
The first and major climb of the three to the peak is almost done.
We're well above the valley by now.
Vines high above the valley.
Three riders I met at the Geysers summit begin their descent as I wait for Cara.
Looking back on a descent along the way to the Geysers summit.
Cara approaches the Geysers summit.
Serial combination locks allow multiple users independent access to the gate at Geyser Peak.
Past the turn-off for Geyser Resort (a turn I missed during the 2010 Terrible Two), the road becomes narrow and rough, typical of Sonoma rural pavement.
The bottom of the main descent is marked by the historic Geysers Road Bridge.
Cara rages over a gravel section.
An interesting rock feature across the creek
Cara flies over the rough pavement.
Looking down at the green water of the creek
Crossing the Russian River for the second time.
The Fritz Winery marks the approach to Dry Creek Road.
Many wineries line Dry Creek Road, including the Yellow Dog Vineyards.
Cara follows along Dry Creek Road.
We stop for a break at a nice flower bed, the site of a recent car collision.
Cara finishes her longest ride of the year.