After doing this ride with friends a couple of times Chris and I decided do it as a group ride.
It's called Circle the Devil because it circumnavigates Casa Diablo Mountain.
I was not quite in shape for this one so I sagged for the gang. Took a bunch of pics too.
Near the beginning in Fish Slough.
I had time to stop and check out petroglyphs and this interesting grinding rock.
The quintet enjoys a little descent on the Volcanic Tablelands.
We encountered a healthy looking rattler along the way.
Nice "dream catcher" talisman out in the middle of nowhere.
Amanda grinds up Black Rock Mine Road.
Amanda nears the top of the first climb.
Bill topping out.
Mary set up the aid station.
X marks the spot.
The riders! Adrian, Bill, Amanda, David, and Chris.
The ride hits the famous Lower Rock Trail on the way back towards Bishop.
Beginning the fun descent down to Paradise.
To a short but pretty section of gravel in Round Valley.
The bridge is wiped out so the group waded it!
The group punches into the wind on the way back into Bishop.
About 80 miles, almost 6,000' of elevation gain. A great adventure ride!