2003 Photos of BP Training Ride


I finally got the pictures developed for the training ride last weekend.

I have added them to my AspPhotoFinder program which is available on the internet.

You can click on the links below to see a few of the better pictures.

If you have a dial-up connection to the internet viewing these pictures may be very slow as they are 100k - 200k in size each. Feel free to look at other pictures on the site and use the search feature.

This is the staging area about 45 minutes before the start of the ride. There are already hundreds of people lined up. The start line is several hundred yards away.
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I took this picture after getting in the line about 25 minutes before the start. These are all of the people ahead of me. If you look at the left side of this picture you can see a line of cars that were still coming in even after the start. I don't know the official count but it was certainly several thousand riders.
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These are all of the people behind me.
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This shows why I like these rides so much. The routes are back roads for the most part.
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After 20 miles I can finally see the rest area.
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Here is a better shot of the rest area. It was a bit of a mad house.
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Back on the road again.
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The second rest stop at mile 40.
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I'm not sure what river this is but I took this picture while riding across the bridge.
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Here is another nice country road.
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This is the last rest stop about 56 miles out. The crowd has thinned out a little.
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Here is the finish line. No cheering crowds but it still felt really good finishing and having enough energy to take Linda for green beer up at Mathias's pub a few hours later.
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Thanks again for all of the support.

Greg Gillis

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Submitted by: gtgillis / 2005-02-25
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