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July 16, 2013
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Death Ride through the California Alps

Cowbells and applause rang out from spectators and volunteers Saturday morning with each cyclist arriving at the Woodfords aid station. Approximately 3,000 riders tested themselves in the 33rd annual Death Ride against 16,000 feet of climbing over five passes. John Culligan of Salinas, Calif., accepted the challenge for the first time this year, stopping for a short break in Woodfords before starting the 15-mile climb up Carson Pass and back. “It’s going good. I’m a nut who likes to ride his bike all day,” he said. “This is absolutely the best supported ride I’ve ever been on. I’ve just got …

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