Tuesday, November 1, 2011


During the second day of Double Dare I got out for exactly what I needed, a ride in Pisgah with a special twist. That twist? Broussard shuttled Clay F. and I to the top of Pilot Mountain Road. Farlow without the climb? Yes, please.

As soon as we were on the bikes I was having a great time. After just a short climb we were at the gap and talking with Shane, the Double Dare checkpoint volunteer.
Clay and I each took turns shooting the bb gun and hitting the target before heading down Farlow.

The Farlow descent was great fun. Clay had ridden all day the day before, had stayed up until sunrise directly afterwards, and was on the ride with me right after that. Needless to say it was easy to drop him so I would stop and take photos whenever I thought it would be a good idea.

 I almost cleaned the rock garden and felt like I was flying all the way to the bottom. I almost went down two times along the way, too. I guess that happens when you're flying down Farlow. Daniel Ridge to 475 was next. Then just before we turned back into Cove Creek campground we ran into Yuri E., the other checkpoint volunteer from the day before. Awesome. Thanks for getting out Clay. Thanks for manning the CPs Shane and Yuri!

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