Saturday, May 12, 2012

Feelin' Good.

Tonight I went on a fun fun fun ride. I started at the river overlook on the parkway, climbed to Bent Creek Gap, descended Bent Creek Gap Road, then meandered back to the Jeep via Hardtimes connector, the paved road, and 191.
 I felt really good for the entire climb. The mile markers (all 6 of them) clicked by very quickly. I had the ipod in one ear and the gps software was keeping me up to date. I climbed the first 5 miles in 35 minutes. The second 5 miles included the gravel road descent (which I took no risks on and took a photo break at the tunnel) and it was done in 25 minutes. The third almost 5 miles took 30 minutes. Not bad.

I cannot be trusted to stay on pavement

 Last night I got out for an excellent ride. I stopped by the Hub at closing time to talk 111K logistics with Sam then headed over to the Fish Hatchery to start. My route: Davidson River Trail->475->5003->140A->140->Summey to the Falls->140->NC215->Indian Creek->Davidson River Rd->475->Davidson River Trail. 28 miles with only a couple hundred yards or so of pavement.