Five of us did a century today that had more hills than I knew existed in this part of NC. After a while it got downright comical as we were taking side roads just to find a hill. We were way past being tired and we just tried to keep the humor up. The feature climb and also the furtherest point out was Morrow Mtn State Park which has a 700 ft climb over about 3.5 miles. We had a nice "race" to the top and there's no bragging rights to report here!!
Weather was terrific-temps peaked in the high 50's and wind wasn't too much of a factor which helped to make is as enjoyable as possible.
The good news was a wife of one of the riders sagged for us today. Talk about incredible service!! It was a rolling rest stop well stocked with everything you could have wanted and more.
She even brought their 3 kids-what a trooper this lady was!! She would drive ahead about every 10 miles and while we didn't stop too much it was fun just waving to her and the kids. The kids were entertained with 3 movies throughout the day plus watching their Dad-along with getting out and running around in fields waiting on us slugs to come around.
The 5 cyclists were all in pretty good shape which really helped to spread the work around. One is a Cat 1/2 female who just zoomed up the hills. Another is a Cat 3 male who faded on us the last 30 miles but we towed him in.
We wound up with 106 miles and about 8000+ feet of climbing which for this time of the year is not too shabby.
I'm ready for a nap, food, the jacuzzi, pie????
I hope some of you were able to get out and ride over the weekend as well.