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    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
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    Proof I was There

    Climbing Grandfather Mountain.......photo courtesy of Birdseyeview.

    I was obviously out-running a vehicle and probably going 5-6 mph up the mountain......picture is on "Forrest Gump Curve". This is about 1/2 mile from the finish or 3/4 the way up Grandfather. I'm guessing the grade here is probably 10-12%. I'm smiling because I know it's only minutes until the end and the hardest stretch of the whole ride is still ahead........and also because it's the last time I have to suffer this much this year!!!!!




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    My other car is a bike TruF's Avatar
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    Great picture, jppe. Congratulations on finishing the ride. Where exactly is the Forrest Gump Curve? Was that stretch featured in the movie?

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    The guy in the 50+ jersey PAlt's Avatar
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    Well Done!!! Hope I can show a picture next year, that's one of my goals.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    That COULD be a photoshop trick, you know. Just sayin'
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