Our profile for Saturday's ride: The cursor sits on Richland Balsam. I started the Garmin about a half mile into the ride, so the start elevation shows 2200' but, its really 2020'. Lot of climbing, and a lot of descending. Classic Western NC Parkway.
Here is a picture of our hosts for the Canary Coalition - getting ready to take a picture:
Vanity has its way, here is a self portrait on the way up:
Andy and I rode from Sylva to Waterrock Knob today for our recovery ride. 40 miles and 4090' of gain. Again, we were either climbing or descending. The cursor marks Waterrock Knob.
We ran into a fellow from Texas who is planning to come ride the Parkway. Andy provided him with a good overview of what to expect.
Andy and I at the pinnacle:
We had a 12K' weekend! Both days were super nice for riding. My legs have earned a day off.