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Old 09-13-09, 01:32 PM   #1
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Lighthouse Ride

On Saturday there was a ride along the Carolina coast on the Outer Banks. The ride was 50 miles beginning at the Corolla Lighthouse, traveling basically south to the Bodie Island lighthouse. The weather was beautiful with the exception of the wind. As luck would have it, it blew 15 -20 dead in the face for about the last 20 miles. There was no reprive because the ride was a cycle out with the riders being bussed back to the starting point.
With the exception of the wind, the ride was pretty nice. There were several sections of road which had a lot of vehicular traffic with no paved shoulder to escape to. It felt like you were totally relying on drivers not to hit you. This was a bit unnerving, but hey, you only go around once.
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Old 09-13-09, 02:07 PM   #2
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I just can't imagine riding that section of road especially on a Sunday. I have done the section from Avon to Hatteras Village and back during the week very early in the morning and by 10am I wanted off the road. As you say, there is nowhere to go on that road. Glad it worked out for you.
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My brother and I rode from Duck to Oregon Inlet on vacation there first week in June. Every morning I rode from Duck to Corolla, early in the morning there was nobody on the road. I wouldn't want to ride in on a weekend, there are just way too many people either coming in or heading out of their vacation.
Man I love OBX!!!!!! Wind is always present there too.
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