After thinking about this all season, it looks like I'm going to get my chance. Tomorrow I'm driving out to the northern head of the Blue Ridge Parkway to do some riding. No real plan other than to just get on the parkway headed south and go as far as I can, then turn around. Depending on the degree of climbing difficulty I hope to get in at least 50 miles. I consider myself a decent climber, but this will be my first experience climbing mountains, so wish me luck!