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    Bikin' N.C.

    My trip got cut a little short and I only had one day to ride in N.C. Unfortunately, that day required me leaving town at 1:30 AM, driving to "Mayberry" and attending one boring meeting until 5:30PM - I was beyond tired but pressed on. On my way out of the meeting I saw a woman on a Giant Sedona - she was staring at my bike, so I complimented her bike and she complimented mine. I saw nobody else with a bike the entire time.
    The ride was unusual for me. There weren't nearly as many hills as I expected there to be. In fact, it was mostly flat farmlands. Despite being deathly tired and being on my hybrid, I managed an avg. MPH that was 2 full MPH's over my fastest time this year (which was on my road bike). It was beautiful country though and I wish I had more time to ride.
    The finale to the trip was on the drive home and my boss decided to stop at a Hooters in a town that should have been renamed Overweight, N.C. Every customer in there was a practical roly-poly and it amazed me the number of people in this area that just let themselves go. Even the waitresses (ex-strippers?) had legs that looked like socks filled with cottage cheese. I thought I was disgusted at that point, but then they brought me a plate of "food" - er, buttered lard puffs rather - and suddenly I remembered why I don't go to Hooters. I ate about 3 bites of that drek before giving up. About 30 minutes after leaving the restaurant, my boss {who ate a full plate** began sweating, clutching the steering wheel and pinching his butt cheeks together about a foot off the seat and moaning "Oh God - Oh God - where's the exit - I'll NEVER eat at Hooters again!!".
    I'd like to go back and try riding again. Beautiful scenery! Of course, I'll skip the Hooters.
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    My wife is a NC native and would love to ride anywhere in that state. Next time we are back there we are definitely taking the bikes.
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    Originally posted by Bikes-N-Drums
    they brought me a plate of...buttered lard puffs... I ate about 3 bites of that drek before giving up. About 30 minutes after leaving the restaurant, my boss {who ate a full plate** began sweating, clutching the steering wheel and pinching his butt cheeks together about a foot off the seat and moaning "Oh God - Oh God - where's the exit - I'll NEVER eat at Hooters again!!"
    What happened next?

    No worries

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    He fully contaminated a restroom at the Gastonia Handy Pantry.
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    That could have been dangerous. Was anyone smoking nearby?
    Next in line

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    Bikes-N-Drums, I grew up in NC and we've been hitting Brevard and Asheville every Saturday this summer, with a few exceptions, for some quality trail riding. You have to go farther west for the rolling hills.

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    ?new avatar?
    I can't ride and Frown!

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    Yep, new avatar. Why not?!
    Thanks for the advice on N.C. It was beautiful country out there - great riding, nice people - and I'm really looking forward to going back sometime!
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    There's a Cycle North Carolina ride coming up in Oct. Statesville to New Bern.

    Should be some opportunity to get some "Lexington BBQ"!!

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    I'll be at the NC ride and I am really looking forward to that BBQ. After a long ride it should be good. I am also looking forward to the rest of the ride. The first 3 days should be pretty challenging, however when we get close to the coast it flattens out and the last day looks like it is all down hill.
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