Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Herndon, VA
Bikes: Giant OCR C2, Kona Jake the Snake, Scattante 650-R
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Originally Posted by JimF22003
I just joined this week. I was riding on my own today though, up Blueridge Mountain Rd (Mt. Weather climb) and was nearly to the top when I broke a derailleur cable. "Tom" from the PPTC was with a "B" group that came up behind me, and helped me out with the tool I needed to change the limit setting on my rear derailleur so I could at least have two usable gears. Thanks Tom!
What time were you going up? I didn't see any Mt. Weather rides in the schedule today, and I needed one last big ride before Mt. Mitchell, so I left from my house in Herndon, rode out the W&OD, out Snickersville Turnpike, then up to the summit - turned around and came back. Total mileage was 101.1, and (I think) the total climbing was around 6K, but my altimeter went crazy when the thunderstorm hit, and didn't work properly the rest of the ride.
It was raining so hard, I couldn't see, so I rode back to the overpass at the Homeland Security entrance, and waited for about 20 minutes before it was safe(r) to ride down. It rained off and on all the way home.
I just got back in a few minutes ago - my overall speed wasn't that great (13.1 average), but considering the climbing, distance and weather, I'm still pretty happy with the ride. Now I get to start cleaning off the bike. It's a mess.
Giant OCR C2
Fuji Cross Pro
'06 Kona Jake the Snake - back to stock, and up for sale.