So today a request came in from one of the two riders joining me on the ride to have a less stressful ride than the one we did a couple weeks ago. So I chose the Franklin Valley but of course nothing is flat around here. We had a great day which started near 50º and ended in the low 60s. The ride ended up at 48 miles and somewhere over 4800' of climbing. I'll let Wolfpack fill in the details.
Neal rides in the valley rimmed by mountains.
Karen tried to put a hurtin' on us old guys.
The cows were out in the pastures on this fine day.
Someone looks like she's suffering as we approach the Skeena climb.
Spring is popping everywhere now.
On the way to the Allison Watts climb. STEEP!
Thank you NCDOT for the rumble strips of death.
Karen begins the Winding Stairs descent, fast and breezy.
Another nice day riding very low traveled roads here in WNC.