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Old 07-18-16, 01:57 PM
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Back in 2005, I biked from Luray, VA along 211 East to the Pinnacle's Overlook on Skyline Drive (2600 ft. of elevation gain) and back, roughly a 27 mile round trip. I did it fairly early in the morning, starting around 6am at which time traffic was light to non-existent all the way to the overlook. Coming back down was a lot of fun, holding ~40mph for several miles. The climb was fairly tame with no super steep sections, unlike the little, but steep hills I encounter around my home. I only had a basic computer with me back then so no fancy files to show but it's a ride I have always remembered and would like to do again, and preferably include more of Skyline Drive. I was with my then-girlfriend (now wife) at the time who stayed back at the hotel so I didn't want to be gone for too long as we planned to hike most of the day.
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