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Nice Ride Near Boone, NC

Old 09-27-19, 02:05 PM
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Nice Ride Near Boone, NC

Cycle NC starts this weekend and Iím signed up for it. Itís my 4th and last week long supported bike tour for 2019. This the ride year it starts in Blowing Rock and finishes in Atlantic Beach. The third day the route goes through my regular riding area.

My daughter lives in Boone so we came up a couple days early so my wife could attend a few courses to maintain her acupuncture accreditation. My daughter and son in law recently completed finishing up there basement and itís really, really nice. Itís huge and well thought out plus nicely appointed with my daughter using her artistic touch. The basement has two bedrooms, full bathroom, kitchen, storage room, an exercise area, a playroom for my grandson plus a HUGE man cave with an 80Ē tv. We were the first guests to enjoy it.

Anyway I took advantage of the perfect weather and enjoyed a 50 mile ride that was mostly on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There arenít any flat roads in the area so there was close to 5000í of climbing over the route. The steepest section was riding the road up the mountain to my daughterís house! Boone is around 3000í above sea level so itís a little cooler and less humid than around Charlotte where we live. Here are a few pictures.







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We rode around there a few years ago. I think Lance Armstrong used to ride those roads to keep in shape.
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Originally Posted by coffeesnob View Post
We rode around there a few years ago. I think Lance Armstrong used to ride those roads to keep in shape.
He did. Climbing Beech Mtn nearby is what gave him the momentum to rejuvenate his professional career.
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I soo wish I lived somewhere with hills, says the old guy in coastal Florida.
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