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Cycle NC Day 3

Old 10-01-19, 02:27 PM
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Cycle NC Day 3

Cycle NC Day 3, 70 miles from Spencer to Siler City. I guess technically we crossed two major lakes.

I rode with Doug and Rick all day. Thereís nothing like riding with skilled riders who ride the same pace and effort. Really nice guys too. Weíre already making plans to ride together tomorrow.

Itís getting warmer and will continue to get warmer the next couple days. I really donít need a sleeping bag!!

Tomorrow we head further east to Clayton!



Crossing High Rock Lake


After a cherry sno cone at the last rest stop


Riding selfie behind Doug and Rick


Doug after the Tiger Blood


Crossing Badin Lake below the High Rock dam.


Bubba!!


Doug pulling and Rick on his wheel.
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Old 10-01-19, 04:06 PM
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Are any of the lakes natural, or are they all impoundments?
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Old 10-01-19, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Are any of the lakes natural, or are they all impoundments?
All impoundments for generating electricity. The last two were for an Alcoa aluminum plant that is now closed. Another firm bought the generation facilities and sells the power to the grid.
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Looks as if Bubba has lost some weight
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Ah, the modern age: all those chargers plugged in..... A number of locals did the across NC tour some years back when it rained essentially every day, lots of bail outs on that tour.
It is one thing to ride 50-70 miles in 72-95F temps, another to huddle in a tent at 75-80F temps at night after spending the rest of the off bike day at 90+
temps, even in the shade. I see Bubba has a half gallon rehydration canister next to him.
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