Monday, June 2, 2008

Blue Ridge Parkway Biking

For the last two days we've been riding on a section of the Blue Ridge
Parkway, up and over mountains. Today's ride was an 80-miler, and
definitely one of the toughest things I've ever done. The total amount
of climbing we did today was about 12,000ft, and we topped out
elevation-wise at about 5600ft.

The climbing was rough - my legs are killed - but it was worth it. The
views we saw were extraordinary, all the more so because we achieved
them under our own power. It's incredible to realize that I just biked
80 miles over a mountain range.

The second best thing about riding up a mountain, besides the view, is
the downhill that comes at the end. For miles and miles, barreling
down the road at 35, even 40mph (certainly breaking the speed limit).

Tonight we stay in Asheville, NC. Tomorrow is a build day. Wednesday
is more mountains.


Blogger Jonny Stahl said...


June 5, 2008 8:05 AM  

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