Monday, March 23, 2009

Asheville (North Carolina)

On Saturday Matt took me on a cross-country ride with a few of his friends. I always count on being exhausted after one of Matt's rides, since he excels in long climbs. I knew this would be an especially tough ride when I noticed that my bike was the heaviest of the group - probably by more than ten pounds.

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The ride was great though! The climb was long, but not brutally technical or steep. I had to hike some of the sections, but the company was good and the sights made it all worth it.

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The descent was stellar and my bike made up for its weight as it blasted through the rough, rocky trail.

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There were a bunch of stream crossings, which supplied a quick challenge to cross.

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At one point we crossed paths with a herd of horses. It was strange to see them there, saddled and clearly tamed, without a rider in sight.

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3 comments:

Butch Greene said...

Where's that? Turkey Pen?

Dennis Throckmorton said...

Not 100% positive, but we started on Laurel and descended near Pilot.

tiburon said...

That was Laurel--> Sassafras--> Big Creek. It's in Mills River. Man that day ruled hard until Dennis got a ticket from that piece of shit ranger. I hope he contracts the pig lung.