The good stuff.
After a long drive, Bill Nye and I joined Timmy, Nik, Courtney and Lee, and we got in a short ride on Friday afternoon. Some of the Pinhotis.
Saturday was a day filled with aspirations and gorgeous weather.
photo cred: Charlotte CadieuxI planned a longer route for the more ambitious riders... but not too long... or so I thought.
I only looked at the mileage and how to put this trail with that one and so forth. Not so much the elevation or terrain, just how I though things made sense on a two dimensional map.
Somehow we managed to bank between 6,200 to 6,500 feet of elevation on a ride that was no longer than 25 miles.
Anyways, more beer and then the further devastation of a hot tub into the evening. Bath robes and conversations and laughter until someone mentioned what time it was and beds were sought after.
Sunday. A short ride to justify our place in the world at the moment before heading back to Charlotte. A jaunt just long enough to feel sorta human again.
I'd like to mention how incredible Mulberry Gap is. I brought so much stuff that I totally didn't need. The food was plentiful and incredible, the amenities were above expectations and the nearby trails enough to fill a long weekend. We managed to keep the ride to non-ride fun ratio perfectly balanced for three days, and I slept like a giant, snoring baby Sunday night.
Not much more to say. I'm going to do what I can to slowly re-immerse myself back into the normal world. Bear with me.
All the following images are from Nik Fedele