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Bike Travel Weekend, June 4 - 6, 2021

Climbing in Emerald Country

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My house in Charlotte, NC
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Ride Description

This is a fully-loaded shake-down trip in preparation for a pair of month-long point-to-point trips later this summer with friends from my 2018 Trans-Am trip with ACA. (I wish Wally W. could ride these with us!) My route will take me on familiar paved roads, which range from flat to moderately hilly, to my weekend get-away cabin a few miles from the town of Hiddenite, NC, which is known as a source of world class emeralds. I plan to camp on the family property. On Saturday I will load up my bike and take a loop route that crosses Brushy Mountain twice, giving me practice on longer and steeper climbs. After a second night camping outside the cabin, I plan to ride back home to a well earned rest. This will be a challenging trip: 200 miles with about 10,000 feet of elevation gain on a loaded bike weighing about 90 pounds. I also expect to be joined on this trip by frequent companions, Heat and Humidity. I just hope that Headwind stays home in bed!

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