Yes, it's only 4 days until I will be in the Western NC mountains for 3 great days of riding with my friends! I'll be picking up a friend (Jason) in Charlotte on Friday morning, who's flying in that morning from San Diego to spend 3 days riding with us NC folks. All of our rides will originate from the Pisgah Inn (except Sunday), located on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The itinerary for the 3 days:
Friday - Jason and I will meet our friend Andy at the PI and ride from there to Graveyard Fields on the BRP and back. Probably around 20 miles of good climbing. There may be one or two others who meet to ride also.
Saturday - About 8 of us will leave from the Pisgah Inn at 10 am for a long ride following the Pigeon Loop. We'll head out on the BRP to Hwy 276, follow that to Hwy 215 and then to the BRP and back to the Inn. Approximately 52 miles and 4500' of climbing.
Sunday - Since the majority of us will be staying at the PI Friday/Saturday night, we will check out Sunday morning and start the ride at Graveyard Fields on the BRP. From there, we will ride south to the highest point on the BRP, Richland Balsam and then back. Approximately 30 miles and 3000' of climbing.
I hope the weather cooperates and is nice & sunny! Ride report to follow next week.