This ride begins with a scenic roll along the Oaks Trail Greenway and around the Community Garden before leaving town to enter the North Fork Valley. At the head of the valley, the route explores first the Left Fork and then the Right Fork (out-n-back). Both spurs offer stunning views all the way to the Blue Ridge Parkway high above. As the route returns to town, it passes by Lake Tomahawk and then up and through the historic Montreat Arch. With Lake Susan at the center, Montreat is the home to Montreat College and many peaceful retreat homes.
At one time, I kept a detailed journal of all rides, races, finishing times, heart rate stats, weather, general notes about my cycling and running experiences…you name it, I recorded it. This was well before such tools as Garmin, Strava, RideWithGPS, etc.. Now keeping track of your performance is easier than ever, yet, I no […]
Cedar Creek/Hebron Headwall – Ride #4 50 Miles & Elevation Gain 5,141’ What an incredible ride! This route is definitely my newest favorites. We started in Black Mountain and spent some time warming up on our good friend Route 9 by heading across the continental divide. Then we whooshed down into Bat Cave. This descent […]
This is my first update message concerning preparation for Mountains of Misery – affectionately known as MoM. David says that my writing style can be heavy on facts and light on fun so I am planning to pepper a little fun in between the hard facts…you can let me know how I am doing. Are […]
I’ve been a cyclists for more than 14 years and I still make mistakes. Here’s one that I make every Fall. I “forget” how to dress for cold weather. You’d think I would remember the lessons learned from previous years, but the mind can be lulled into a state of complacency that requires a good, […]
When we last left our readers, I was contemplating double vs triple…which turned out to be only one of the many decisions to be made concerning my new bike. The first major decision was frame size. Back in 2003, when I purchased Liberation (Project One carbon 5200) Trek had just started to offer the Women […]