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A wet man doesn…

A wet man doesn’t fear the rain.

The Dragon Tail Run

Today I had the chance to ride the infamous Tail of the Dragon in NC.  Words cannot describe how amazing that ride was, far and away the best road I have ever ridden :)  I did a time lapse of the ride, but it didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped.  Just too many quick turns!  The next time I go through I will have to do a proper video.

 

Beautiful ride headed up to the Dragon

Beautiful ride headed up to the Dragon

Inside the Dragon!

Inside the Dragon!

Relaxing after

Relaxing after

End of the day, Lucy is working on her tan

End of the day, Lucy is working on her tan

Also I have officially name given her a name, meet Lucy!

Up next: Appalachian Mountain Run

I have left the coast and headed inland.  After reading about some of the best rides in the country (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/north-america/travel-tips-and-articles/77139) I realized that #2 on the list is really close to me. I am on my way over to Deals Gap and am going to ride through the Appalachian Mountains up to Virginia!

I just realized that I haven’t been recording my journey so a couple days ago I setup my camera to do a time lapse, it took a little getting use too so the first little bit is rough, but after that its pretty fun :)

Welcome to South Carolina

Welcome to South Carolina

What my office has looked like lately.

What my office has looked like lately.

Video setup

Video setup

Found my gang in Myrtle Beach

Found my gang in Myrtle Beach

Made it to Georgia

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I have landed in Kingsland, GA for the night.  Today was some really fun riding, traffic was great other then one 6 mile pile up.  Even that wasn’t too bad as there was a “bike” lane – I am pretty close to a bike :)

A friend also sent me this as the best route for going through CA. I will need to take a short detour and swing by SF for a couple days, but this sounds like an amazing ride!

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Pics from today

Todays route

Todays route

I somehow escaped without jail time!

I somehow escaped without jail time!

Parts of HW16 were long and flat

Parts of HW16 were long and flat

The Adventure Begins

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This is a rough draft of my road trip for the summer. Doing a little bit of math I figure that I need to cover about 75 miles per day along this route to make sure I don’t get stuck in the cold :) Between a month in Europe, work, lots of detours, and avoid the freeways at all costs I think thats a pretty reasonable goal.   If you live somewhere near the blue line we should grab a beer and/or go for a ride (but in reverse order!).

Here are a couple of pics from my ride between Tampa and Gainesville today

A random state park a ran across

A random state park a ran across

The Road Ahead

The Road Ahead

After a couple hour in the seat we both needed a little time to cool off

After a couple hour in the seat we both needed a little time to cool off

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