|26", 29" and 36" oh-my!|
The route consisted of 11 miles of some of the Piedmont's best single-track, followed by 20 miles of quadruple track (Umstead fire roads (~1000ft+ climbing every ten miles)). This was done twice, with some hilly green-way miles thrown in the mix (in full sun) to get over 70 miles).
Highlight from today's ride:
- Mass confusion during the first Umstead lap. I guess I should have told everyone we were crossing the river for an out-and-back on Cedar Ridge. As the kids say, "My Bad"
- A lot of Umstead eye-candy.
- A Black Sheep 36er that rolled through the first half of the ride. Pretty impressive considering it was his first "real" ride on that beast.
- Me realizing that I had a plenty of small slimy chunks of mold floating around in my half-empty water bottle.
- 12 people started the ride. Four names beginning with the letter "M" and four with the letter "J" (honorable mention to the letter "B" with two names)
|An example of the joggers throughout Umstead.|
- Eight, yes eight single-speeders.
- Did I mention all the Umstead eye-candy.
- Three riders (all on single speeds) finished the ride...my odometer showed 71 miles.
- In spite of the heat 90+, there was very little complaining.