|Photo courtesy Steve Lambert|
It's at that point we veer right onto the Blue Ridge Parkway and begin our journey back to Blowing Rock.
This ride goes just under 30 miles and it takes all I can muster to hang on to the group. I usually roll in 2-3 minutes off the pace. My climbing ability isn't bad, but I just don't possess gonads large enough to stay in the draft on the high speed descents.
So it goes. I'm at my 54-year-old limits and I want to live to ride another day. But even riding close to the shadow of these mountain men and women is a privilege. I tell them often how much I appreciate being included.
Want to see the entire slide show from the ride? Check out the link at the Boone Area Cyclist web site: