Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Precision Adventures March 2010 - Short Version

As many of you know, Tom, Bryan and I from the team recently returned from a long weekend of riding in Tennessee and North Carolina. The trip was fantastic and consisted of a difficult climb and an intense, white knuckled descent on an attempt to reach Clingmans Dome in Gatlinburg, TN. An attempt which was thwarted by weather (rain and snow) and a road closure due to construction. A scenic ride into the clouds up closed roads on the Blueridge Parkway in Asheville, NC. Then wrapped up with a wicked ascent and fun filled up descent on the steep, winding roads surrounding Cold Mountain. We put in approx. 125 miles over our three days of adventures in the mountains. No small feet considering much of that was spent on 7+ degree climbs and over many pedal mashing hours. We could have asked for better weather the first two days but, our final day on our ride around Cold Mountain melted any complaints away. The rest of the trip consisted of laughter filled drives, great southern food and hospitality, relaxing evenings recovering in local micro breweries and tales of the day told around the fire. In the end we all made it home safely with our only mishaps being a torn tire, one flat, some seriously stretched chains and cables, extremely worn brake pads and a speedometer stuck at 120mph in Tom's Envoy.

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A few trip highlights:

(Attempt on Clingmans Dome)
From Precision Adventures - March 2010 Edition

(Blueridge Parkway Climb to the Clouds)
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From Precision Adventures - March 2010 Edition
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(Cold Mountain)
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From Precision Adventures - March 2010 Edition

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