*Unofficial, solo, self supported +/-100 mile time trial. Not a race, not a group ride, nothing more than a suggested route and a suggested start time:*

Upper White Pines. 5am. Saturday 11/14/09.

Bring everything you need - nothing will be provided. Be prepared - there will be nobody to come looking for you if you aren't.

Nobody knew what to expect. We worked hard on the route and I had a pretty good idea that it was going to be hard but like everyone else I underestimated just how hard it would be. Twelve riders started. Brad Kee finished at 2:37am for a time of 21:37.

Upper White Pines. 5am. Saturday 11/14/09.

Bring everything you need - nothing will be provided. Be prepared - there will be nobody to come looking for you if you aren't.

Many thanks to everyone who made the 99 what it was. I'm glad to have friends who like to ride their bikes in the woods. Thank you all!

I bailed at the bottom of Cove Creek and made it back to camp at 10:15pm.

What day that was!

**All mileages are approximate and unreliable**

Right on Avery Creek Rd./FR477

01.28 Right on Clawhammer Rd./FR 5058

05.22 Right on Black Mtn./127

07.00 Left on Turkey Pen Gap/322

12.14 Left on South Mills River/133

12.80 Right on Mullinax/326

13.97 Straight on Squirrel Gap/147

20.51 Right on South Mills River/133

24.46 Left on Pink Beds/ 118

27.29 Right on Hwy 276

30.61 Right on Blue Ridge Parkway

35.58 Right on Big Creek/102

40.00 Left on Fletcher Creek/350

40.68 Right on Spencer Branch/600

41.60Straight on Spencer Gap/140

42.45 Right on Trace Ridge/354

44.99 Left on Hendersonville Rsvr Rd.

45.49 Right on Wash Creek Rd./FR5000

47.41 Right on Yellow Gap Rd./FR1206

50.92 Right on Laurel Mtn./121

56.72 Left on Pilot Rock Connector/ 110

56.91 Left on Pilot Rock/321

58.95 Right on Yellow Gap Rd./FR1206

62.84 Left on Hwy 276

64.28 Right on FR475B

67.28 Right on FR225

68.29 Left on Cove Creek/340

71.29 Right on FR475

73.98 Right on FR5003

76.92 Left on FR140A

77.82 Right on FR140

79.07Right on Kissee Creek Rd./FR5031

81.06 Left on 140A

81.61 Left on Farlow Gap./106

84.78 Right on Daniel Ridge/105

86.48 Left on FR475

88.43 Left on FR475B

94.04 Left on Hwy 276

94.69 Right on FR477

94.84 Left on Club Gap/343

95.76 Right on Buckwheat Knob/122

96.94 Straight on Bennett Gap/138

99.90Right on FR477

99.99 Finish! Good job!

I would like to say that I wished I could have joined you, but that is not 100% correct.

ReplyDeleteI would have loved to ride with you guys, just not sure about that route! That is crazy!