It's been a long interesting year with a lot of changes and I'm just now starting to put together some pages covering the rides that I've managed to sneak in this year.
On Easter weekend, 3 of us headed south from the western NC mountains, riding the backroads down to Suches, Georgia, and then looped back up through Tellico Plains, Tennessee, then across the Cherohala, Deals Gap, Iron Horse Resort in Stecoah, and then back to our homes south of Asheville, NC. It was a great break from the rigors of winter, one of the roughest winters that we've had in decades. I enjoyed the trip so much that two weeks later, I took off for a few days and did it again, taking time on the second trip to explore some back roads that I missed the first time around. I suppose that the 8 inches of snow that we got last night has gotten me jonesing for springtime again. At any rate, I've added several pages of photos from the trip - Easter trip to Suches
and this one - Another ride to Suches and Tellico Plains
I recently purchased the Gerbings microwire jacket and gloves and it's opened up a whole new world of 4-season riding for me. However, despite being able to ride comfortably on cold winter days, I still miss the bliss of springtime - warm breezes, comfortable clothing, and the open road.
In camp at Two Wheels Only in Suches.
Stopping for a map check - looking for the Kangaroo Conservation Center near Dawsonville, Georgia.
Mudhole, Tennessee community center.
Backroads near Tellico Plains, Tennessee.
Riding the Cherohala Skyway from Tellico Plains to Deals Gap.
Later trip with a friend, breakfast at Kickstand Lodge, Stecoah, NC.
Too little time, too many places to go - it's been a pretty good year.