Managed to get a quick ride in before our predicted foot-or-so of snow this evening: destination, Hutch Mountain. Heading south/southwest off of Jackson, a 400-foot climb with steep pitches right off the bat, and a bull mastif with a voicebox problem, thankfully fenced in, as a terrain feature just when you think you're cresting the climb and realize you have one more switchback to go. Holy cow that hurt!
Back via Howard's Gap after passing the old sanitarium, a fun little climb that is sort of the Soulor to Hutch's Aubisque. Then rolling back into Fletcher Valley via Patty's Chapel, to Jackson to Souther/Burney Mountain, to Mill's Gap to Lower Christ Church Road ... I'm not bragging, I just think all these road names are fun!
Now it's time to hunker down and ride out the storm -- there's a big blue blob coming our way on radar!
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