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09 April 2011
Checkpoints: Eric and Clay
Choice: 100km of road or 100km of Pisgah
Takers: Clay, FlavC, Asheville YetiRider, me
Route plan: Clay
Black > Turkeypen Gap > Singletrack > Bradley Creek > 5015 > 1206 > 5051 > Yellow Gap > NMR > 1206 > 276 > 477> Club Gap > Buckwheat > Bennett > Coontree > 276 > Cat Gap > Butter Gap (out and back) > Cat Gap > 276
Checkpoints: (first two mandatory): This is the second week in a row Clay pulled the NMR suspension bridge. He assured us it was random, but I'm not sure. We initially were going to skip Laurel/Bradley, but then halfway up Black Clay suggested Turkeypen Gap. My favorite trail!
We stayed together until the climb back over Yellow Gap, when all of a sudden I was feeling decent and decided to keep on going. I wanted to hit five, and I wasn't sure everyone else was in the mood. Headwind on 1206, kept it together on Club, loved my last time on Bennett > Coontree for a while, and almost bonked out on the climb up to Butter. Saw Clay on my way back down, and finished with some refreshing rain, a tailwind, and a few minutes in Davidson River, now a full-on tradition ...