March 24, 2023

I stopped and took this picture right after a Porsche passed me going the other way, I had heard it coming for a bit, the revs out of corners and engine braking into them, I wasn’t sure, but I still think I was having more fun than he was. Riding back up 221 towards Blowing Rock. I normally go the other direction to Linville, then back to BR on the Blue Ridge Parkway, I enjoyed the road this direction too.

Jan. 3, 2023

Try to find JOY. I rode the Bicentennial Greenway today for the first time in forever. On the way back while riding up “heartbreak hill” I heard talking behind me and looked back as a group of roadies were closing in on me…. I picked up my pace, so one of them attacked and got ahead of me… remember they are on the road, on 10 pound lighter bikes, smooth tires and all looked 30 pounds lighter, but I (riding a mountain bike, on the sidewalk -greenway uses the sidewalk – with knobby tires) decided to go with him…. I got to him but couldn’t go over him…. when we reached the top of the hill, he stopped (waiting for his group) and I rode away… that was a fun attack!