Back to the track
I love riding the steep banks and this was a racing workshop for new track racers
There were several college riders in the group and so much strategy to think about
It is a blast going all out on a fixed gear bike, I just have to remember I have to keep pedaling as I crossed the line.
Then time to bar hop/eat. We passed a place called The Pump House on the way to the velodrome, so we started there, drinks and wings while sitting on the roof top bar watching tubers on the Catawba River.
Then following a recommendation, it was a seafood dinner at the Rock Salt in Charlotte (this is a wall on a bike shop)
a night at my favorite camp spot in Uwharrie National Forest
A busy day, up early for a run at Bass Lake, then time to explore, driving foreat service and dirt roads
a couple of short hikes
the view of Grandfather Mountain from Grandmother Mountain.
Ended the day at USAT summer singles league, I won my match 6-1, 6-3
After the race, I wanted some peace and quiet, this place covers it! Until almost dusk, then a thunderstorm hit, including pea size hail…. I didn’t bring my rain fly because I didn’t bother to check the weather. Opps!
A short hike to Widow’s Creek Falls
Keto meal on my tailgate
the view from Wolf Rock
a cactus in full bloom
Kodak gets a look at Stone Mountain from Cedar Rock
ending the day with a a Four Saints Gose and Times Square pizza
This is what I carry everyday, I wanted to clean the back and check what I could take out. Very little was left out… I posted the picture on Reddit and took some crap, but it’s my adventure mobile and it serves me well over the last 13 years and 326,000 miles.
Sunrise wake up with Steph and Amelia
After taking off the rain fly and the beach is still empty
A drive down the low tide shore
A quick trip to Carolina Beach for Mother’s Day camping. This is as empty as I have ever seen Freeman Park, it was so nice!
Baby’s first beach trip, she wasn’t happy about sand.
But was happier if held.
Yardzee – Yahtzee on steroids.
It was impressive to the very end.
A quick evening trip to Uwharrie
Thurmond Chatham Gamelands
I didn’t camp, just stopped for a trail run and a picture of the truck. I will be back to camp and hike!
Overnight rains and a muddy starting area meant I didn’t race. I watched others and explored as I slowly made my way home.
Light Painting demo in the studio