A gravel ride with Clay and Kay in Uwharrie National Forest. This is what we expected.
This is what we ended on!
After the ride I went exploring, but not crossing this bridge today.
Sam “finally” came home – we saved her half a cookie cake and made her do the math to add up to her age.
Day 2 of FlipPac repair! To do: install new hinges and torsion bar, seal hinge openings, fiberglass repair the holes we drilled in the back, remount on truck. Success! Thanks again to James Hays and Elizabeth Collins I would have never been able to do the repair without them! Video
After we finished it was time to go swim and cool off!
Swimming hole at Jumping Off Rock in Uwharrie National Forest
My Taco is topless, first time in 5 years or so. I love the look but can’t wait to get my adventure truck back today!
Father’s Day started with a long mountain bike ride, and a nap in the Flippac before heading home.
Since it’s “my” day, I choose a family hike to the top of Little Long Mountain for a supper time picnic.
That makes a good day!
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
Frame grab from 360 camera. Today was a fitness triathlon: upper body weights, then 3 hours of mountain biking in Uwharrie and 2.5 sets of tennis singles. I am a little tired before the Super Bowl kick-off.
What do you do after spending $4,000 on truck repairs? Take it off-roading. A great day in the woods, got to take someone out who had not been on the URE OHV trails before and made it to D9 Brewing. I didn’t get pictures of the fun stuff (driving and spotting) but Dutch John was a blast but getting more and more technical.
Another day in Uwharrie National Forest, Sam and I hiked south from the Jumping Off Rock trail head, it’s a cool hike, up a rocky climb, along a spine between hilltops, and down rollers, turn around and reverse back to the truck.
Best laid plans and all. I thought the Uwharrie OHV trails opened April 15 and decided to hike Dutch John and Dickie Bell to scout out lines when I take the Tacoma through this season… The three D trails are the most challenging and I will not even attempt the top of Daniel…. when I got there, lots of Jeeps, ATVs and UTVs and all the gates were open…. so I headed to my favorite primitive camping spot and hiked some horse trails before heading over riding at Wood Run. A great day in the woods. Any day is great in the woods!
I have seen these purple flowers at the USNWWC on Friday, kayaking Saturday and today hiking…
A day on the water. We headed back to Falls Reservoir, the bit of water between two dams on the Yadkin River, because it is always quite and very few motorboats. The waterfall was flowing nicely – I can not find a name for it, before the dams, the area was known as The Narrows.
We paddled towards the northern dam, but there was fast water and since I flipped a boat in a release here we turned back and had lunch on an island. We found remains of previous visitors!
One more look at the waterfall and headed home!