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Last Post 04/13/2017 11:06 AM by Hot Habanero. 26 Replies.
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SideBySide

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09/14/2016 12:58 PM
That looks fantastic!
longslowdistance

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09/14/2016 02:36 PM
Great pics, thanks for sharing.
In case other readers are interested, pics #2 and 3 are from the fantastic "20 minute cliff" overlook at mp 19 on the BRP.
#4 is Goshen Pass on VA 39 along the Maury river SW of Staunton. Not a climbing pass. The river cuts through the long ridge of an Allegheny mountain. Narrow valley, rapids, always cool there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goshen_Pass
#7 looks like the Dan Ingalls overlook further west on VA39. If thinline was headed west, it's a really steep descent.
Orange Crush

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09/14/2016 02:54 PM
Drove through that area once in fall on visit of friend in S Carolina; colourful maples and hot springs is what stood out, sleeping in open air in a park. Long time ago.

All I have to offer for recent cycling adventure is mean streets of DC. BTW - nice place thinline - I like the solar.

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Spud

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09/15/2016 11:30 AM
Great pics guys! Thanks for sharing.
thinline

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09/15/2016 03:24 PM
LSD, yes, good call on the overlook. I had the point of descent wrong in hindsight. I think we descended to Warm Springs, then headed south on the Sam Snead Highway (route # escapes my mind) to Hot Springs, then west on Main Street for a few miles, then north on what I want to say was Jackson River Road???? through the Village of Bacova eventually back to near the bottom of the descent for lunch at a place called Milk House or Milk Parlor? Then what I think was probably a northwesterly jaunt for about 6 miles on the main drag that the descent connected to in Warm Springs and then right on Muddy Run Road.

That descent reminded me of a Vermont style descent from a pass . . . except the pavement in VA is soooooooo much nicer! My companion and I could not get over how nice the pavement was.
Habanero

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03/11/2017 11:49 AM
Thinline - we may have covered this during the VN forum days, but where in VT are you? I am in Portland Maine, so maybe we meet sometime and ride?
thinline

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04/05/2017 12:27 PM
I live in Starksboro, about 20 miles north and a bit east of Middlebury, three miles up the west side of the "App Gap".  I work in Montpelier.

I need some decent weather to train up.  I just signed for another ride with that same group May 29- June 3 back in the VA mountains.  Get to ride the entire length of Skyline Drive on this one.
thinline

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04/05/2017 12:30 PM
BTW, doing another one with the same group starting May 29.

Here is the ride link:

http://carolinatailwinds.com/northern_shenandoah.htm

Now I just need some decent weather to get in shape!
longslowdistance

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04/05/2017 07:48 PM
Skyline drive is good for bikes b/c the speed limit is so low - 35 mph - and enforced. The grades are reasonable, like the Blue Ridge Parkway. But the access to the ridge is steep, and the roads are high speed. Hopefully on day 1 they will take you up the bikecentennial route 76 to Rockfish Gap from Charlottesville. If you can, ask the tour leaders about a detour to Chiles Peach Orchard west of Crozet. Best peach pie I've ever tasted!
http://chilesfamilyorchards.com/orchards/chiles-peach-orchard/
Habanero

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04/06/2017 11:18 AM
I've been getting in quite a few miles. One nice part of contracting is I can take days off to ride as I see fit. Let me know if you'd like to ride this summer and we'll make it happen!
thinline

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04/13/2017 09:12 AM
I've really just started riding outside this week and hope the weather allows it to continue. No long rides yet, just 20-mile lunch rides and one 30 miler. Nice to be out there, though. Doing a little multi-day trip to almost southern Vermont in about a week and a half for some early season riding in the hills to get ready for Virginia.

Maybe when I get back for VA we can pick a weekend to do some riding.
Habanero

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04/13/2017 11:06 AM
Sounds good! Hopefully the roads are in decent shape by then.
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