Monday, April 23, 2012

Day III - NC Road Trip 2012

Day III we rode up Laurel Mtn.

Laurel is a long climb, but the grades are at a nice sustained pitch that it doesn't hurt too much. 

A buff section of the trail.  Others are rocky and technical.  At times uber steep.  Curvy Butt and King, once at the top, bombed down the technical Pilot Rock while I opted to do an out and back and took the 11 + mile single track descent back to the road.  From the top back to the van it only took me about 38 minutes without trying.  We were more than double that getting to the top.

Three days in a row, heaps of climbing and lacking early Spring fitness put King in the hurt locker.  That's him laying in the bushes off to the side of the trail 'recovering' about half way up the Laurel climb. 

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