This was pretty much the view all day on Saturday. Chum accompanied (aka pulled the whole way) me to Hanging Rock and Sauratown Mt on Saturday. It was a beautiful day for 86 miles and some change.
While climbing Hanging Rock, a couple of clubbies blew past me. I think I heard one comment about “…all that weight.” I don’t think he was talking about my bike. I’m fat, guys — not deaf. Any rate, that’s why I’m climbing these mountains, aren’t I. You can’t go downhill forever.
Speaking of climbing mountains, Red’s headed to Chattanooga with Boone velo-friend, Dr. H to do the 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge. The 17%ish grade coming at the top of Lookout Mountain looks to be fun.
If you get a chance, pray for Big Red on Saturday at about 2pm. Come to think about it, start praying now and don’t stop till Saturday evening.