Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Georgia on My Mind

The Tour De Georgia is going on right now. Today is Stage 3, Rome to Chattanooga. Friday’s stage is supposed to be a downright killer, and I’m going to see it! ROAD TRIP, ah yea… Thursday after John gets off work we are loading up the Burb and heading to good ole Georgia for a couple of days of camping, riding, and race watching. I’ve already booked the campsite and registered for a “challenging 36 mile ride” around Brasstown Bald.

Brasstown Bald is billed as one of the hardest climbs on any tour in the United States. I can’t wait to give it a shot. From what I’ve been able to read about the race we should be able to ride our bikes to the top of the mountain (should be a wicked climb). At the summit there is a “bike-check” run by a local church available for 5 bucks. We’ll check our bikes and find a good spot to view the carnage of the climb. I’ll do my best to get some photos.

For all you cyclists out there, grab a mirror real quick so you can how green you are with envy!


Anonymous said...

Hope you have a great time! Keep me posted! Love ya, miss ya, mean it! Les:)

Liz said...

36 miles? Wowzer! That's really something. Hope you all have a great time. I love Chattanooga. It's so pretty there. My maternal grandfather's from Lookout Mountain and the scenery around there is lovely...but I can't imagine biking some of those mountains/hills!

Jon said...

36 miles was AWESOME. I wish we would've had the energy to ride Brasstown! Great trip overall, everyone should go and take in the "energy" from a pro cycling race!