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The Year Begins…

I’m finally up at school and can’t wait to get started with riding and finally have some interesting experiences to share. I was being slack while home in Naples because there wasn’t too much news, but I’m looking forward to getting this thing back on the roll again!

I’ve been up in the Mars Hill/Asheville area for a little over a week now and I’m having a seriously amazing time so far. Asheville is definitely unique and a place that I can see myself having a lot of fun in for the next three years while I’m at Mars Hill College.

With our hotel only being about four miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, I couldn’t pass the chance up to go for a good climb in the mountains with my dad. We had planned to ride from Asheville to the top of Mt. Mitchell, but we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Having not been in the mountains for some time, and my dad only having a 23t ring as his highest gear, we had to call it quits before we made it to the top! We ended up with about 44 mi. and 4500 ft. of climbing, not bad for the first day. With the new Garmin 705’s GPS, I’m already planning tons of routes around school and back to the Parkway. One route is almost 11k ft. of climbing in 83 miles, we’ll see how that goes!

I can’t wait to get some rides in from school and find some nice group rides in Asheville, I’ll have a lot to share in the upcoming months at school.

A quick look at my half of the room!

I’ll be having several reviews coming out in the next few weeks so keep an eye out!


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