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... the rapids but from the cold water splashing us). The first rapids were Class 2 and Class 3. They were just the right amount of fun. Then we approached the Class 4 rapids. Mike and I both almost lost it.
In fact Mike had to overcompensate once and ended up in the bottom of the raft. But that was better than the bottom of the river. One of the guys on ...
... as it started we were back in the forest on our way to Gatlinburg. Now Gatlinburg is also definitely a tourist town. But it leans more toward shops. However, we
walked part of the drag tonight and I was creeped out by some horror shops, mazes, and another Ripleys. I loved all the restaurants to choose from though. Tonight we had pretzels and funnel cake. Hey! We are on ...
... ranger than in California, and we felt we were prepared to see it all. We drove through the park, and came across some of the old dwellings from the Cherokee Indians and so on. These had been maintained very well, but remained quite creepy, and so we carried on. We committed ourselves to one trek through the forest, to one of the waterfalls, which was a good few miles away. Whizzing past some rather out of breath and lardy Americans, we made light work of the trek after ...
... I've been working on them has been the progressive order of a house being built. At our first build site I did foundational work and framing; at the second site I worked on siding; at the third site, priming; and today, finishing touches and sodding. It was a great day, I really enjoyed the work and was able to talk with a bunch of the locals and habitat workers. We worked on that all morning, had a great lunch and by 12:30 we were headed off site. A Bike & Build Alum ...
Elevation gain: roughly 9,050 ft.
Morale at the start of the trip: Eager
Morale at the end of the trip: Deflated with a side of triumphant.
Miles ridden: 73
State lines crossed: 1
An error on the cue sheet - that I was responsible for - caused this treacherous day to look like a 48 miler-day. In fact, it was a 78 mile-day. We recognized the error after ...
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