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... falls out on each trip. Then we found out our guide was a rookie which didn't instill a lot of confidence. Nevertheless, we donned our life jackets (which they now call personal flotation devices) our helmets and were given our paddles.
I naively thought I was going to just take a seat and enjoy the ride. Not so. After we were bussed to the drop off, ...
... a Pinto Bean Pecan Pie. Mike loved it! I took one bite and could taste the sweet pinto beans. Yuck!
Next we drove to Gatlinburg. We drove through the town of Seiverville which is the home of Dolly Parton. There is a statue in the town square of her but we missed it. We were tired of detours at this point and did not want to look for it. We came upon Pigeon Forge ...
... was a good laugh, and with a two for one coupon, a no brainer! Lois insistent use of the brake pedal didn't get her very far, and I carried on the theme of my driving on the road, by nearly killing 3 people. But the track was pretty cool with it going up 4 stories, and a little jump in it! Well into the night, and tired after the long day we went back to our room. The next day we began another long drive, this time we were on our way to Charlotte! However before this, ...
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 ...
... and we made it to the first summit pretty quickly. After many pictures and enjoying the beauty of the mountains below us, we headed down a glorious descent before a second climb and a quick lunch stop before heading back out with Taylor, Jordan, Sam, and Ben. As we hit our 3rd and longest climb of the day, I soon regretted the sunflower butter/banana sandwich I had wolfed down just minutes before. As we hit around mile 5 of the 13 mile climb, I was ready to vomit. However, after ...
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