So, I decided to ride up the bypass after work. It was still a stinky hot day and the air quality was bad. You’ll note that I have my little video camera mounted on the handlebar. Well, as I am a sheer genius, I didn’t put fresh batteries in it. So, no little video today.
I am still apparently an O.A.F. I mean, you could have walked up as fast as I was going! But hey, at least I was out there. I made it to the overlook above. You’ll see a nice view of Mt LeConte behind the Paramount. It’s the highest peak on the Tennessee side of the park. While I was resting, I talked to a couple. They asked me how far I was going and I told them this was it. I’ll keep doing this until I don’t feel like keeling over and then go up further. I looked at the road and thought that it looked not quite so steep. So, I said “what the hell” and pedaled up a little further. I got to the bridge around the corner and beyond that. I basically stopped at the top of the hill. I’m not sure if it’s really the top because I was thinking it went up again a little bit before the second overlook. Not much distance going on, just up.
And the best part was going down. I don’t know how fast, I don’t have a computer on the P. But, man was it a blast! Then I continued in to HQ and back to town. Must do this again!
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