Cycling-May 9, 2010-Hillsborough To Yanceyville-79 Miles

Tour de Yanceyville-79 Miles-Felt Like 80!

This ride to Yanceyville traditionally starts at the crossroads of highways 49 and 86.

I took a little spin of 16 miles or so out to the crossroads.

My total for the day would be 79 miles.

Tod would ride further to the ride. Tod started in Carrboro. He would add another 25 miles or so, twice, making his ride about 120 or so.

John and TJ drove to the start and their ride should be about 47 miles.

Alan Parsons Project - Don't Answer Me

I started out from HIllsborough and was soon on Faucette Mill and at the pretty home above Faucette Mill turns into Frank Perry.

Just past this point I take a left on Coleman Loop.

Off Coleman Loop I've taken a left onto Highland Farm Road.

From Highland Farm I take a right onto Eflan-Cedar Grove Road.

At this store above I take a left on McDade Store Road.

I'll follow McDade to 49 and take a right.

The pavement is very smooth on 49 but with a little more traffic.

The store and parking lot ahead is where I meet up with John and TJ first.

Tod will come rolling in very soon all the way from Carrboro on his bike.

I had 17 miles on the bike to this point where we start the ride.

There are only four of us but we are all glad there are at least four of us.

Four is a good number for a paceline.

It's a very windy day and having three others to share pulls into the wind is a good group.

We started from the store and out of the parking lot by taking a

LEFT onto 49

1.1 mile LEFT on Wren

1.7 mile LEFT on Painter

3.4 miles RIGHT on Ridgeville

4.5 LEFT on Egypt

Tod, TJ, John
Tod, TJ, John

7.5 LEFT on John Oakley

7.8 RIGHT on NC 86

John, TJ, Tod
John, TJ, Tod

9.4 LEFT on NC 119

12.7 RIGHT on Burton Chapel

19.4 RIGHT on NC 62

John, Tod
John, Tod

We're going to loop around the square before heading straight to the Marathon Gas Station Convenience Store.

22.9 miles- Yanceyville and the Square!

The North Road Bike Shop is right here on the square.

We saw 2 dogs playing and running with great joy.

Unfortunately the North Road Bike Shop owner is now running out to chase them.

Today is Sunday and we weren't expecting him there at all. He has some antiques there now as well.

This is a very friendly shop keeper here at the Marathon Gas.

23.4 REST STOP

Okay boys- back on your heads!

Facing the store as we look at this picture we

take a LEFT on Third Street (our left John's and Tod's RIGHT)

The Alan Parsons Project - Mammagamma

We ride just a few blocks and take a right.

24.6 RIGHT on West Main Street- changes to Badgett Sisters Parkway

We remain on Badgett Sisters Parkway for 6.7 miles.

It's a hilly road with a couple hard long climbs on it.

Arm pain and neck pain would now be forcing head pain. I would fall off the group on some of the longer, harder climbs.

Tod, John, TJ, MD Descend-Tour de Yanceyville, May 9, 2010

It's nice to turn the volume off on the video above and listen to the Alan Parsons Project instead.

31.3 Bear RIGHT on Oakview Loop


33.1 Cross Highway 62 -name changes to Finch


33.5 LEFT on Rascoe Dameron

36.5 LEFT on NC 119

37.8 RIGHT Gunn Poole Road

Yep- I went ahead and shot a pic of the hill that would drop me!

Corbett Ridge Store

42.3 miles

The route sheet would continue as follows:

42.3 miles LEFT on Corbett Ridge

43.4 Right on Dave Smith

46.1 Right on NC 86

46.4 miles would be the FINISH- back to the crossroads of 49 and 86 where TJ and John are parked and the Tour de Yanceyville traditionally starts.

John and TJ hang a left and follow the cue-sheet back.

Tod gets a little water from the station/store before we hang our RIGHT and I head towards Hillsborough and Tod heads toward Chapel HiIl/Carrboro.

I think I had about 59 miles total in from Hillsborough plus Yanceyville to Corbetts Ridge.

I would ride another 20 to Hillsborough and Tod would have a dozen or so more on top of that.

Tod and I still ride for 17 miles or so before splitting off from each other.

Here I am taking a picture of Tod taking a picture of me!

79 miles is what I had back at my house. There was about 5800 feet of climbing.

Muscles didn't feel too bad.

The stretching and an ibuprofen from Tod at Corbetts Ridge would help.

The arm, neck, and head pain subsided by the time Tod and I were near Eflin.

I wondered if this would be enough training for an "okay Assault on Mitchell.

One thing for sure is that my right arm and my beck will be serious issues on the "Assault".

Oh well!

79 miles- it felt like 80!

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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

The Marathon gas guy looks like a nice person, Micky! It must be a welcome sight to see a friendly face on such a long ride.

Keep writing! And biking!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

You know that's right Lorlie! He had a great restroom too! God bless the Marathon Man! Thank you!


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msorensson 6 years ago

Micky, Hi :-)

Who takes the pictures and with what camera?

I am intrigued...

Lovely pictures...

Thanks for sharing your tours with all of us.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Msorensson. All of the pictures on my hubpages are taken by me- well- those about cycling anyway. Most have been by my camera. More cyclists are getting into it. This was the first time I saw Tod with a camera.

But yes- all of these are by me.

My camera right now is a Kodak. I've used it for several years now. I've been through about 10 cameras so far. I do like this Kodak a lot. At the time I bought it - it was a little less than $200. "I can't spend too much on a camera I might drop. But- it's a great camera and makes a pic of 4000 pixels. I can do some good cropping with a picture that big.

Tod may send some that he took and if he'd like I might put some of his up. Thank you Msorensson!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

This was in NC? Great pics!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Habee. Yes Sweet North Carolina! Thank you for stopping by and commenting Habee!


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

ENJOYED THE RIDE, GREAT PICTURES, NOW BACK TO DR. JECKLE. HEE


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

You're a mess! And you're Always Exploring!


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

Another lovely ride! I need to get me a bicycle! lol These trips make me jealous!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Let's ride Herbivorehippi! I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures. I appreciate you. I appreciate your diet and I'm very glad you're here on the pages. Thank you Ma'am!


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pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

I'm winded just reading this hub. Whew . . my hat is off to you and your friends, but I gotta admit the scenery and sights make it all worth while. Rated up and shared.

Ride on Micky D!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you for riding with me Pmccray. Can you feel that open air? Thank you Ma'am!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Hubby loved the pics of his home state!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Ah- very nice Habee! I'm glad! Be well!


road bike man 5 years ago

Vary cool bike ride hope you go on more and share your experience.

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