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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
7.5 LEFT on John Oakley
7.8 RIGHT on NC 86
9.4 LEFT on NC 119
12.7 RIGHT on Burton Chapel
19.4 RIGHT on NC 62
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
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".
79 miles- it felt like 80!