Friday, May 18, 2012

Allegheny Mountains Loop - May 2012


The
Allegheny Mountains Loop

An account of my first full ride of AML





Getting bikes ready...




Pedalling to the start...




Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel



Big Stony Creek Road...



Mile 80 - Caldwell, WV




Kelly Klett filling up...



Greenbrier River Trail



DAY 2

Mile 150 - Nice shelter on GRT


Durbin, WV


West Fork Trailhead




Glady, WV
Half-way home !!!




Laurel Fork Wilderness




Down from the mountain...




Highlands County, Virginia




Valley descent...





Sunset on The Ridge...





The Ridge descent...




DAY 3

Lake Moomaw overlook...



Humpback bridge




Sweet Springs, VA



Mountain Lake Resort
(where they filmed "Dirty Dancing")



Mountain Lake descent overlook




Mountain Lake descent...



57 Hours 29 Minutes !!!


We wanted to take pictures back at Virginia Tech at the finish, but we pedalled the last 2 hours in a torrential downpour with lots of lightning and thunder !!!




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