Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hospitality Highway Century: We Closed Georgia 400!

Earlier this month I went on my second charity ride. This time I rode my recently acquired Cannondale Synapse road bike. The two main draws for this ride were: local (originating in nearby Roswell) and the first three miles of the route were on a limited access freeway. Yes, the local officials actually closed down Georgia 400 so that we could ride on it.

For this ride there were 4 route options: 8, 15, 61, and 100 miles. I chose to do the 61 mile route, partly because I have done 50 in the past and partly because the route had some familiar territory on it (within about 3 miles of our house on roads that I travel frequently).

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Vacationing and Riding in North Georgia

This year for the July 4 holiday we decided to do something a little different. Rather than fight the crowds at a fireworks show, or shoot off our own fireworks in the front yard, we decided to "get away from it all". We found a cabin for rent in the North Georgia mountains and rented it for the holiday weekend. We located a company that rents pet friendly cabins so that we were able to take our dog Alfie with us. We left on July 2 and drove about 90 minutes to a secluded location halfway between Ellijay and Blue Ridge, GA. At the end of a long dirt road on the banks of the Ellijay River we found our cabin. It was gorgeous, well kept up, with beautiful surroundings.