Friday, August 28, 2009

I Screamed for Ice Cream!

Friends Cindy and Sue joined us for the 44-mile Brasstown Loop Sunday. We started in Andrews, rode to the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown where we stopped for a picnic lunch, and then rode through Murphy. We did the mandatory ice cream stop at the Sweet Tooth in Murphy then headed back via the Valley River road.

This is one of our favorite rides and is one of the most beautiful in our area. You’ll ride by rolling pastures surrounded by mountains and two quaint small towns. The folk school makes an interesting rest stop and a great place to have a picnic.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lighten Your Load with Free Gear!

Here are a few tips to lighten your, panniers, from a great blog I've stumbled across.

"If you don't mind some borderline petty theft, here are a few things you can snag for free to lighten up your pack on the cheap."
from Gear Talk with Jason Klass