Saturday, September 8, 2007
Backside 3 Gaps w/ Brasstown option
Met Reger on Friday for a gaps ride. Jack's, up Brasstown Bald (which starts at the top of Jack's), Unicoi and Hogpen. First time up Brasstown. A nasty 3 mile accent. Seems like 20% for a .5 mile section. I changed out my cassette for a 12/27 thank goodness. Hogpen didn't seem that bad after that. We cruised through the gates at the top of Brasstown. There is a .5 mile continuation up to the tower at the top. I stopped for the yelling ranger but Joe made it all the way up. 3 Hours 36 minutes, 43.37 miles, 5861 feet of climbing, 5065 calories burned. That ride is categorized as HARD FUN. Thanks for the invite Joe.