Gran Fondo

Yesterday, I completed the Strava Gran Fondo 6 Challenge. I needed to ride 81 miles, but miscalculated my route and ended up riding 93 miles! I just couldn’t pedal out another 7 miles to make it a century. Maybe next time. Here’s the map and some pix:

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First of many water refill stops.

 

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Friendly and curious horses, watching me eat pretzels.

 

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A crop of wheat (?)

 

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Hay and more hay.

 

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A canopy road through the forest.

 

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Smith Mtn. Lake at about the half-way point in my ride.

 

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A cool old house along the way.

 

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The route took me through Novelty, Va. Not much there.

 

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Heyoka resting at Smith Mtn. Lake, Hardy Road Put-in. This was about mile 86.

 

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