Tag: mountains

  • Adventure Home in the Apps

    View of the Great Smoky Mountains from near the top of Cherohala Skyway. “Apps” as in the Appalachian Mountains, not mobile apps or webapps – although both of those were discussed at the ACM Computing Conference I was attending in Gatlinburg, TN. I have been attending this conference in Gatlinburg every year for the past […]

  • Six Gap

    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Brian Toone (@kartoone76) I’m really excited about a last minute opportunity that has opened up for me to race Six Gap on Sunday. I won’t be able to make it up for the criterium, but I’ll be gunning for the fastest combined time on Hog Pen […]

  • Clingman’s Dome 2x plus Waterrock Knob

    Today’s ride may very well have been my toughest road ride ever (last week’s 9 hour mountain bike race at Oak Mountain may have been a smidge tougher). I’ve done rides that were much longer with twice the total climbing, but this one was particularly difficult because I was trying to go for some really […]

  • Gatlinburg Day 1

    Do you know how much I love riding in the true mountains? We got in last night at 11:45PM, and I knew that my 700x23c racing tires would be no match for potentially slick icy roads up here so I spent another 30 minutes changing both tires and putting on some good 700x25c all-weather tires […]

  • End of the season epic 2012

    Ride Summary 176 miles and just under 20,000 feet of climbing on a cold, foggy, sometimes rainy beautiful October day in the mountains of upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina. My one goal for the ride was to get the Sassafras KOM on the Cat 1 climb from the Eastatoe Valley, but I ended […]

  • 2011 End of the Season Epic

    Me at the turnaround point on the ride – the highest point on the blue ridge parkway 2011 End of the season epic ride – route with categorized climbs labeled 2011 End of the season epic ride elevation profile Quick summary Awesome ride. I was aiming for about 9 hours on this ride (wall-clock time), […]

  • Gatlinburg to Clingman’s Dome

    How is that for a scenic view and ride profile? It took just over two hours to do the 22 mile climb out of Gatlinburg up to the Clingman’s Dome parking lot – and then only 42 minutes to make it all the way back down! That works out to an average speed of 11mph […]