Total Miles 51, +/- elevation:4252 up 4751 down, total miles so far: 275,Weather partly cloudy, low 80’s and humid. Epic day of cycling. Up to the Blue Ridge Parkway, around 20 miles on the parkway, a fast decent into a beautiful valley by a stream. Then of course up hill to our hotel at end of day.
Elevation 3252 on Blue Ridge Parkway
After riding for almost 40 miles with no services, we came upon Jimmy’s Snowball Stand. Jimmy moved to this area from New Orleans 20+ years ago and operates this stand at the bottom of the road leading up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. He shared stories of passing cyclists and his life here in a beautiful spot. The paper he is holding has a story about his business. We could of enjoyed his stories for hours but needed to get to hotel before dark.
After Jimmy’s we traversed beautiful river valley with some waterfalls.