Jason Hiser set up a great ride from Sherando Lake, up White Rock Gap to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and descending through Torry Ridge and Slacks. This ride required some solid climbing legs, but allowed 4 miles of relaxed and scenic climbing on the Parkway to break up the the rocky climbs.
Descents were fast and rocky. Jay cleaned the big hike-a-bike section on Torrey. Everyone took the ride at their own pace, and there were plenty of exhausted smiles at the end of the day. It was a perfect day to be up in the mountains.
Hiser ended up missing the ride and went for a hike instead. A tire sidewall gave out as we began the White Gap Rock Trail. The tear was far too big to ride on, so he called it a day. (ProTip: sabotage a friend’s tire and send them back to the car. They will get bored and thirsty waiting around. There will be beer waiting for you at the end of the ride.)