Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The finish - 100 miles today - Day 4

The century riders!

Today was a tremendous day - 6200 feet of vertical ascent through the Uwarrie Mountains, 97 miles, and over 6500 calories burned.  The day could not have been better, with 70 degree weather, sunny skies, and some of the prettiest NC farm country I have seen.

The rolling Uwarrie Mountains are more difficult than last year's century day, near White Lake, but we managed well.  Everyone rolled into the Hampton Inn feeling like we could have done a few more miles.

Dinner was at Bella's in downtown Sanford, a town built on the brick industry.  Earlier in the ride, we rode through  Seagrove, NC, home of North Carolina's pottery industry.  Wonderful earthen pottery with over 100 pottery artisans clustered around an ancient clay deposit.

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