Soon we were on the road, too. We rode along with some guys from Atlanta for a while who entertained us with talk of the ride from Atlanta to Alabama on the Silver Comet Trail and their plans for a ride in North Carolina. Later we met a big guy from Atlanta who was riding a vintage 80s Bianchi. It was one beautiful bike, restored with great care and attention to detail. We ended up seeing a lot of him. We'd leave him behind on a long climb, but he'd catch up on long descents. It went like that from the half-way point to the end of the day. It was a fun game, and all three of us enjoyed it.
|The climbs were long. Traffic was scarce.|
The weather today did give us a brief scare. We saw ugly clouds gathering just ahead. But they were moving fast and headed into North Georgia, leaving us dry.
|The rain clouds that gave us a scare, then went away.|