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Once a month the city sees fit to close the road up South mountain to motorized vehicles.
I saw fit to taking the kids out and letting mom have the house to herself for the morning.
We made it a little over 4 miles up the road before I saw fit to turn the train around.
 

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Looks like you and the kids had fun today. It was a beautiful day today for sure. I have yet to ride up SoMo on Silent Sunday - hopefully next month's won't be too hot yet.
 

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YuriB said:
... the road up South mountain to motorized vehicles.....
Funny, your South Mountain doesn't look anything like mine..... :rolleyes:
 

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That's bring back memories

In the late 80s I use to park my truck at the bottom of South Mountain and ride up it. It would kill going up and come close to dying going down. I remember one time I nearly ass ended a Jaguar coming down as fast as I could, scared the driver as much as I did myself. Never did it on a road bike always a mountain bike.
Now I remember I had to drive thru some nasty areas to get there.
 

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Car-free roads are golden, aren't they? Especially for taking the young ones. I wish more places would do this kind of thing regularly - once per month is perfect.

Scott
 

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MB1 said:
Funny, your South Mountain doesn't look anything like mine..... :rolleyes:
I'll loan you my stoker and ballast if want to turn your South Mtn into resistance training.
 

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That would be fun. You said you made it 4 miles. How far is all the way up?
 

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Looks like fun. When are you going to take your stoker bike camping?

MB1- I think somebody has been out watering your S.M. That`ll keep it from looking like Phoenix every time!
 

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park closes the Cades Cove loop road to motor vehicle traffic one morning a week. It is an absolutely beautiful road, but normally the traffic is too heavy to cycle pleasurably. I've ridden it both ways, and it's a lot more fun with no cars or trucks to contend with.
 
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