It started at the Pig & Grits restaurant in Burnsville. The sun was out and the temperatures nice. After fueling we were off on some of the best roads anywhere. I was just following, so the names and numbers get lost, but these photos tell the story well.
My favorite photo, so I put it first.
Breakfast on the porch at the Pig & Grits
Past cemetery number one
Through the woods in the morning
Fresh asphalt and a long view. Not many things are better.
I always like rust
We all stopped for the one incident. A young deer ran in front of Noreen's MP3. I was right behind her and thought it was a dog at first, but after it was hit, it spun around and I could tell by the long, thin legs that it was a deer. Very fortunately, Noreen was ok. Her scooter was damaged, but she didn't go down and was able to continue. She was understandably upset, but carried on. We were all sad for the lost deer.
Back on the road
A beautiful downhill stretch coming down from more than 5000 feet.
More curves and scooters
Starting again after lunch at Bonnie and Clydes in Bakersville
Deer in the area. Like, really.
Zooming through the woods
Barns and rust
Riding along the Toe River
The bikes at the ice cream store