Biking in Boone

Pictures and words can't encapsulate the majesty and grandeur of Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

Pictures and words can’t encapsulate the majesty and grandeur of Western North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains

They say you don’t count the days in the mountains, but I’m clinging on to them for dear life. Some very generous family members are letting me stay in their cabin near Boone, NC for a few weeks. I’m dividing my days between education consulting work with an unbeatable view, and lung searing training leading up the XTERRA USA National Championship.

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Enjoying every minute of the climb up Snake Mountain. Clouds float in the low lying fold in the ridges with the outline of Grandfather Mountain on leftmost stretch of horizon

Soaking up life as the sun rises over Snake Mountain.

Soaking up life as the sun rises over Snake Mountain.

Clouds run through the valley below like water through a stream

Clouds run through the valley below like water through a stream

It's hard to find a more bucolic setting than those seen on Sutherland Road in Watauga County, NC

It’s hard to find a more bucolic setting than those seen on Sutherland Road in Watauga County, NC

Sutherland Road is home to Brew Racing, a custom motorcycle and bike fabricator. A perfect setting to inspire two-wheeled creations.

Sutherland Road is home to Brew Racing, a custom motorcycle and bike fabricator. A perfect setting to inspire two-wheeled creations.

Found this colorful little fella climbing up Meat Camp Road

Found this colorful little fella climbing up Meat Camp Road

More of the tranquil, enchanting ambiance of Meat Camp Road

More of the tranquil, enchanting ambiance of Meat Camp Road

This is the way all cows ought to be raised

This is the way all cows ought to be raised

Fall color is already emerging in the hills around Boone

Fall color is already emerging in the hills around Boone

Stay tuned for an upcoming review of the Rocky Knob bike park as soon as the weather cooperates!

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3 Responses to Biking in Boone

  1. Oshri says:

    Thanks for sharing, Alex. Beautiful photos, “Soaking up life,” indeed.

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