The distinctive red clay of North Carolina and beautiful blue skies make the perfect backdrop for the unique prominence of Pilot Knob, towering above the Piedmont.
To celebrate the first day of Spring I headed out to Pilot Mountain State Park, my favorite road riding locale in North Carolina’s Piedmont region. If you haven’t already, check out my first post on Pilot Mountain here. Continue reading for a photo essay of a perfect spring day in the saddle.
The rural roads surrounding Pilot Mountain State Park make for excellent road cycling with an unbeatable view
Even at the base of Pilot Knob, the horizon stretches on for miles.
I picked a route that circumnavigated the park so that I could check out Pilot Knob from just about all vantage points
If you look closely, you’ll find an Alpaca grazing in the utility easement
All smiles on the ride.
The long and harsh winter made this gentle spring day all the more spectacular.
Hoping the honest work will pay dividends at my first race of the season, XTERRA Costa Rica, coming up next week.