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After a short stop to refuel and refill on water, we hit the gravel and headed out to climb all the way up Potatopatch Road to the top of the ridge.Now, I’d only ever ridden up Potatopatch to the top of Bear Creek…My training ride in Ellijay, GA last weekend marked the longest and most difficult mountain bike ride of my life. Ben, Brent, and I began the day by climbing part of the gravel Potatopatch Road to the top of Bear Creek.The Strava stats speak volumes by themselves: 67 miles, 10,200 feet of elevation gain, and almost 8 hours of moving time. We descended the awesome Bear Creek trail and then connected into the Pinhoti, and linked together P1 and P2.Sure, it could be worse: it could be 70 or 80 miles into the race, but I just know that 50 miles in, going back up Potatopatch is going to be the absolute last thing I ever want to do! I had never ridden Tibbs or Milma before, and the plan was to descend those trails plus Winding Stair back down the mountain.After 40 miles of hard Ellijay riding, we were so ready for some descending…I had a horrific cold the week of March 18-24 that kept me confined to the house and off the bike for over a week.As of the first of April, I’m still fighting off lingering effects from that cold, but I’m back on the bike and back at my training.
I couldn’t think straight, Brent was not budging another inch, and it was already dusk–so we decided to call it a day.Spacious breakfast area, open formal dining, office, master on main, 2 walk in closets, tiled shower & jetted tub.Upstairs offers 3 bedrooms & 2 baths with jack & jill bath, bonus room & library/study. Next, we looped out to Highway 52 and pedaled up to the top of P3.We dropped back down the P3 singletrack to the gravel roads, and pedaled gravel back to the pickup truck at the bottom of Bear Creek.
Due to some unfortunate forgetfulness on my part, I left a bunch of my favorite mountain bike gear at Jeff’s house in Atlanta on Wednesday: my favorite hydration pack, arm warmers, favorite multi tool, external battery for my i Phone, and most importantly, my shoes.