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nick nack patty whack give a dog a bone-don't give em nuthin but a microphone...

If you're old enough to recognize the above lyrics, you're old enough to share the pain in my joints.


*this is an outdated post from the Westside death march a few weekends back*






Me: tour guide, ride promoter, big ego
DK and ZB: smart for cutting it short
Goal: Big west side miles
Plan: fish hatchery> pilot mtn rd> backside Farlow> 215> Pinhook gap> Balsam Lodge> 281 south> Panther Town> Toxaway estates via cold mtn rd> 281 north> Tanasee Gap> 215> back to Fish Hatchery.
Our ride started mostly on time. It was stunningly hot, even at our 9:30 am start. Up to Farlow from the fish hatchery in typical climb like hell from the get go fashion.
We hit farlow then dropped the backside down to 215. What a ride. I don't spend enough time on the back side of Farlow. It's a beautiful area and there are some waterfalls that need exploring but, the bike always seems to prevail with consumption of my time.
We grunted up 215, with the quiet and friendly Har…