Saturday, March 15, 2014

Marian Cycling Spring Break Training '14

During the first part of Spring Break, the Marian crew headed down to Townsend, TN for some riding and team bonding. This years' camp was a great success with many miles logged, calories consumed, and great stories to boot.

Here is a varied collection of shots from throughout the camp:

Ride: Gatlinburg/Newfound Gap

Danny G. and I broing out at the top of Newfound

New Giant TCR Advanced looking fancy on the top of Newfound Gap
Ride: Foothills Parkway/Dragons Tail/Happy Valley

Tennessee and NC border
An overlook on the Tail of the Dragon

Made it to the top of Happy Valley! One of the steepest climbs in the area.

We had some killer sunsets

Ride: Cades Cove

Marian Cycling 2014 squad
Jos enjoying the ride

Typical Blodgett
Riding in Cades Cove park
Mexican dinners are always the best. Thanks Jos, Coryn, and Blodgett!
Ride: Cherohala Skyway/Deals Gap/Dragons Tail

The gear ready to go for a long day on the bike

Thankful for the sun and warm weather we had throughout the ride

Nice view of the Smokies

Pacelining along after the long climb

The "tree of shame" at Deals Gap.
 parts are from motos that have crashed on the Dragon

This was the sunset we received on our final evening in Townsend, TN

No camp would be complete without a campfire and s'mores

Look for some photos from Boone, NC and the Bissell-ABG-Giant team camp coming soon.

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