Mount Cheaha

Mount Cheaha has been the destination for my long RAAM training rides. Yesterday, I rode 223 miles and climbed 26,5000 feet while taking a new route home from Cheaha. The roads were fantastic once you made it down the rough side of Adams Gap. I had a great tailwind for the entire southwesterly stretch to Childersburg and then ran into some problems with after school traffic. Looking back, I probably should have taken Shady Ln to Grist Mill and then over to state highway 235 … actually what I should have done is figured out a way to swim across the Coosa River and then I could take rural roads all the way back home. Maybe in late spring?!

The highlight of the very long day was the beautiful Alabama scenery, and I’ve included some pics I took along the route below:

Good morning Lake Logan Martin with the cat 2 Renfro tower climb in the background. #raam

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I never get tired of this view. #raam #cheahagranfondoultra #epic #skywayepic

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More Cheaha views on my fifth repeat to complete a quarter everesting.

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Cheaha from the top, bottom, and Adam's Gap. #cheahagranfondoultra

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It's about to get epic.

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Copper frog – I like the shadows.

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