On January 21st and 22nd the newly formed Deeds Publishing Cycling Team hit the mountains for our first team training camp. Planned were two days of riding in the North Georgia mountains.
Even though the weather turned nasty, with driving rain and 40 degree temperatures, the team headed out for four hours of riding. The day’s ride can be summed up from the riders comments:
Day 1: It was cold. It was raining. We were miserable. We rode for 4 hours. My defense mechanisms have blocked everything else from my memory.
I was pissed and freezing after 52 minutes and suggested turning back every 2 miles for the remaining 50. The sun never came out and temps never climbed above 50. Wolfie was there to greet us in the end, which didn't make anything better necessarily, but is a cool dog.
Did someone mention it was raining and it was cold. Oh and the highlight of the day was the 1/2 mile dirt road climb! The one thing everyone agreed on that we would skip the store stop.
Day 1 was like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer, it felt good when we stopped.
With slightly better weather, again the boys headed out for four hours in the saddle. With temperatures again in the 40’s, the ride stayed dry as the route climbed Unicoi and Jacks gaps. After a quick store stop, the riders headed up Neels Gap to be met with fog and rain and a frigid descent.