Met up with Robbie AG today to do an easy scenic ride. We followed one of NC's scenic byways and enjoyed the colonial architecture and fall colors. The route wasn't full of twisty's or high speed sweepers, just a nice country ride. The particular byway we followed flows through Yanceyville, Milton (home of Virginia International Raceway and Hillsborough, where the wise colonial Tarheels joined Rhode Island in rejecting the US Constitution.
This is a previous write up of the byway. http://dalewarren.blogspot.com/2010/10/surprising-scenic-by-way-ride.html
The ride started at the school my mother attended, back in the 20's and 30's. Its not wearing well.
Robbie checked out the old jailhouse in Yanceyville.
My ride started with a 60 minute slab ride on I-40 to meet up with Robbie at the start. The temp was in the 40's and I'll say that my new heated grips and heated vest really performed well. I was toasty as I blasted down the RTP corridor. Just wish I'd purchased the jacket rather than the vest.
Lunch was a BBQ meal in Hillsborough. Good eats. We finished the ride by heading back toward Robbie's home on some backroads. Passed throughout the megapolis of Saxapahaw. Old mill town on the Haw river. The mill was converted to condo's, a bar, and a performance hall. Cool place.
Good ride, nothing to get excited about, just a nice day in the country.