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Rehab Ride: Wm. Bartram Trail

Summer cycling in the Smokies is wonderful.  Roadsides are filled with wildflowers and tasty treats.  Most people you encounter are in a cheerful mood and are either on their way to or coming from, doing something fun.  And with so many water sports available, most are in one of three states of being: Been wet, wet or about to be wet.

Today I did a gentle ride along a portion of the William Bartram Trail that runs alongside the Nantahala River.  William Bartram was a renowned naturalist and explorer who passed through our area in the late 1700’s cataloging the flora.  I attempted to hike (and boat and bike) the length of the trail several years ago, but was stopped mid-way when my hiking partner broke her ankle.

This short section of the Bartram connects with a more challenging ride up and over Winding Stairs Gap.  But today was just about seeing if the knee and the bike were in agreement.  They were. Here are a few pictures.

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Categories: Road Bike The Smokies
  1. July 9, 2012 at 6:31 am

    But today was just about seeing if the knee and the bike were in agreement. They were.

    Fantastic news!

  2. July 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Welcome back!

  3. The Velo Hobo
    July 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Thanks for the well wishes both. It feels very good to be back on a bike.

  4. July 10, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Glad to see you are back in the saddle and enjoying what you love again.

  5. The Velo Hobo
    July 10, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Thanks a bunch. I’m looking forward to longer and longer rides.

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