Got home from Boone, North Carolina Monday at 3am - 1145 KMS by truck and trailer each way - it was AWESOME - we rode a tonne - climbed just shy of 30,000 ft in 5 days - one climb was 5 kms long at an avg grade of 8.5% - it is pretty crazy - one small little hill we climbed was 860m long with 420 ft of vertical - that's an avg of 14.4% - that was a WALL!!!! We hit ramps of 28% and 26% - never seen that before. Our cabins were on top of Snaggy Mountain - the road up to our cabins was 1.7 kms long at an avg grade of 8.6% - we had to ride that everyday at the end of the ride to get to our cabins - we were all shelled each day. The scenery was pretty outstanding as you can imagine - very lush, very green and the roads were in great shape.
This will be an annual trip - stay tuned for 2012 details.