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: