On the way back, I retraced a route attempted many years ago with two brothers and a son. Starting at the Peaks of Otter Lodge, it takes:
- 22 miles of Blue Ridge Parkway driving -- most downhill -- to reach SR 501.
- 2 miles more through Big Island to reach 122
- 7 miles to reach Cornelius
- 4.6 miles to reach home.
Joe Albanese turned me on to a product currently in development that may well be worth the $119 it would cost now to have it delivered in July. Imagine head-mounted headlights. And tail lights. And turn signals. All on one helmet. Temptation, get thee behind me -- and push me in! (click HERE)