Bubba will stretch his legs again this week with another long one. Roll from the St Elmo Food City @ 8:30. After a short warmup we’ll get right to business with a climb up Nickajack. Left on Hinkle at the top all the way across 136, HOS, and down Daughtery Gap (CAREFUL!). Refuel at the store and then Hog Jowl to West Cove and back. (If the bridge is still impassible we’ll add a few miles by turning right at the end of Hog Jowl to follow it all the way to the highway.) 70 miles and around 4000 feet but it’ll feel like much more. Easy to short it by dropping down 136 and coming back Creek Rd or Marble Top depending on which side you drop down.
AND REMEMBER, IF YOU’VE BEEN EXPOSED STAY HOME UNTIL YOU GET A “NEGATIVE.” ABSOLUTELY NO NOSE BLOWING , SPITTING, OR COUGHING WHILE IN THE PELOTON – DROP OFF THE BACK FOR THAT STUFF (THIS ALSO INCLUDES URINATING BUT HOPEFULLY I DIDN’T NEED TO MENTION THAT). AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU GET THE COVID BY SUCKING THE WHEEL OF AN UNCLEAN BUBBA AND THAT’S ON YOU. REMEMBER THAT WE CAN’T GET IN SOME STORES WITHOUT A MASK SO MAKE SURE YOU CARRY ONE – YOU NEED TO WEAR IT IN STORES WHETHER THEY REQUIRE IT OR NOT BECAUSE FOR THE MOST PART BUBBAS ARE GOOD CITIZENS. (I SAID “MOST PART.”)