Day 22 was another day that I’m calling a favorite. The point of this day was to ride something fun, so I made my way up to Deals Gap to ride the Tail of the Dragon in North Carolina. Temps were in the 30s this time, and I was absolutely freezing. I had to constantly stop to get warm before continuing, and broke out every bit of winter gear I had (including double layering down jackets and a balaclava). A million hot cocoa stops later, I eventually made it, and man is that road worth it. Between the flow, the technicality, and the scenery, I can’t think of anywhere I’ve ridden that was more fun than those 11 miles.