Chris Coney (2)
Finished the Tellico Highlands ITT Saturday. What an incredible journey. 9:36 ride time and 11:33 overall, 90 miles and 11,270 of climbing. Felt solid all day, ate lots and kept very hydrated. What a classic backcountry gravel route! Barely saw anyone. Saw 3 hawks literally swoop right above me, a turkey, and on the drive in and out of Tellico Plains, wild boar. I feel tired today, but filled inside with lots of gratitude. It has been quite the year recovering from my broken leg injury. This ride was mentally my moving past injury and riding through adversity with grace and power. You are capable of more than you think.