The following is a true story, only the names have been changed, to protect the guilty.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Chimney Rock

With lots of time on my hands recently, I've been able to get out mid week for some long as I'm home by the time the kids get off the bus. Although the weather around here has been shit (cold that won't go away) I don't want this free time to go to waste, so I've been getting out anyway. It's been hard to motivate myself to ride or do anything else, so I have been searching out places that are unique, or made to be unique in the way they are completed, and are also within striking distance of my allotted time.

The gravel on this day was perfect, I wished we rode a lot more of it

Chimney Rock...  SNA
  Last week a friend of mine posted a pic of Chimney Rock on facebook and then I remembered a post by This Guy and I knew this would be the target for a nice ride in the country. The directions from Larry's post were right on, but for some reason I thought it was in northern Iowa, so I never really looked into it. It turns out it was not in Iowa, so I put together a route from ArcFlash's place.
Lunch on an outcropping just up the hill from the chimney

Ancient inscriptions ? 

 Best in Schow, AF and myself headed south for a 50+ mile route to see the Chimney. Strangely the rock seemed to just appear out of a nowhere in a primarily flat landscape of farm fields. At the rock we ate lunch and then headed back with a nice tailwind and high temps in the 40's. It was a great ride but.............. I'm still looking forward to 70.   Thanks for the inspiration L.S. and T.S.
Not Chimney Rock

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