Franklin North Carolina, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful places in the southeast. Folks come from all over the place to enjoy the outdoor activities that our area has to offer. Activities such as hiking, camping, running, fishing, zip-lining, and, yes, even bicycling. In fact, that's the main reason my wife, Pam and I moved to Franklin over 12 years ago. While our passion at the time was mountain biking, we quickly became road cyclists. Franklin has some of the best road biking that I've experienced. Heck, it's no wonder people from all over the country come here to ride our roads!
Before I got into cycling I was like most Americans, I didn't get much exercise. I was part of that "less than one percent" of us who didn't achieve 30 minutes of physical activity on any given day. Really? Less than one percent?! When I used to see someone my age biking, I'd be like, what's that guy doing?! Why is he on the road? Is he crazy or something? I didn't realize until later that I was right. Cyclists are crazy, they're crazy about biking. Some are even a bit obsessed with it.