While I was up in Ashland in July I had a lot of free time after class and on weekends to explore the riding. Any ride in the area will require climbing and frequently I found myself above 5,000 feet , breathing a little harder than usual. The first picture is of a fire road decent from Horn Gap. On this road minutes from when I snapped the picture i hit a big rock and flatted both of my tires. I was carrying only one tube so I rode a rear flat on my single speed downhill about 7 miles back to my lodgings.....it pretty much sucked but it was riding, nevertheless. The second picture is of a bench near Horn Gap where I stopped, took a photo and turned around for the long downhill that I wound up riding on one good tire at about 10 mph. The next two rides pictured were on hwy. 66. I was able to con a couple of students onto my daily escapades and various riding misadventures during the two week stay in Ashland. Having company out on the open highway was a big plus.