Two unnamed riders hit a switchback on lower Star Gap. An ex-train engineer recently told me that he thought that the word switchback comes from the method that trains used to use to negotiate twisty tracks in the mountains years ago. He described that the train engine would approach the bend slowly and come to a stop in the turn. Then the engineer would flip a switch to back up a bit, stop, flip the switch to go forward a short distance again, stop and then continue to repeat this process until the train could safely pull all the way through the turn.
I am not sure but this one makes for good filler on a boring post.
While laying on my back for a few fleeting moments up high on the Blue Ridge I saw some interesting clouds roll on by overhead.