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Growing Up With The Assault On The Carolinas – Brevard NC


February 20, 2017

Wes Dickson, Tristan Cowie and Chris Bennett head down Pickens Highway during a recent AOTC ride. (Photo courtesy of Dan Bennett)

One of my favorite events is coming up soon, The Assault on the Carolinas held right here in Brevard. This year will be the 18th annual AOTC. My store and the Assault have grown up together. I remember doing the first Assault out of the Brevard High School front parking lot, with all 12 or so participants. My good friend Jeff Parker came up with the route. I was not a seasoned road rider at the time, so I shot off like one would do in a mountain bike race. It did not end well... I was moving and shaking until the dreaded Caesars Head climb, where I was given the gift of some wicked leg cram...

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