On October 3rd of 1999 Mike, Hans and Eric whimsically set out to bike all 469.1 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, from Cherokee, NC to Waynesboro, VA, through some of the tallest mountains on the east coast.They thought they were pretty good for weekend biking hacks, but they were really flatlanders by Appalachian Mountain standards. No one had a clue what was truly about to happen over the next six days.It took every day light hour, thousands and thousands of calories, a lot of humility in the face of Mother Nature, one new friend, one very dedicated spouse - and a rubber chicken - to finally get it done...