I have lived in the area of upstate South Carolina all of my life, and have the accent to prove it. I got my first road bike for Christmas when I was about 11, and never looked back, until mountain bikes were invented in the late 70's, early 80's. I abandoned my dream of winning Le Tour, and began getting dirty for a change, and the spandex/lycra combination, was not very flattering at the time. I would be glad to guide your ride in some of the most beautiful terrain in the country, with a very accommodating year round climate, to boot! The very reason George Hincapie moved to the area.
My friends and I had a fantastic morning ride with Bobby in beautiful fall weather recently. Bobby was very accommodating in switching days for the guided ride to deal with weather cancellations, and was about the nicest and most knowledgeable guide we could have asked for. He has an encylopedic amount of information about South Carolina riding and also gave us a few good riding technique tips. Can't rave about Bobby enough; make sure you ride with him when in Greenville/Traveler's Rest!
Bobby knows the roads, the local history and knows a lot about cycling. He really helped to make the rides great. .
Bobby was there to help me for Duathlon Nationals in Greenville, and went above and beyond to make sure I was ready. He even came and watched the race! I'd definitely recommend Bobby for riding and/or anything you need to know about the area! He is a great guide and great guy as well!!
I have ridden with Bobby twice now. Both rides were excellent. Bobby has a lot of knowledge of all the local routes as well as great information on the area. Not only did I get some great riding in, but he introduced me to an amazing cafe, brewery and tac
Had a great time and it was everything I expected. Bobby was a wonderful host and guide with a great knowledge of the area. It was so much fun to be able to ride at a good training pace that I was confortable with, take in and enjoy the supper scenic ride
I never thought I would need to use a guide with all the information on the web, but Booby put us on roads we would have never found. He listened to what we had been riding and what we would like to accomplish before we started and gave us a great experie
We had an excellent experience. Bobby our guide did a great job, was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of local information. I would definitely recommend him to anyone riding in the area.
What luck to be doing some reconnaissance biking in SC the weekend before a gran fondo that I was training for, and to discover Bobby H as a velo guide! Beyond knowing all the routes and current road conditions by heart, because he rides them every week w
I would have to declare that the Wild Flour Bakery Ride, from Hotel Domestique/Restaurant 17, which is Veloguide's Hub Site in Upstate South Carolina, is the best all around ride in state. You can add, subtract, and alter, this particular ride to accommodate every rider from beginner to pro. You go through 3 ecosystems on the climb through the Watershed up to Saluda, North Carolina, and it is unparalleled in both beauty, and climate.
About 15 years ago, I got back on the road bike, with the help of a cousin, who sold me his Cannondale that had been hanging on the wall, complete with down tube shifting, and all. But seriously, I had fallen into the day to day rut of going to work, coming home, not staying very active, while paying the mortgage. After achieving the Heavyweight Champion status of topping 218 lbs., with a 5'11" frame, I knew it was time to make a change. Upgraded that Cannondale to a Specialized, complete with up top shifting, and history was made. I am now a USAC Category 3 Master's Racer, 178lbs, and have a family that rides together almost daily, one who is a UCI Pro with several National titles under his belt. With a few wins in the column now, I have no plans of backing off until the Grim Reaper comes for me.