oh man, sorry to hear this. I am sure there are some epic rides out in NC, so enjoy them. The trail doesn't end in Jersey.
Sorry that I never met you, but I just wanted to let you know that and hour and a half from you is some really, really epic ridin. I lived in asheville, nc for 2 years. I know you'll miss jersey, but trust me you will not be disappointed. Anyway, good luck!
Thanksgiving is two weekends after that. The Mercer Cross races are that weekend....