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post #1 of 19 Old 10-02-2010, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Heading to NC Blue Ridge Parkway Sunday 10/3

Hi all, well none of the riding buddies will go with me this weekend. But I am still heading up in the morning to go ride the BRP for the day.
If you see a black DL1000 with Givi cases (I know, that narrows it down just a bit) and a fat old white haired guy at one of the pull offs, come over ans say hi. Black riding gear...just what I had before I got the DL. Not trying to look like a Harley outlaw...:biggrinjester: I am not sure where I will be starting out but it will either be near the Asheville airport or at the NC 215 intersection. Heading towards Cherokee and back. If the traffic is bad, I will be hitting the backroads for some more fun.
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post #2 of 19 Old 10-02-2010, 11:00 PM
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I just did the entire BRP , all 467 miles of it, from Cherokee to Waynesboro. The view from Grandfather Mountain is nice.

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post #3 of 19 Old 10-04-2010, 11:16 PM
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I've never been before, but I'm doing it and the Skyline Parkway from October 12th to 14th on my way back from the Barber Museum / Vintage Fest ...I'll be camping at Willville Bike Camp near Meadows of Dan and then in Shenandoah the 2nd night... totally looking forward to it.

I'll keep an eye out for the grandfather mountain

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Well, I ran into some COLD rain on 178 before I ever got to the parkway. headed back since I don't have cold weather gear.... So, I never got there...the only rain in the state was going up my path according to radar on the blackberry. I might try again this weekend. I have ridden it lots of times before but I like to make one ride when the leaves are changing and hopefully not too many motorhomes on the BRP. Never know. We have had 2 excellent rides on the BRP early this year, almost no traffic and no LEO's either.... makes for lots of fun!
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Don't know yet! I guess I can see if there are any web cams working in the area, well tomorrow...kind of dark now.
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Now I see why he was trying to get 20 posts.... I can't even READ the for sale section now... says it is private.

What happened....boo hoo...
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So is anyone planning on doing the BRP this weekend? (15)
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I rode the NC side of the Parkway on the 30th of Sept. The weather was not the greatest but it was better than being at work. :mrgreen:

A few friends and I did the Dragon the day before with perfect weather. Funny how quickly the weather can do a 180.

Just a few picts from the parkway.




It's kind of strange, how the mountains pay us no attention at ll. You laugh or cry and the wind just keeps on blowing.

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Now I really want to go! I am going to try again this weekend... have to watch the weather to pick a day but I am going (to try) to go !
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Now I really want to go! I am going to try again this weekend... have to watch the weather to pick a day but I am going (to try) to go !
Watch out for the " leaf peepers ".

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