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Laconic 06-26-2012 09:14 AM

I Ain't From the South, but I got Here as Quick as I Could
 
Voyages of the Black Pearl


Sometimes it's NOT About the Ride.


On Every Street

Laconic 06-26-2012 09:37 AM

Bring Your Own Beer 2012


fluteSONG and I headed out around 0730 Thursday morning. The first thing I did (after stopping for a biscuit) was miss the 220 bypass around Martinsville. As we rolled into town on 220 business I thought "What the hell, I'll just go this way, it's not a very big town". I might hold a new record for catching stoplights in that town; I'm not sure any of them were green. :bluduh

http://257bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG0158-XL.jpg


We went around Roanoke on the south side and took 311 across the mountain. Fantastic road if you've never been on it. Then we hit 92 and went straight on up to Marlinton. Not too many pics on the way up, but I stopped and got a shot of this "tunnel" we saw.

http://257bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG0163-XL.jpg


And of course you want to throw in some road construction for good measure.

http://257bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG0164-XL.jpg

Laconic 06-26-2012 11:10 AM

On Friday Highbinder and Lady Draco took us on a tour. Since they lived in the area for many years, they know their way around quite well.

http://257bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG0169-XL.jpg


flutSONG went along on the trike, just for fun.

http://257bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG0168-XL.jpg


Mark O and Shelly O were along as well.

http://257bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG0170-XL.jpg

Sorry for the dark pictures, I'm pretty sure I fixed these before I uploaded them. Pretend you're wearing sunglasses. :brow

Laconic 06-26-2012 11:25 AM

After a nice lunch in Parsons, Mark and Shelly headed back to Marlinton. We headed east on 72, then 32 to 33 to 28. Here's a few shots as we traveled along. Awesome.

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Laconic 06-26-2012 11:37 AM

More...
 
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Pointing out the farm where they used to live. At this point we have left 28 and are traveling south on the east side of the Bluegrass Valley, which is east of Marlinton.

http://257bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG0224-XL.jpg

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Thanks for an awesome tour, you guys!

Don, I'm sorry I forgot about your sausage, no harm intended. :shog

LadyDraco 06-26-2012 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laconic (Post 18997286)
Don, I'm sorry I forgot about your sausage, no harm intended. :shog

That just doesn't sound right !!! :lol3 So wrong !! :poser :oscar

Laconic 06-26-2012 05:02 PM

:lol3

FotoTEX 06-26-2012 05:32 PM

Which state were you in? Looks beautiful.

150ron 06-26-2012 05:37 PM

Great pics, absolutely beautiful out there.

Davo-55 06-26-2012 07:58 PM

Fantastic photos Laconic. I saw Lady Draco with Flutesong riding pillion, looks like her and Highbinder knew the best places. Rode down Bluegrass Valley with Twigsnapper on Saturday, breathtaking scenery!

LadyDraco 06-26-2012 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Davo-55 (Post 19000925)
Fantastic photos Laconic. I saw Lady Draco with Flutesong riding pillion, looks like her and Highbinder knew the best places. Rode down Bluegrass Valley with Twigsnapper on Saturday, breathtaking scenery!

We lived in the heart of the BlueGrass Valley for 20+ yrs...

Laconic 06-27-2012 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FotoTEX (Post 18999838)
Which state were you in? Looks beautiful.

Most of those were along the Virginia/West Virginia border.

Quote:

Originally Posted by 150ron (Post 18999868)
Great pics, absolutely beautiful out there.

Thanks, my efforts don't really do it justice.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Davo-55 (Post 19000925)
Fantastic photos Laconic. I saw Lady Draco with Flutesong riding pillion, looks like her and Highbinder knew the best places. Rode down Bluegrass Valley with Twigsnapper on Saturday, breathtaking scenery!

I had been in the area several times before but never ridden through that particular stretch. We finished with a run accross 84 (IIRC). That was actually the best stretch of the day but we were going so fast I didn't get the camera out. The Valks don't go slow. :deal

Laconic 06-27-2012 03:01 AM

Saturday was gsweave's lunch run to Rella's. We had a decent sized group.

The Highland Scenic Hwy. (150).

http://257bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG0253-XL.jpg


Really nice weather.

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I wonder how the road got its name...?

http://257bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG0257-XL.jpg


There's a loose nut on this bike.

http://257bob.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...IMG0260-XL.jpg

Gaston Gagne 06-27-2012 03:58 AM

:lurk Nice photos.

Laconic 06-27-2012 04:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaston Gagne (Post 19002371)
:lurk Nice photos.

Thanks! I was just watching Kyle's video of your ride through the logging roads. :thumb


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