I know it's called the Blue RIDGE parkway, but since the leaves on the trees hadn't really filled in, I really appreciated that I was following a ridge.
Great riding, and fantastic vistas to both the east and west.
I didn't stop much... just rode hard and steady all day.
Caught, followed and eventually passed a couple of guys on cruisers:
Dogwoods in bloom. Smelled nice.
Found a cheap motel near Route 77, almost at the boarder of Va & NC. Wasn't taking too many photos. Just riding.