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Old 10-14-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
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938 Miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway (mostly pics)

This would be my 3rd time on the parkway. The first time I didn't take enough vacation to do the whole thing. The second time we had to leave the parkway due to a combination of bike problems and bad weather. We ended up skipping some sections we had done the first year and getting back on the parkway and riding the southern sections we had missed the first year.
This time my plan was to ride the entire parkway north to south and then head over and ride the Cherolhola Parkway to Tellico Planes TN. I would then retrace the ride back home south to north.
Why the BRP? There's just something special to me about riding through the mountains for 469 (one way) miles with no red lights, stop signs or commercial vehicles.I didn't see one radar trap the entire 938 miles I was on the parkway.
EDIT: I have expanded the RR to include subsequent trips on the BRP. I think I am up to 7 now.

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Old 10-14-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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F800GS Packed and Ready

The F800GS packed and ready to go Saturday morning.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:30 PM   #3
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Not far from home and I already see something interesting, so I stop to take a pic.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:34 PM   #4
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Hating Interstate riding, I take secondary roads from central Pa to Waynesboro, Virginia. So after a stop at Burger King and a traffic delay in Berkely Spring WV I arrive here about 6 hours after departure.
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983 miles on the Parkway. You must have the patience of Job. I bet you got some great pics.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:53 PM   #6
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983 miles on the Parkway. You must have the patience of Job. I bet you got some great pics.
Actually it wasn't too bad. If someone was going sub 45 I just passed them when it was safe. Going south I was taking my time stopping for pics etc.. the trip home was more about riding and went much more quickly.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:00 PM   #7
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I got to Otter Creek at mile post 60 around 5pm and set up camp. They have a restaurant there that I was told closed at 6 so I went over and had a pulled pork bbq sandwich. I have to say I wouldn't recommend it.
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Grabbed a pic of Otter Lake on the way out in the morning.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:06 PM   #9
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:08 PM   #10
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:09 PM   #11
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I did the same trip last fall and there wasn't much traffic at all.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:09 PM   #12
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:11 PM   #13
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:16 PM   #14
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Got to the vistors center at Virginia's Explore Park and saw several police cars and the parking lot full of cars campers and giant tent. The lady told me it was for a movie being shot in the woods around there "ANYA" or something like that.
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Old 10-14-2010, 05:17 PM   #15
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Saw this in the parking lot.
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