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Old 06-26-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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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.




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.




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


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Old 06-26-2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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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.




flutSONG went along on the trike, just for fun.




Mark O and Shelly O were along as well.



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















Thanks for an awesome tour, you guys!

Don, I'm sorry I forgot about your sausage, no harm intended.
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Don, I'm sorry I forgot about your sausage, no harm intended.
That just doesn't sound right !!! So wrong !!
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:32 PM   #8
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Which state were you in? Looks beautiful.
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Great pics, absolutely beautiful out there.
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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!
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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...
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Which state were you in? Looks beautiful.
Most of those were along the Virginia/West Virginia border.

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Great pics, absolutely beautiful out there.
Thanks, my efforts don't really do it justice.

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

The Highland Scenic Hwy. (150).




Really nice weather.






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




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