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Old 09-10-2012, 08:13 PM   #256
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I did the whole trip in Aug. 2009.

This photo just sticks with me.

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Old 09-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #257
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Great RR, Rog. And I'm happy you kept the thread alive b/c the tips are invaluable. A trip on the BRP is on my to-do list and this thread has been a good resource and motivator.

Thanks Blixa... There's no time like the present , but once you do it once you will want to do it again.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:58 AM   #258
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I did the whole trip in Aug. 2009.

This photo just sticks with me.

I agree TC, the pic kind of sums up the ambiance of the BRP.
I have yet to see it in the summer lush/green. So far early Spring(April), Early Fall (September), and Fall (October).
My favorite so far is October, but I would like to see it when everything is green as well.
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:34 PM   #259
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I'll be riding south to north starting Oct.14th,END 2 END,camping.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:46 PM   #260
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I'll be riding south to north starting Oct.14th,END 2 END,camping.
Hi Ron. I will probably pass you at some point. I decided to delay my start by a week.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:30 AM   #261
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Toronto to BRP and back this week

Great thread!!

Left Toronto Canada on Monday on my F800gs to start off in Front Royal on the Skyline Drive then BRP. My first time here.
It is absolutely beautiful!! Love it!! I've never seen such a wonderful road free of truck traffic full of scenic beauty and that just goes on forever...What a great execution of a world class motorcycle road!! I'm in Roanoke right now heading to Asherville Thursday night (hope to make it all the way there) and back northbound on Friday this week. See you on the road (or trail:) I'm already thinking of my next trip where I can stay longer in one place. This time, I want to see it all if I can.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:59 AM   #262
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If you're in Roanoke heading to Asheville,,, the best is yet to come!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:21 AM   #263
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If you're in Roanoke heading to Asheville,,, the best is yet to come!!!
+1 to that... the northern section is like the opening band.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #264
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My problem is,which bike to take.I ride the lower 100 miles several times a year.I've only been north once in the fog to Meadows Of Dan.Do I take the Goldwing and do End 2 End and check out Mt.Airy,and some side pavement,or the KTM950 Adv. and get down & dirty and camp in the woods some ? Oh,7 - 9 day trip range.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:53 PM   #265
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I'd think the Wing would be a handful once off the Parkway. A lighter bike would be more fun on the county/state roads.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:42 PM   #266
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+1 to that... the northern section is like the opening band.
Just got into Asheville 2 hours ago. WOW!!! What a ride. If someone said that this road was built for motorcycle touring, I'd believe it!!! The sun was out, it was warm, very little traffic, awesome views. Ended up on Route 80 south from the Parkway, man that was spectacular. Hair pin turns over and over for miles down the mountains. That was amazing too, couldn't even stop for a picture of the road without worrying about pulling off safely. Tomorrow a little visit around town and heading back north. Enjoy your rides all! Thanks for the heads up, it was great.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:56 AM   #267
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My problem is,which bike to take.I ride the lower 100 miles several times a year.I've only been north once in the fog to Meadows Of Dan.Do I take the Goldwing and do End 2 End and check out Mt.Airy,and some side pavement,or the KTM950 Adv. and get down & dirty and camp in the woods some ? Oh,7 - 9 day trip range.
i've never ridden a ktm, but i rode my goldwing from front royal to willsville and decided the wing needed a new home. that was a 19 day ride from fla to canada and back. the wing was great for interstates , but that was it. my 2012 vstrom is much better all around and more comfortable than my 2012 wing since i changed to a corbin seat and a few other ergo;s.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:55 AM   #268
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6 days and counting,this time Saturday I'll be headed for the Parkway.The wife and I rode around Clayton,Ga yesterday,,not much color yet,but with the colder weather this week ,and some frost in the mountains I haven't had the KTM out lately,so today I'm taking it for a check out spin,put some new tyres on,and start packing.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:48 PM   #269
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My problem is,which bike to take.I ride the lower 100 miles several times a year.I've only been north once in the fog to Meadows Of Dan.Do I take the Goldwing and do End 2 End and check out Mt.Airy,and some side pavement,or the KTM950 Adv. and get down & dirty and camp in the woods some ? Oh,7 - 9 day trip range.
Everyroad off the Parkway is narrow and steep with tight corners. The Wing would Not be fun to wrestle with. any road in NC off the parkway is gonna be fun the nine fiddy for sure.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #270
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Great thread!!

Left Toronto Canada on Monday on my F800gs to start off in Front Royal on the Skyline Drive then BRP. My first time here.
It is absolutely beautiful!! Love it!! I've never seen such a wonderful road free of truck traffic full of scenic beauty and that just goes on forever...What a great execution of a world class motorcycle road!! I'm in Roanoke right now heading to Asherville Thursday night (hope to make it all the way there) and back northbound on Friday this week. See you on the road (or trail:) I'm already thinking of my next trip where I can stay longer in one place. This time, I want to see it all if I can.
You should have seen it, Skyline Drive, before all the blighted trees :(. It is nowhere near the majesty it was even a few years ago. We went camping this year and the trees are really fighting for their lives against invading insects from Asia, as well as I believe fungus. It almost made me cry. My wife had never been camping there, and I used to go quite often when I was younger. Heck they even have some of the loops in the Loft Mountain campground closed due to it.
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