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Old 08-23-2010, 08:09 PM   #1
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'banjo's blogtastically stooopid day trippin' picture thread

Is this what we're supposed to do here now?


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If you live in a particularly scenic part of the world and wish to document your day rides with a continuously updated pictorial thread, by all means share your corner of the planet's beauty with the rest of us. Just remember to keep the focus on riding and post lots of pics!



Anyway...I go on lots of day trips it seems and I usually take a bunch of pics so....



Welcome to 'banjo's neighborhood!
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:20 PM   #2
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Sometimes my neighborhood is dusty...



...and lots of things seem to be rusty...



...so far that little Strom has been pretty trusty...



...I bet the inside of this place smells musty...



You're going to have to make up your own police car rhymes....





This is what hay bales look like at 60 mph in my 'hood.



The Blue Ridge Parkway....will likely be a same road, different day.





Behold, the highest point in North America East of the Mississippi...it's up there somewhere!



When the clouds begin to roll down from the mountain...it's time to roll!!



I know a short cut.



...so far so good...



Doh!!



Yep...then I got wet.

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Old 08-23-2010, 08:45 PM   #3
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Table Rock in the haze above Lake James



Table Rock from Wiseman's view.



It's just across the Linnville Gorge.



I just rode in on old 105 along that ridge on the right of the pic below.



Hawks' Bill Mountain



I didn't have the heart to go down there and interupt....



Notice the rock in the foreground of Hawk's Bill...



Looking down from that little rock.....



Looking back from same rock...



...the view above...











same parkway, different day



Grandfather Mtn.



A road below the BRP...looking up at the Linn Cove Viaduct



It's a fun road.



A road below the road below the parkway







Log Jam!!



A road below the road below the road below the parkway.



It progresses form this.....



...to this....



...to this....



...to this....





Unfortunately there's not many roads like this left....that haven't been closed by the NFS







Then when you get back to this......



...you know that you're not far from town.



Where you can buy a Mexican Coke and hang out on the porch.







...on the road again....



Brown Mtn is home to a nice OHV.....maybe another day.



It's hard for me to get home before sunset....



...or even moonrise!

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Old 08-23-2010, 10:11 PM   #4
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:25 PM   #5
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Looks a nice part of the world there mate.... where is it? I see you,ve fitted forward pegs !!! i did the same one my Varadero last year every one took the pi55 at first untill they tried them !!! great on long hauls
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:33 PM   #6
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What a great neighborhood!
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:49 AM   #7
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Some beautiful riding you have in that part of the country. I have enjoyed many of your pics you post around the site so I will be following along here now....
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:03 AM   #8
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Kevin,

Nice RR. I've been on some of those same roads on my Vee although I don't recognize the trail in the last series of photos.

I have to get some new tires shortly. What are you using on your Wee?

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Old 08-24-2010, 07:38 AM   #9
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Looks a nice part of the world there mate.... where is it? I see you,ve fitted forward pegs !!! i did the same one my Varadero last year every one took the pi55 at first untill they tried them !!! great on long hauls
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Both of those rides were in NC through the foothills and the East slope of the Blue Ridge. Yeah the choppa' pegs are nice for stretching on a long stretch.

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What a great neighborhood!
Thanks Klay.
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Some beautiful riding you have in that part of the country. I have enjoyed many of your pics you post around the site so I will be following along here now....
Thanks for the kind words...you'll make me want to try to take better pics now.....
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Kevin,

Nice RR. I've been on some of those same roads on my Vee although I don't recognize the trail in the last series of photos.

I have to get some new tires shortly. What are you using on your Wee?

Jon
Jon,
That bumpy road was coming down from Old House Gap (oneninetytwo) You've probably ridden it on your KLX.

I've been running different tires on the Strom, right now there's a Tourance on the rear and an Anakee 2 on the front.
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:56 AM   #10
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Sad to see those 2 old '69-'70 Cougars sitting there rusting away (Right side of the pic, sitting side by side next to the big white station wagon)...where exactly is this, 'banjo?
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:10 AM   #11
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Sad to see those 2 old '69-'70 Cougars sitting there rusting away (Right side of the pic, sitting side by side next to the big white station wagon)...where exactly is this, 'banjo?
That's in downtown Casar, NC....I'm guessing that both of those cars are for sale as a whole or for parts if you're interested....

...but be careful, they just seen a Bigfoot up there in June!

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Looks familiar.

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:32 PM   #14
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Looks familiar.

Does old knobbie ever make it down into your part of the county?
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My goal is to become King of the "Same road, Different day"!! title.



Speaking of which....Blue Ridge Parkway, July 4th, 2010

Test running the Strom for the ride out to WestFest.

Before you can get to the parkway.....





I even got to ride with a couple of inmates up on the VA side of the line. Ogribike on the airhead and I forgot the gentleman on the strom's screen name.



The Southern Virgina portion has a lot of rolling farm land.



sometimes I snap pics on the fly....



...sometimes I stop and smell the flowers.









Look at those nice new shoes she's wearing.









Then I stopped for lunch at Freebornes, the home of this years Eastern Rendezvous, and had a chance meeting with dlrides. Who was out for a cruise on his old flat head hog!





Let's see how hard that thing is to kickstart?




Approaching Grandfather Mtn the Holiday traffic was really starting to cramp my style.





I stuck with it for a while longer and it had thinned out by the time I got to Chestoa view.



There's Table Rock in the distance...there are two gorges between me and it here.









Headed back through the foothills......I still had a Fourth of July party to go to!!





The owner of this winery adopted a couple of GSDs that my wife had helped rescue!



Here's an older pic I took of him with one of them.


That's all for now, thanks for looking!

.....come back again after I've taken another ride down that same old road
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:36 PM   #15
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Damn Kenny, that is some beautiful country that you live in and around!

Very nice and thanks for the ride!
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