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Old 10-09-2011, 06:57 PM   #736
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What do I see here?!?...some blue sky?!

















What the heck....might as well jump in the Parkway parade for a little while.



















It wasn't too bad....and Granfather Mtn is looking a little brighter.










approaching the via-duct bridge...















































OK....I'm done with this traffic!

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Old 10-09-2011, 06:59 PM   #737
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In the pyrs mind you ran away... so he/she did good

great pics - you found some color
Yep I wasn't hanging around!


Thanks....there's a few more yet to go.....
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:13 PM   #738
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Traffic was a little better below the via-duct on twotwentyone.

















The colors weren't too bad either.

















Looking back up at the BRP via-duct bridge...sorry about the exposure...kinda looking right into the sun.




















I decided to head down the mountain on dirt.....looking back up at Grandfather Mtn and the BRP.





Oooops...looks like I'm getting some failed uploads on smuggy

So I'll have to finish this up later........
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:29 PM   #739
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OK...time to roll



























































The roads got narrower and the temps got warmer but the trees got greener and the sun set and I went home.

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Old 10-10-2011, 06:11 AM   #740
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Great pics as always.

Is this Edgemont Rd heading S toward Gragg?
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:38 AM   #741
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Great pics as always.

Is this Edgemont Rd heading S toward Gragg?
Thanks! ...and Yes!




My wife and I took a little spin this morning to show a neighbor that's new to area around the Crowders and Kings Mtn parks.....




Cool and cloudy with a few rain drops mixed in but not enough to get wet..




He's on an R6 and she's on that ol CB400



Still not much color down around here yet but you can see that it's trying to get started..




Remember the old steel bridge from last winter?...it's in this pic!

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Old 10-16-2011, 07:40 PM   #742
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My wife and I loaded ourselves up on the old Yamaha this afternoon and jumped in the parade of leaf peepers. We knew what we were getting into......

Most of the cotton has been harvested.....most of it.








Not much color down low yet.....











The colors looked pretty good up high last weekend but there was a storm front with high winds that passed through Thu night and Fri so most of that color was swept away already.


....but there was some pretty nice colors at some of the mid elevations along the blue ridge....


The Mrs. took this shot on the fly with her little Canon A3100




She took this one too!













East side of Hawk's Bill















She caught me in action!




Her exposures are better than mine too....









I guess it's time for me to break down and get a new pocket camera for 'on the fly' shots.....









Her view









My view









It's OK....you can tell me that you like her pics better than mine.

Mine







Her's









One more from me, zoomed in on the Lost Cove Cliffs....

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Old 10-16-2011, 07:52 PM   #743
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It's OK....you can tell me that you like her pics better than mine.

not saying anything, nope..........





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Old 10-16-2011, 07:59 PM   #744
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If you should ever get the urge to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway on a sunny Sunday afternoon in October......make sure that you don't have anyplace else to be!













The Via Duct area of Grandfather Mtn was very brown and barren compared to just one week ago...













Still some colors below the roadway though....

















My attempts at shooting back over my shoulder while puttin' along in a traffic jam.
















The rest of these pics are hers, all taken while rolling along....







It crops














I think this one looks better uncropped.



...but it makes kind of a cool panorama of the Eastern ridge of the Linnville Gorge.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #745
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not saying anything, nope..........





What's the matter?.....are you chicken?




The plan was to ride to Canyons in Blowing Rock for a mid afternoon lunch....traffic was hellish at best!









It was a beautiful day though and our food as great, as always...as was the view.

.....too bad smugmug keeps crashing or I'd show you ...or maybe lucky you?!
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:01 PM   #746
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Fingers crossed that both sites stay up now

Grandfather Mtn as seen from Canyons...looking into bad afternoon lighting,



















We weren't willing to go back into that traffic so we rolled down 321 instead....then turned back towards the base of Brown Mtn before hitting all the stoplights.




321






...an alternate parallel.






















'the pig' aint skeered of a few marbles

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Old 10-16-2011, 09:56 PM   #747
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beautiful as always
Glad to see all is as it should be
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:55 AM   #748
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The plan was to ride to Canyons in Blowing Rock for a mid afternoon lunch....traffic was hellish at best!
I hear you, rode into Blowing Rock once by mistake... never again (it's a nuthouse)
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:04 AM   #749
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Good stuff, Kevin!
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:01 PM   #750
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Thanks guys!

...just got back from 4 days at Rick's cabin!




Great company, beautiful fall weather/colors, delicious food and some awesome riding!


pics uploading already.
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