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Old 06-02-2012, 01:34 PM   #1711
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:09 PM   #1712
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After taking my sweat-soaked portrait at the Bob White Covered Bridge (which involved repeated sprints from camera to bike to beat the ten-second self-timer...) I humped back toward the Blue Ridge via Belcher Mountain Road, dirt so steep that several years ago, when me 'n my buddy Carlos rode it for the first time - downhill - neither of us were at all convinced that a streetbike could actually climb up the road onnaconna the grade and all. Easy peasy it turned out to be, though (sorta...), and by and by I took a quiet little gravel side road near the top of Belcher, which led to a quieter little dirt two-track, which eventually led to a scenic little grassy cul-de-sac, basically in the vicinity of Meadows of Dan, Virginia. Pretty place it was, and I had it all to myself. I even took a quick cat-nap in the shade of a tree. Climbing out of my little wilderness retreat after my nap required holding a good line, but the RK is nothing if not steady as she goes.

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Old 06-02-2012, 05:13 PM   #1713
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:20 PM   #1714
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Pit stop on the way back to what passes for civilization in these parts.
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:34 PM   #1715
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I spied this little hottie sunning along the Parkway:

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Old 06-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #1716
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Yummy!
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:59 PM   #1717
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Memorial Day - The End


Any truth to the rumor that "SS" stands for So Sexy??

This weekend is done. Peace out.

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #1718
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Ever think of getting some kind of dual sport/adventure bike?... It seems it would fit your style well.
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #1719
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Quote:
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Ever think of getting some kind of dual sport/adventure bike?... It seems it would fit your style well.
You mean something like this?

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Old 06-02-2012, 08:03 PM   #1720
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Looks like that would do it.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:54 PM   #1721
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The V-Strom was a pretty nice machine, traded my VFR for it, put ten or 12 thousand miles on the 'Strom, rode it around the country when I bought it, one of the most comfortable riding positions and seat of any bike I've ever owned. Never really loved it, though, and traded it for an FJR, which I later traded for the Road King. The RK suits me well; it's pretty much just a big, heavy UAM: Universal American Motorcycle, and does OK off-road and in the twisties. Besides, it's almost paid for.


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Extra-credit: Sunrise near the Parkway this morning:

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:44 PM   #1722
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Belcher Mt on the RK..................

Most people don't know how good you are on your RK.That is a tough road,but a great shortcut from Meadows of Dan to Tuggles Gap.Once again great pics.If you see Prior,I have some info for his trip to Hatteras.I just need his snailmail addy.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:33 PM   #1723
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Thanks for the props, amigo; your check is in the mail! (Please wait a week before cashing it...). Prior should be pinging you shortly. :-)

A couple of fresh pix, from a quick spin up to Groundhog Mountain at sun-up yesterday morning:


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Old 06-04-2012, 07:47 PM   #1724
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In my best Ferris Gump: "That's my bo-oat!"
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