2,500 Miles on a Z1000

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by lmyamen, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    Got back last night from my trip out to the Smoky Mounains. Cant even begin to describe how awesome this trip was. Went with 2 of my really good friends and had a blast. We rode deals gap, the 209 rattler, blue ridge pkwy and many many other incredible roads. Thought i would share some pictures from the trip with you guys.

    Only bike problem of the whole trip happened the first night, my kick stand some how lost a bolt out of it and the bike almost went over when I went to get off of it at dinner. Got the stand fixed the following morning and everything was good to go!

    Bike leaned up against a post overnight till I got the stand fixed

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    Picture taken somewhere in Kentucky on the way down
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    This was from Cades Cove it was an 11 mile single lane loop road
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    Views from the Cades Cove road
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    View from Gatlinburg TN
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    I rode the Dragon, don't see what all the fuss is about!
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    Ok real pics from the Dragon, still need to purchase some from Killboy
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    I did not contribute to the tree of shame luckily
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    Took this on the way to ride the 209 Rattler
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    Found this cool old building somewhere off of the beaten path in Indiana
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    View from Blue Ridge Pkwy
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    Woke up to rain on the second to last day, we waited around had breakfast and by noon it cleared up! Did not have to ride in the rain once this whole trip!
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    Headed back home I believe this was around Lexington KY

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    That is all the pictures for now but I have a bunch of pictures to still go through. Hope you enjoyed it!
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  2. Zeid

    Zeid Adventurer

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    Beautiful pictures! I love the smokey mountains, never been able to go down Deals Gap or the Blue Ridge Parkway though, totally jealous. Sounds like some A+ quality ridin' :thumb
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  3. USMC_Engineer

    USMC_Engineer Been here awhile

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    Phenomenal! All the way around. I'm jealous.
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  4. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Looks like a fun ride.
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  5. jorrie

    jorrie Been here awhile

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    Lovely pics wish I was there:norton:norton
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  6. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    A year later....


    Nice pictures! :nod


    I do miss the riding in eastern TN, western NC, and northern GA.
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