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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by rockinrog, Oct 14, 2010.
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.
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'd think the Wing would be a handful once off the Parkway. A lighter bike would be more fun on the county/state roads.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The link for Corps of engineers near Wilksboro,NC http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=K719220
They are cheap,and clean.
5 daysand counting.
Not that you are counting ha.....Are you going to camp on the brp at the federal campgrounds?
YES / but,my plain is to have a good time,take a bunch of pics,eat some good food,and enjoy the ride,outside of that,I don't plain.
OK WHO IS DOING THE BRPW BETWEEN NOW AND OCT21st ? ................I'm leaving out the 12th at lunch,or 6am Sat,headed to the south end, on a orange KTM950adv, with a big yellow bag on the seat.
I am headed down N 2 S on saturday the 13th. Thinking of stopping at mortons BMW Octoberfest but I haven't decided for sure yet.
That would be the East Broad Top Railroad near Orbisonia / Rockhill Furnace.
I love that line!
Yes it is, sadly they did not open it this summer ....I guess because of lack of funds.
I plan on leaving out fri morning the 12th in route to blue ridge mc campground. hope to ride dirt--fs 459b and heintooga round botom road on saturday. ride home sunday.
I saw your ride report,nice report,and nice job of picking where to ride. Have you rode Wayah Rd,or Rainbow Springs,kind of south of Ironhorse ? Anyway I may see you at BRMC Friday.
My bad,another inmate on a DR650 posted about the same area, all the pics run together in my head Watch out for the ELK.