938 Miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway (mostly pics)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by rockinrog, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. davyjones

    davyjones Been here awhile

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    Well, that sucks. Plan B?
  2. rockinrog

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    I had to move my vacation back a week due to my father having to have cataract surgery (now 21-25) So as long as the leaves don't all fall and it doesn't snow... maybe they will reopen... if not I will probably look for private campgrounds or cheap hotels close to the parkway.
    edit..for those that don't know the BRP itself is not closed.
  3. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Allegheny Inn in Sparta NC is a nice little place.
    Have a good ride!
  4. rockinrog

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    I forgot to update: completed the BRP North to South today. Spending the night in Cherokee. If will try to post a couple pics tonight.
  5. rockinrog

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    I will try to remember that. I would like to fill in a map sometime with gas stops and reasonable places to stay within a short distance of the BRP.
  6. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

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    The store at Humpback rocks gave me a pocket sized list of all the gas stations along the length of the BRP . I thought it was pretty nice , every station was easily accessible

    sent from my Illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator
  7. rockinrog

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    I will have to stop and see if the other visitor centers have them.
  8. rockinrog

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    Usually the leaves are still green on the northern end and more color once I get into NC at the higher elevations. On this trip the northern end had a lot of brown/dead leaves and down in NC a lot of them are still green. I did find a few areas with decent color.
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  9. Wannabee

    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

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    Beautiful ! Makes me wanna come back down there

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  10. rockinrog

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    It is beautiful anytime of year, but fall is definitely my favorite.
  11. rockinrog

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    Got sprinkled on a few times today, but never got soaked.

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  12. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF Road, or off?

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    Sweet! :clap

    Was it chilly?
  13. rockinrog

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    It would have been without my heated grips and jacket liner :)
  14. tastroman

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    That rainbow pic is very nice.
  15. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF Road, or off?

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    I hate that we have winter every year. Guess I'll have to look into that stuff if I'm gonna wanna ride on these cooler days.
  16. rockinrog

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    It is well worth the money to extend your riding season.
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    Thank you. Here is another one some folks tell me they like better than the 1st:

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  18. rockinrog

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    A few pics from my recent trip:
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  19. rockinrog

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    In July I ran into a guy on Mt Mitchell riding a Super Tenere that said he owned an Inn at Little Switzerland that hosted a lot of riders. Night time fell around the time I was passing through this time so I decided to check it out.
    They have a building Called the Diamond Back that has several rooms and covered parking for your bike. Beautiful views as well. I think I paid $69.
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  20. longslowdistance

    longslowdistance Been here awhile

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    I hope it's OK to add a practical side thread here for BRP riders
    I am seeing more BRP speedtraps every year. For whatever reason we could speculate, doesn't really matter, you just don't want a ticket. BRP speeding tickets are expensive!
    Beware the all-white Chevy Suburban. This is the main speedtrap vehicle. No lights on top.
    There a few white police sedan with lights on top, usually in the middle to southern part of the parkway
    I think you're safe under 55 mph but don't quote me on that if you get snagged.
    Lots of speed traps around MP 3 and 24 (plus minus a few miles) in my neck of the woods. Around Boone and Moses Cone has a lot of police too.