'banjo's blogtastically stooopid day trippin' picture thread

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by knybanjo, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    It was great weather and the traffic was light so we rode the Blue Ridge all the way to Great Smokey Mtn National Park.

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    Still pretty green on this slope...so there's still time for tourism.

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  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Warning.

    Lots of same old, same old pics of the BRP to follow....just consider it the current foliage report. :loco

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    Tried to keep myself from blocking his views.....

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  3. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    We caught up with a car every now and then but the following overlook usually took care of that. :thumb

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  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  8. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    That sign depicted Deals Gap to be on the left end of that distant ridge....just to the right of the tree in foreground.

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  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Atop Newfound Gap in the GSMNP looking back down on the road up.

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    across the other side of the gap...

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    Traffic was heavy all the way down to sugarlands from the gap....but at least it kept moving...

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  10. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I don't ride through here very often because of the traffic but it is pretty enough to suck it up every once in a while. :norton

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  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Tourist pics at Calderwood. :lol3

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    Rubbin' elbows with the locals :uhoh

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  12. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    All the killboys must have packed up and headed for home by 5pm.....we rolled through the tail of the dragon about 5:30 :dunno


    So...I had to do what I could to get Jock's action sequence. :lol3

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  13. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :clap
    Happy to report that neither of us donated to the tree of shame! :lol3

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    :razor Tourist

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  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    We rode down to the Iron Horse resort and got our tents set up before dark then off to the diner for some grub, where we had a chance meeting with red bud's dad! :clap

    No pics though.....until Thursday morning. Jock was headed down to Alabama and I had an early afternoon appt. in Charlotte.

    Last wave goodbye. :wave

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    I am honored that Jock came to visit me on his 2 month random tour of the USA! :bow It was my pleasure to ride with the man, who btw is a class act gentleman! :thumb












    It was cool and foggy down in the valley.....was kinda in a hurry and though to take the 4 lane through Asheville and all the way to home. :puke1

    But....it looked like the sun was trying to burn through so I took a chance and hopped on the BRP from 74 and headed for sunnier skies. :D

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    Not only was it sunnier....it was warmer as well and virtually no traffic! :wings

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  15. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    The moon was still high in the sky! :huh

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    A glimpse of the cool fog below....

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  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I'd agree that some of these are yet again repeats....except some of these have the moon in them too...so there! :fitz

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  17. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Back down through the foothills....

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    ....then back on the 4 lane to take care of bidniz....

    Kinda sad to be sitting here at work while there's a nottarally going on up in Hot Springs....

    :deal First World problems. :norton
  19. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    ....then back on the 4 lane to take care of bidniz....

    Kinda sad to be sitting here at work while there's a nottarally going on up in Hot Springs....

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  20. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna doldrums

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    This nursemaid has got the nottarally blues...:1drink

    I'll bet they're wound up about now. :lol3