'banjo's blogtastically stooopid day trippin' picture thread

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

  1. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Pulling out onto the 8 to run up Tuggles Gap I got in behind this 'stitch wearing DR650 rider...but he turned off on a side road soon after and I didn't follow so we didn't get to meet. :dunno

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    Soon afterwards I got stuck behind a line of cars and decided to break off on another side road to kill some time in hopes of having a clean run later.

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    Just when it was starting to become interesting... :becca

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  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :ricky

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    Unfortunately I got stuck behind more traffic and just decided to pull off in a switchback and let 'em get on up and out of my way.

    Looking back down at the positive camber banking. :thumb

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    ....and looking uphill from the same spot. :norton

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  3. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Familiar scenes on canvas hang on the walls inside.

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    Looks like a pic I might take....especially the blurriness! :lol3

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  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Continuing North on 8....... :ricky

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    ....brings one to the town of Floyd.

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    It would appear to be having quite the artsy-fartsy revitalization these days! :nod

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  5. knybanjo

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  6. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :deal I'll take 'Things found on dead end roads' for a thousand, Alex. :norton

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  7. knybanjo

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    I wanted to just ride out across that in the worst way!! :lobby But decided to respect the posting. :D

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  8. knybanjo

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    Nice Shots, Kevin.

    Very colorful. :thumb

    Looks like a very nice day.
  10. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :wave Thanks!

    I don't think it's even possible to have any nicer of a day than it was!! :clap
  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    As I mentioned before...even though I rode 200 miles very few repeats on Wed...I never got more than about 25 miles away from Willville! :lol3

    One of the things that did end up being a repeat was the Chateau. I had already grabbed some 'brunch' at Tuggles but when I recognized that I was near the winery again it seemed like a good place to go have a closer look at.

    This set up probably gets busy around harvest time.

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    Once it's in the barrels the only thing to do is wait......

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    They like dogs. :norton

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    ...and of course they want you to at least have a little sniff...

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    You even get to keep the glass! :1drink

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  12. knybanjo

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    A run down Squirrel Spur features views of Pilot Mtn in the distance. :ricky

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    ....another dead end. :D

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    Gratuitous Mabry Mill pic.....it's probably the biggest tourist attraction in the neighborhood and I've toured it several times in the past so all's you get this time is this crappy 'fly-by' shot.

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    It was however, the first time to ride many of these little farm roads. :thumb

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  14. knybanjo

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    This was NOT a dead end! :wink:

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    ...but it does appear to be the last pic I took on Wednesday...
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    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Packed up at a leisurely pace on Thursday morning after my biscuit and coffee.....then just rolled south on the BRP back into NC. The section near Doughton Mtn is reopened after a 2 year closure to repair damage so it's been awhile since these eyes had seen these views.

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    Well...that's enough BRP...time for more explorin' :evil

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    ...thought that place deserved a closer look-see....and a possible tag file. :D

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