Eighteen Years In The Making

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by BluRidgeRider, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    After two full weeks of monogamy with the Gold Wing, I slipped out early this morning to get reacquainted with my BMW R1200GSA. I met my buddies Larry and Loren and we headed up into the mountains around Marion and Burnsville.

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    We spent a little time exploring around Penland.

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    When we passed this sign, the name sounded very familiar. I thought it was a school one of my best friends back in Maryland had attended. I called him when I got home and it was in fact the school he attended. He thought it was a great experience and hopes to go back there again.


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    It was great being back in the North Carolina mountains! Thank you Loren for routing and leading the ride.





    Numa
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    'Dueling cameras' from the other end.....



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  3. BluRidgeRider

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    Nice!




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  4. B10Dave

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    Real nice pics of your trip Numa. In your lighthouse pic at Wood Islands from the ferry boarding lot you can see a pole sticking up from behind the roof of the middle range light building. If you were closer you would have seen this.

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  5. BluRidgeRider

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    Cool photo! We had planned to head over to the lighthouse, but as we arrived early the staff told us to go ahead and get in line and they'd put us on the earlier ferry. Figured we could use the extra time covering our circuitous route from Caribou to Auld's Cove.

    So much to see on those Maritime Provinces. It's tough to decide what to do and how much time to spend at each spot. When you have the time constraints of limited vacation days, you can only cover so much ground.


    Numa
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  6. BluRidgeRider

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    Spent most of the day at work today, but did get out for a short spin on the DR650 this afternoon.

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    Stopped by Ride Now Motorsports up in Concord for a look see and then cruised by the Speedway to check things out.

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    That DR is a fun little playbike.



    Numa
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    Waiting for a train.

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