FBAD: Life on the Blue Ridge

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Fast Ferris, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Fast Ferris

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    T-Man, just home from a 295-mile round-about round-trip to Blowing Rock and back. Almost 11 years we've been here now, and I'm still discovering new roads. A little chilly up here this morning; in the span of about 36 hours our temps dropped 10 degrees, and POOF! all the frikkin' humidity is gone. Very nice. Just beginning to see some red in the trees (we're at about 3100 feet). I'm thinking the fall color explosion is imminent.

    Great day to be in the wind. No particular destination, in no particular hurry. Simple pleasures.

    Saw this hilarious little home-made sign about a half-hour east of Wilkesboro:

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    W. Kerr Scott Reservoir ~ Wilkesboro
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    Thanks for the colors update. I'm headed to Blacksburg tomorrow to take my daughter out to lunch so I'll be sure and bring my camera. I was by Wades Orchard 2 weeks ago and the apples are rolling in, hard and crisp. I'm betting there will be a ton of bikes out and about tomorrow especially through Tuggles Gap.
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    I don't know how you feel about camping locally but there is a pretty nice CCC campground on Kerr.
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    The End..............for today, anyway.
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    Please give Heather our regards. Yep, there'll be a ton. I screwed around so much on the way to Blowing Rock today that I barely made it to Blowing Rock! Think I might head back down there tomorrow, maybe do a lap of Grandfather Mountain. There'll be a ton of bikes down there, too.............. :ricky
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    That's good to know, thanks!
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    Tim, you picked a great day to visit the Blue Ridge. :)

    *******************************************************************

    I've been following Fireman1028 here on ADV. He's doing the Iron Butt "CCC100" - coast to coast to coast in under 100 hours. He left Jacksonville, FL early yesterday morning on his FJR1300 and just a few minutes ago arrived in San Diego, CA. Wow!

    Link here: http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...t-east-coast-in-under-100-hrs-thread.1256673/
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    I hope the colors are good on the 14th, I plan to ride into willville bike camp on the 13th and head down to cherokee on the 14th, then home 15th, 1,300 miles is a long weekend but I need to breath some mountain air.

    all this could change with bad weather.
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    I had a nice ride but didn't pass near as many bikes as I thought I would. There were around 5 bikes in Tuggles Gap parking lot when I passed by coming and going. I stopped in Floyd on the way home to listen to a couple guys sitting in a roadside cubicle singing folk songs for anyone who cared to listen. Tuggles Gap from Rock Castle to the top has been recently paved which is somewhat lost on my scooter. You are right though, Sunday was a great day to be out and about.
    Thanks for the 100hrs link.