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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    FBAD water?

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    It's cool unless you get a ticket as soon as you pop out on the other side...Don't ask me how I know...:deal
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    Do tell. :-)
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    Watch going into VA coming out of the tunnel. It's downhill and the speed limit drops to 65, I believe. Local sheriff sits right there and fishes.
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    Yeah, ain't that the truth, sheriffs and VHP, that's gotta be a real money-maker for them. I'm a big fan of using "rabbits" on the interstate, to run block and sweep up radar and the like, but coming out of those tunnels I'm always extra-vigilant.

    Thanks for following along. :-)
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    After I de-MacGyver'ed myself from no man's land...

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    ...I still had some daylight to burn, so I took a leisurely spin down ***** Valley Road, a little-used connector between the Parkway and Sparta, always a two-wheeled treat, and stuck my nose down a beckoning side road I'd not noticed before. Short, but Blue Ridge-sweet, and ended at this old-timey little church and cemetery hollowed out of a shady forest glen: ​

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    Then home to a simple backyard BBQ...​

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    ...and campfire...​

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    ...under the watchful supervision of our daughter Snickers (the small 'burger patty on the grill is hers)...​

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    ...and a 'hopper with a defiant aggressiveness way out of proportion for its diminutive size. ​

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    It somehow didn't seem right that I should be enjoying myself today, footloose and fancy free, while our friends a mere hundred miles to the east were hunkered down and saying their prayers:​

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