FBAD: Life on the Blue Ridge

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

  1. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    I wonder what they want for it? I'd probably have to win the lotto to afford it.
  2. bobw

    bobw Harden the phuck up

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  3. RedUly

    RedUly Esse Quam Videri

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    I'm loving the photos Jerry. You're really good with a camera.
  4. ShimrMoon

    ShimrMoon Been here awhile

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    Don't know about anybody else but I'd like some directions to this place for those sweltering days of the south. The hike would be worth it just to plunge right into that ice cold water. You know it's cold !!!:clap
  5. tastroman

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    Shimrmoon, you've got mail.
  6. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    Cold, you can say that again. It was a lot of fun until you hit the water.


    From one of the holes you will pass along the way if you decide to visit.

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  7. scootac

    scootac Just a Traveler

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    Good Luck in the DPR Challenge!!!:clap
  8. ShimrMoon

    ShimrMoon Been here awhile

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    I think the revolver is a nice touch...:evil
  9. RedUly

    RedUly Esse Quam Videri

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    That looks like far too much fun.
  10. sscol

    sscol Adventurer

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    Wow, who needs a swimming pool with swimming holes like that! Mind sharing the location?
  11. tastroman

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    I'm not a fan of pools at all. Swimming holes are one of the treasures that today's youth have lost touch with so I've made it a point the last couple years of making sure my daughter appreciates the difference between swimming in a remote mountain stream and tanning at the local YMCA with 100 other members fighting over lawn chairs. There's a great site on the net, http://www.swimmingholes.org/ broken down by state, that compiles locations for swimming holes and a short description of the hole along with directions on how to get there. You can add your own if you want, I've hit a # of them in Va. and found they vary greatly with the biggest variation being usage. I've been to a few that are down right crowded on a hot summer weekend. I can't really explain why but the above hole has always been empty when I've been there.
    If you are into fungus, hit it in late summer as it resides in a deep gorge that get littles direct sunlight resulting in a mushroom display like I've never seen. It's one of the reasons I'm wanting Ferris to hit it as he does so well with close up photography.
  12. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    You buy 'em both, and we'll be your first customers! :D

    Had supper at Tuggles Gap a few weeks ago, and the owner said it was still for sale but she was taking it off the market for the season. However, one of the baristas at Chateau Morrisette told us he heard the place had just sold - ???

    The real estate listing currently says "OFF MARKET," which meshes nicely with what the owner said: http://www.deescountryplaces.com/details.cfm?propID=293

    Tuggles Gap could be a veritable gold mine for someone looking to grow a biker-friendly establishment on the Parkway. They've already got their ABC license and fuel pumps (both extremely rare on the Parkway), plus the restaurant and motel, of course, all of it right on the Parkway and fronting yummy, yummy, yummy Highway 8, an easy, scenic ride for folks from Roanoke, VA and Greensboro, NC and all points in between.

    Buy it, bud - we'll do our part to keep you in business!! :-):-)
  13. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    $549k according to the listing. It's a lot of money, of course, but if a person wanted to invest 15-20 years into the place, I bet you could retire with a nice profit and lasting memories.
  14. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    Indeed! We always have a lot of fun riding with Alex and Heather. :-):-)
  15. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    Thanks Jim, that's very much appreciated. I enjoy "hunting" for photos when I ride - partly just for the hunt itself, partly for the enjoyment of editing the photos after the fact and seeing if there are any keepers and, if so, trying to tell the tale of the ride via photographs.

    Many thanks, amigo. :-)
  16. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    I've got fresh directions from Tastroman, just need to carve out a weekend to ride down and do the place justice. :D

    PS: Love the quote from the Nuge in your sig line: "I don't like repeat offenders, I like dead offenders." Ted Nugent

    I couldn't agree more.
  17. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    I'm thinking I'd prolly have a heart attack if I jumped in that water!!
  18. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    Looks good on her, doesn't it? :D

    Ruger LCR with CT laser and loaded-up with Hydra-Shoks. It'll definitely git 'r done. :-)
  19. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    Y'all: What an awesome riding weekend me 'n D just had. Friday evening we got an invite from our buddy Twig to join him for Happy Hour at the Lonesome Pine Cabins up the Parkway at Orchard Gap. I spent all Saturday in the wind up here in the mountains, mostly out in Wayne Henderson's neighborhood, then yesteday morning Dnutz and I took off for the day, ended up having an executive supper at Freeborne's Eatery and Lodge, just off the Parkway down in Laurel Springs, NC, decided to grab a room for the night, and rode home via the Parkway just after sun-up this morning. In our world, it just doesn't get much better than this.

    Lots of pix to go through from the weekend (in addition to having to get back to w*rk - grrrrrr..........); here are a few from our visit with Twig Friday evening:

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    Twig opted to leave his Buell at home Friday afternoon and drive up in his Carrera
  20. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    The view from Twig's cabin:​

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