Nov 6, 7 and 8th NYC to twisties in VA?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by mmcindoe, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. mmcindoe

    mmcindoe Adventurer

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    Okay kids. After the last 3 hour tour post... and man am I still sore from all the funny posts I have another question.

    I want to go to some part of the Blue Ridge Parkway from NYC. I have 3 days to get there and back. If it could be fun getting down and back that would help.

    Nothing extreme.

    Any recommendations for a good all around ride?

    Thanks in advance.

    Monte
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  2. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    I'm in Charlottesville, about 20 miles away from the start of the BRP. I believe I'm around that weekend and wouldn't mind getting some riding in myself. Keep me posted.


    There are some nice "side roads" to the BRP i.e. VA 56, 60, et al, but it sounds like you're looking to mostly ride the Parkway itself.
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  3. mmcindoe

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    I don't have any real plans yet. Coming down with two other guys. One has a Ducati and the other a Moto Guzzi.

    Any Lodging recommendations would be appreciated and local knowledge and company would be nice.

    BRP could be nice for a while but you hear of it getting crowded and the like. So popular that no one goes anymore. (sorry yogi).
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  4. CityClip

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    BRP? Keep in mind that it'll be congested, especially on the weekends. Also you won't be doing twisties there. 35MPH limit and I think they're pretty tight about enforcement. The NOVA boys, Steverino, Harpoon, etc. can tell you more. Much better to find some twisties elsewhere... There so much to see in Western Virginia and West Virginia...
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  5. spagthorpe

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    I personally think you would be better off to go hit WV for a few days. Like someone said, speed limits, LEOs, lots of traffic, etc. You could actually work out a pretty decent ride to and from WV, and it is really underrated for their roads. I've always had a blast there.
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  6. Jack90210

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    My suggestion is to get down here, overnight, and hit the Parkway early. Shouldn't have trouble until you get near Roanoke. Peak leaf season is right around now, in a few weeks the leaves will have fallen by and large.

    It gets chilly up there, bring your electrics.
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  7. mmcindoe

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    I am not hip to the term.
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    Oh and FWIW, speed limit is 45 on the BRP (it's 35 on Skyline Drive). I'm a conservative rider (I think :D ) and have never had a problem doing 55. 'Course if you run into traffic you won't be doing 55.
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  10. Barry

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    Ha. In that situation I view double yellows as "optional".

    YMMV,
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  11. PawnBroker

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    ride to Boston with us on the 14th. Nice day ride. Check the thread in upcoming events under NE Chapter Chowdah Run.

    I agree that nowadays the BRP is overrated. Too much traffic and too many LEO's around. This past May AFekete and I got some nice warnings from a park ranger for gonig 69mph in a 45mph on our K12RS's. We only got off with a warning, because we were cordial and he saw that we weren't a bunch of kids out for a good time.


    PB :thumb
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  12. Jack90210

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    So, youse guys still coming down for a ride this weekend? Weather is looking good.
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