Restaurant at BRP / Skyline Drive?

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  1. storymitchell

    storymitchell Member of the proletariat

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    Hey - can someone refresh my memory - what's the name of the resturant at the south end of Skyline Drive / the north end of the BRP? In a couple weeks the DC Vintage BMW motorcycle club is going to do Skyline end-to-end and I want to suggest that the ride start with breakfast at ?
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  2. ddlewis

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    Iirc, it's just called "The Inn" at Afton Mountain. Cool place. The dining room has a killer view.:thumb

    Yep, that's the name.. I just googled up this picture of it.
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    Thanks!
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  4. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    There's a restaurant there? F*CK!

    How can I have lived in Charlottesville for 17 years and not have known that? :fall
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    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    But ... are they going to do it in ONE DAY? :evil
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    Yep, though it will be the whole day. I have one of the faster rides, and I'm only good for 60MPH WFO.
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    It's definitely an all-day dealio if you're averaging, say, 55 MPH. Hard to do this time of the year unless you don't mind riding in the dark. :eek1
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    Skyline, not BRP. Easy to do that in half a day. BRP can be done in less than a day also (BDDD).
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    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    You can see why I never knew about the restaurant ...

    I can't even read a post correctly.

    Sorry, I've got my mind on riding the BRP in one day as I just made plans with a friend to do so next June.
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  10. blacksan

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    Man, you better get an early start if you are going to do BRP in one day. I made it back from Cherokee in about 6 hours with no fuss or muss but the ride down the BRP was hindered by a lot of day time traffic last year about that time. BTW I am on the other side of the mountain so give me a shout if you want to get dirty and try Saint Marys Wilderness (Big Levels) over near Sherando Lake.







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  11. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Hey Stormy.. When are you guys going to be doing that? I might just want to pop on by.. Not that I'm vintage.. but atleast I'm old.. :nod
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    Saturday, November 27 at 11:30 at The Inn at Afton Mountain. This is, of course, weather and vintage bikes permitting.
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  13. bemiiten

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    BRP in less than one day no matter what time of year will have you leaving and arriving way after dark. BRP in one day is not a realistic timeframe.
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    No way, man. In late September or early October we left the northern end at 7:00 (sunup) and were in Cherokee by about 4 in the afternoon. We were making good time, and certainly not wasting any, and we did Deal's Gap (out and back) and the Cherohala before the sun went down.
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    Are you riding at go to jail speeds or stoping for fuel only?
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    We were doing in Iron Butt ride and wanted to prove that you could do that without sitting on the interstate all day. We did maybe 65 or 70 on the BRP, stopped for gas twice, a sandwich for a little while and then there was a delay while Meredith talked to a Ranger. :-\ But overall we weren't going nuts.

    We stopped for a long sit-down dinner once we got to Tellico Plain, and stopped for the night near Lexington, KY at about 1000 miles. Next day we rode for a few hours and had a long breakfast, and still got back to Gaithersburg in time for the 1500-in-36-hours ride.

    Regardless, the point is that it can be done. Remember, this was already in short daylight. In high summer, you have several hours more daylight than we had, and we had several hours to spare.
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    That or damn near. It's close to 500 miles Waynesboro to Cherokee. To get there between 7am and 4pm with two gas stops and a sandwich means hauling ass all day.

    I don't question that it could be done but it wouldn't be fun, not in my book anyway. I call Waynesboro to Boone a full day - leaving time for BS breaks, photo ops, and a couple actual meals.
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    Yeah, I've done Waynesboro to Asheville in daylight before, averaging around 55 or so, stopping every now and then. The idea was to do the entire thing in daylight, at speeds that wouldn't land us in jail, and with enough time for a meal here and a picture there :bmwrider . We'll probably crash in Cherokee, and do Deal's Gap / Cherohala the next day before heading back (prolly slabbing it).
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    We thought it was fun! :thumb
    Meals? You need to ride with Harpoon... :lol3
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  20. ddlewis

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    I rode w/ him -briefly- a couple weekends ago. Dunno about meals but I learned one thing: keep him in front! :wink:
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