Skyline Drive MD/VA/WV three day roadtrip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by DougZ73, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Joe3

    Joe3 Been here awhile

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    Nice ride report. I am toying with heading down to Skyline Drive or Blue Ridge Parkway for Memorial Day and making a 4 or 5 day weekend out of it.
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  2. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Thanks. Next time, we will definitely make it a longer trip and do Skyline and then BRP. We could have done some BRP the second day, since Skyline does not really that all that long at all, but we wanted to start looping back north, to make the third day ride home not too long. The round trip was almost 1000 miles, so it still ended up being 300 ish mile days.

    Unfortuneately, my riding buddy Jeff is moving to TX...so I will need to find a new riding partner for next time..probably someone else in the tristate area.
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  3. caljon88

    caljon88 Been here awhile

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    Not sure of the exact route yet but I'm planning a trip July 4 weeked. Leaving Sunday or Monday for 2 or 3 nights. We might try for the Tail of the Dragon and ride North on the Blue Ridge PW to Skyline. Hopefully by the time we reach Skyline the crowds will be gone. You welcome to join us.
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  4. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Thanks. Not sure what my schedule is yet for July...but I'll look into it when the summer gets here.

    Where would you be leaving from??
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  5. caljon88

    caljon88 Been here awhile

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    Leaving from Harrisburg, PA. We'll have a Triump America, Kawasaki Ninja R6 and my DRZ in the group so far.
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  6. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    OK, its got potential. Let me see check out a couple things and get back to you by mid spring.
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  7. longslowdistance

    longslowdistance Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the great pix and report.
    Just another 2 cents from a Virginia local that I mention for others who might be planning trips down here:
    Skyline drive: B+
    Designed for geezers in large slow cars. More cars than bikes, more limited views, the views mostly all look alike, 35 mph speed limit that is enforced
    Blue Ridge Parkway: A+++
    Seems like it is designed for motorcycles. More views and more varied views, more bikes than cars, 45mph speed limit that's more like 50. It just feels right on a motorcycle.
    When I cross I64 from north to south, it's like getting released from a claustrophic small space into the whole wide world. Open up that throttle!
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  8. ONandOFF

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    Nice, Doug! You came through my home area stomping grounds. Give a shout (pm) should you decide to come this way again.
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  9. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    Thanks for checking it out. Not sure when I'll make it back down there, but when I do, I'l have a couple more days and do the BRP too. :clap
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