FBAD: Life on the Blue Ridge

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

  1. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

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    Yeah, me too. Glad you had a good ride. Perfect day for it yesterday!
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    "I wanted to paint a picture of President Trump and First Lady Melania on a jacked-up motorcycle, painted up with the American flag and patriotism, as they ride down a bumpy, crumbling road that represents the hazards and the problems that this presidency has faced since Trump has been elected. Behind the president are a broad variety of Americans. Some are wearing their red, MAGA hats, a veteran saluting, and people from all walks of life. They are all there, and we are cheering on our president. If you look closely in the cracks you might see something interesting there. Get ready . . . this is the MAGA Ride!"
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    ^ Source: McNaughton Fine Art, http://jonmcnaughton.com/maga-ride-10x15-litho/
  3. Fireman1000

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    I got the parkway map. Thanks Ferris!
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    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Mr. Ferris

    can you tell me where those cabins are in the pic in your post on the 21st.


    thanks Dar
  6. Fast Ferris

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    Yessir, I can! They're called the Lonesome Pine Cabins, located overlooking the Parkway at Orchard Gap (VA), about 10 minutes up the Parkway from Fancy Gap, apx. milepost 193. Here's a link:

    https://www.lonesomepinecabins.net/
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    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Thank you kind sir.
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  8. Fast Ferris

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    I logged 295 miles yesterday, in southwest Virginia, eastern Tennessee and northwest North Carolina. Postcard weather - cool, clear, crisp, refreshing - and traffic very light due to being a w*rkday.

    We all dream of the "perfect" day in the wind. This was one of those days.


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    Near Rural Retreat, Virginia.
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    Glade Farm - Rural Retreat, Virginia.
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    You can almost see West Virginia from here.
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    Backbone Rock (the world's shortest tunnel?), near Damascus, Virginia, on the way to Shady Valley, Tennessee.
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    I gassed up at the Country Store in Shady Valley (their "Venomous" grade - 93 octane, no ethanol), and then rode the Snake/421 as I worked my way toward North Carolina. Traffic was blissfully light; tractors outnumbered cars.

    I grabbed some coffee in Blowing Rock (one of mine and Denise's all-time favorite places in the world), and then climbed on the Blue Ridge Parkway for the home run. It was about 5 o'clock by now, late enough in the day that what few tourists that had been out and about today were now somewhere else (sipping on a gin martini back at Blowing Rock would be my guess), and I had the Parkway virtually to myself.

    I don't have the talent to put the next several hours into adequate words. I've ridden a lot of miles over the years. This is as good as it gets.

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  19. BigOleSingle

    BigOleSingle 2 > 4, your math teacher didn't ride!

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    You should sell some of those pics to HD's marketing. Nice.

    The "this is as good as it gets" pic looks like it could be near and just south of the 421/BRP intersection?

    I have cows as neighbors on two sides of my property. They really like the fresh grass clippings that come from my lawn mower. They follow allong their fence on the last few laps.
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  20. Fireman1000

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    I'm sitting here at w@*k looking at you pictures, and I can almost tangibly feel the peace and quiet of a back road evening ride.