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

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    [​IMG]
    klaviator, MYUMPH and tastroman like this.
  2. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    [​IMG]

    This is on the Parkway, down at Doughton Park. Grumble, grumble, grumble........
    bobw, klaviator and MYUMPH like this.
  3. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    [​IMG]
    bobw, klaviator and MYUMPH like this.
  4. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    Last pic:

    [​IMG]

    Ride to lean,
    Ferris
    Bartimus, bobw, Sonny S. and 7 others like this.
  5. BigOleSingle

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

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2018
    Oddometer:
    63
    Location:
    Northwestern NC
    I hope you had better luck dodging the storms than I did. I made my way up to Blowing Rock and found some pretty heavy rain almost immediately after getting on the parkway. None of the showers lasted very long but I remember at least 4 separate rounds.

    Still a good day though. A wet day riding is better than being safe and dry at work!!
    bobw, klaviator, Fast Ferris and 2 others like this.
  6. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Oddometer:
    5,778
    Location:
    southern tip of ILL

    But you have a dual sport HD...:clap



    I know cuz I've seen pictures of it in action.
    Fast Ferris and tastroman like this.
  7. BigOleSingle

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

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2018
    Oddometer:
    63
    Location:
    Northwestern NC
    I saw the same message coming from the south. But I was nearly out of fuel and trying to reach 18 for the mostly down-hill run to a fuel station. I saw the needle on the wrong side of the red bar but she kept running. According to the tank specs, I had a 1/2 gallon left at fill-up...

    I hope the tar/gravel is only temporary and new asphalt is coming. That surface that is worthy of the BRP!!!
    Fast Ferris likes this.
  8. Dnutz

    Dnutz Adventurer

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    73
    But then, when has a sign, chain, road closure, etc. stopped my sweetie. :-)
    bobw and Fast Ferris like this.
  9. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,565
    Location:
    Collinsville Va
    Only when his bike's been freshly detailed.
    Fast Ferris likes this.
  10. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,565
    Location:
    Collinsville Va
    I passed this mailbox yesterday and after looking all around Home Depot and Lowes I'm puzzled as to where they bought it?

    [​IMG]070519_5 by tastroman, on Flickr
    Bartimus, bobw, klaviator and 2 others like this.
  11. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    I only made it to Wytheville, about 40 minutes from my house, before I u-turned and started running from rain. I got spit on a couple of times, and some of the roads I rode were sloppy wet and steamy from coming in behind significant rain, but I successfully navigated my way around most of the junk yesterday.

    When I finally got back to the Parkway I headed south down to Laurel Springs; we probably passed each other. :)
  12. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    LOL! Yeah, I did some dual sporting yesterday! That gravel crap on the Parkway is dirty and dusty, and between riding through two different sections of it, and hitting a lot of sloppy wet pavement yesterday, my bike is a mess.
    Sonny S. likes this.
  13. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    You wouldn't have me any other way. :rogue
    bobw likes this.
  14. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Oddometer:
    5,778
    Location:
    southern tip of ILL
    Maybe.........but you have an extra strut in your gate at the gas station when your HD is filthy. :jack
  15. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    That's pretty cool!
  16. RedUly

    RedUly Esse Quam Videri Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    6,310
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    I have this urge to go and see the Garden.
  17. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    Me, too! Alas, we've finally begun our long-awaited remodel, and the tree peeps showed up today to get the three large pine trees down that are in the way of our new garage. My bike is buried under a ton of crapola down in the bike shop, as we've had to gut several rooms in the house in prep for the makeover and finding places to deadhead all our stuff has been a challenge.

    I haven't ridden in about three weeks, and honestly it looks like it'll be a while before I get back in the wind again.

    Here's our kitchen as of about mid-day today:

    [​IMG]

    All the cabinets and countertops (circa 1970 or so) are coming out, a new window is going in to the right of the existing one above, and we're converting the kitchen, living room and our office (i.e. bedroom #3) into one large room.
  18. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    [​IMG]

    Denise and I are doing as much of the grunt work as we can, to help keep labor costs down. I'll be stripping the kitchen down to the studs.
  19. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    This was taken about 4 this afternoon:

    [​IMG]

    There are three very large pine trees in the way of where the new garage is going to go, and Josh Barr and his crew showed up today to begin the process of surgically removing them.
  20. Fast Ferris

    Fast Ferris Shift Shaper

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,669
    Location:
    Blue Ridge Parkway
    [​IMG]
    RedUly likes this.