red bud's tripp'n

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by red bud, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    the next morning I rolled out, showered and I packed I decided I musta bummed a beer off our new buddy

    cause I knew we didn't have any natty lights

    I packed up, didn't look like the rest of my bunch was moving

    I rode over to the store for a powerade and some deodorant

    while I was out and about I went back and tried that road I thought went down to where we were yesterday

    & proved I was wrong

    I even tried a couple of more & I was still wrong


    back at the hotel jim was loaded so I beat on bills door

    he was rushing around tring to get ready while I looked for the powerade i'd lost

    we told bill we were going on for breakfast and would meet him there

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    restaurant was closed for the holiday

    we circled back jim picked up bill while I grabbed another powerade

    some time back jims parents used to bring his family up to big lynn lodge

    later he brought his family up for like 20 yrs in a row so he wanted a pic to send them

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    they had quit serving breakfast

    little switerland here we come

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  2. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    at breakfast we decided to try the blue ridge parkway for a bit

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  3. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    as a lot of y'all know it's some good stuff

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  4. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    they were doing road work, so about 10 or 15 miles before laurel springs was gravel

    I parked and took pictures while I waited for the other 2 to show up

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  5. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    as I waited I thought I was sorta proud that our old asses had been rowdy enough to be told to quietten last night :lol3


    here they come

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    lunch at freebornes

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    they"d had enough of the gravel and i'd had enough of 35 mile per hour speed limit

    we were gonna roll into sparta turn onto 58 into va

    I strolled over to wild woodys

    to admire this camper

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    they now have a bar


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    later i was disappointed in myself when i thought i'd missed a good chance to ask them if they wanted to stop at the next bar

    then when they said yes, saddle up and ride the 100yds to here :lol2

    walked tru the store
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  6. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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  7. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    north up 18 I think

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    into a little rain



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    outta the rain


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  8. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    straight tru sparta


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    as we passed the parkway and caught a glimse of a sign that said mt airy I realized we shoulda turned in sparta

    we boot legged then turned back onto the parkway

    then boot legged back to the va sign

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    roanoake or back to sparta

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    sparta won
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  9. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    past a mashmellow farm

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    sparta we stopped off at the pizzeria

    good place

    we gassed up

    picked up another bottle of crown

    headed north east

    21 I think

    mighta been 58

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  10. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    the bottom dropped out


    we suited up,then rode in and out of the rain


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  11. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    in marion we checked into the red roof inn

    had supper at a Mexica place that was super good

    then we hung out at the pool
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    watched the sun go down tru the power lines

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    when the bottle was done

    we were done


    i forgot we did stop for another va sign



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    That’s the fanciest Red Ruff I’ve ever seen :lol2
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    dano619 Been here awhile

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    Nice update.......sure looks like fun!!
  14. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Leg Humping Pirate

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    Love it!!

    We spent the night in Laurel Springs a few weeks ago during a ride.
    I don't feel the need to ever go back there again.
  15. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    couple of things I forgot to mention

    one as I sat at a campground waiting on them

    they saw me and I eased into the campground and a bathroom


    jim said how hard was that to look at the bathroom and wait on us :lol3


    two that first night I asked jim if he had his insurance card

    he said yea why, I said ya might wanta give it to your self since u ran into your bike:lol3
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    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    it worked, jim and me liked our rooms

    bill had long list of what was wrong with his
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    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    it was, wish we'd had more time to keep going
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    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    I wondered how the rooms were

    we enjoyed it but didn't stick around long

    if i'm riding tru there some time I might have to try one of those campers at wild woodys
  19. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    Saturday morning we rode tru town back and forth looking for a diner for breakfast

    we started to understand why hardees parking lot was full

    so we had hardee's biscuit


    then outta town, we turned north on 16

    know as the back of the dragon

    it turns into a good road pretty quick

    you come into hungary mother state park

    at the top of the hill, we stopped enjoyed the view

    & made fun of the name of the park

    there's got to be a good story how it got that name

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    down the mt we go
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    we all 3 had a close call with deer

    close enough i didnt get a pic but this one running down the road right in front of me i had time to snap a pic


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  20. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    it was some beautiful country

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    & the road wasn't to shabby


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