Should I fear fallen leaves on the Blue Ridge Parkway?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by nathan8752, Oct 3, 2021.

  1. F3N1X

    F3N1X Adventurer Supporter

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    Fear not, my friend! I just rode that magnificent patch of pavement a few weeks ago. It rained from dawn to dusk on one day of my trip - and I didn't even come close to having a slide or slip. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive are some of the best-kept roads in the world - and there is enough traffic to ensure the center patch is always clear of leaves or debris. You are in far more danger from wildlife wandering into the road than you are from leaves - but if you keep eyes-on, I suspect your ride will be as wonderful as mine was. Enjoy!

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  2. cigarjack

    cigarjack Happiness is...

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    Yes, they're slicker than snot. I personally have never had a problem but witnessed someone who did.
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  3. Boatman

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    Do you find them slicker on the BRP than anywhere else??
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  4. Rob578

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    Nothing to worry about, the pavement is exceptionally smooth, excellent for sliding long distances on your new Klim gear.
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  5. SCPancho

    SCPancho Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Are there more leaves on the BRP? Yes, cause there’s more trees. Are they different than other leaves? No.

    biggest difference in my opinion is 1. Speed limits. Tickets are expensive from park rangers. DAMHIK.

    2. Drivers are unpredictable. Tourists will slow down and stop with no apparent reason.
    3. Deer. They are prevalent especially at dawn and dusk.

    Did I mention speed limits? They change in congested areas. Slow down near tourist areas and towns.

    Don’t get carried away and you’ll be fine.
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  6. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer Supporter

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    OP must have been injured by wet leaves and can't respond ! :lol3:lol3
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  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Click his screen name, this is his one and only post, made the day he joined and hasn't logged back in since that day.
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  8. Rob578

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    He hit a deer as he was browsing ADVRider on his phone while tooling down the Parkway at 45mph. RIP OP
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