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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-25-2017, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Blue Ridge and Skyline Drive Trip

Hey everyone. The reason I've been so absent was because I was prepping for a trip, then on a trip to Tennessee back up the Appalachian Mountain line. I rode down to Sparta, TN with my good friend who likes to do 500 mile highway days. We arrived there in two days, which was 1,000 miles from my house in Massachusetts.

My friend Kevin and his girlfriend then headed West, and I took the slow ride home. It was awesome!!

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Kevin and Kristen:




Me in the Bible Belt:




First night alone stayed in Boone, NC. What a cool town! I want to go back:




It was a little hazy my first day on the Blue Ridge Parkway, so this tree was admirably photogenic:

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Great pics


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Did some camping on the second night. Stayed at Dixie Caverns for it's convenient location off I-81.




I realized I was making good time and miles early on, so I took a day to tour the Cavern and Natural Bridge:





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Wow, great pictures. Glad you had a great time.
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On my third day I re-entered the Blue Ridge Parkway. I honestly experienced some beautiful roads when hoping off the Parkway as well. Beautiful farm country. Hills, trees, so many fun roads! But here are more pics from the BRP:






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I was amazed that in the last 200 miles of my mountain riding, I started to see some color in the trees. Massachusetts is not only North, but also further East. Now that I'm home I have less day light, and see that the trees have some color.

However, I think I brought the hot weather North with me! Must be due to all the hurricanes to the South. I don't know, I'll take it. I have another motorcycle trip planned this coming weekend with my women's MC.

I will leave you with a nice sexy shot of my V Star 950 in front of the mountains. (While that batwing was still black, painted it today):

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Thank you @Keith Post and @lesblank. I like taking pics because it will help me to remember. - On my 1st and 2nd days I did not take that many, and I thought I would still remember what I saw and experienced. Remember that feeling.

I love the feeling of being a lone traveler. Yet, I love the fact that here in America we have so many conveniences. You can find gas. You can find food. There are people around, willing to help, I'm sure. - Amenities. We have amenities. I feel very lucky to live where I live, and to have the experiences I have had thus far.
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I think you broke the internet - none of the pictures load on my laptop.
Just a big grey circle with a minus sign... :^O
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mine either.... and would love to see them!
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I think you better go back and take the photos over!
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