|04-18-2012, 07:20 AM||#1|
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Binghamton, NY
Head Trippin' South
It' time to hit the road again...finally. This year it's a two week trip and I'll be hitting the southern states. Here's the basic plan...
The forecast is calling for rain the first two days. I was planning on meandering through WV on back roads getting a good taste of the local flavor. If it's raining I might end up flying down 81 to the Blue Ridge Pkwy. All routes are subject to change but I do have a few places that are scheduled in and prearranged. Not the way I'd normally do things but I think it's going to be fun.
Destination 1: Deals Gap. Meeting an old buddy there on Monday. He's coming over from Nashville and we'll ride together for a few days doing the Gap and then heading over to Alabama to spend Tuesday night at his inlaws river house.
Destination 2: Ozark Rat Raid. Meeting up with some inmates from Triumphrat in Memphis for lunch next Thursday and then riding to the Ozarks for a day or two of riding with a bunch of Triumphrat members. Never been to the Ozarks and I'm really looking forward to this section of the trip.
The rest is subject to change as I get distracted easily. New Orleans? Maybe. Eastern coastline? Maybe. I'll tell you when I get there.
My trusty steed...
I'd been planning on riding the DR650 on this trip, exploring the dirt roads of the Smokies, Ozarks and the deep south. Got it all set up with HT panniers and a 5 gal tank even but a few weeks ago riding the Tiger I decided it was too nice a bike to not take on this trip. There's some really fantastic twisties in the first week of the trip and this is the bike for that stuff. So the DR is staying in the garage. Besides, I'm heading to a Triumph event and they won't let me put the DR in the group photo.
Here's a linky to last years trip west if you're interested...
Currently on another trip to the Smokies. I'll post pics with this report. Link to Sept. Smoky trip here...
And a link to my 2013 trip south...again.
“A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn't.”
― Tom Waits
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