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Old 10-04-2013, 11:01 AM   #301
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Staying in Rocky Mount tonight then packing up for parts unknown for Saturday and Sunday. Hoping to get some advice on nice twisty back roads. I'm riding my 2003 Thunderbird Sport. I'm a spirited rider, I love gravel but on the wrong bike right now. BRP is too slow too enjoy and have done this area but I'm sure there are fantastic roads surrounding the Roanoke area.

I'm back in Roanoke City Sunday night for a convention then headed home Tuesday evening headed for MD avoiding slab until dusk.
I can't really help with the Roanoke area but maybe I can help you with the back to MD part if you tell me what part of MD you're headed to?
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:43 PM   #302
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Wouldn't be complete without a shot of the main feature of 317A.
Where is this 317a and do I get there?...
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #303
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Where is this 317a and do I get there?...
The west end (317A) is near mile-marker 56 on the BRP. The east end comes out on Robinson Gap and has a FS post that says "1881" .

Here are the coordinates for the 317A entrance.

37.631057, -79.334036 <--copy and paste into Google Maps.

BTW, PBOB, the CB900 is one of my all time favorites. How cool that you still have one. Last year, I was looking for one but in the process I found a 1984 V65 Magna in excellent shape and I bought it. Big mistake. A day later, a guy called me with a 1982 CB900 and I immediately regretted buying the V65. I hated the seating position and was never happy with it. SOLD before I even put 500 miles on it. I've moved on now and I will probably stay away from owning vintage bikes even though I am moved by them.
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:45 AM   #304
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The west end (317A) is near mile-marker 56 on the BRP. The east end comes out on Robinson Gap and has a FS post that says "1881" .

Here are the coordinates for the 317A entrance.

37.631057, -79.334036 <--copy and paste into Google Maps.

BTW, PBOB, the CB900 is one of my all time favorites. How cool that you still have one. Last year, I was looking for one but in the process I found a 1984 V65 Magna in excellent shape and I bought it. Big mistake. A day later, a guy called me with a 1982 CB900 and I immediately regretted buying the V65. I hated the seating position and was never happy with it. SOLD before I even put 500 miles on it. I've moved on now and I will probably stay away from owning vintage bikes even though I am moved by them.
Sweet! Thanks for the intel.... BTW, I actually have 2 CB900's... Haha... And a Helix and a Super Sherpa.... and a XR650L.....and an old Trail 70....
Oh and the CB900's run as good as new... 35,000miles and 18,000 miles respectively....
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:22 AM   #305
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Sweet! Thanks for the intel.... BTW, I actually have 2 CB900's... Haha... Oh and the CB900's run as good as new... 35,000miles and 18,000 miles respectively....
Wow. I'm am sooo jealous!

I bought a new 1981 CB750, so my buddy (who always had to 1-up me), bought a new CB900. We did quite a bit of riding together and I've wanted a CB900 ever since. I quit riding for about 15 years though (young family and all) and didn't get back into it until 2007. By then bike styles had changed drastically, as did my finances. So, instead of looking back for a CB900, I went out and bought a new Goldwing.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:32 AM   #306
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317a

Took a 317A spin on the little bike yesterday. What a fun trek.






















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Old 10-06-2013, 11:46 AM   #307
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317A looks like fun. Can't believe never been on it. Does it come out at 130 if you take a left heading north on the BRP?

I was hoping for a ride this weekend, but I found a 1/4" drill bit solidly lodged in my rear tire yesterday morning. Virgil Naff didn't have time to get to it yesterday (at this point tires are the only thing I don't do on my own, which is about to change since if I had the tube I would have been riding right now).
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:17 PM   #308
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317A looks like fun. Can't believe never been on it. Does it come out at 130 if you take a left heading north on the BRP?

I was hoping for a ride this weekend, but I found a 1/4" drill bit solidly lodged in my rear tire yesterday morning. Virgil Naff didn't have time to get to it yesterday (at this point tires are the only thing I don't do on my own, which is about to change since if I had the tube I would have been riding right now).
That's another reason why you just can't be caught with only one bike. One goes down...no problem.

317a comes out on Robinson Gap Rd. When you pop out on Robinson Gap, if you take a left you go back up to the BRP. If you take a right, you can go on around to Beverlytown and work your way to Pera Rd. which does end on Rt. 130., or you can come out on Buffalo Spring Rd, which connects between Rt. 60 and Rt. 130.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #309
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317A looks like fun. Can't believe never been on it. Does it come out at 130 if you take a left heading north on the BRP?

I was hoping for a ride this weekend, but I found a 1/4" drill bit solidly lodged in my rear tire yesterday morning. Virgil Naff didn't have time to get to it yesterday (at this point tires are the only thing I don't do on my own, which is about to change since if I had the tube I would have been riding right now).
Blah! Virgil Naff!... Last time I went there was when a buddy of mine was in the parts dept---Ben. I go to Honda of Lburg, bc I sort of have a "friendship" with Joel and he will sometimes hook you up... Everyone else is well like, just another place to work.

Go get the tire stuff from harbor frt...wheel balancer, tire irons, bead breaker- a grant total if $90. After a couple tires, you'll be a pro. Just make sure u use a torque wrench when reinstalling... If not you could over tighten and cause a whole bunch of wierd handling issues...trust me I know
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:11 AM   #310
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FYI... Not my event... But check out the Mountain man 400, here on adv or FB.
I'm going. It's held at the Mountain Lake lodge, 1/2hr away from Blacksburg. Go to website to get info pack and sign up and call mountain lake lodge for room whee event is held. Event is $99. Rooms were $69 when I got one.... 3 routes planed: easy scenic, medium, and hard difficulty.
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Old 12-25-2013, 05:29 AM   #311
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Merry Christmas and WAKE UP! you guys were way back on page 6! Hope you all can find time to ride more than just fr317a this year. AB
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Old 12-25-2013, 12:48 PM   #312
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Merry Christmas and WAKE UP! you guys were way back on page 6! Hope you all can find time to ride more than just fr317a this year. AB
Merry Christmas AB. I'm still lurking about. Looking forward to a new year of kerplunkin' around in the mountains.
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Been doing almost nothing more than commuting the last few months, but, haven't stopped that at least. Babies slow you down elsewhere it seems.

Merry Christmas yffs!

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Old 12-25-2013, 07:13 PM   #314
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I have been on the dr 200 thread so I just happen to be searching forums and found you guys and I relate!! got out of offroad jeeping did a lot at place outside of Winchester, cove campground. got to addictive and wanted to stay married :)so I gave it up. reading and looking at what you guys are doing brings back a longing, man I would love to join in but I won't i'll just read and dream while I ride back and forth to work on my dr.

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Old 12-26-2013, 04:32 AM   #315
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Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas.
I finally got to spend some time on the bike Tuesday evening. The kids are on break so at least I can take the long way to work on the bike for the next week.
Hopefully things will settle down and I can get out and ride with some of you guys soon.
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