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Old 09-15-2006, 01:58 PM   #16
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Fall on the BRP this year.. I PREDICT..that it

I was up in Burnsville last wekend and on the way there at some altitude I saw some leaves changing already.

Last year the fall was 3 weeks later than normal. Therefore I predict that it will be ealier this year. On the BRP weat of Asheville I suspect it will peak in about 3 to 4 weeks from now.

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Old 09-15-2006, 02:56 PM   #17
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Hell, I remember Freak's post Turkeyday ride a couple years ago (2003), it was freaking cold, the puddles at the Afton Inn were frozen over and it was blowing like a sumbitch.

We took off southbound after breakfast and before we even got to Wintergreen it started to snow

It was a great day.

Yup, ice



And windy, but a great view



All thanks to Charles "Buddy" Manson

I know that guy sitting beside the Freak (not phreak), he rode his GS down Stairstep with Sherpa, Louge, Dingledork and myself last Rendezvous, but being who and what I am/is/was .... I cannot for the life of me remember either his name or his handle.

WHO he be, eh?
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:16 PM   #18
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I know that guy sitting beside the Freak (not phreak), he rode his GS down Stairstep with Sherpa, Louge, Dingledork and myself last Rendezvous, but being who and what I am/is/was .... I cannot for the life of me remember either his name or his handle.

WHO he be, eh?
Freak?
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Old 09-15-2006, 03:57 PM   #19
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Freak?
yer messing wit me, huh?

ok

NOT Freak

on the left side of the picture
wearing a blue overshirt

here

let's eliminate any cornfuzion

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Old 09-15-2006, 04:21 PM   #20
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I live at the bottom of the mountian,I can leave my house and the temp might be 80,get to the BRP and it might be 60 and raining.The locals have a saying,it goes like this........"if you dont like the weather.....wait a few minutes".I think they are right.

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Old 09-15-2006, 10:39 PM   #21
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I live at the bottom of the mountian,I can leave my house and the temp might be 80,get to the BRP and it might be 60 and raining.The locals have a saying,it goes like this........"if you dont like the weather.....wait a few minutes".I think they are right.

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goes kinda like this?

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as to the weather .....

ya takes what ya gets
wait a while and it'll change
there ain't not no predicting what it'll be that far off in the future

............

bring some warm clothes and some cooler ones
bring raingear and some sunscreen
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:14 AM   #22
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some years a storm comes thru right before the peak and blows the leaves off before the peak
That's what happened last year. Worst color year in recent memory. But '04, on the other hand, was about as good as it gets. Third week in Oct., on average, is a pretty good bet to see the peak - whatever that turns out to be.


Phreak's right - anything you're not prepared for, well.. that's what you'll get.


Maggie would be a good base of operations, that is if you can still find a room and don't mind paying the leaf-peeper's premium. Lotta folks make their reservations a year in advance. Sylva, Waynesville, Canton, Brevard, Asheville... they're all close enough to serve as a base and any two-lane you use to connect from them to the BRP will be a nice, scenic ride.
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Old 09-17-2006, 10:25 AM   #23
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yer messing wit me, huh?

ok

NOT Freak

on the left side of the picture
wearing a blue overshirt

here

let's eliminate any cornfuzion

The purpose of the post was to get Freak to weigh in and see if he knows him, I don't have a freakin clue

PS - Freak looks better with the red X.
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:49 AM   #24
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The purpose of the post was to get Freak to weigh in and see if he knows him, I don't have a freakin clue

PS - Freak looks better with the red X.
so who brings the red rattle can to the next rendezvous ?


ok, it's weird you posted that pic, I was talking to RTR about the ride, then the pic, and I STILL can't remember his name.

nice guy, but WTF is it with my memory?



I know, I'll PM Sherpa & Louge, maybe they still have more brain cells living than I do


sometimes I feel like my brain cells are best described as:
one is waving bye-bye to the other one
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:57 AM   #25
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I have time off from work Oct 19-22. Would it be too cold for a DS ride with my sons on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Cherokee to Asheville during that weekend? Anyone know what temps to expect at that elevation? The latest I've ever done it was Sept, and I don't really want to trailer bikes from Arkansas if the weather is likely to be really bad. Anyone have suggestions on where to stay? Maggie Valley?

DAH

Temps will perfect, with a little preparation. I would stay off the BRP though. Get a Gazeteer for NC, and find alt. routes. Plenty of nice gravel and paved twisties.
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:26 PM   #26
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Here's a facial to help ya out phreak.

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Old 09-18-2006, 07:46 PM   #27
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The purpose of the post was to get Freak to weigh in and see if he knows him, I don't have a freakin clue

PS - Freak looks better with the red X.

He used to ride a Dakar 650. And you fucking know how bad I am with names I am a fucking retard when it comes to remembering peoples names. Name????Mike???? His handle??? No clue. Ping Sherpa, he'll know. I've met the guy what, 3, maybe 4 times??? Mostly in a campfire stupor, once a year. He's a good egg And knows how to ride that bike the 650 was too small for him He was hanging with Boogum and Todd at the Hot Springs thing last year. Way up the camp ground.

damn, phil I thought that was a good pic
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:19 PM   #28
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I'll be leaving Jacksonville, FL with a bud westward on Oct 17 over to Natches and up the Trace to Nashville, then backroads over to the Blue Ridge. Once I get to Lynville Falls I'll probably head back down to the Zentrum at Spartenburg (Bantam Chef restaurant is in there somewhere) and then more back roads home. Maybe a diversion over to NE GA.
Its my favorite time of year in NC and have left as late as mid Nov. Sometimes its really cold. Most times it has been perfect. Last year the leaves changed in Nov... I was camping up there then. Actually they changed and dropped the same day. Many of the campsites close down for the winter in mid Oct though.
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:04 PM   #29
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He's a good egg And knows how to bin that bike
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Quite the demo derby that day!
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Temps will perfect, with a little preparation. I would stay off the BRP though. Get a Gazeteer for NC, and find alt. routes. Plenty of nice gravel and paved twisties.
+1 on staying of the BRP {I would rather go shopping at Food lion than ride that POS road that time of year} sorry, JMO.
Try the Globe road in Blowing Rock.
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