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Old 04-15-2010, 04:43 PM   #31
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I'm at a gas stop in Hillsville, VA on I-77, headed for Charlotte or even SC before I pull over for the night. Got a late start, toodled around the neighborhood with Ryan this morning.

I had the worlds best run down the Skyline drive, got to Front Royal about 2:30, the whole road seemed deserted. 72 degrees, sunshine, no traffic.

Un-be-lievable!!

Pics tonight after I get off the road.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:17 PM   #32
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:54 PM   #33
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:58 PM   #34
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I pulled off the road in Statesville, NC.

Saw one too many glowing-eyed deer standing on the shoulder. Too close at 80 mph. Time to get a room. Just got back from a walk to the gas station, needed some beers + FOOD!

Started the day with a hangover, and some shiny clean bikes.



What better to do to lose the fog, than try and wash all the real estate on a GS.

Then we rode some dirt forest roads almost immediately, I think it was some kind of joke on me, but I didn't catch on.





Some nice vistas from the bluffs around Huntingdon, PA Sweet "fire roads" as Ryan called them.





Ryan and his MZ Saxon Tour


The view

Ryan leaves me with instructions to ride the 22 to the 522 from Tyrone, PA down to Front Royal. Where I can pick up the Skyline Drive on an absolutely stunning day for riding the world.

Then I enter the "shadow of death"..............





Off through Maryland, WV, then into Virginia, for the Skyline Drive!

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Old 04-15-2010, 07:20 PM   #35
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more pics - damn the roads are nice down here!









at last - the entrance to the Skyline Drive! I haven't been here before on a bike, and the last time I was here in a car was 12 years ago.



Yes, EvilClown, I do suck. I thought of you with the warm, sunny weather.

I am fairly certian that I found 3 hours of pure motorcycling nirvana today.









I almost forgot who I was, and where I was going, the riding was so good.





It was such a nice day, this deer didn't even run away when I came to a stop right next to it.

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Old 04-15-2010, 07:40 PM   #36
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The day was just perfect, perfect temperature, perfect roads, no traffic, Perfect!!!



a cockpit view, everything is cool!! The Garmin V just can't be beat, IMO.





bye, bye - Skyline Drive.............


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Old 04-15-2010, 07:57 PM   #37
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capping off a great ride today -



Stats for the trip so far -

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Old 04-15-2010, 08:58 PM   #38
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capping off a great ride today -



Stats for the trip so far -

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:35 AM   #39
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Yes, EvilClown, I do suck.
Glad we're on the same page. Thanks for thinking of us. I knew I shoulda went with you...

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Looks like you had a great day for it, Scott.



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Old 04-16-2010, 01:57 AM   #40
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Skyline Drive and Yuengling both in the same day. Life is good!

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:53 AM   #41
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You are one lucky Bastard...

Yuengling...

Glad to see you had an awesome day to ride...

I take it the pig is running well ..be safe
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:22 AM   #42
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Ah, Skyline Drive. I'll be down there in just over three weeks.

You're right, the riding there is spectacular...


...and the deer are fearless.


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Old 04-16-2010, 08:08 AM   #43
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I logged on today and your pic was the first thing i saw on the front page
I had to check in. Looks like a great time. Keep up the good work
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:21 PM   #44
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Made It! Holy hell the speeds on I-75 are nutzo.



My folks live here............



today the GPS sez I haul ass.



My folks house -



story + more pics later. The big pig is running like a champ!!

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Old 04-16-2010, 02:36 PM   #45
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Nice ride MZ!

Good to see you getting out and about.
Also good to see you enjoying the "un-hacked" GS.

Looks like a nice trip.
Salute the folks for me.

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