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Old 08-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #2476
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:21 PM   #2477
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:23 PM   #2478
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:29 PM   #2479
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #2480
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Cute road name, one I'd never noticed in all my trips up and down the Parkway:

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Old 08-11-2013, 07:35 PM   #2481
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Now I know why - I'm parked on Goa Way:



It's somebody's driveway.

It's not marked, and I'm new to running around with a GPS on the RK, so didn't know 'til today of the catchy road name.

I took a photo for posterity, then goa'd on my way.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:45 PM   #2482
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Lots and lots and lots of scoots plying the Parkway today:



Kinda unusual to see Harley riders wearing full-face lids.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #2483
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Could hear this guy long before I saw him:



Sounded nice. Four-into-one with a Kerker, I'm guessing.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:02 PM   #2484
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This photo fought me a little. This is the steepest pavement I've ever ridden, and that's the edge of the Parkway that you can't see up above:



This is the junction of the Parkway and Mahogany Rock Road, which intersects the BRP at exactly MM 234. I'm guessing the grade is 20% or more.

EDIT: I just did some sniffing around the 'net and found several bicycling sites listing Mahogany Rock Rd. at 18%. We had a marked 17% grade very near our old home in California, and it sure seems to me like Mahogany Rock is a lot steeper. Can't imagine climbing it on a bicycle - heck, the Road King barely made it up!!
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The GPS' interpretation of the above photo:

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Old 08-12-2013, 09:18 AM   #2486
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Another good Monday

FB1,

If there can be such a thing mark this as another good Monday. Good to see ya out toolin' around the hills. So'd ya take a trip down Goa Way? Looks like an ADV road.

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FB1,

If there can be such a thing mark this as another good Monday. Good to see ya out toolin' around the hills. So'd ya take a trip down Goa Way? Looks like an ADV road.

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Gracias, amigo. :-)

Nah, I didn't goa down Goa Way - it looks like someone's driveway, or several someones' driveway, perhaps, and I wasn't about to venture forth wondering if I'd be harshing someone's quiet little Blue Ridge gig. I'll check it out on one of my state atlases and see if I can determine if it's actually a road and not a driveway.

A few more pix from yesterday to post up, maybe tonight after the "w" word...
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"Lots and lots and lots of scoots plying the Parkway today"

I scooted to the beer and brats thing they had at Chateau Morrisette yesterday. Pretty big turnout FWIW.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #2489
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I scooted to the beer and brats thing they had at Chateau Morrisette yesterday. Pretty big turnout FWIW.
It didn't happen without pix.

Bummer, sorry I missed you. Denise wanted to stay home and knock out a project, and I hadn't been south on the Parkway for awhile so I decided to head that direction. Me 'n D have been doing the winery probably a couple of times a month this summer, usually on Sundays when the w*rk runs out here at home.

So: Got pix???
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I brought my camera but it remained under my seat. It was pretty full under the tent. Is there usually such a big turnout for the Sunday music thing? It's been 2 years since I've been.
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