We live about 3 miles off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. I did a lot of my very first rides there riding my Honda Shadow 650, and did my first "long" trip from my house to Boone and Blowing Rock, NC - about 400 miles round trip. LOL I remember when 45mph was terrifying and 10 miles seemed like a long time. Now,it's a different story - I would head out on a 1800 mile trip tomorrow if the opportunity was there !
You should come down some time - the Parkway has wonderful curves and most of the road is in pretty good shape. There are some nice views too !
One of my favorite bike rides is Route 220, either North from Roanoke, VA to Clifton Forge or South to Martinsville. Clifton Forge is a nice small town with locally owned restaurants and the curves either way are a nice ride 55-65 mph.
Yes, we have had way too much rain also. We didn't ride nearly as much in the Spring because of it. As a matter of fact while we wer in Main July 4 week it was flooding in Virginia - yuk. But we have made up for it now !
One of the guys in the other group and his wife rode up to Maine and talked about how nice it was. This summer has been the pits for riding around here, unless you want to wade water....we have had unseasonable amounts of rain...
Good to see you posting DEB.....
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Oregon / Northern California & Southern Washington riders or anyone passing through looking for some great rides, let me know. We have so many fav rides we'd love to share . . . . you don't want to miss 'em.
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