Monthly Archives: August 2015

Centralia, PA

Rob and I share a birthday week and decided to take a day ride.  Rob has seen the ride reports on Centralia, PA posted by some of us and wants to make a visit.  Centralia is the PA coal-country town … Continue reading

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The Complete 574 miles of Skyline Drive & the Blue Ridge Parkway

 After recently riding all of Skyline Drive south-north as well as most of the northern 200 miles of the BRP leading up to Skyline, I still have a desire to ride the complete 574 miles of these two connected scenic … Continue reading

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Last Day: Skyline Drive

We hopped on Skyline Drive northbound about 8:30 am and enjoyed very light traffic the entire 105 miles.  There were a few morning exercise enthusiasts bicycling as well as motorcyclists and it was so dry and clear it was chilly … Continue reading

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Day 3: Blue Ridge Parkway

In our group of New York City Brit-bike riders is a Eastern European transplant with several bikes; he’s in his mid-twenties. His comment about the Blue Ridge Parkway was he got antsy going 45 miles per hour for so long … Continue reading

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Day 2: Trifecta

We woke up feeling refreshed in Tazewell, Virginia, the northern entrance to Back of the Dragon.  Commonly known as route 16,  this 32 mile  run of switchbacks  goes up and down two mountains  as it travels south to Marion ,Virginia. … Continue reading

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Day 1: Strike 1

The day started perfectly. We met at 7 in western New Jersey and proceeded on an uneventful four hour ride through Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and into Virginia. We arrived at Front Royal, topped up our water and fuel, paid … Continue reading

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Laurie is joining the trip!

Our friend Laurie is joining us on her 2013 Wee Strom!  I met Laurie at the Bennington Triumph Bash a few years ago.  Kim & Kate brought her and then the four of us rode the 2014 Nutmeg 400 together.  … Continue reading

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Blue Ridge Parkway added to the trip!

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier, but the southern terminus of Skyline Drive is also the northern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway: The timing heading south on Day 1 is too tight but coming back … Continue reading

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