Category Archives: LD Riding

Day 3: Finishing the BRP

Although I’ve been on several different parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway, several different times over the years with various other riders, I have never ridden from Asheville west to the southern terminus in Cherokee, NC. I attempted it from … Continue reading

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Day 1: Home to Skyline Drive

I left Manhattan about noon, and made very good time west through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and into Virginia. The fall colors are starting to hit nicely, and there were some exceptional examples along Route 81 heading south. … Continue reading

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XC reborn

After waiting all summer for my replacement frame to arrive, my bike is finally finished.  Aside from the frame, just a few bent and broken accessories were the damage from my May 31 dirt wreck.  They were all replaced in … Continue reading

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Prepping for the compete 574 miles of Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

Sadly, I don’t live at the northern entrance to Skyline Drive and the southern terminus of the Blue Ridge Parkway isn’t my final stop on this trip, so I need to get to and from both of those points.  The shorter of … 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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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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Anatomy of The Dragon

2012: Tail of the Dragon on the Bonneville with Andrew; 2013: Tail visit again with Frenchy, Andre, and Antonio, this time with blue Tiger; 2014: Tail again for IBA BunBurner 1500 with Frenchy, Matt & Ariel; 2015: Back of The … Continue reading

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T-7

A week from today the whole gang rides up to beloved Bennington, VT for the Eighth Annual Bennington Triumph Bash.  This year’s t-shirt was designed by Wendy with help from the forum members as art directors. Our unofficial leader, Dave, … Continue reading

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Summer road trip: Nova Scotia do-over

After missing last year’s 7th annual Bennington Triumph Bash, the gang are returning this year.  We attended the 4th, 5th, and 6th Bash, held each year the final weekend in May.  This year, about 7 of us are going up, … Continue reading

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