Category Archives: motorcycle touring

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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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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Tigers in the wild

Rob & I happen to be on a pair of ’14 Triumph Tiger 800 XC for this trip; he has several bikes. With a 200 mile range, we stop about every 3 hours for fuel & a stretch. We have … 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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2015 Nutmeg 400

We received the Bonus Book Thursday night around midnight.  Here are all the Bonus Locations: Here are the Bonuses I selected to go after: This is a total of 7 hours riding time, giving me just 60 minutes for traffic, making … Continue reading

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This week’s ride

Vincent (Frenchy) and I are taking in the season’s first Old Mine Road trip in two days.  Old Mine Road is America’s oldest commercial road and is only an hour west of NYC.  I learned to ride out here in … Continue reading

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Completing The Blue Ridge Parkway-it’s a bust!

As noted in previous posts, I had been on & off the Blue Ridge Parkway during a 2012 trip.  Now I was riding the missing length of the 469-mile BRP; from the Southern terminus in Cherokee, NC up to Roanoke, VA, … Continue reading

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