Category Archives: Skyline Dr

Planning the run

As mentioned, I’ve ridden all or parts of the BRP and Skyline Drive multiple times. The only new segment on this r/t run is St. Augustine, FL to Cherokee, NC. We relocated to St. Augustine since my last BRP run so … Continue reading

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St. Augustine to Lincoln Center via the BRP

I’ve got my final two classical music concerts to give in Manhattan next month; why fly when it’s a 2,000 mile r/t bike run, and 574 smiles each way are the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive! Having ridden the BRP-SLD … Continue reading

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Day 2: Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway

It was cool and foggy when the Sun started peeking through at 7 30. By 8 o’clock, you could tell it would break apart. I got on to Skyline Drive just after 8, and true to prior experiences, the first … 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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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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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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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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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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