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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: 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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Ride report: Old Mine Rd

Vincent met me on the Upper West Side at 8:15 and we set off through New Jersey. After a couple of traffic slow-downs we were into the countryside and ascending what I refer to as the Sussex Alps. We kept … 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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Catching up

On November 7, three days after the prior post, I crashed the Tiger on a sheet of ice in the Allegheny National Forest. No big deal, small broken clavicle, but the bike was totaled financially due to frame damage. Now … Continue reading

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Bun Burner 1500 completed!

Sunday September 28 at 5pm the four of us rolled into the Exxon station in Summit, NJ with 1,502 miles in 34 hours and 45 minutes, successfully completing the riding portion of the Iron Butt Association’s Bun Burner 1500. We … Continue reading

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BunBurner 1500

This weekend four of us are making a combo BunBurner 1500 (1500 miles in 36 hours) and Dragon Run. The Dragon happens to be about 760 miles from NYC so we’re meeting at the Alexander Hamilton Rest Stop on the … Continue reading

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