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Gas Man
10-02-2011, 12:42 AM
My TwoWheelFix 2011 Rally turned into a Blue Ridge Parkway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Parkway) trip

<The smaller pics will enlarge if clicked>
Slideshow and photobuckets password: twowheelfix
It uploaded in reverse order, so click REVERSE ORDER to view slideshows in proper/correct order.

Set the bike up
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/SU1HMDAyODItMjAxMTA5MTctMTQ1Ni5qcGc.jpg

Starting mileage
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP001.jpg

Wed I headed south...Lots of this thru most of Ohio
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP002.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP003.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP003.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP004.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP004.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP005.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP005.jpg)

Then I could tell I was getting close to WV when I started to see these lumps of dirt...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP009.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP008.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP007.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP007.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP006.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP006.jpg)

Made it to Waynesboro, VA... $50 a night and salvation after the 600 mile haul.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP012.jpg

Derf joins me to start the trek south on Thursday.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/312157_10150300189472396_652142395_8236387_1204383 784_n.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP020.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP019.jpg

The BRP greatness starts
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP044.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP046.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP045.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP045.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP059.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP059.jpg)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP060.jpg

Gas Man
10-02-2011, 12:43 AM
Got some nice shots of derf
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/th_2011BRP039.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/?action=view&current=2011BRP039.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/th_2011BRP048.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/?action=view&current=2011BRP048.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/th_2011BRP040.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/?action=view&current=2011BRP040.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/th_2011BRP050.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/?action=view&current=2011BRP050.jpg)

Made it to Tuggles Gap (http://www.tugglesgap.biz) for the night and the rest of the guys joined in.

This got me my 2 state stickers I needed (WV & VA)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP067.jpg

My buddy Trip, that runs TwoWheelVinyl (http://www.twowheelvinyl.com) has some interesting sticker on the back of his bike. Is also where I got my state sticker setup.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP066a.jpg

Well we knew it was going to rain so, being the only people at the place, we came to one great idea. Put the bikes under the awning...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP078.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP078.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP082.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP082.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP084.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP084.jpg)

Friday...

It's the hands up contest... Tommy starts out
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP083.jpg

Derf is in the game
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP086.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP087.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP087.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP088.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP088.jpg)

Trip says if you wear your rain gear like an old man it works better. It does work well telling everybody that you ride a BMW. LOL
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP099.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP102.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP102.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP098.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP098.jpg)

A mushroom?
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP109.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP109.jpg)

Maybe Trip ate some before he poked derf with his wood..... stick.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP152.jpg

Gas Man
10-02-2011, 12:44 AM
We passed this amazing piece of the BRP with this famous overpass, stopped for a break, and to make another picture pass. What do we see in the distance? Grandfather Mountain.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP147.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP149.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP145.jpg

You'll see this again...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/th_2011BRP144.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/?action=view&current=2011BRP144.jpg)

So I took Captain for a ride on the Ultra for some good pics. Shown in the slideshow below... but derf took pics of us... LOL
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_310901_10150300140252396_652142395_8236105_1578 492723_n.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=310901_10150300140252396_652142395_8236105 _1578492723_n.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_307524_10150300138892396_652142395_8236090_1596 50161_n.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=307524_10150300138892396_652142395_8236090 _159650161_n.jpg)

Capt's pics from my bike... do you see the bridge in the mountains?
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/2011BRP130.jpg

Now on the above bridge...
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/2011BRP139.jpg

We then made it to our motel... Big Lynn Lodge (http://www.biglynnlodge.com) and OH THE VIEW.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP154.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP155.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP156.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP157.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP157.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP158.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP158.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP159.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP159.jpg)

The parkway rooms
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP163.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP163.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP161.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP161.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP167.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP167.jpg)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP162.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP162.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP164.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP164.jpg)

Gas Man
10-02-2011, 12:45 AM
The next morning (Saturday), the view is still great.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP172.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP172.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP171.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP171.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP168.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP168.jpg)

This day we went to grandfather mountain... The road going up was great and an excellent challenge for the clutch.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/0924011233.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/th_2011BRP178.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/?action=view&current=2011BRP178.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/th_2011BRP177.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/?action=view&current=2011BRP177.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/th_2011BRP176.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/?action=view&current=2011BRP176.jpg)

The whole crew made it up
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/0924011159.jpg

And crossed the suspension bridge that sways a mile up
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/th_2011BRP191.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/?action=view&current=2011BRP191.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/th_2011BRP232.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/?action=view&current=2011BRP232.jpg)

We discovered a few things...

Trip's boots are water proof
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/th_2011BRP215.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/?action=view&current=2011BRP215.jpg)

We are a motley looking group
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_rally.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=rally.jpg)

And I don't like hiking in riding boots
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/th_2011BRP236.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/?action=view&current=2011BRP236.jpg)

The Grandfather Mt slide show (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Grandfather%20Mt/?albumview=slideshow) (remember to reverse the order)

We found route 226A and it was amazing... putting us in Little Switz... it's a fun place.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP297.jpg

Sunday, TurboGhost joined us as we all headed south, some to finish the BRP and other jaunting to the highway
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP307.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP309.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP309.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP299.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP299.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP304.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP304.jpg)

Gas Man
10-02-2011, 12:47 AM
We got stuck behind this goldwing with a trailer and his wife on her own... most of us got around, but Turbo Ghost got "stuck" behind which started my afternoon hell.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/th_2011BRP317.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/?action=view&current=2011BRP317.jpg)

More of hell
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/th_2011BRP336.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/?action=view&current=2011BRP336.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/th_2011BRP355.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/?action=view&current=2011BRP355.jpg)

I did use this slow cruise to take more BRP Scenery pics, shown in the slideshow below.
Just follow the light
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/th_2011BRP358.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/?albumview=slideshow)

After the split; Capt, Trip, and me made it to 6053' elevation
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP398.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP398.jpg)http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP396.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP396.jpg)

Why o why... an ipad for a camera... ridiculous!
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/th_2011BRP394.jpg (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/?action=view&current=2011BRP394.jpg)

Eventually completing the entire 469mile trek down the BRP
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP400.jpg

Thanks for joining me boys
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP399.jpg

A few pics on our way back to reality...

Trip
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/2011BRP405.jpg

Capt
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/2011BRP416.jpg

Gents
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/2011BRP412.jpg

I crashed at a friends house in Maryville Sunday night, got a hot date there and headed back home Monday.

Ending odometer allowing me to roll 20k on my 09 HD FLHTCU
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP425.jpg

Total mileage (on my AWESOME new Zumo 650)
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/2011BRP424.jpg

Here's the slideshow (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/BRP%20Scenery/?albumview=slideshow) of the BRP scenery. It uploaded in reverse order, so click REVERSE ORDER to view slideshows in proper/correct order.

Da Guys rollin bucket (http://s99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/Riding/TWF%20Rally%202011/Da%20Guys/?start=all)

Remember password for PB stuff: twowheelfix

RedneckMedic
10-02-2011, 02:59 AM
nice chris as always awesome pics making me very jealous since I haven't been on my bike for over a week

Gas Man
10-02-2011, 05:44 AM
Thanks man. But don't be too jealous. I've barely rode this year. These 2 trips (this and the ne lobster run) have nearly been my only miles I've done this year. Half the riding season due to working so much. But I'll have half the bills which should make next year that much better I figure. So I'll make due.

I also have some more ideas to spur more riding amongst us here as well as much more needed group rides.

Mad Dog
10-02-2011, 07:50 PM
Great trip report Chris and nice pics as usual.
That is one hell of a ride on the parkway.
I might go back next year and head into Tennessee a bit this time.

Gas Man
10-02-2011, 08:47 PM
Maybe you can join me heading south. If you can keep up. ;)