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    Default TwoWheelFix 2011 Rally/BRP Trip

    My TwoWheelFix 2011 Rally turned into a 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


    Starting mileage


    Wed I headed south...Lots of this thru most of Ohio



    Then I could tell I was getting close to WV when I started to see these lumps of dirt...




    Made it to Waynesboro, VA... $50 a night and salvation after the 600 mile haul.


    Derf joins me to start the trek south on Thursday.




    The BRP greatness starts



    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    Got some nice shots of derf


    Made it to Tuggles Gap for the night and the rest of the guys joined in.

    This got me my 2 state stickers I needed (WV & VA)


    My buddy Trip, that runs TwoWheelVinyl has some interesting sticker on the back of his bike. Is also where I got my state sticker setup.


    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...


    Friday...

    It's the hands up contest... Tommy starts out


    Derf is in the game



    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



    A mushroom?


    Maybe Trip ate some before he poked derf with his wood..... stick.
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    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.




    You'll see this again...


    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


    Capt's pics from my bike... do you see the bridge in the mountains?


    Now on the above bridge...


    We then made it to our motel... Big Lynn Lodge and OH THE VIEW.





    The parkway rooms

    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    The next morning (Saturday), the view is still great.


    This day we went to grandfather mountain... The road going up was great and an excellent challenge for the clutch.



    The whole crew made it up


    And crossed the suspension bridge that sways a mile up


    We discovered a few things...

    Trip's boots are water proof


    We are a motley looking group


    And I don't like hiking in riding boots


    The Grandfather Mt slide show (remember to reverse the order)

    We found route 226A and it was amazing... putting us in Little Switz... it's a fun place.


    Sunday, TurboGhost joined us as we all headed south, some to finish the BRP and other jaunting to the highway

    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    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.


    More of hell


    I did use this slow cruise to take more BRP Scenery pics, shown in the slideshow below.
    Just follow the light


    After the split; Capt, Trip, and me made it to 6053' elevation


    Why o why... an ipad for a camera... ridiculous!


    Eventually completing the entire 469mile trek down the BRP


    Thanks for joining me boys


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

    Trip


    Capt


    Gents


    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


    Total mileage (on my AWESOME new Zumo 650)


    Here's the 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

    Remember password for PB stuff: twowheelfix
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    nice chris as always awesome pics making me very jealous since I haven't been on my bike for over a week
    Formerly known as Rugby66x


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    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.
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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    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.
    I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children can live in peace.
    Thomas Payne


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    Maybe you can join me heading south. If you can keep up.
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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