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Title: Yearly BRP trip coming up
Post by: George R. Young on August 29, 2012, 09:18:27 pm
2nd week of September, about 9 days of riding, good food and camping.

Leaving from Ottawa Sat. the 8th or thereabouts, depending on hurricanes. Back Sept. 16th.

Any interest?
Title: Re: Yearly BRP trip coming up
Post by: Pokey on August 29, 2012, 09:45:10 pm
Lost me at camping. ;)
Title: Re: Yearly BRP trip coming up
Post by: Roadhound on August 30, 2012, 08:26:43 am
George I hope you have  good ride. I'm heading out about the same time heading for points West. I'm planning on being out for 3 or 4 weeks and will be camping all the way. Camping and riding just seem to go together so well. I can't spend all day outside on the bike and then lock myself up in a motel room. It just ain't right. Enjoy
Title: Re: Yearly BRP trip coming up
Post by: EmptyG on September 03, 2012, 02:50:46 pm
Leaving SE PA the morning of the 6th, returning the 12th.  headed down Skyline, BRP, planning on visiting the Gap and running Wayah Rd.  I'll be the Blue C10 leading a couple HDs and a Triumph (I'll be the guy packing along fuses, wire and duct tape for his friends :-)  )

beep and wave is ya see me!

Mark
Title: Re: Yearly BRP trip coming up
Post by: stevewfl on September 03, 2012, 08:29:53 pm
Lost me at camping. ;)

Marriott/Hilton counts, right?  :D
Title: Re: Yearly BRP trip coming up
Post by: Pokey on September 03, 2012, 09:32:20 pm
Marriott/Hilton counts, right?  :D


Yup....that is typically how I camp. 8)
Title: Re: Yearly BRP trip coming up
Post by: wipfel on September 10, 2012, 07:19:29 pm
Any ride updates?  The wife and I are planning on riding the BRP next month.
Title: Re: Yearly BRP trip coming up
Post by: EmptyG on September 15, 2012, 08:27:26 pm
Any ride updates?  The wife and I are planning on riding the BRP next month.
Quick update - Fantastic week! - Left on 9/6,returned 9/12. SE PA to Deals Gap area.  Skyline Drive, BRP to Asheville.  Massive rain at Mt Mitchell on saturday so we bailed to "regular roads" to Maggie Valley.  Stayed at MV for 2 nights, ran Deals Gap/Cherohala skyway on Sunday. Headed back north on monday.
On sunday we did 350 miles of all back roads. Rt 28, Deals, Skyway, Foothills parkway, GSMNP etc.  Fantastic day of riding.
My total miles for the week - 2089.  most days averaged 250-300 miles - only ~200 miles total were Interstate.

In the small world department - I ran into the previous owner of my Connie while pumping gas at the Tail of the Dragon store.

Obligatory pics attached :-)


 
Title: Re: Yearly BRP trip coming up
Post by: George R. Young on September 21, 2012, 09:26:06 am
Saturday Sept. 8 was teeming rain in Ottawa so I wimped out and waited 'til Sunday to leave. After that, had 9 days of lovely sunshine for riding. It takes me about 3 days riding before the ability to handle curves with confidence returns but after that, everything was fine.

A couple of pics of blue skies and mountains.

And a couple of a KLR I encountered whose owner has some unique ideas about carrying stuff on a motorcycle. The grizzled guy with the bandana, despite the arrangement he was moving down the Parkway at a good clip.
Title: Re: Yearly BRP trip coming up
Post by: Gumby on September 21, 2012, 10:11:02 am
Holy crap Batman, that is a ton of luggage.  ???