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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-18-2014, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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not quite yet

standing down in the lower elevations, looking UP at the Blue Ridge Parkway.
STILL ice and snow up there, ain't going up there just yet. But SOON
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Good Luck! We'd just like to stay above freezing long enough to melt the +66 inches of snow we've accumulated!



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snow is pretty much gone in the "lower elevations," just not safe yet to venture topside. Maybe soon. Have you ever ridden the Parkway?
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Who? Me? Nope. Would love too but my riding is limited to local runs. Wife is very ill and I can't be away for longer trips. I'd like to do a couple overnighters if I can ever work that out. Post PICs and Vids for us stuck in the local loops.



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if / when it ever thaws, we're there ! Will do. Hope the wife improves.
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Enjoy and remember the PICs. Wife is in a stable pattern, no recovery is possible. It is what it is and we've accepted it. It limits us but after 34 years (3/1/80), she's still the best thing to ever happen to me. Thanks for the thought and well wishes.



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I have not seen how much snow they have got down there, but I would say its going to take a little bit for it to thaw out especially on the north side roads since the sun is in the southern sky during this time of year.

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Hey, quit raining on my parade ! LOL, I'm trying to be overly optimistic, chomping at the bit to ride up top !
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I know what you mean. mine is getting awful lonely in the out building. There are times and night i think I can hear the big beast brake down and cry. I was thinking about riding up the parkway this year. I have not gotten around to that half of it yet.

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If you open a window facing Johnson City,TN, on a still, quiet night, you can hear ME crying ! If / when you get the chance, come ride with us, we'll show you some nice backroads where you rarely see other traffic.
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