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Never get enough of the Blue Ridge Pkwy !

A rather chilly ride up top of the world on the Parkway, but well worth it ! Took NC 80 all the way down to the parkway, went past the parkway so BlindKenny.com could take our pics, turned around at the bottom of the Black Mountain and rode BACK past BlindKenny a 2nd time. Jumped up on the Parkway there at 80, rode it all the way into Asheville.

After a break at the Waffle House in downtown Asheville, jumped on I-26 and hoofed it back to Johnson City. On the ride back, the sun FINALLY came out in force, perfect riding weather !! Noticed the usual groundhogs and deer on the shoulder.
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Nice pix-that's on my bucket list of roads to ride someday. It's 1500 miles one way just for me to get there-one of these summers.....


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Come on down !

The wife and I come up to TN quite often to ride the Parkway and a LOT of truly back country twisties with next to no traffic. So much, we keep an apartment nearby vs staying in motels.
If you're serious about coming down, you have a standing offer of a free lunch in the area, as well as a guided tour. The more the merrier.
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Great pictures--so different from the Rockies and the Sierras. We hope to get there someday.
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While not nearly as tall as the Rockies, every bit as beautiful ! The leaves have just turned colors, the pics don't do it justice. You've got to see it in person. We rode up into the clouds, then ABOVE the clouds, what a sight. If this is what the LORD can do in the physical realm, imagine what He has in store in Heaven.
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Well I am serious about making it down there someday, nothing planned at the moment. Very nice of you to offer a tour! Agree, views in Fall are spectacular and will be even more so in heaven.


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The cold weather will be here shortly, at times the Parkway will be CLOSED due to snow and ice. Several times during the winter when there is NO snow or ice, we'll bundle up and ride up there. Often times, we'll only go maybe 20 miles and come back down to the lower elevations to thaw out.
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We had to go down to NC a few weeks ago and finally decided to take the parkway,beautiful ride,stopped about every parking area to look at the scenery.Got off on rt 8 and man,what a twistie piece of road that is,down a ravine,back and forth,big sharp U turns.Heaven truly will be a glorious place
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North Carolina hwy 8? That's nowhere near the parkway, did you mean 80?
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A rather chilly ride up top of the world on the Parkway, but well worth it ! Took NC 80 all the way down to the parkway, went past the parkway so BlindKenny.com could take our pics, turned around at the bottom of the Black Mountain and rode BACK past BlindKenny a 2nd time. Jumped up on the Parkway there at 80, rode it all the way into Asheville.

After a break at the Waffle House in downtown Asheville, jumped on I-26 and hoofed it back to Johnson City. On the ride back, the sun FINALLY came out in force, perfect riding weather !! Noticed the usual groundhogs and deer on the shoulder.
So, do you live in the area? Wife and i used to ride the BRP at least once a month all summer, every summer and venture off the little roads like 80. I need to get back down there, almost too late for this season

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