Me...an hour or so from Asheville on the other side of the hill!TmrHrrs said:Hey, it is 7 degrees here in Ohio and it is time for warmer thoughts! Anybody planning any cool bike trips this summer? I am going down the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
gps4,gps4 said:this past summer i took a solo trip and rode 2500 miles from missoula, mt to vicksburg ms. it was my first trip on a bike and it was an eye opener. just got a wild hair and decided to take a trip of a lifetime. planned a return route, flew up to mt and bought a bike and rode it back.
unless you have done it, you will never know what it feels like to put sound logic and reasoning aside and go off chasing a dream. i think everyone should take the time to face themselves in the mirror and say "it is something i want to do, and there aint a living soul that will tell me i cant and convince me not to! i'll be back when i get back and thats that!"
my experience is one i will take to the grave and never once will i have to say "if i would have only taken the time to do such and such."
i think i even sleep better at night.
anyway, it is personally rewarding to make your big plans and follow them through to the last mile.
Been going to Cherokee for years spring and fall rallies .... This will be the first time I will be on a bike ,, got the lowrider back in Sept .. early birthday preent for me ... Got Deals gap high on my list for spring.. Got plans to go to daytona bike week .. I got a lot of riding to do to catch up on not having one for so long .. Hell !!!! been riding ever chance I can get as long as the weather is good and temp isnt to bad .... Only prob ratdog and I have is getting the time off together as we work in the same office and they want let both of us off at the same time ...King Rider said:
You guys get to Knoxville? I'm in Asheville occassionally. Make the Cherokee run and ride the Dragon often.
Yo hogg831!hogg831 said:....I plan on making the 100th (short trip) and trying to swing Sturgis. Nailed plans are to leave Northern Illinois with stops in Lansing MI, Frederick MD, Wash DC, Richmond VA, Rocky Mount and Charlotte NC, Atlanta GA and back. Visiting relatives in each city, in 10-14 day period. As of tonight, it's solo for the most part.
A Hell of a ride is an understatement! I ride it all the time. The first tme my wife said "Don't do it by yourself. It's too dangerous. I said OK" and 45 minutes later I was in "The Whip", one of the early switchbacks. Another 20 minutes, I had my first "I survived" shirt. It's great. Visit www.tailofthedragon.com/maps/DRAGONmap.gifHabanero Kid said:I already have a trip planned (OK it's in the works) To go down to Deal's Gap. I'm coming back a Dragon Slayer. It's gonna be one hell of a ride !!! About 800 miles to get there, leaving on Fri AM 5/02, ride all day Sat, and run home sunday in time to get some sleep before work on Mon.