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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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1100, 2.5 days. All Twisties!

Well I have a few more months here in the DC area. So I decided to take a quick 1100 mile, two and a half day ride.

From DC my friend and I rode to Winchester Va on various backroads. Then we hopped on US-50 headed west. We left DC at 3pm, just missing traffic and rode until 11pm that night. Ended up at Tygrat Lake in WV. 50 is a fun ripping road! Here are some snaps from day 1:

This is Jake. He was a world touring show dog in his younger years. Now he is a cruiser riding beast. In a muscle T.


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The next morning on a foggy Tygrat Lake


We then split ways, he had to be back in DC by 1pm for work. I had more road to cover. Kept along US-50 until it intersected with SR-16 and headed south. Imagine 200 miles of this








Romped all the way down to the Blue Ridge Parkway near the base of the Great Smokey Mountains, pitched camp at midnight and crashed out for a few hours. From my calculations, it was somewhere between 400-450 miles of pure mountain hillbilly bliss.

The next morning after ripping the parkway for a few hours in the dark and cold, the fog lifted!



I stopped for some runch, in a 3 day old sweaty muscle T and dainese track pants... They had me in and out in less than 25 mins! :rolleyes





Then my AUX outlet **** on me... road side repairs. Blerg. Fixed and back on the road in 30mins...


Made it home just as my girlfriend was pulling the 2lbs of flank steak out of the fridge.



It was a ton of riding. Day two was insane. Close to 15 hours saddle time with only stops for gas, quick lunch and breakfast. I was wiped out. There are plans in the works right now for the same route, but to spend a few more days down in the smokies. So there will be no need for another 15 hour saddle day... More stops for pictures, and more than 5 hours of sleep a night...
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Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!
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Very nice!

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Great place to ride. Congrats!

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As I read your great riding story . . . my butt started to hurt! 15 hours in the saddle . . . torture! Having just got back from the Smokey Mountain area, I was really glad we were able to reduce the daily saddle time to around 7 hours yet be "out on the road" for around 10 hours. Plenty of stops, potty breaks, etc. It makes it so much more enjoyable.
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