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post #11 of 13 Old 08-28-2019, 10:42 AM
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If I wasn't already previously engaged with 100+ folks showing up to my house on the 7th, I'd be heading to hang out with Gunnert and 500 of my closest BMW friends. Do that for sure
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post #12 of 13 Old 09-04-2019, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds like a great time. I wish I could make it. I will be arriving in Front Royal on 9/15. Thanks for the invite however.

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post #13 of 13 Old 09-04-2019, 01:29 PM
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Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway are great roads for sightseeing and even a slightly spirited romp. The speed limits are pretty low and there will occasionally be a Park Ranger to hand out performance awards so the best strategy for these roads is to go quick in the corners but don't hammer it in the straights - just tootle along no more than 10 over. This is a great ride and highly recommend it.

That said, the absolute best roads in Appalachia are found in West Virginia, Western Virginia, Western NC, and eastern Tennessee and they don't have catchy names involving snakes and dragons and such. We all have our favorites. There's way too many to list here and I'd recommend buying a copy of the Butler Maps for the region and going on a twisty safari and let it unfold serendipitously. There's all manner of roads, tiny towns, and interesting people if you leave yourself open to the meeting things as they come.

Or better yet, figure out how to get one of the really experienced riders on here that frequent the area to lead a ride. Unfortunately, I'll be headed to Durango about that time to ride the COBDR and the Continental Divide on a KTM 690 Enduro.

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