The Perfect Storm - - Excellence in Motion
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 2005, 8:33 pm Thread Starter
"Hey Y'all"
CABNFVR's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hendersonville, NC, USA
Posts: 2,108
The Perfect Storm

Today it was raining and windy. The temperature was in the low 60s and falling to the mid 20s by late tonight. I had a few hours off work and decided it was a great day for a ride. So itís raining. They make soap. In 35 minutes Iím on the Blue Ridge Parkway. They will close it for the season soon, but today my only concern is Ė will the rain stop?

I decide to head south from US276. In the summer this direction has the least traffic. Today there doesnít appear to be any at all. And the sun is breaking through the clouds. Lookiní good.

At the high point of the parkway I stop to turn back. What a grand hour this has been, but this is my mid-point. The cold front is approaching fast and I might have to skee-daddle if the temps drop too quickly. For now, the Gerbing is doing fine. Temps are still in the high 40s, but that a 20 degree drop in the last hour!

The cold air creates a bit of fog. No problem ,just makes for some interesting curves. Sun. Fog. Glair. Leaves. Where did the road go?

Then the next curve seems to be from a different planet. I love the parkway in crappy weather. It is never as beautiful as it is today. No traffic. Perfect.

Some of you are stuck in for the season already. Soon this section of road will be closed to us until spring. Apologies for the slow seed, but second gear and these curves doesnít make for a smart location for the cruise control. Still, Kjell, this oneís for you!

The sun is out and the temps dropping like a rock. Still, I have to stop and snap another picture. It doesnít get any better than this.

But itís time to head down. The road in front (level) is the Parkway north. Iím taking the snake to the right. US 276. Definitely one of our favorite roads in all of the US.

Soon these turns will have ice and this seasons riding up here will end.

But for a brief moment today it was mine. All mine.
And it was perfect.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	01 Maybe.JPG
Views:	218
Size:	64.7 KB
ID:	635   Click image for larger version

Name:	02 Heading South.JPG
Views:	221
Size:	65.7 KB
ID:	636   Click image for larger version

Name:	03 6053 Cold Air.JPG
Views:	218
Size:	60.6 KB
ID:	637   Click image for larger version

Name:	04 Fog One Turn.JPG
Views:	212
Size:	55.1 KB
ID:	638   Click image for larger version

Name:	05 Clear The Next.JPG
Views:	211
Size:	99.5 KB
ID:	639  

Click image for larger version

Name:	06 For Kjell.JPG
Views:	210
Size:	100.4 KB
ID:	640   Click image for larger version

Name:	07 Headed Back.JPG
Views:	216
Size:	65.8 KB
ID:	641   Click image for larger version

Name:	08 Heading Down.JPG
Views:	210
Size:	84.3 KB
ID:	642   Click image for larger version

Name:	09 Ice Tonight.JPG
Views:	214
Size:	128.3 KB
ID:	643   Click image for larger version

Name:	11 My Road.JPG
Views:	212
Size:	91.4 KB
ID:	645  

CABNFVR is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 2005, 2:15 am
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 62

Wow im envious, nothing like that here in florida. One day I will go up there to ride.
K432 is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 2005, 9:45 am
We're zoned for what ? cool !
ROB's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Lexington, NC, USA
Posts: 186
Thanks for that.

Tim, that was great. Made all the better because I know the roads. A great day for it. It reminded me when a group of the old i-bmw.commers rode from Tokico Boy's house to Deals Dap in the dregs of a hurricane. Sometimes breezy, sometime just pea soup, always attention-getting.

1990 K75S
2009 R1200GS
ROB is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome