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    Tuesday stepping out

    how could i resist? kept hearing this wee voice saying ride me....ride me

    so i did

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    tuesday ride

    well, not such a great start. We'll try attaching the photo again.

    RS in my front yard just whispering
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    Left out from Greensboro in the chilly morning. Not quite rounder cold, but for us southerners it was cold enough in mid 50s. Heading for one of my fav haunts, the blue ridge parkway

    This is typical Caroline small town. This happens to be Stokesdale, NC, about 15 miles from Greensboro. Im a transplant from NJ, and it took me awhile to get used to going from urban to rural in no time.
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    Eveybody has their fav roads. One of mine is 89. Fine riding road. Technical double apex off camber twisties, to sweepers, to gentle s as in photo. This 40 miles ending in Mt. Airy, NC (better know around the world as Mayberry, RFD) is a brilliant ride!
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    Tu

    In the Piedmont it's spring, tho still colder than we'd like. These flowers along the roadside beckoned
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    Alas, my route today departs from 89 in Danbury NC, home to Hanging Rock State Park. About 40 miles out, now, and these are the first mountains. This view from route 8 heading north. Hanging Rock is neat place to rock climb, or to stand in an ice cold waterfall when it's 200 in August
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    Course, rt 8 is no dull ride, especially near Danbury, and again up by the BRP. About halfway is Stuart, VA, hometown of JEB Stuart, the confederate general. Yeah, the war's not quite over yet. But Stuart is a nice little town.
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    Always a nice sign to see!!
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    A decent shot of what the countryside along rt 8 looks like. Runs thru a series of narrow valleys, and over the ever larger ridgelines approaching the Blue Ridge. It's not as demanding as 89, but you can have some serious fun on this road
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    Hard to convey the approach to the parkway. This is the climb up to Tuggles Gap, VA. Nice twisties. Climb is about 6 miles of switchbacks, off camber blind corners. The turns are very close together, but so acute you can't see more than one small section at a time.
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    Decisions, decisions!!
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    I went southbound, back towards NC. I can hear all the rounders groaning, but it was cold up there. Spring is still a ways off in the high country. Down on the flats we've had leaves on the trees for several weeks, while up on the parkway it's only now beginning to be spring. This view from Rocky Knob
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    Y'all should know where the Tar Heel blue comes from. Sky was cloudless all day. This shot is typical parkway. Gotta be one of the best roads anywhere for bikes. No stop signs for 500 miles, fairly challenging (tho not very many twisties) and no trucks. Also, during the week, very little traffic.
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    tuesday ride

    you stopped. why'd you stop

    ride me ride me
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    another typical parkway view. most of the ride you're tunneling thru forest of one type or another, depending on elevation. Could be hardwoods, or fir, and there are thousands of acres of mountain laurel. I'll post photos when it blooms.
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