Author Topic: Upstate NY to Tail of the dragon/smokey mountains June 2012  (Read 1271 times)

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Offline Biker90

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I was able to hook up a vacation day to my regular days off for a total of 3 days, so I decided to take a little road trip.
I left upstate NY Thursday June 7 at 5:30 am, it had rained at night so the roads were still a little wet but at least it had stopped raining, I stopped at the local 7-11 for some go go juice and off i went:



By the time I hit PA the sky had cleared up:



By noon I hit West Virginia and the weather was perfect:



And at 6 pm I rolled in to Tennessee, now it was starting to get a little warm:



By 7:30 pm I checked in to a motel in kingsport Tennessee and grabbed dinner,
then I had to wash the bugs I had murdered all day because I couldn't even see thru the windshield and I went to sleep.
I woke bright and early on Friday June 8 and left my stuff at the motel since I checked in for 2 nights. I then rode to pigeon forge for breakfast and it was a beautiful morning:



I took along a tripod for my camera so i figured here was a good place to start using it:



After breakfast I headed up to the smoky mountains:



As I rode I came across some amazing scenery:







I then continued on to the foothills parkway and the scenery just kept getting nicer:











And then it was on to the dragon:



The biker motel at the foot of the dragon:



some shots of me riding the dragon:









Some breathtaking scenery from a pull off on the dragon:









Had to stop at these of course:





I then headed in to Sevierville for dinner and then back to kingsport to the motel, got back to the motel at 9:30 pm.
Saturday morning I woke up at 8:30 am and hit the road home, by time I hit Maryland the skies were looking scary:



but i made it home without a drop of rain on the whole trip. I pulled in to my house at 8:00 pm Saturday night..

Offline jeffhudson

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Re: Upstate NY to Tail of the dragon/smokey mountains June 2012
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 07:08:11 AM »
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  • It's just looking like a story, dream of mine. This reminds me the motorcycle diary of Che Guevara...

    Offline Steppenwolf

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    Re: Upstate NY to Tail of the dragon/smokey mountains June 2012
    « Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 01:46:48 PM »
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  • Biker90...somehow I missed this post....looks like a great time and good pictures.
    I have never been on the tail....maybe one of these days.
    Thanks for posting O0
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    Re: Upstate NY to Tail of the dragon/smokey mountains June 2012
    « Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 03:46:56 PM »
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  • Now you make me wanting to get back on my bike again. ;D
    That's awesome ride for a "short time".
    Thanks much for sharing those wonderful photos and a great ride.
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