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post #1 of 8 Old May 16th, 2006, 8:14 pm Thread Starter
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Talking Ashe. NC to Roanoke VA via the BRP

Me and a buddy are leaving from Asheville on sat. ( 05/20/06 ) heading out to Roanoke VA on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I figure it should take around 7 hrs. at 40 mph to make the trip. The speed limit is 45 mph but we'll have to deal with some traffic. We'll superslab on the way back 4 hrs.
I would like to know if anyone has made the trip and where to stay. We're looking for somewhere safe for the bikes, ( LT & RT ) cold beer and maybe some music within walking distance, no twisting the throttle after beer !!
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post #2 of 8 Old May 16th, 2006, 10:04 pm
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Where you cross NC18 on the BRP is the Station Inn on the west side of the parkway getting off. While you may not be ready for a beer....it would be a good place to stop for lunch and probably be about 3 hours or so from Asheville. It's normally loaded with bikers of all types who come to eat/drink/stay at the Inn.

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Thanks for the info we'll be sure to stop for some chow and to stretch.
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There is a neat place to stay right on the Parkway near Lynchburg call Peaks of Otter.
www.peaksofotter.com
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That's a good place, have stopped and had lunch there but have not stayed there. We have stayed at The Inn at Fancy Gap (Orchard Knobb?) and is a B&B on the Parkway at the Fancy Gap area in Virginia close to the NC/Va border. THe milepost is around 195 but I wouldn't swear to it. It is a great place with a great breakfast and great host. They have a gravel driveway but have had no trouble on the LT.

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You might make a little better time than what you had in mind. I went to the STC in April and was able to 60-65. There was no traffic at all!

It was a great trip and well worth it! The BRP is an amazing ride. Enjoy!

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You might make a little better time than what you had in mind. I went to the STC in April and was able to 60-65. There was no traffic at all!
You were extremely lucky. Posted speed limit is 45 MPH. Caught for anything over is automatic $500 fine. It's a federal road policed by park police and there is no leeway. IIRC, the fine went from $150 to $500 about two years ago. Not saying not that you cant' go faster than the post speed, but you just need to beware of what the consequences could be. Allen Ross can tell you all about it.

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Thanks all for the info. I'm packing the saddle bags and gonna toss back a cold one or two getting ready for the ride to Roanoke with my Rt buddy, listening to Hank III.
Thaks once again one and all, I'll e-pics as soon as I get through my throttle therapy for the weekend.
Remember to throttle hard outa the apex, low gear & high rpm's, love your wife and kids, remember mom, and toss a cold one back with your friends who love you for who your knot !!!!!!!!
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