Here are some of my EaSTOC and Blue Ridge Parkway pictures. Right now most are just icon size, from the proof sheet, but I am going to scan in higher rez pictures. Then you can just click on an icon to get the bigger version.
Note for the bandwidth impaired. Big pictures are 30-40 Kbytes each.
You can also get the written trip report. This is both for EaSTOC and my subsequent journey. I'll stick in the chapters as I write them.
on to Roanoke
back to Atlanta through Deal's Gap
Fred Applegate Alabama firstname.lastname@example.org Ed Carter South Carolina 239 Dick Chambers Columbia, South Carolina Dick_Chambers@msn.com 99 Robert Coats Atlanta, Georgia email@example.com 94 Bill Cruise 91 cruise missle II Waikoloa, Hawaii cruiseXXX@cfht.hawaii.edu 237 Don Feyma ArreSTme Cedar, Minnesota firstname.lastname@example.org 103 Derek Finch Smooth Tornado Goldsboro, North Carolina email@example.com 68 Claude Hill The Sobe GhoST Nashville, Tennessee firstname.lastname@example.org 247 Jim James Sumter, South Carolina email@example.com 228 Bill McKenna Augusta, Maine firstname.lastname@example.org 259 Brad Metzger 95 ABS pulling a trailer 260 Karen Metzger 93 Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, email@example.com 240 Tim Moore 94 with TBR pipes Montgomery, Illinois, ST11sptour@aol.com 38 Ralph Paxton & Susan 95'ABS STammel STride Auburn, Alabama firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Stevens 94 127 Pete Wells 94 Wander LuST (she answers to Wanda) Canterbury, New Hampshire ZNSX09A@prodigy.com Willie red bike with modified bars Florida
This is arrival time at Blue Ridge Cycle Campground. That's Claude
Hill and Don Feyma anchoring the picnic table, and getting ready to
offer a brew. The bike with the sport shield is Robert Coat's. The
two fellows have covered their bikes. Maybe they know something we
Robert's bike in front of his luxury digs for the weekend. But compared to the campers, that's no kidding around.
Tyres and headshake part 25. The excitement is evident on the faces of the happy campers, who are listening with rapt... (bull! Sorry gang, I can't keep up with these lies. At least we didn't clone pictures like the Brits!)
Claude lectures on the ways of the Internet. Notice the gang, ever fresh for new knowledge, have the same intense expressions of concentration they held during the headshake and tyres sessions. What a group!
By this time Susan is mostly just ignoring the rain. I believe that's Ralph in the background doing a bit of fix-up on the tent - again.
Henry's strange fireplace/stove. This was a popular after hours place for the headshake and tyres crowd.
The rock poker game. Participants are (L-R) Bill, Don, Claude, Susan, and Ralph. Derek is taking the picture. His right hand was still working at this time.
Another shot of Blue Ridge Cycle Campground. My trailer room is just left, out of the picture. That's Tim and Willie. This is Sunday morning just before saddling up for the ride to Mt Mitchell..
The Sunday morning ride gang at the Graybeard Mountain overlook. It's 5592 feet elevation here. Aren't black bikes nice! The silver one isn't bad either, but the nut riding it parked it so far back you can't see it. I'm not up on everyone's name, but on the left are Don and Tim Moore. Derek is down on the end.
Another shot of the bikes at the same place.
Derek's bike after the spill. You can easily see the wet grass clippings and the slide mark. You can also get an idea of the lower pavement which caused him to go over. The pavement was so low it didn't support the bike on the wing. Bad ending to a great weekend. Do however, check out the drop dead beautiful scenery.
Here's Derek shortly after the mishap. I believe he is about to make a friendly, internationally understood jesture. Can't say I blame him!
Further along the Parkway on the same day. I needed frequent stops (about 1/hour) to change CD's. Also more of that great scenery. And aren't the trees beautiful too!
For those past the tyres and headshake bit, note the options on the
bike. The seat is a Corbin rumble seat, and the very, very tall
windshield is a Gustafson.
Mabry's Mill, on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Virginia. Restaurant here serves breakfast all day - quite civilized, I think!