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Bike Trip! Day 3.
Posted By: Ricky Lee McBroom
Date: Friday, 28 July 2006, at 2:35 a.m.
After a liesurely breakfast, we headed for the hills:
Pretty wide load there, I admit. But the trailer continues to please, and now I'm hauling items for Ray and Judy, 'cause they ran out of room in the car. Here's a rare shot of Ray:
Rare 'cause, with that bike, you normally see only tail lights, receeding into the distance.
We arrived in Robbinsville in the early afternoon and, with rain threatening, decided we'd better get in a couple of runs through The Gap before the bottom fell out. Here's the first real Point Of Interest once you're on the Dragon proper:
Then, on to the Real Show - the road itself! Approximately 8 miles and 270 curves later, you get a different perspective:
What a great view. And what a great ride! This shot of Ray will prove it:
Look close, and you'll note that Ray's sporting a Big Sh*t Eating Grin inside his helmet..
I led the way on the return trip and.. well, I kinda lost Ray. Just goes to show that horsepower ain't everything. Smooth riding and complete confidence in your bike count for a lot, too. According to my trusty Casio they counted for 5 minutes and 41 seconds on this occasion, that being the time it took Ray to arrive after I switched off the ST's ignition.
Pam was waiting back at Mile Zero, and introduced me to our new pet..
..dragon, who she's named "Robbie". (He's from Robbinsville, NC, you see. )
That pic also shows my cockpit as configured for this run. The video turned out quite decent!
One last photo.. This may not mean much to those who don't ride. But for those who do, it will speak volumes:
That's called Using All Your Tire, gents!
Well.. nearly all. I've still got about 10mm of virgin rubber on the outside edge there. Don't count on it being so chaste tomorrow, though!
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