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    I had not seen this thread previously. What better place than to post a photo from last summer riding Tail of the Dragon. Day before was Mt Mitchell from Marion.
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    I haven't ridden a bicycle more than a block or two in the past 50 years, so take this with a grain of salt. But I would think that riding the Tail of the Dragon on a bicycle would scare me nearly to death. No shoulders to speak of; narrow driving lanes; limited sight distance for drivers; too many Ricky Racers; etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I haven't ridden a bicycle more than a block or two in the past 50 years, so take this with a grain of salt. But I would think that riding the Tail of the Dragon on a bicycle would scare me nearly to death. No shoulders to speak of; narrow driving lanes; limited sight distance for drivers; too many Ricky Racers; etc.
    Yep, cycling the TTD on a weekend would not be advisable. Frankly, I wouldn't even take the car or motorbike there on a weekend. When I'm cycling tough mountain passes or know there are going to be really technical descents, I go to great lengths to plan such rides for when there will be the least amount of traffic possible.

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    Nice country dirt road riding...

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    Got out for a short ride today. 65 and sunny.
    Tomorrow we head for Virginia on the motorcycles.

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    I’ll keep up with Lee with today’s cow stop

    Humidity up there from all the last few days rain

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    re-upping a good thread...

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    A lot of Crop Dusters over our house this time of year. Rode out to the airport to ask what they're spraying.
    A couple weeks ago was dry fertilizer and now they are spraying corn for fungus.
    This is a Thrush. I have not seen one of these before. Normally in this area you see Air Tractors, Radial engine and Turbo Props.
    The Thrush just showed up yesterday.

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    The guy working on his Air Tractor is from New Jersey.

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    There's 2 or 3 local guys who live here in Creston who own Air Tractors and they only work locally.
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    We haven't been on bicycles for the last month - because we've been on motorcycles. Just(ish) got back from a 6500 mile walkabout including the national rally in Montana. Now we are outfitting our 'gravel' bikes for touring. Attached is my setup: Altura handlebar bag w/ Klikit release, Ortlieb panniers, titanium rack w/ built in bottle opener. Normally we use a large saddlebag along with a handlebar bag but we now require more comfort while camping. Tent. Sheesh.
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    While I'm here...

    We adapted one of our VW Sportwagens to be a micro RV. I know this is getting pretty far away from motorcycle talk, but we want to travel AND ride bicycles. So we're going to mix up motorcycle travel with 'RV' travel.

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    The rooftop tent is from RoofNest (the Sparrow model). Car gets about 30mpg with it on top. Just a little bit more wind noise (but less than bikes on a roof rack).

    I made up a couple of racks to put our folding bicycles securely on the rear seat. The idea stemmed from my attempt at making a bike rack for my motorcycle (documented here last spring).

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    Finally, here is the bike in action at Hector Falls - near Watkins Glen, the site of the Finger Lakes Rally. This was in June before we headed out to Montana on the scooters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kurtr11s View Post
    I know this is getting pretty far away from motorcycle talk, but we want to travel AND ride bicycles. ]
    Nice setup. I like seeing different ideas people come up with.
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    Not your average bicycle ride -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJgMObLsUdE

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    I remember that, the weight/HP ratio difference against the Ferrari makes me smile... but not enough to give that a try these days!
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    A rocket propelled two wheeled vehicle is not a bicycle.

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    The first thing I noticed was the ambulance on standby.
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