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America.Rides.Maps

Seeking Backroads - NC to VA and Back

'Friday October 22nd, 2021 15:30'
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America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
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America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
A good ride home. Revisited many roads I haven’t ridden in a long time and reconfirmed why. Gorgeous leaf color, warm sunny day, a nice time. 
jackie4737
9 months ago
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America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
Nice morning so far. We had a pretty ride on the BOTD to 42. Saltville was not so exciting. Coming down 91 even less so. 

Weve stopped in Damascus for a bite. Things should improve from here. 
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9 months ago
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9 months ago
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America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
We came across a “low water bridge” today on our explorations. These are bridges that are designed to withstand being submerged during flood events. There was some evidence this one had experienced a recent episode. 
America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
Superb leaf color as we cut through those mountains in the background on The Python today (US 58). While US 421 - “The Snake”, south of Damascus, gets all the attention, this ride to the east is as good or better and longer.  
America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
It’s a nice evening on the porch at The Old Jail. Today’s riding went well. The routes we plotted worked flawlessly even using the barest minimum of waypoints. The routes we scouted yielded several good roads, one outstanding, an unpaved loop that’s not really worth doing. 

jackie4737
9 months ago
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America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
We’ve done the exploring. Stopped in Marion for a bite. The leaves can be stunning in places. 
jackie4737
9 months ago
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jackie4737
9 months ago
Backbone Rock
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9 months ago

America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
jackie4737
9 months ago
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9 months ago
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America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
At The Diner for breakfast this morning, top rated food in town. I’ve laid out a new route for today. So nice to be able to do this quickly, it’s already in the GPS ready to go. 



It’s pretty around here and we came in so late it was too dark to get photos. I want to go back to Backbone Rock and get some pics. 

Then there is a cluster of roads I want to explore towards Galax. We’ll head for Tazewell after that. 
America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
We wandered over to the Damascus Old Mill Inn for dinner. It’s more my kind of place - rooms, bar, good food. We were not disappointed.  I will try to stay here next time in Damascus. 
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9 months ago

jackie4737
9 months ago
YermoSo...2 things. Your post where you tagged me.about the gravel is only visible when we search for it. It was in the ride posts timeline. Second thing is he's already seeing what he can get away with ~5 miles on gravel today. He may not make it back. 
America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
The Dancing Bear Inn will do for the
night, it’s all that was available. Small room, shared bath, few amenities. We’re going to wander over to my first choice place for dinner. They didn’t have any room for us. 
America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
We’ve arrived at the Dancing Bear B&B in Damascus, VA. First thing they asked was “Are you here to do the MABDR?” Small room but it will do for a night. 
America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago
Jackie’s officially in the GS club. Our first long stretch of gravel. 
Photo #260250
America.Rides.Maps
9 months ago

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9 months ago
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