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landscape image of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Mountains trip – Day 4

338 miles Day 4 was another longish ride to get back to coastal NC and home. Although the first 20 miles or so were on the BRP, the rest was mainly highway all the way back to Southport No major issues, the roads were mainly dry, not too busy (even through the larger towns and …


Blue Ridge Mountains trip – Day 3

159 Miles Day 3 started early (its been a long time since I camped and I have to admit, it wasn’t the most comfortable of nights!). Nothing to do with the gear, just an old man’s bones creaking… As I mentioned, the Smoky Mountains Meadows Campground was fantastic, a nice warm shower to start the …

Route map of Day 2 of the Blue Ridge Mountains trip

Blue Ridge Mountains Planning

Planning is well underway for the first long weekend trip of the year. The bike is serviced and ready to go and I can’t wait to get on the road early Friday morning. The plan is for a long 400 mile day 1 (mostly highway) to get up to just west of Asheville, NC and …