It was a long day for Pat (pat0021) and Alan (Nomadinator) who left their homes in Ohio at about 6 AM for a twisty ride through West Virginia and
Virginia to get to my "backyard".
We met in Damascus, VA at abut 7 PM and they weren't ready to stop riding yet! (OK, maybe a little sore by then.)
Here's our bikes at the 'In the Country' country store and restaurant on Hwy 58 in Damascus. Alan's gorgeous Nomad (with mucho mods) is in
the front, then my mostly stock 900 Classic, with Pat's beautifully painted and modded 900 LT bringing up the rear. Note the big freakin'
cup holder on the Nomad. LOL!
We left Damascus and rode up 133 into Tennessee through Cherokee National Forest and Backbone Rock.
Here's a photo of the guys with their bikes at Backbone Rock... Alan in front, Pat, and then me in the back.
We continued up to Shady Valley where the 'touristas' bought some t-shirts. Then, on to "The Snake" (Hwy 421) up to Mountain City.
When done in Mountain City we rode "The Snake" back through Shady Valley and into Bristol. After a great dinner I finally delivered the guys to
their hotel in Bristol, VA at about 11 PM... nearly 16 hours on a bike for those guys and about 3 for me.
I'll post some more pictures throughout the day today as work allows. But, Pat said that Alan took more than 500 pictures of their travel down
before they even got to me, so I expect to see some pictures from those guys, as well.
All in all, a GREAT day of riding with some great riders!