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Well after looking at all the nice places you all live, I took the camera out for a ride. I live in Boone,NC and I commute to Blowing Rock which is about 12 one way. Its a great ride b/c I pass the Blue Ridge Parkway everyday.So Sunday was almost 70* and I hit the road for fantastic day in the saddle. These are some of the shots taken along with the "pull the camera from the back pocket and take a shot of the deer crossing the road" .
Enjoy!
 

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YEM said:
Well after looking at all the nice places you all live, I took the camera out for a ride. I live in Boone,NC and I commute to Blowing Rock which is about 12 one way. Its a great ride b/c I pass the Blue Ridge Parkway everyday.So Sunday was almost 70* and I hit the road for fantastic day in the saddle. These are some of the shots taken along with the "pull the camera from the back pocket and take a shot of the deer crossing the road" .
Enjoy!
There aren't many better places to cycle than Boone. How do you like Snake Mtn? I did Blood, Sweat and Gears about 3 years ago and the major moves were made on Snake. Lucky you, the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the great roads in the country. I especially like the view from Pisgah Mountain. Hopefully, Boone isn't expanding too much... it would be a shame. Thanks for sharing,
 

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Cool stuff. I bet it's really gorgeous once the leaves show up. I wish I had more roads like that out here.
 

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I have wanted to move to the "Highcountry" for a long time and did so last September. I will never leave this place. It is growing from what the locals say.....and realestate is thru the roof ,but livin in a college town has its perks too! Bars, Good Food, Happenings! I have not been around Snake Mtn. yet, but I do plan to do the Assault on Mt. Mitchell.Gotta love to climb!
 

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Fellow NC'er

Thanks for posting. NC has a weird reputation on this board but I have tried to up the NC rep by bragging on the incredible roads and parks all around.

I used to live up around Asheville (Waynesville) and no competition, simply awesome running and cycling. Not much in the way of work though...

So down I-40 a bit in Winston Salem, I still enjoy pretty good scenery, rolling hills and plenty of room. I do miss that parkway though... I used to be able to climb up to just over 5k and enjoyed the views.
 

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Great pictures and I am jealous of where you live. I think NC is as close to the perfect state as you can get. You have the mountains, ocean, rolling hills, four seasons, and beautiful people.
 

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I live in Charlotte and I have countless times made the 2 hour drive to Asheville just to ride on the BRP. Leave my car in the same parking lot as Liberty Bikes, make a nextdoor Starbucks run and the parkway entrance is less than a mile away! Someday I want to take a week or so and do the whole 470+ miles.


Just love the area, been wanting to move there for years, but have had no luck finding work. Who knows someday..

Enjoyed the pics!
 

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Nice pictures. I've never been to Boone or ridden on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Seems like something to shoot for this summer.
 

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It's right next to Virginia!

Isn't Virginia the part that West Virginia threw away? LOL
 
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