A 1982 Blue Ridge Parkway Trip

Updated November 2010 with larger images and a Slideshow February 2015.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a great ride and is the destination of many motorcyclists.  If you have not ridden any length of it, I would recommend it. 

This trip started in Seaman, Ohio (located south of Hillsboro) in early October 1982.  The principal route was east across US 50 into Virginia to jump on the Blue Ridge Parkway at it's beginning after cruising thru the Shenandoah National Park.  We ventured the entire length of the parkway ending up in Gatlinburg, TN.   From there we headed back towards Ohio.


  Starting out.  Jim on a 1979 Yamaha 1100 Touring Bike.   Ade on a Suzuki 1100 LTD.
Break along US-50. Campground in Virginia.
Campground in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.   BR Pkwy view.  Just one of the many streams.
Ade on his Suzuki 1100. Break time...Jim resting on his Yamaha 1100. 
  BR Pkwy view.   BR Pkwy view.  A break being taken in one of the numerous overlook/parking areas.
  A BR Pkwy vista.   A BR Pkwy vista.
  A BR Pkwy vista.   A BR Pkwy vista.
  Daddy Rabbits campground located near the BR Pkwy.   Daddy Rabbits campground.
  State Forest campground.   Mabry Mill.  Along the parkway at mile post 176.1 in Virginia.
  Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.   Time for a break, somewhere in Kentucky.  Heading home....


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