We went right from the motel to the gas stop just to make sure everyone was on the same page.
Dave loves his ex-John Lebo FJR1300
The leader of the pack - John Lebo, hisself!
Chris with his Kawasaki Concours
Dan Ross...back in his BMW saddle again!
Bill...the first part of the Canadian Connection
Ron and Brian looking over Ron's BMW GS
Judy's 1963 BMW, borrowed by husband Bill for the trip, and if he messes it up he's toast!
Brian's ancient Kawasaki Concours...
Bill and Chris starting out easy on a chilly May morning
Winding through the countryside
The headquarters of Future Meals on The Hoof
A quick look over my shoulder shows Ron's still with us!
Mickey D's! John always picks the finest cusine in the area. We wanted to introduce him to Margaret Mitchell. He thought we were talking about the author of "Gone With The Wind" but we had a different Margaret Mitchell in mind - Margaret B. Mitchell
Just a quick glimpse of a small bit of the tornado damage in North Carolina
The Country Store, in Shady Valley, Tennessee is about midway through The Snake; a road that stretches over One Valley, Three Mountains and 489 delicious curves! WOW!
How can you ride without Snake Venom? Venomous and ethanol free no less!
And for those who are more timid, there's Non-Venomous fuel. No Ethanol, of course.
Route 421 in Shady Valley, Tennessee
From Shady Valley, The Snake goes to Mountain City!
Now you know what to look for when you get to Shady Valley. You can buy t-shirts and posters too!
Dan...as happy as a clam!
Bill and Chris seem to have gotten the hang of The Snake.
So, whaddya think of this guardrail?
Like bees chasing after honey, the boys roll through at corner.
The close up of the last picture.
This is as straight as it gets on The Snake and it doesn't last very long!
If you like hairpins, The Snake is your kinda road!
Same hairpin but a different angle.
One slip up away from a really bad day
Chris cuts it close to the double yellow lines.
It's pretty, but it's a long walk to get groceries.
Mighty fine scenery!
There are a couple of amateur photographers in the group
John is studying for his test in map-folding class.
Prettiest bike in the bunch, but I'm prejudiced.
The Hotel Switzerland on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We stayed there Thursday night.