Virginia: Charlottesville & points south (Sunday, June 22nd)

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  1. TNRabbit

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    OK, I've mapped out this route from Charlottesville, VA, for next Sunday, June 22nd (weather permitting)..> Right now, extended forecast showing a 60-80% chance of rain Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., but that's 8 days out & things can certainly change in a week:

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    Scott, you HAVE to come on this one as it's right from your backyard~

    We'll be crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway twice during this one so there's an opportunity to run along the ridge here, too

    Anyone interested, PM me for meeting details
     
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    I'm going to make the rain date for this on Saturday.
     
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    Im in with the GoPo
     
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    First, you must prove you can SPELL GoPro (that's twice now in two different threads), grasshopper~
     
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    It's my voice Recognition on my phone slick . lol
     
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    I'm thinking we can meet at Greenwood Gourmet Grocery on Route 250 in Crozet (exit 107 off I-64):

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    I've revised the loop somewhat based on a local rider's advice...we'll leave Greenwoods travel down 250 to 151, 151 to 56, 56 to 606, 606 to 252, 252 to 39, 39 to 11, 11 to 631, 631 to 60, 60 to 29k, 29 to 151 & return back to exit 107 at I-64.

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    Whoa---- that looks like a great ride.
    Have fun guys!
     
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    Sorry. Can't ride that far to start a ride. Have fun guys.
     
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    That area is my hometown. Know many of those roads well. Crozet too. Have fun you guys.
     
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    The Blue ridge is the saving grace for a state that sees hot muggy horrible riding weather summers. Have fun.
     
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    Sorry! I hate to miss it, but it's prime summer session in school right now and a lot of assignments to get done. Have a good time. I hear there's good sandwiches at that place you're meeting!
     
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    OK, I scheduled it on Sunday to specifically fit your schedule, Scott--I thought it would be cruel to schedule a ride in your back yard on the day you work!

    Thinking of moving this to Saturday; still watching the weather forecast to determine least chance of precipitation....
     
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    As of today, Sunday looks like the better day to ride. Warmer for sure, but MUCH lower chance of precipitation:

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    Meet time will be 9 a.m. on Sunday.
     
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    I had some time after work yesterday and decided to make a portion of this ride. I went 151 to 56 then south on the BRP and back east on 60 to rt 29 to head home. I wanted to make the whole loop but was short on time.

    For those that haven't riden here, give it a try! 56 is very tight and technical, the turns come at you fast and furious. Awesome ride and it will work you hard. Most of the road is a 55 speed limit and you won't risk a speeding ticket very often.

    The BRP is always fun depending on your view of the 45mph speed limit. Big sweeper after big sweeper. Tough to manage the speed!

    60 is a mix, the turns are not as tight as 56 but still a blast. 55 speed limit.

    Road conditions were great everywhere. Very few gravely spots and the pavement is in good shape.
     
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    thanks for the update!
     
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    OK, I'm resurrecting this trip for this Saturday, July 12th. Same itenerary, same meeting location, some slight adjustments to the actual route but we can discuss those when we meet (nothing major). Read from the top & post here if you're interested in coming along. As of right now, plan to meet in Crozet, VA, at 9 a.m. Saturday.
     
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    Can one of the mods please change the date in the title to Saturday, July 12? Thanks~
     
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    One more day. Only two have confirmed for this ride (including myself) thus far....
     
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