Thumpâ??n and smokeâ??n through the Southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.

User avatar
endurojunkie
Training Wheels
Posts: 999
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 4:58 pm
Location: The Republic of Floyd, Va.

Thumpâ??n and smokeâ??n through the Southwest Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.

Post by endurojunkie » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:21 am

So last fall I rescued an XT500 from a storage building and became the proud owner. I spent the winter fixâ??n and cleaning to get it ready to ride. It turns out to be a great bike for exploring the back roads of Floyd county. This past weekend, Andy / drew0512 came up to Floyd for a few days of R&R in the cool mountain air and exploring back roads with me.

One of our stops to get the county map out and figure out where we are?
Image

I love it when I see these signs.
Image

The view just past the sign.
Image

Another good sign.
Image
User avatar
endurojunkie
Training Wheels
Posts: 999
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 4:58 pm
Location: The Republic of Floyd, Va.

Post by endurojunkie » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:31 am

We stopped to take in the scenery from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Image

The MIGHTY RT!
Image

And the MONSTER XT!
Image

This is my first experience with an XT and I need to thank fellow forum member Ayteeone for answering and helping me with my many questions I had during my fixâ??n up and getting it ready to ride.
User avatar
Socal_Dad
Training Wheels
Posts: 2562
Joined: Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:30 pm
Location: Southern California

Post by Socal_Dad » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:15 am

What a perfect day on two great bikes!

Nice job on the resto!

Beautiful scenery and looks like a really fun ride you guys had [ok]
*Labor of love: A task that is either unpaid or badly paid that one does simply for satisfaction or pleasure.

KTM 540 XC, TM 250 MX, RT1B 360, RM 250
User avatar
Midlife motor
Training Wheels
Posts: 776
Joined: Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:53 pm
Location: Mesa, Az

Post by Midlife motor » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:46 am

Very cool!
It is better to remain silent and be considered a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
User avatar
Ayteeone
Training Wheels
Posts: 94
Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:42 pm
Location: Boulder, CO

Post by Ayteeone » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:12 pm

Glad things worked out with the XT. What a great looking bike! The RT is a beaut too [ok]
Looks like quite a day!
User avatar
endurojunkie
Training Wheels
Posts: 999
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 4:58 pm
Location: The Republic of Floyd, Va.

Post by endurojunkie » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:51 am

Socal_Dad wrote:What a perfect day on two great bikes!

Nice job on the resto!

Beautiful scenery and looks like a really fun ride you guys had [ok]
Thanks! It was a great couple days of riding. I've still got a lot to do before it's finished.[o-o]
User avatar
endurojunkie
Training Wheels
Posts: 999
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 4:58 pm
Location: The Republic of Floyd, Va.

Post by endurojunkie » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:57 am

Ayteeone wrote:Glad things worked out with the XT. What a great looking bike! The RT is a beaut too [ok]
Looks like quite a day!
The XT has exceeded my expectations and I like it more every time I ride itdance. Thanks again for all your help.
User avatar
endurojunkie
Training Wheels
Posts: 999
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 4:58 pm
Location: The Republic of Floyd, Va.

Post by endurojunkie » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:58 am

Midlife motor wrote:Very cool!
Thanks, it was a great couple days on the Blue Ridge.
freebrd1975
Training Wheels
Posts: 260
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:00 am
Location: brunswick ga

Post by freebrd1975 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:01 pm

great lookin' place to ride ! fine lookin' bikes too !victory
1974 Yamaha DT 360
1982 Yamaha IT 465
User avatar
drew0512
Training Wheels
Posts: 826
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:59 am
Location: Charleston,SC

Post by drew0512 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:29 am

Another good sign.
Image[/QUOTE]

Road 609, Belcher Mountain Rd, and she was a steep one!!! Rear tire was trying to pass almost the whole way down. We had so much fun, we turned around and went back the way we came. Can't wait to ride Floyd County again "EJ". dance
__________________________________________
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. ____Benjamin Franklin Dance

DT3, RT2
Post Reply