A 1982 Blue Ridge Parkway Trip

October 1982

Photos by:  Jim McMullen 

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.

Some of the pictures might be a little grainy since they were taken, developed and scanned a long time ago - before digital cameras came on the scene.




Starting out.  Jim on a 1979 Yamaha XS1100 Touring Bike.

Ade on a Suzuki GS 1000 L.

Break along US-50.

Campground in Virginia.

Blue Ridge Pkwy view.

BR Pkwy view.  Just one of the many streams.

Ade on his Suzuki 1000.

Break time...Jim resting on his Yamaha 1100.

A Blue Ridge Pkwy vista.

Blue Ridge Pkwy view.  A break being taken in one of the numerous overlook/parking areas.

A Blue Ridge Pkwy vista.

Enjoying the views on the Parkway.
Raven Fork Overlook

Another break along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Daddy Rabbits campground just off of the BR Parkway.

Daddy Rabbits campground located near the BR Pkwy.

Mabry Mill.  Along the Blue Ridge Parkway at mile post 176.1 in Virginia.

Jefferson National Forest

State Forest campground.

Campground in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.

Time for a break, somewhere in Kentucky. 
Heading home....
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