Blue Ridge Ride 2006

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The Parkway follows the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains, named for the blue haze caused by isoprene released by the abundant folliage. Here, Arnold Valley lies 2710 feet below. My bike is a 2004 Honda Shadow 750 Aero, with five speeds, a liquid-cooled engine, and shaft drive. I have equipted her with a windscreen, highway bars and footpegs, sissy bar, rack, and saddlebags.

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