Blue Ridge Parkway (Segment),
Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia,
by Bicycle, Sept-Oct, 2008
Tandem Bicycle Tour
We actually saw these animals in nearly this same scene,
but have no pictures.
All four of the above animal pictures are images borrowed
from the Internet, as we didn't have a fast enough reaction time to take
our own picture(s).
We had three bear sightings, all from the road (vs trail), and one sighting was a
Mama with a Cub.
While riding the tandem uphill, Dennis saw a Bobcat jump up on top of a stone wall,
15 feet in front of the moving Bike. Dennis and the Bobcat had immediate eye to contact.
What was amazing was that the Bobcat was a solid dark gray with virtually no cat
striping or shading, but all of the traditional bobcat tufts, puffs, and features
were present. By the time that the bike was within 9 feet of the Bobcat, it jumped
back down the stone wall. We stopped the bike in the next second and peered over the stone
wall, there was no sign of the cat. Poof.
Deer were so common that we soon quit taking pictures of them.
Dennis saw four Turkeys on the roadside while driving.
Deer, dead center (and Smoky Mountain fog).
Da Vinci Tandem Bicycle Assembly
(and Tampa vs Dallas Football Game - Yeah Satellite!).
Pictures not in time sequence order.
Early Breakfast, Early Start.
Why they are called the Blue Ridge Mountains.
All Tour Plans went into effect as desired and there were NO Injuries!