Day Three - Winchester, Virginia to Roanoke, Virginia (322 miles)

We got an extra early to start out on Skyline drive. The ride to Front Royal was rather dull, but this was certainly due to the anticipation. Once in the park, we were tempted to stop at every turn to snap a picture. The road through
Skyline Drive is perfect (when there is no traffic on it, which is rare). For the first several dozen miles we were unencumbered by other motorists, but as the day wore on, the RVs came out. After one camera stop we did see a black bear on the side of the road. When we got to Waynesboro we jumped off Skyline, and cruised over to Charlottesville for lunch. I had read where U.S. 29 was a decent road, chocked full of history, so we headed south on that with our sights set on Appomattox. While we typically do not do much formal sightseeing on our trip, we had a feeling this would be worth a stop. It was; although we only stayed a short time, I think we were both happy to have seen the courthouse where Lee surrendered. After our tourist thing, we headed west on U.S. 460. We stopped for gas in Bedford where Steve's bike had some rear brake problems. Not wanting to go to far without repair, and a threatening sky, we limped on down to Roanoke for the night. We found a motel right across from a K-Mart. With one trip to the hardware section, his bike was ready to go for the next day. Who says Jap bikes can't be worked on?
Day Three - Winchester, Virginia to Roanoke, Virginia