Disclaimer...
All right people we are not in the business of, nor do we advocate or in any way intend to promote the brewing of coffee so hot that it requires an 800 number call to ones HMO, with a resultant 20 minute hold, in order to find out if reconstructive surgery is covered by your policy when said coffee has been launched or dispensed upon ones own person, or the person of any other person within the range of trajectory of said coffee. If McDonalds had made this clear to people, things could have been a lot easier.

Neither are we suggesting that biking the Blue Ridge Parkway in and of itself, not to mention any particular methods we might employ in doing so, is something you should do, not do, or induce anyone else to do or not do. Quite frankly, if you decide to do it you are completely on your own, just as we are. We are just telling a story here. Enjoy the story, but at the risk of sounding cynical - always question everything you ever see on the internet. Find competent authorities for information regarding your endeavors. We are not such competent authorities where any of this is concerned, just lucky to be alive and keen on enjoying it. Besides, even if you did something stupid, blamed us for it and decided to sue you wouldn't stand to get a whole lot. I mean for crying out load if we had Ferraris do you think we'd be doing this on bikes while eating nothing but Power Bars all day?