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« on: July 03, 2008, 06:50:45 pm »

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Blue Ridge Parkway, Suches, Georgia and Smoky Mts.                                                                                                                                                                                

12 days, 2833 miles

6/21/08
Day 1 - Leave Warwick RI  5:15AM;  Odometer=2650  
All Highway;                                                            
Arrive Martinburg , West Virginia 4PM;  Odom=3088    
11 hours; 438 miles
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Day 2 - 6/22 - Leave 8AM;
Skyline Drive and beginning of BlueRidge Parkway
Afternoon rain; Arrive at Buena Vista @4PM; Odom=3309                                                                                                      
All 2 lane mountain road; 8 hours; 221 miles
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Day 3 - 6/23 – Leave 7:30AM
More of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Excellent weather.
Arrive at ‘Little Switzerland’ @6:30.  11 hours;  300 miles
Odom=3608
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Day 4 – 6/24 – Leave 9:30AM
Completed the Blue Ridge PW. Sunny/Warm
Arrive Cherokee, North Carolina @2:30PM
5 hours; 155 miles. Odom=3763
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Day 5 – 6/25 – Stayed in Cherokee another day.
Rode through and around the Smoky Mountains.
Leave 9:30AM, Return 2:30PM
5 hours; 118 miles. Odom=3881
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Day 6 – 6/26 – Leave 10:00AM
Arrive in Suches GA at 2:30PM for a 4 day stay
at ‘High Valley Cabins’.
4.5 hours; 107 miles. Odom=3988
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Day 7 – 6/27 – Friday my nephew arrived and we
rode Rt.60, Rt.180 and a few other loops around the mountains in northern GA.
4 hours; 112 miles. Odom=4100
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Day 8 – 6/28 – Leave 9:30AM. A wicked awesome day.
Rode north beginning on Rt.60 to the Cherohala Skyway,
Rt.28 and returned to Suches via a number of 2 lane roads.
Spent some time helping to fix my nephew’s bike. (Fuel line leak)
Returned to Suches at 5:15.
8 hours; 223 miles. Odom=4383
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Day 9 - 6/29 - Rode a short loop aound the northern GA mountain area
 97 miles. Odom=4420
Rested for the long, (1063 mile) highway ride home.
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Day 10 – 6/30 --  Leave Suches 9AM
Returning home via Rts.85N, 77N & 81N.
Arrive New Bern VA @6PM
9 hours; 380 miles. Odom=4800
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Day 11 – 6/31 - Leave 6:30AM
Arrive Clinton, NJ @ 5PM
10+ hours; 451 miles. Odom=5251
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Day 12 – 7/1 – Leave 7AM
Arrive home, (RI) @11:30
4.5 hours; 232 miles. Odom=5483

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 02:21:19 pm »

Gahhhhh!!! Yer Killin Me Twofinger
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2008, 09:52:51 pm »

So, any favorite roads on this trip, and did you get rained on at all?  I know it rained the weekend of the 4th because I didn't ride anywhere....

I'm definitely looking forward to my next ride up the BRP.
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 07:03:05 am »

I just finished a ride thru northern Georgia.

GA-60....wow...just wow. Fantastic stuff.

That's better than most roads in Europe  Smile

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 09:10:12 am »


I just finished a ride thru northern Georgia.

GA-60....wow...just wow. Fantastic stuff.

That's better than most roads in Europe  Smile




Yup, 60 is great until you go over the mountain south of Suches, then the pavement turns to crap. But it takes you to the bottom of Blood Mountain (huge fun), which is well worth the bumpy ride.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 09:06:23 pm »

I'm back for another dose of northern Georgia  Cool

I don't understand how the topography here makes for better roads than those around Asheville which is almost in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell  Headscratch

Anywhoo, good stuff  Bigok

Staying at Copperhead resort near Blairsville. Motorcycle friendly with bike washing facilities. Restaurant has above average food and more importantly, you can get a martini at the bar. Shaken, not stirred  Bigsmile
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 09:34:58 pm »


I'm back for another dose of northern Georgia  Cool

I don't understand how the topography here makes for better roads than those around Asheville which is almost in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell  Headscratch

Anywhoo, good stuff  Bigok

Staying at Copperhead resort near Blairsville. Motorcycle friendly with bike washing facilities. Restaurant has above average food and more importantly, you can get a martini at the bar. Shaken, not stirred  Bigsmile



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That's close to Asheville and a very good ride  Thumbsup

How about 181?

How about 80?

Oh I forgot you be a newby around here
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