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Old 03-31-2014, 11:05 AM   #1
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Throwing a trip together, need route suggestions

Last summer my daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia (ALL), and I made the decision to leave work and stay home with her through her two years of chemo. Since July, I've done almost no riding. I now have the chance to take a week in April and get in a good ride, so I'm hoping to get some suggestions for good roads and accomodations (B&Bs, moto-friendly joints).

I'm throwing this together in a hurry. I live in Foxborough, MA and want to head down towards Charleston, Savanah maybe.. Definitely like to stop through some historical antebellum cities. Then maybe up towards Asheville, etc... I'd like to ride some nice twisties, but also be able to combine the riding with some scenic areas to photograph.

Thoughts?
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:08 PM   #2
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I live just a few miles North of Savannah in what is called The Low Country. Charleston and the areas to the South, Beaufort, Hunting Island, Bluffton, Pickney Wildlife Preserve, Fort Jackson in Savannah, the city of Savannah(hard to find a more pedestrian and tourist friendly town) are all scenic and part of the Coastal Empire of South Carolina. PM me and I will be glad to add details.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:21 AM   #3
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im in Asheville. let us know when you'll be here. pretty sure we can arrange a tour or something!
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:36 AM   #4
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Hi 35xj, that would be great! I'm probably going to be in your area on a weekday, hope that's not a problem

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Old 04-07-2014, 12:02 PM   #5
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just some ideas.

Going down, run down the eastern shore and cross at Norfolk. You can then catch some towns just to the west of the big sounds in NC. An easy route that still gives you still easy travel time but gets you away from the 95 corridor is US 1 down towards Columbia. There are some nice old towns along 1. Then there are some backroads that head toward Savannah.

Once you are heading north, you can do parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway but it is a nice ride, without being too much of back roads to pick your way north just to the east of Blue Ridge Parkway till about northern VA. Then head west a bit and run into WV and stay west of 81 up through PA.

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Old 04-07-2014, 12:12 PM   #6
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Blue Ridge Parkway between Cherokee NC and Asheville NC is the best part of the parkway in my opinion.

Lots of twisties around the Asheville Area. 209 to Hot Springs. 215 from the Parkway to Brevard. Hwy 276.


Brunswick, Savanah, Charleston, Beaufort are all nice areas with a lot of history.
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