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Old 05-25-2010, 01:54 PM   #7336
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Go east towards Bristol and ride the Snake US 421. Then go north and ride, on Rt 16 past Marion up to Rt 61 or 460/19 then catch 77 and head north. Great riding and friendly people, plus not too crowded.

Have fun, ride safe.
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:37 AM   #7337
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Thank you, I had planned on riding the snake since the mudslide. I still want a T shirt that says deals gap. Lelaving the campground today.

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Old 05-26-2010, 06:04 AM   #7338
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Hope you have a great time in NC!

I will probably not make the trip this year due to my new job. As most report, the Dragon is usually crowded on nice days, especially weekends. One Dragon ride a year is enough for me. If there was a better route to get into the area, we'd take it. We ride straight through and the Dragon is near the end of a 600 mile day. It's not much fun when your tired.
There are so many nice roads in Western NC to ride that the Dragon should be a sidenote.
- 28 just East of the Dragon (Hellbender 28) is a decent ride but it's much better past 74 toward Franklin.
- The Cherohala Skyway is my favorite. Very light traffic and almost void of side roads entering for 40 miles. This road was made for ST's!

We stay at the Kickstand Lodge every year. It's just East of the Ironhorse Lodge on 28. A very layed-back place and a lot of fun. They have fantastic meals at breakfast and supper for a donation. This is a motorcycle campground not just a hotel that caters to bikers. They really make you feel like family, you'll probably even be offered the opportunity to wash the dishes. Spend a relaxing evening by the campfire watching sport bikes heading East from the Dragon with the state police on their tail. Oh yeah, it is a dry county so bring your own refreshments if you are so inclined.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:58 AM   #7339
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Tag!



I'll get the new tag up ASAP.

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Old 05-26-2010, 09:10 AM   #7340
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Nice quick grab!

Planning my route now... Looking at the routes posted above. Thanks for the advice. I will post after the ride. I will also watch to see where the tag is dropped. I am an addict.

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Old 05-26-2010, 09:33 AM   #7341
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The money shot:



Closer:



The other side:



(Somehow I sense this was a hell-of-a-man. Probably wise, caring, and incredibly tough. He even shared his gravestone with his wife. )

This is on a road named for this family, in southern Brown County. Within sight in the direction my MC is facing is DeVore Road.

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Edit: I need to cut my fingernails...Bext?
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:42 AM   #7342
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What do you folks think?

421 from Richmond?

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Old 05-26-2010, 09:44 AM   #7343
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If there was a better route to get into the area, we'd take it.
US33 to the Blue Ridge Pkwy to 441 through the Smokies. Takes 1.5 days but its the best route, IMO.

I concur with your assessment of Cherohala.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:50 AM   #7344
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[quote=MeefZah]US33 to the Blue Ridge Pkwy to 441 through the Smokies. Takes 1.5 days but its the best route, IMO.


We take I-75 in order to make it in one day. Reaching the Kickstand by supper time makes the slab tolerable.

441 through Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are to be avoided like the plague at certain times. If you get caught in the tourist traffic you will want to take off your helmet and beat your own brains in with it.

This talk has got me a little bummed about missing the trip this year. I was thinking about getting a couple guys to hit SE Ohio this weekend for an overnighter. Probably will ride 555, 536 and others in the general area. Can anyone recomend a campground in the vicinity without a thousand screaming kids? Are there any motorcycle resorts in OH like they have in NC?

Sorry about being off of the tagging topic. I searched elsewhere but came up empty.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:05 AM   #7345
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Can anyone recomend a campground in the vicinity without a thousand screaming kids? Are there any motorcycle resorts in OH like they have in NC?
I suppose the closest thing might be Kaeppners place...
I haven't been the myself but Bill is cool and a inmate besides... Buckeye Dualsporter

http://www.kaeppnerswoods.com/compon...mid,6/catid,9/
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:19 PM   #7346
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Oh no!!! I've been Bruced!







Oh well, it was a nice 400 mile ride today with the KLR.
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Old 05-26-2010, 01:48 PM   #7347
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Oh no!!! I've been Bruced!

Oh well, it was a nice 400 mile ride today with the KLR.
Bummer!

Hey, got any extra Appleseed project stickers like whats on your KLR fairing?
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:22 PM   #7348
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I have one extra of each of the stickers. And I don't think those are being made anymore, as there's a redesign coming so they can be smart this time and have the URL on them.......so these'll be collectible.

PM me your address, and I can send you the oval one. I was hooked up with an OH ADV sticker out of the goodness of someone's heart last year.

If anyone on here wants to attend an Appleseed event (Rifle Marksmanship - hit out to 500 yards)... PM me and I'll get you registered for free. Women and children under 21 already attend free, so it's a great family event.
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:25 PM   #7349
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Meanstreaker, I have many more bruces than tags. I love it.

I was ON MY WAY to circletown for the steam engine and the tag had been taken. That is not even getting bruced. What do you call it?

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Old 05-26-2010, 03:52 PM   #7350
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Hehe, I left for that Killen tag at 8 this morning. Figured I should get an early start since it was 2.5 hours one way.
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