1. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Does anyone know of any areas to check out in the charleston area. A coworker and I are wanting to take a trip to charleston in september and was curious to know if there was some places of interest, you know scenery/dirt roads to check out? Nothing to technical, as I will want to get my bike back home in one piece, I can just hear my wife now if I was to call her and say, can you come and pick me up? Also we will be travelling from Cartersville, Ga. which is north of atlanta on I-75 and was wondering if there were any other routes to get to charleston other than major interstates?
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  2. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    SC or WV?
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  3. porterfish

    porterfish Debaser

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    ride 17 to savannah :thumb
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  4. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    that would be south carolina, sorry I didn't know that west virginia had a charleston. i don't get out much.
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  5. andy29847

    andy29847 Dirt Road Rider

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    Charleston is full of things to see - museums, War of Northern Aggression historical sites, Reveloutionary War historical sites, old homes, etc. As for dirt roads, the Francis Marion National Forest is just north of Charleston, and has a public mkotorcycle riding area near Awendaw (intersection of US-17 and SC-10). But, and this is a big but, I heard that Hurricane Charley did a lot of damage in the notional forest and the trails may be blocked. About you route plans: the roads from Augusta to Charleston tend to be flat and straight. The scenery is nice is spots with tree covered roads and older homes along the way. US 78 or 278 are your choices out of Augusta with US 78 being the more direct route.
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  6. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    there's forest roads north of I20 (in SC) in the Sumter Natl Forest & in Francis Marion Natl Forest north of Charleston.

    lots of real OHV trails are currently closed due to heavy rain damage.

    have fun in the hot, flat, swampy, wet coastal plain (BTDT..grew up on the coast ... yechhhhhh)
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  7. PeteSC

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    From Augusta, you can take I-520 and exit on HWY 28...take that into SC. It joins up with US 278. From 278, take 125 south through the Savannah River Plant to Allendale, take US 301 North a bit, and jump on Hwy 641 towards Walterboro. You can jump on I 95 when you cross it, and run north to 26....or continue into Walterboro and pick up 17A, or 64...to get to Charleston. I used to ride to CHS often when my elderly parents still lived there...and hated to jump on the interstate. This route has modest traffic.....is 'semi' scenic, and I used to open the throttle up a bit on 641.
    I used to ride on the fire roads in the Francis Marion Nat forest 30 years ago...but can't help you out with anything current!
    Plenty of tourist stuff to do in Charleston. Depends on what you're interested in.....
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