East Tennessee Tag-O-Rama!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by jonesy54, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Mossy_Crk

    Mossy_Crk Fallen over

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    I really should go get this tonight or tomorrow morning. Anyone want to tag along?
  2. Mossy_Crk

    Mossy_Crk Fallen over

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    And tagged - The Boones Creek Potters' Gallery:

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  3. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    Aha! Bought my second car just down the road.
  4. waspp

    waspp Been here awhile

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    I was just there last week. The old store and gas station are the best but you will get run off!
  5. Mossy_Crk

    Mossy_Crk Fallen over

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    The cemetery reflects some really unique history, too. It's an interesting place to walk through if you have a little bit of time.
  6. DragonNester

    DragonNester Been here awhile

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    I thought the building looked strange and then I looked more closely at the road striping.:norton
  7. slime

    slime Healing nicely

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    Haven't been there in a while, nice trip.. Lots of history..
  8. waspp

    waspp Been here awhile

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    Got it!

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    The new tag...an easy one

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  9. DragonNester

    DragonNester Been here awhile

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    Excellent!! :thumbup
  10. TommyBoy420

    TommyBoy420 Adventurer

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    Devils triangle is a nice ride far less traffic than the dragon.
    Old pic just wanted to add the devils triangle hint as if it wasn't easy enough.
  11. daGeeeze

    daGeeeze Geeezed lightning

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    Descending that route can wake you up. You can't see the road on those switchbacks at some points.
  12. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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    Last time I rode the Triangle I almost got run off the road twice by coal trucks barreling around blind corners into my side of the road. Never again. It is a nice road, but not that nice.
  13. slime

    slime Healing nicely

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    I rode up there Sunday! Great ride, no traffic lots of twisties and some gravel roads too!
  14. Thorgrim

    Thorgrim Used'ta could

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    Well, Sunday might be the only day you don't have to deal with coal trucks. Did you get pushed by the go-fast crowd? Honestly, I understand them and in my younger bulletproof days I was one of them, but I neither want to be in their way nor to get pushed by them to the point I can't smell the roses.
  15. waspp

    waspp Been here awhile

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    The day I was there there wasn't a coal truck to be found. I spoke with a local and he said the coal trucks run when the price is high enough to make it worth while...which isn't very often. I don't know for sure but it seems the coal biz in those parts is on the decline.
  16. Thorgrim

    Thorgrim Used'ta could

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    Coal mines in the general area for the most part mine metallurgical coal - has nothing to do with the "energy" industry, it's used for smelting, making steel mostly. While there's some spot market, usually it's fulfilling a short term supply contract and most of it goes overseas. That way of life is mostly confined to miners who have put down roots and are willing to live with boom and bust to a degree coal mining hasn't experienced since the '20s, and it won't last long. I'm a third-generation miner, and the fourth generation won't take it much longer. Sorry to sidetrack into a rant, but without the coal industry you'll be riding those roads on an ISDT bike with a wooden frame.

    I try to respect and stay out of the way of the sport riders, and while I'm enjoying the twisties (I live near The Snake) I do know that I can't and am not willing to ride at that level. I try to time my rides for slack times for the crotch rocketeers.

    All I can tell you about the trucks is to feel happy for them when they're hauling, because times for them are getting slimmer and slimmer.
  17. Yankee Dog

    Yankee Dog Long timer

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    I have no problems with the coal industry. I like my electric lights and steel is a nice thing to have around as well. What I dont like are big ass dump trucks coming around blind corners on my side of the road. :eek1

    That said, there are plenty of other roads less traveled for me to ride on. I will go find them.
  18. DragonNester

    DragonNester Been here awhile

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    If this tag is still around in a few weeks I plan to go after it...probably on a Sunday. I'd rather face off against a Suzuki or Yamaha than a Mack.:ricky
  19. machinebuilder

    machinebuilder Long timer

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    I was going that way tommorow.........but work is interfering with my play
  20. Dogscout

    Dogscout Wow why and adventure

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    Yeah, Its their road though too. They were hauling coal and making a living before some idiot gave that road a cute name. They do not care that you are there, and basically you're just a nuisance. Now if you really want to dodge trucks (no pun) go ride the haul road to Prudhoe.