Fontana to Suches...?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Super wHak, May 14, 2009.

  1. Super wHak

    Super wHak Moto-culturalist

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    Next month I'll be staying in Fontana and want to run down to Suches, Wolf Pen, etc.

    Far as getting down there from Fontana - rather than taking Wayah Rd. to Franklin & hopping on 64, which I'm assuming is mostly slab (?) or 129, what about this:

    Take Dick's Creek Rd. off Wayah, which becomes Big Choga Rd. & Tuni Gap Rd. (or National Forest Rd.) & Tusquittee Rd. and ends up down at 64 on the GA border?

    Anybody done this? Is it paved? Is the road decent?
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  2. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    tuni and part of tusquitte rd are gravel
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  3. smr238

    smr238 Sam

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    You could go from fontana to the cherohola skyway over to tellico and down 68 to 60 to suches it's a great ride all paved. Or you could go 28 to warwoman road to 76 to 75 over richard russel parkway (rte 348) to 180 to 129 back onto 180 over suches still all paved
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  4. Super wHak

    Super wHak Moto-culturalist

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    Thanks.

    Does Warwoman have a Rt#? Which of those 2 routes you mentioned has the least straight bits?
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  5. smr238

    smr238 Sam

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    they are both full of twisties the second route 28 to warwoman has more little towns if you want to stop to eat or play tourist. Warwoman has no route number that I know of
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  6. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    Warwoman runs east out of Clayton Ga.
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  7. Super wHak

    Super wHak Moto-culturalist

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    Ok, yeah... I see that on the map now. Cool. Looks like a plan!
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  8. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    WARWOMAN is just like the dragon--EXCEPT NO COPS, TRUCKS, OR EVEN CARS!
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  9. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    I didn't ride Warwoman when I was there. I'd planned on it, but I was in the middle of a frog strangler. Visibility was an issue, as well as needing to be somewhere, but I can tell you that 28 running both north and south are very nice bits of asphalt as well. Especially north, once you get north of Highlands at points you'll be on a bit of road that's up on a cliff over looking a gorge. It's very pretty.

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  10. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    When you get into the community of Sataloah then Warwoman will be a few miles on the right. it cuts back hard and is an unusual intersection and going south you may miss it (which really isn't a bad thing as 28 stays curvy). If you cross the SC line then turn around and go back to Warwoman Road.

    When you get to Clayton take Main Street south to Tiger GA then right on Bridge Creek Road, then right on Burton Dam then Left on Hwy 197 for the best ride.:deal

    Tiger Food Mart in downtown Tiger :wink: had a killer burger.
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  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    It's all good....now you're gonna have to ride it 3 or 4 times just to do all the fun routes. :D
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  12. Guy Young

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    When will you be there?

    I'll be there (Fontana Dam Resort) the week of the 8th. for the COG National. :ear

    Riding the Connie, but having the KLR trailered down.
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