New to South Carolina and looking for some good roads on the west side.

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Toddv, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Toddv

    Toddv Been here awhile

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    Anyhow, like the title says I'm new to the state and am looking for some good roads with some curves and scenery to ride. I can't find the curves!! My Streetfighter's back tire is getting squared off and the only way I can lean the bike over is to double the speed limit in this area (Aiken county). I don't mind making an hour or so trek to get there but wanted to go for a nice daytrip and the only thing the looks enticing is up close to the northwest border which is a little farther than I wanted to go. Any good ideas?
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  2. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    There is little to nothing in regards to what you are looking for in Aiken country or Augusta. Start on US 28 in Walhalla and head NW towards NC 129, cross into TN on 129 then head south on 360 to the Cherohala Parkway back into NC, take 74 up to Wayah Rd, head east towards SC then at the end of Wayah road, jump on 28 back home. leave at the crack of dawn and you might be home for a late dinner with a big grin on your face! Go west, it's worth it!
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  3. Toddv

    Toddv Been here awhile

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    Thanks, looks like a pretty sweet ride. I'll see if I can swing it. Yea, you can't buy a curvy road around here.
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  4. scbob

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    There several great roads in the Upstate all generally north of hwy 11
    A great loop would be 178 then 215 in NC
    Also 276
    130 up to Highlands
    Some very nice twisters up north of Rosman NC
    Some say these roads are better than Deals Gap
    Good luck
    Bob
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  5. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Go north young man, go north.
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  6. Toddv

    Toddv Been here awhile

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    Cool, thanks for the info. I've never lived so far from at least a few twisty roads. lol
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    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Welcome to the midlands. Flat, sandy, and hot.
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  8. Toddv

    Toddv Been here awhile

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    It's not so flat where I am, hilly. Just not hilly enough to make the roads very interesting. Great scenery and some very nice farmland though. I have about a mile and a half of sand/clay road before I get to blacktop so it makes a mess of the bike when I get caught out in the rain.

    Well at least after I make the 3 hour trek to the hills, the roads look to be really good. :)
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  9. Land

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    Toddy, like those folks ∆∆∆ said, you're a ways away from the good curvy stuff. Head to Pickens and Oconee and Greenville counties for curvy roads in SC. Then head into NC for some really great stuff.

    I'm in Abbeville, BTW. There are lots of good Forest Service roads and other gravel around here.

    Happy riding,
    Chris
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  10. Toddv

    Toddv Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the tips, we've been nose to the grindstone for the last 6 months building our house and we are finally at the point we can move in and throttle back a little on the labor. :)
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