I started from Eastern North Carolina to Jellico TN., the start of the trail. Here is the the turn of Bicycle route #4 off the Blue Ridge Parkway towards Jellico, about 1/2 days ride from here. Originally, I was just planning on doing Tennessee, but I called Sam and had him mail me maps twice along the way. Just tell him to mail them general delivery to the town you expect to be in in a couple days. I ended up in San Francisco at my daugher's home. The KLR was great on the road, a little heavy on some parts of the trail. But a good compromise. I sold it to a Chips out there and flew home. I plan to do it again this year with a lighter bike. Any suggestions? This time I think I will ride to the coast here first so I can say I went coast to coast. Or I might get a 4 wheel drive and take my wife along. Anyone going in late April let me know if you want someone to ride along. You will have to go around alot of Colorado because of snow unless you do it in late summer. Here are the pics on the first day of the trip from NC to Jellico TN. End of Bike Route #4, Crossing into Virginia to go up and back down into Tenessee into Jellico. Here the shiny new KLR looks down over the Blue Ridge. I have not bought my tent or sleeping bag yet. Here it is getting dark on me and I still have to cross the mountain ahead to get to Jellico. The first night I pulled the bike in the room. That would be the last time for that. I will post the rest of the trip later.