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Tellico Plains TN, Farmhouse Inn, Loop Tracks

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by Baggi'tard, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    See the Tellico Adv Trail thread (link in signature) for adventure tracks and explanation why free tracks are no longer posted. I do have a few street oriented tracks to get you off the beaten path too. You can contact me here if interested. Kyle.
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    So first up, we have about 100 mile supermoto loop around Starr Mountain. It took me about 4 hours with photo stops and such. As promised, all "paved" except for a few miles of really nice gravel road (Spring Creek Road) between Delano and Reliance. You can always by-pass here by taking Hwy 30 along the south side of the Hiwassee River, and then joining the track again along the north side of the river. You can even get a small water crossing that the locals have made. I've done it on my Multi, no drama. This is true backroad scratching in Monroe, Polk, and McMinn counties. Ridges, valleys, narrow, twisty, bumpy, dogs, cats, turkey, grouse, buzzards, llama, cattle, lots to see, some good photo stops. See the Apalachia power house from the north side of the river. Maybe see the TN Valley scenic RR running.
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    Here's a pic of the route.
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    Indeed, python's route was one of the first I used to check this area out once I got an enduro. I'll incorporate these roads into ADV loops I'll be posting soon too. Python did leave off quite a few decent roads in the immediate area too (I'm sure he knows the roads tho), so hopefully I can make some additional loops to take into account a bit more.
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    Here's another "supermoto" loop, about 95 miles. A few short gravel road sections near Rafter and maybe a little bit on Citico Road too. Take in the narrow twisty gap roads between Tellico Plains and Vonore, then head south and see the Tanasi memorial. Take in a few more narrow valley roads on the edge of the national forest, God's Mountain Retreat (which is right next to Hell's Hole Branch!), then Bald River falls before heading back to Tellico.
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    This is perfect timing im heading down this weekend for the week

    Thanks!!

    PS if anyone will be down between the 19th and 26th and want to meet up for a ride shoot my a pm
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    Outstanding. You are an easy day ride from me and this is a good excuse to come up for a couple days! Thanks
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    Super! We're heading down that way in early August. I think I've been able to get a day on the bike scheduled, so now I've got some better options.

    thanks!
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    Kyle,

    Thanks for sharing these with us and for all your efforts. I look forward to riding these soon.
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  18. Baggi'tard

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    I revised the previous CiticoLoop supermoto route a little bit. About 99 miles, at least 3 hours worth of riding, more if photographing. This is a great loop if you like old barns (let alone crazy twisty, steep backroads), we have a rather unique style of barn here in E. TN. There are about four sections of gravel in this loop, about 9 or 9.5 miles total. I added a little bit so that you can actually go to the "real" town of Vonore (not the 4 lane hwy part), drive along the lake and see the backside of the Chilhowee dam (most only see it from the Hwy 129 side) and finish up on Rafter Road. I took out Bald River falls, but you can find that now can't you..?:evil
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