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@cmh_sprint and I are riding down for the Gap trip again this year. I think @OsuMj is joining. Possibly @marlboro man also. Anyone else want to join? We’re taking two days down; leaving Wednesday morning from Pickerington and arriving Thursday afternoon/early evening. As much two lane as possible. We’ll stay at a hotel/motel somewhere near the middle. Medium-ish pace, probably in the 10-20 over range. 

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Who's going (I think this is correct so far):
@cmh_sprint
@Casper
@OsuMj
@marlboro man
@Tpoppa
@Blitz 

 

Day 1:
Meet at my house in Pickerington between 8:30 - 9:00am. I'll have coffee and probably donuts or something. 
Rolling out around 9:30am.
Pickerington, OH to Abingdon, VA (353 miles) - https://goo.gl/maps/Wbc48gn5dzt

 

Day2:
Option 1 Abingdon to Townsend via Skyway (334 miles) - https://goo.gl/maps/2JeBTHaGdLq
Option 2 Abingdon to Townsend via 441 (237 miles) - https://goo.gl/maps/FkAA9qqH2kz

 

Wednesday night lodging:
Fairfield Inn Abingdon
923 East Main Street
Abingdon, Virginia 24210
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/triab-fairfield-inn-and-suites-abingdon/

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Guess I won't be seeing much of you guys then. 

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Just now, what said:

Guess I won't be seeing much of you guys then. 

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Just now, Casper said:

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I leave early Friday morning :p 

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1 minute ago, what said:

I leave early Friday morning :p 

Ah! We’ll get to hang out Thursday evening at least. 

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13 minutes ago, Casper said:

Ah! We’ll get to hang out Thursday evening at least. 

for sure. 

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Here is the route I have drawn up, 672 miles. Plan is to spend the night in Marion, VA.

 

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Tech support ticket submitted, please stand-by.  :nono:

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That’s a new one. Weird. 

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Fixed embedded map. Google apparently doesn’t allow “unrestricted” API usage anymore. 

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https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Pickerington,+OH/Charleston,+WV/Sophia,+WV/War,+WV/Marion,+VA/Elizabethton,+TN/Hot+Springs,+NC/Robbinsville,+NC/Vonore,+TN/Townsend,+TN/@38.8502641,-82.7737574,212514m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m97!4m96!1m5!1m1!1s0x88387ae56aa4f7e9:0x10fcb9f0430f407b!2m2!1d-82.7535049!2d39.8842304!1m10!1m1!1s0x884f2cce88145d39:0x7661a84704c91b0b!2m2!1d-81.6326234!2d38.3498195!3m4!1m2!1d-81.536602!2d37.915397!3s0x884f1de81d2e1d93:0xccb783003481b8be!1m5!1m1!1s0x884ef69cb8a980df:0xcee147e559e59d45!2m2!1d-81.250657!2d37.7076145!1m5!1m1!1s0x884fc88807d80a95:0x41b845346c77d531!2m2!1d-81.6909425!2d37.3012246!1m10!1m1!1s0x88502d4d7173d6e3:0xd0a68184a842002a!2m2!1d-81.5148368!2d36.8348383!3m4!1m2!1d-81.8791811!2d36.5632582!3s0x885069ddb5335655:0x2e24a5c3e518dbd2!1m10!1m1!1s0x88507e050caf233f:0x50b3dedbb97e6650!2m2!1d-82.2106876!2d36.3487196!3m4!1m2!1d-82.180436!2d36.2687823!3s0x8850818657215b83:0xd5b38afc2fd035fd!1m5!1m1!1s0x885a3218bdd5fedd:0x79a534f1577692ee!2m2!1d-82.8290318!2d35.8923253!1m15!1m1!1s0x885ec65ea3b816a1:0xe93831a052d79c43!2m2!1d-83.807399!2d35.322866!3m4!1m2!1d-84.1258234!2d35.3678793!3s0x885ef2468045548d:0x97d07403bfb450c3!3m4!1m2!1d-84.1901493!2d35.4540296!3s0x885e8b672e4a1a0f:0x94410adea3f99562!1m15!1m1!1s0x885e887c17f61a9d:0xf3b00eec57284763!2m2!1d-84.2418612!2d35.590078!3m4!1m2!1d-84.1045945!2d35.5652662!3s0x885e8fdbc270722b:0x8c51f885f7478bae!3m4!1m2!1d-84.0072392!2d35.6348555!3s0x885e9982f4c45903:0x50c5efd792f16205!1m5!1m1!1s0x885ea50808c4e903:0xaaddcab824c22fb8!2m2!1d-83.7557281!2d35.6753657!3e0

URL since Google doesn't play nice.

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FFS man, eat a donut and go back to your dome of hate

 

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9 minutes ago, cmh_sprint said:

FFS man, eat a donut and go back to your dome of hate

 

Why are you skipping The Snake and 208 and 212?

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34 minutes ago, Tonik said:

Why are you skipping The Snake and 208 and 212?

To be honest..I have no idea where/what those roads are. I created this route by looking at Google maps.

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3 minutes ago, cmh_sprint said:

To be honest..I have no idea where/what those roads are. I created this route by looking at Google maps.

You suck. I'll fix it when I get home.

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1 minute ago, cmh_sprint said:

Gee thanks Papa Smurf

He’s way too grumpy to be Papa Smurf. He’s more like Gargamel. 

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2 minutes ago, cmh_sprint said:

Gee thanks Papa Smurf

 

Just now, Casper said:

He’s way too grumpy to be Papa Smurf. He’s more like Gargamel. 

Ok, I won't fix it.

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2 minutes ago, Tonik said:

 

Ok, I won't fix it.

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For everyone else except the two rump rangers go the way below.  14 miles of 26 (slab) and you can pick up 208, 212, 209 and so on. Then cut through Maggie Valley and the BRP and come in near Gatlinburg to Townsend.  Yea, the last part will be a bit lame with traffic along the river, if you want to skip that head to Franklin from Maggie, have dinner at Cafe Rel then up 26 to the Gap then Townsend.

https://goo.gl/maps/QhXHkKz59wC2

 

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^^^^ This.  @Tonik towed me on this route through Hot Springs last year. Awesome roads. The road along the creek between gatlinburg and Townsend is a crap shoot for traffic but a great stretch of asphalt. 

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WV16 is a fantastic road. Probably one of my favorites of the trip as weird as that sounds.

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