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21 minutes ago, ScubaCinci said:

Ha, I'm good to go. I need to look at routes...I was thinking of trying to catch the BRP somewhere south of Roanoke VA. I've never been north of the viaduct area. But I'm open to most anything...I just need to get out and ride.

The dam tour we did on the way back a few years ago was pretty cool, up through the Daniel Boone NF.

So maybe something like Thursday down the Damn Dam Tour, part of Devils Triangle then across the Dragon to Robbinsville.

Friday a modified Georgia loop and then east towards Roanoke.

Saturday BRP in the Roanoke area and so on.

Sunday to home. You are going to have a bit of a haul going home if we do it this way.

 

Just thinking out loud.

 

 

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I was actually thinking about the opposite direction. Start through WV and VA, pick up the BRP to the end, yada yada, do the damn dam tour on the way back like last time. I should have some time tonight to look at routes.

My thinking is the BRP can get congested, especially if the leaves are turning, so it's probably best to hit that during the weekdays and the remainder on the weekend.

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12 minutes ago, ScubaCinci said:

I was actually thinking about the opposite direction. Start through WV and VA, pick up the BRP to the end, yada yada, do the damn dam tour on the way back like last time. I should have some time tonight to look at routes.

My thinking is the BRP can get congested, especially if the leaves are turning, so it's probably best to hit that during the weekdays and the remainder on the weekend.

That is a much better plan.

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Day 1 - end in Christiansburg, VA

https://goo.gl/maps/jbrUfUbsXTp

Google maps is giving me fits...

Day 2, to outside Asheville.

https://goo.gl/maps/FPi3inm1kfy

Day 3, meander to Tellico (lunch in Franklin @ Caffe Rel?)

https://goo.gl/maps/yzzQxBK8sFvm & https://goo.gl/maps/WRDJpJX7wpv

Day 4 - home

 

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11 minutes ago, ScubaCinci said:

Day 1 - end in Christiansburg, VA

https://goo.gl/maps/jbrUfUbsXTp

Google maps is giving me fits...

Day 2, probably head to outside Asheville.

Day 3, meander to Tellico (lunch in Franklin @ Caffe Rel?)

Day 4, damn dam tour home

 

If we leave Tellico on Day 4 which would be Sunday and do the damn tour I will never make it back to Cleveland that night.

Your plan works if we meet Wednesday night near Charleston WV for example. then we go through Christainsburg mid day and stop before Asheville, kind of accelerate the rest of your plan. Then by the time we get to day 3 we are part way up the damn dam tour.

Hope that makes some sense. I will map it up tomorrow, it will make more sense then.

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OK yeah, you have a longer ride back. We can skip the damn tour and leave from Knoxville on the last day and slab it back...interested to see your routes

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Damn it, you made day 3 backwards. Damn old people and technology.

Ok, here are my ideas.

So Wednesday night I would have to slab to Cincy then Thursday turn around and do some slab and basic highway to get to Charleston. I think I will slab to Parkersburg Wednesday night and have fun on the northern section of 16 Thursday morning. I will meet you on your day 1 route near Charleston. Probably in Racine where 94 hits 3. Well done, I really like 3. It's not a crazy twisty road, but it is very curvy and goes through some very interesting areas. But you skipped 16 south of there. That is kind of a must do road when you are in that area. That would put us in Marion that night probably.

 

Day 1 suggestion.

https://goo.gl/maps/UaqUkuM86TT2

 

So I started us in Marion Day 2 and got us on the BRP very close to where you had us starting. We could just continue down 16 and pick up BRP a little later also. Or cut over to The Snake if you want. I don't really care about that road, it's kind of short and a PITA to get to and get out of. And you wanted to hit that eastern section of BRP which is the best section imho. I also added a detour to Day 2 near the end by Little Switzerland.  No way we can drive past 226 and 80 and not ride them. :)

https://goo.gl/maps/qTwDfFamXF12

 

I changed the end of Day 3. Same to Tellico then cut north along part of the Damn Dam tour and then we can hit Devils Triangle at the end and stay near Rocky Top.

https://goo.gl/maps/HMYFrDQkZ292

Day 4

F'in slab home.

 

Hope I didn't blow up your plan too much, I have a tendency to do that. Your phone number still end in 82? I can call and we can chat about it.

@Pauly you in?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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