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    We sure a quite bunch. I thought maybe we could start a thread about favorite rides in our areas, would help pass time till warm weather and give people some new rides to do when it warms up. Living in East TN there are no shortage of great rodes to go on but there may be a few gems that not everyone has taken. I will start with a ride we like to do a couple times a year, in the spring and fall. It starts in Jacksboro and heads toward Oneida then through Big South Fork to Picket State Park ( http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/pickett ). It has a natural bridge and some large caves, from there it is toward Monticello KY, over to Pine Knot KY then back toward Oneida and then home. There are some nice roads with very little traffic to ride on, there is a nice overlook at Big South Fork and if you do this ride in the fall it is really nice. The highway Numbers for this are 63 to 456 toward Oneida, 297 through BSF, 154 to Picket that turns into 167 to Monticello, 92 to Pine Knot then 27 back to Oneida then 63 back home. I hope everyone joins in and help out people that may live close to give them that ride that they may not know about.

    https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=J...rce=gplus-ogsb



  • #2
    Man all I hear is crickets, anyone out there?

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    • #3
      I hear ya!

      If it ain't farkles, the antiquated GW or the "other forum"...

      I have a few favorites

      Local here in Michigan. Ann Arbor/Irish Hills/Jackson area on any secondary road

      The Maumee River Valley and the Catawba Loop in Ohio

      Tennessee-NC

      I usually spend a few days in Sweetwater, Tn. and do the Tellico Plains, Robbinsville to Tallassee loop. (who doesn't?)
      The Key is early! I'm off the Dragon by 9:30

      Murphy to Tellico Plains along the Joe Brown Hwy

      Then I stumbled on Buck Creek Rd just North of Marion, do to seasonal closures of the BRP. Awesome road along Mount Mitchell all the way to Burnsville.

      251/25 From Asheville through Hot Springs to Newport is pretty nice

      Florida? Not much there, but climate

      Weirsdale to Deland. About as twisty as Florida Roads get

      W Ozello Trail just South of Crystal River. Short, but sweet!

      This years List

      Snake
      BRP
      Cumberland Falls
      Red River Gorge

      Maybe we can get together...





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        Most of the roads in the Ozarks!!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Monk View Post
          Most of the roads in the Ozarks!!
          I can see that. Spent a few Summers chasing trout on the White.

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          • #6
            If you want a really good ride and can get up into Ky, try the area in the link below. The Sky Bridge and Nada Tunnel area is awesome!

            http://goo.gl/maps/av8ep

            On the other hand, if you want to see some of the prettiest country in the region, this is a great ride as well. Through horse country, fresh cut fields, winding friendly country roads and a mix of route, this can't be beat either for the aromas and the views.

            https://goo.gl/maps/KKvWM

            I'll be riding both over Memorial Day weekend - every Memorial Day weekend.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by clayusmcret View Post
              If you want a really good ride and can get up into Ky, try the area in the link below. The Sky Bridge and Nada Tunnel area is awesome!

              http://goo.gl/maps/av8ep

              On the other hand, if you want to see some of the prettiest country in the region, this is a great ride as well. Through horse country, fresh cut fields, winding friendly country roads and a mix of route, this can't be beat either for the aromas and the views.

              https://goo.gl/maps/KKvWM

              I'll be riding both over Memorial Day weekend - every Memorial Day weekend.
              Thanks, the wife and I have been looking to do some riding in KY, and this is not that far up the road. Thanks for the maps as well.

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              • #8
                Come on guys, surely there are some more people that have a favorite ride that you can share.

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                • #9
                  Here in Richmond VA we have a lot of interesting rides but one of my favorite is known as the triple nickel. That is you head east on Rt 10 from either the area of I-295 or the Benjamin Harrison Bridge till you get to the town of Surry where you take a short run to Scotland and then take the Jamestown Ferry across the James River docking just upstream from Jamestown Island, site of the first permanent English settlement on this continent. At this point you can choose to complete the ride by taking RT 5 west back to the Richmond area. Or you can take a side trip on the Colonial National Parkway through the Jamestown area and through the historic area of Williamsburg and continue on to Yorktown where the Revolutionary War ended.

                  I find this ride to be excellent to get the cobwebs out in the spring and to enjoy the last days of fall.
                  Harvey
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                  • #10
                    My favorite ride in Tennessee was about 4 years ago. I was in Chattanooga and needed to make a trip to Nasville so I programed it into my Honfa GPS and told it to ignore interstates, toll roads, and anything els that resembled civilization.
                    I couldn't even begin to tell you what the route was, but I do know that it was a fantastic ride that took me about 4 hours longer than the ride back to Chattanooga the next day.

                    Locally. Anything in the Hill Country.
                    If you're up for an adventure on a Sunday morning, head to Bandera Tx and be at the OST for an early breakfast. Head to the back room and find Tom Finch. Introduce yourself and say to him "you want to go for a ride.".
                    Have plenty of gas money and be ready for a full day of Texas back roads!
                    The first time I met Tom there it ended up being. 650 mile breakfast run!

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