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Old 06-09-2014, 09:39 AM   #1
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New to South Carolina and looking for some good roads on the west side.

Anyhow, like the title says I'm new to the state and am looking for some good roads with some curves and scenery to ride. I can't find the curves!! My Streetfighter's back tire is getting squared off and the only way I can lean the bike over is to double the speed limit in this area (Aiken county). I don't mind making an hour or so trek to get there but wanted to go for a nice daytrip and the only thing the looks enticing is up close to the northwest border which is a little farther than I wanted to go. Any good ideas?
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:01 AM   #2
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There is little to nothing in regards to what you are looking for in Aiken country or Augusta. Start on US 28 in Walhalla and head NW towards NC 129, cross into TN on 129 then head south on 360 to the Cherohala Parkway back into NC, take 74 up to Wayah Rd, head east towards SC then at the end of Wayah road, jump on 28 back home. leave at the crack of dawn and you might be home for a late dinner with a big grin on your face! Go west, it's worth it!
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:36 AM   #3
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Thanks, looks like a pretty sweet ride. I'll see if I can swing it. Yea, you can't buy a curvy road around here.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:04 AM   #4
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Curves !!!

There several great roads in the Upstate all generally north of hwy 11
A great loop would be 178 then 215 in NC
Also 276
130 up to Highlands
Some very nice twisters up north of Rosman NC
Some say these roads are better than Deals Gap
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:50 AM   #5
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:12 AM   #6
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Cool, thanks for the info. I've never lived so far from at least a few twisty roads. lol
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:48 PM   #7
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Cool, thanks for the info. I've never lived so far from at least a few twisty roads. lol
Welcome to the midlands. Flat, sandy, and hot.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:32 PM   #8
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It's not so flat where I am, hilly. Just not hilly enough to make the roads very interesting. Great scenery and some very nice farmland though. I have about a mile and a half of sand/clay road before I get to blacktop so it makes a mess of the bike when I get caught out in the rain.

Well at least after I make the 3 hour trek to the hills, the roads look to be really good. :)
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:42 AM   #9
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Toddy, like those folks ∆∆∆ said, you're a ways away from the good curvy stuff. Head to Pickens and Oconee and Greenville counties for curvy roads in SC. Then head into NC for some really great stuff.

I'm in Abbeville, BTW. There are lots of good Forest Service roads and other gravel around here.

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Old 06-17-2014, 04:10 PM   #10
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Thanks for all the tips, we've been nose to the grindstone for the last 6 months building our house and we are finally at the point we can move in and throttle back a little on the labor. :)
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