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Old 05-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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Drop me a road. DC to Asheville.

Taking off from DC next week and heading down to the Asheville, NC area. Me and a friend are meandering down and back over 5 days. No plans and no itinerary.

Planning on using the skyline and blue ridge parts of the way.
Any side roads and out of the way places (of historical note) that are mentionable for being scenic and twisty? Thanks in advance for the recommendations or links to other posts.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:32 AM   #2
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Taking off from DC next week and heading down to the Asheville, NC area. Me and a friend are meandering down and back over 5 days. No plans and no itinerary.

Planning on using the skyline and blue ridge parts of the way.
Any side roads and out of the way places (of historical note) that are mentionable for being scenic and twisty? Thanks in advance for the recommendations or links to other posts.
Are you interested in off road routes or focused on pavement?
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:02 AM   #3
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211 near berryville
60 near beuna vista
56 near vesuvius (sp)
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39 lexington/goshen
16 hungry mother starts in Marion
paintbank (forget route heading west in Giles county)


just a couple to share..
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. We'll be on pavement. I'm usually on a GS but will be making this trip on my dad's RS.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:50 AM   #5
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:10 AM   #6
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up and over Roan Mtn on 143 in NC

209 S out of Hot Springs, NC

RT 58 from Damacus, VA to Volney and 16 N (or S) or to Independence and 21 N

221 between Blowing Rock and Linville

421 between Mountain City TN and Shady Valley

VA 743 S off 58 turns into 194 in NC into Warrensville, NC to 88 which will get you close to Roan Mtn
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:04 PM   #7
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Thanks a lot RT. Will check those out for sure.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:49 AM   #8
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209 is great.

You don't want to just ride down 95 to 40?


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Old 07-11-2013, 06:36 PM   #9
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Thanks, All.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl18_In3I7o

Thanks for all the great suggestions on roads, Gents. We hit a lot of them. Great trip.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:43 PM   #10
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shit, I hate that I just saw this. i'm in Asheville, and spent 5 years growing up in New Minas NS

how'd you like Asheville?
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:19 AM   #11
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I used to live in Alexandria, VA and moved to NS in 2005. If I had to move back to the east coast, US, I'd move to Asheville. Beautiful country down there...and great roads!
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You have a place to stay when you make it back to the Shenadoah valley if you bring a couple Donairs from Venus Pizza.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:53 AM   #13
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That's a good donair, Blooch. Will do! As long as you bring up some crabs next time you're in my neck of the woods.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:56 AM   #14
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Ride report. Halifax, NS to Parry Sound, ON. Have Oboe - Will Moto

Here's another trip I'm about to take for the 13th time.

http://explorersedge.ca/stories/road...o-parry-sound/
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