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Old 06-12-2013, 02:28 AM   #16
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A good placed to stay in Tellico Plains http://www.cycleresort.com/. Nice folks too.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:53 AM   #17
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Citico, Indian Boundry, and Rafter Roads:
http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=TN...1,3,5&t=m&z=13


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Cherohala Skyway (paved) out then River Road (dirt) back:
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:03 AM   #18
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IHF, send him on Starr Mountain Rd. Goooood gravel with something for all experience levels.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:42 AM   #19
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Starr Mountain Rd

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If at all possible, you should hit up Tellico Grains for an early lunch on Saturday. Don't get there too late as they will have sold out. If you do miss it, don't worry. Head down to Tellico Kats!! It's on the Skyway by the base of Old Furnace Road (which is fun to ride).They are super nice, you'll get more than enough food, and the balcony out back is a great place to eat.

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:02 AM   #20
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Oh man! Can't wait to get home and check all this out!

Thanks kindly everybody!
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Old 06-12-2013, 09:38 AM   #21
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I've stayed at Fontana Dam Resort a couple of times, but it ain't cheap.

I wanna try this place sometime, it's 10 miles east of Fontana Dam:

http://www.kickstandlodge.com/


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Old 06-12-2013, 10:00 AM   #22
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Oh man! Can't wait to get home and check all this out!

Thanks kindly everybody!
I hate to tell you this but in a day and a half you only have time to check out a fraction of the riding in the area. I've been riding the area for over 20 years and still have a lot to ride for the first time.

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I've stayed at Fontana Dam Resort a couple of times, but it ain't cheap.

I wanna try this place sometime, it's 10 miles east of Fontana Dam:

http://www.kickstandlodge.com/

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Kickstand lodge is a campground. I stayed there once. It's a nice campground with a good bathouse but not a lot else. I think they have a cabin or two. If you want more amenities (Lodge, big screen TV, etc) check out Ironhorse which is only a few miles from the kickstand lodge. I have stopped by there but never stayed there: http://www.ironhorsenc.com/

Deal's Gap resort also has camping. I have stayed there a couple of times and although it's a madhouse during the day, it does quiet down at night.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:15 AM   #23
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I stayed at Kickstand Lodge last month for a few days. They have several cabins. It's a great place for budget-minded campers. They have good shower facilities and provide clean towels at no charge. I'll go back.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:21 AM   #24
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I hate to tell you this but in a day and a half you only have time to check out a fraction of the riding in the area. I've been riding the area for over 20 years and still have a lot to ride for the first time.
Oh I have no doubts. Looks like an amazing area. Trying to narrow it down to a few select routes with some scenic stops.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:22 PM   #25
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Big BIG thanks to the people ADV southeast forum for guiding us along the path of ritousness. Special thanks to ihatefalling! Went above and beyond with helping us out. Great talking to you sir.
Mossy, good to meet you! I forget the other guys name. Good to meet you too! Nice yellow GS.
The KLR guy with the touratech plywood rack, good to meet you too!

I'll post some pics and videos later. Epic 2 days.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:08 PM   #26
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:16 AM   #27
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HA - Cool on ya man !

Glad you guys made the trip and the ride worked out for ya.

Thanks for making the video - makes me want to get on the bike and ride !

Ya'll come back and see us - there's plenty more good riding to be had
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:04 AM   #28
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What was the name of the trail that came out behind a guard rail on Cherohala?
Amy flipped the bird to me on that trail.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #29
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We call it the "434 powerline trail".

Sometimes if I'm in a bad mood I send guys "up" the trail

I've seen my fair share of bent / broke gearshift and brake/clutch levers there

I'm hoping I get to run it in about two weeks
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:23 AM   #30
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We call it the "434 powerline trail".

Sometimes if I'm in a bad mood I send guys "up" the trail

I've seen my fair share of bent / broke gearshift and brake/clutch levers there

I'm hoping I get to run it in about two weeks
It ain't that bad. Me and MrTwisty were about to take the Tenere's behind that guard rail Saturday till his wife had to add her opinion..... Probably best we didn't.
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