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Old 11-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #16
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It's a lot of work on anything bigger than a 600. Hwy 28 up from stecoah to Fontana is a much better ride IMHO.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:49 PM   #17
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It's a lot of work on anything bigger than a 600. Hwy 28 up from stecoah to Fontana is a much better ride IMHO.
Would that be Hellbender or Moonshiner 28?

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Old 11-19-2013, 09:35 AM   #18
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when i was kid we called it the puke rd, cause every time we went from robbinsville to knoxville somebody in the car threw up


that was before they straightened out 143 & 28
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:18 AM   #19
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Would that be Hellbender or Moonshiner 28?


Hellbender.....that's another one. I have ridden that road to work for nearly 18 yrs, and only recently did I find out it was called that. I always just knew it as "28"......
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:54 PM   #20
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Hellbender.....that's another one. I have ridden that road to work for nearly 18 yrs, and only recently did I find out it was called that. I always just knew it as "28"......
Thats why we need the tourists. Otherwise, we'd never know what our roads were called. Hows it going Shawn? You still have that KLR in pieces?
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:55 AM   #21
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Thats why we need the tourists. Otherwise, we'd never know what our roads were called. Hows it going Shawn? You still have that KLR in pieces?
Hey Joe!! Yes, the KLR is still in pieces. I need to get it back together, but after this long, I'm not even sure if I could remember what went where!! Give me a call some time, we need to ride!
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:31 PM   #22
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I agree it's Deal's Gap. Back in the '70's we rode our Honda 550's and 750's through that area a lot and never thought about it. Just another curvy road. I remember stopping at the "Crossroads of Time" gas station. Then one of the magazines (Cycle??) did a piece about the road as a hidden race track. It hasn't been the same since. Last time I went up there the road was clogged with pirates.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:14 PM   #23
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:22 PM   #24
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Let's call it what it is....

A letdown after hauling nuts across the Skyway.

Couldn't have said it better. Heck, we go up 68 to Tellico and do a round trip on the Skyway which is sooo much more fun than 129.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:39 AM   #25
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Over rated & basically poserville!

But it is one hell of a rider training graduation test!

You should have seen & rode it when it was still dirt & gravel.
how long ago was that?

I started riding up from Wilmington in 1976 on my brand spanking new XT500C and it was paved then, or I'm having a senior moment?

450 miles one way on a 500cc single with a 2.3 gallon tank, floppy front fender and old school square block trials tires and all my camping stuff strapped on the back.

you have no idea the bad thoughts I have about my first ex destroying all my photo albums
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:46 AM   #26
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Would that be Hellbender or Moonshiner 28?

it would be NC28

like "Devil's Stairs" is Buck Creek Gap (NC80)

"Diamondback" is NC226A

'the Snake" is Iron Mountain (US421)

"Devil's Triangle" is Oliver Springs/TN116
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #27
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I agree it's Deal's Gap. Back in the '70's we rode our Honda 550's and 750's through that area a lot and never thought about it. Just another curvy road. I remember stopping at the "Crossroads of Time" gas station. Then one of the magazines (Cycle??) did a piece about the road as a hidden race track. It hasn't been the same since. Last time I went up there the road was clogged with pirates.
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maybe Rider?

I forget, but knew it wouldn't turn out well
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:10 PM   #28
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Next thing ya'know someone will be taking pics of you slaying the dragon and selling them in the interwebz
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