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post #31 of 39 Old 12-27-2013, 02:58 PM
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There's a nice gravel road connecting Murphy, NC with the Cherohala Parkway at the Tellico River Road.

Leaving Murphy on Joe Brown Hwy, make a right on Hanging Dog Road and another right on Davis Creek Rd. Davis Creek Rd. becomes River Rd. in Tennessee. If you follow the river downstream, you'll go past a couple of nice waterfalls, and come out on the Cherohala Pwy. near Tellico Plains.
there a lot of nice gravel roads in the area, I found one from Snowbird to Andrews, but it don't show up on maps, I also like
Tatham Gap Road, but I hear is closed right now



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dragon , fun road to ride. first time i rode dragon was two up, in the rain, with a beer buzz. - 18min.. deal's gap is a cool place to stop for food, drink, souvenirs, check out the bikes, etc.. cherohala skyway is my favorite of the two. great road , fun to ride. i dig the bbq place at the end in tallico plains. one must ride this road in both directions for full effect.

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dragon , fun road to ride. first time i rode dragon was two up, in the rain, with a beer buzz. - 18min.. deal's gap is a cool place to stop for food, drink, souvenirs, check out the bikes, etc.. cherohala skyway is my favorite of the two. great road , fun to ride. i dig the bbq place at the end in tallico plains. one must ride this road in both directions for full effect.

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The Dragon was like a crowded public swimming pool warm with urine compared to the Skyway's undisturbed mountain lake feel.
That's one of the best descriptions I've read in a long while!

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I've done the Dragon, Hell Bender, and Cherohala several times. Pick a time when traffic is a bit less and the rides are pretty fun. Lunch at the Dragon is all about people watching. Great entertainment value. Some of the less known roads close by are pretty entertaining, especially if you like gravel. The ride over to the Dragon from Cades Cove is well worth doing. It has several water crossings, but they are on concrete bases. Over the last several years I have come to really enjoy all the gravel roads down off the Cherohala. Most times you don't see hardly anyone. The gravel is generally in pretty good shape, but there are some steep slopes with washouts and washboards. Up toward Tellico Plains, Bald River Falls is a great stop, and the gravel roads on up from the river are a lot of fun as well.

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Early-on in this post Kitesurfer posts that any road that intersects the BRP is a great road.Reminded me of the first time on one of those roads and coming upon a 15mph hairpin.It made me think hey,I better pay attention.
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We were up on the Cherohala last Friday...
Great road... however, temp dropped from about 63°F to 30° from bottom to top... With the sub-freezing temp, and damp road (and our 'spirited' pace) it made for for a few good pucker moments...

I'll be posting the video of that ride on the Strom rally East thread in the next few days (already posted the Dragon ride from that loop)...

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^^That roads looks awesome! Here it is
This was part of the gravel/dirt/mud that me and 2 other Troopers rode last Saturday afternoon (in the pouring rain) :mrgreen:.

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Early-on in this post Kitesurfer posts that any road that intersects the BRP is a great road.Reminded me of the first time on one of those roads and coming upon a 15mph hairpin.It made me think hey,I better pay attention.
No kidding. I came off at NC-181 (Linnville NC area) in terrible weather, and the ride down had a few "oh shit" moments that made me realize that it's hard to be attenting when you're tired, soaking wet, and hungry.

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