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post #1 of 12 Old 08-08-2015, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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BRP and Skyine drive

2 riders traveling from Clearwater,fl. to Mass. Riding the BRP and Drive. Sept 13-19. Any rider want to join thu the Mtns.
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post #2 of 12 Old 08-08-2015, 12:06 PM
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I just got back from the mountains! You guys have a great time and take that rain gear with you!

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post #3 of 12 Old 08-08-2015, 06:28 PM
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We have plans so can't catch up with you on this trip. Hopefully ride with you next time!

Here's some serious twisty links for the Little Switzerland NC area. There's a loop starting on Rt. 80 crossing the BRP (Devil's Whip Rt.80) back to (Diamondback Rt.226A) back to Little Switzerland on the BRP where's there's lodging, too.

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post #4 of 12 Old 08-08-2015, 06:48 PM
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Thanks Carolina for the routes. I keep trying to get down there.
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-08-2015, 07:15 PM
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I would avoid Skyline drive, too many cyclists and the speed limit is pretty much a crawl.

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post #6 of 12 Old 08-10-2015, 06:06 PM
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I just returned from that part of NC, rode the BRP, Dragon and Cherohala Pkwy. If you're looking for a clean and quiet place to stay that's biker friendly, too, check out the Phillips Motel in Robbinsville, NC.

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post #7 of 12 Old 08-10-2015, 06:49 PM
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If you're camping Willville motorcycle campground is a great place to stay. It's in Va. where the BRP crosses RT.58. There's also Blue Ridge motorcycle campground near the BRP in N.C.

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post #8 of 12 Old 08-15-2015, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the tips. We will be camping when weather allows. Hoping for no rain!
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-15-2015, 01:15 PM
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Use the Best Motorcycle Roads Motorcycle Roads | Motorcycle Roads and Rides | to keep an eye on nearby interesting routes off the BRP.

The slow speed, police presence and often too much of the same thing can wear you out of the enjoyment. Taking other roads nearby can be useful as a variation if you have the time and make the overall trek more enjoyable.

Good time of year to ride after the summer and long weekend.

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post #10 of 12 Old 08-15-2015, 02:27 PM
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I would agree. Skyline drive is beautiful, but it is frustrating. The sheer amount of people and the glacial speed limit can test your patience. But, I'm not saying you shouldn't do it. It's a beautiful ride and everyone should do it at some time. Now days when I go, I hop on Skyline at Front Royal, VA, and take it south about 40 miles or so to 211, then head over to Luray, VA. Of course, coming from Florida you would just go the opposite way. Also remember, Skyline Drive is in Shenandoah National Park. So you'll have to pay $15 to go through.

I certainly wouldn't mind joining for the ride through Skyline. If you have a specific date in mind please let me know and I'll see if I can meet you further south.


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