Ok folks . I am longing for a ride in what is probably my 2nd most favorite place in the US to ride . Next Sunday , 12/14 is ' looking ' to be some good weather so I say I am tentitive on riding from the Highlands/Cashiers area to north Georgia and back .
The route is adjustable of course but here is my thought . Hwy 28 out of Highlands on to Warwoman Road to Clayton Ga . 76W out of Clayton towards Lake Burton on hwy 197 . On to Helen via SR356 , then hwy 348 ( The Richard B. Russell Hwy " woohoo " ) . Hit hwy 129 and shoot south to Turners Corner . Double back up hwy 129 to Blairsville ( You gotta run on down to Turners to get the full effect of that section of 129 ) . Lunch can usually be had at the Turners Corner Cafe . I'll call ahead and see if they are still open for the season .
From Blairsville we can take the short cut northern route back to make some quicker time getting back home . You folks in SC can pick out a southern route to shoot you back hom on from Blairsville if you so choose . The qucik and dirty , but really nice northern route back would be taking 76 all the way back to Clayton then up 243/106 into Highlands .
Hey , this ain't a rock solid route for us , but this is an AWESOME ride if you have never done it . Enough twisties to scramble your brains and tons and tons of long fast sweepers . All mountain backroads . You dirt dobbers can pick out some routes if you like on the way home . There are surely plenty of them . If you want dirt road on the way back east and have never done Burrells Ford Road , you might like that dirt road ride along the river getting home .
Lemme know , PO
p.s. If you wanna see the route on a map , lmk and I'll post one up so you can see the route I am thinking on . This will be roughly 200 mile round trip from Lake Toxaway as a rough on how far some will get to ride .
again ..... PO
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