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.
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.
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.
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.
Plan on riding the weekdays. Retired so time is not important, and have Senior park pass. All seems good. Should hit the south end of BRP on Monday, Sept 14. and take the time to enjoy. 1300 miles to Mass.
Wound up behind a white newer model Strom in little old Erwin, NC this afternoon on the way home from work. Gotta love 70+ degree weather in December and it's good to see like-minded Strommers out there taking advantage of it.
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