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I don't have a spare bedroom but I do have a dry basement and plenty of tools. Be glad to help out any way I can.

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Oh man, I wish I'da seen this earlier! Stayed at a podunk hotel somewhere in the southern half of Nashville last week while en route to the trials competition in Sequatchie...

Saw some fellow Stromers from Georgia - the Stroms were pretty well represented, and that was with a field full of Dukes, GS's & Wings - even one old Beezer!
 

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No question that we have some true podunk motels around here. We have some good ones to, but some of them are really junk. Sorry you found one of the lousy ones. Give me a shout next time through and I'll point you in the right direction.
 

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Don't sweat it, Scott. One thing I allow myself when on the road is to stay at cheap hotels - after a full days ride and what's usually an 8:00 check in, all I'm gonna do is grab a meal and some sack time before hitting the road again.

Drives the wife nuts, but she doesn't understand that when she's not around I'm not that picky, and a $30 room will always win out over a $70 room. It's the Jack Benny in me :)

When Sharon comes along it's a whooole 'nother story. Nothing's too good for that gal...

And thanks for yer offer - next time I'm down that way I'll give ya a shout.
 

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Count me in for tools, workspace and a pickup truck. 615-394-8380.
 

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I plan to visit family in Hermitage before and after Thanksgiving. We are spending Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg area. I am the only one in the family that rides. I have plans to trailer my DL1000 the whole time. I plan to ride a day in the Smoky's including the Tail of the Dragon. I should have a day or two while in Nashville. At least half a day or a whole day I am planning on riding somewhere in the Nashville area. Based on your 'rides', the Natchez Trace would be a good sampling for the Nashville area. Either before this trip or after, I need to look into riding the Nathez Trace here in MS as well. Great pics you have shared. I think I will ride at least to Jackson Falls. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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ShankStrom
 

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ShankStrom there are a lot of good places around here to ride. The Dragon is interesting and fun but at that time of year it could be dangerous. I don't recall the altitude but they do tend to get snow and ice before we do in the lower elevations. Check the weather first!

The Cherohala Skyway is a fantastic ride and I'd truly love to see it in late fall. It runs from Tennessee into North Carolina and terminates about 12 miles south of the Dragon so it's a good way to get there.

Heading east from Nashville you could go by way of Fall Creek Falls. The falls are magnificent and some of the views are gorgeous, especially in the fall. The area is kind of in between I-24 and I-40 so it would be a bit out of your way. Part of the road that leads into the park is one of the best twisty roads in this area (highway 30 east of Spencer, TN).

The Natchez Trace Parkway is interesting but tends to get boring. The northern 15 miles are curvy but after that it tends to straighten out. There are all kinds of historic spots along the Trace so if you are into history you'll enjoy that aspect. Jackson Falls are nice as long as we haven't had a drought. If we have it's just a dried up mud hole.

About 20 miles south of Jackson Falls is the Meriwether Lewis monument which is where Meriwether Lewis (of Lewis and Clark fame) died. Just south of that about 2 miles is a place called the Metal Ford and it is, in my opinion, the prettiest spot on the north end of the parkway.

If you like military history, Ft. Donelson, Stones River Natinonal Battlefield, Shiloh National Battlefield, and Chattanooga and Chickamauga National Battlefields are all close by. There are numerous sites in Franklin, TN relating to the Civil War as well.

Plenty of interesting stuff around here. Keep in touch and let me know when you'll be around and we'll get together while you are here. Be glad to ride down the NTP with you.
 

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I don't have tools, but I have a trailer I can put a bike or two in, and a few extra bedrooms in the house that are always open to someone passing through
 
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