Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Oneonta, NY (Formerly Winston-Salem, NC)
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Briar Rabbit, there is a lot of great riding between you and the Dragon.
Squirrel Spur - N36 37.409 W80 28.334
This is a connector road onto the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's short, but there are some really good twisties, a couple of full switchbacks and some really nice views of the the surrounding countryside from the edge of the mountain. It's a local favorite.
US64 Between Franklin & Sapphire - N35 05.282 W83 09.804
I missed out on this road on a trip back from the Dragon, but it looks great on the map. I'm told it's really good.
US28 Between Franklin & Lauada - N35 16.332 W83 25.805
We stumbled upon this road on the way home from the Dragon. There were some really good twisties and a pretty good roadbed.
Blue Ridge Parkway - N35 27.549 W83 07.189 (just one point along long road)
You probably don't need me to tell you about this one, but it's definitely one you need to check out. There are some sections that are better than others, but any of it is worth a ride if you're near by. The NC section has a lot more tunnels than the VA part. Be careful because a lot of the curves are not sloped properly for riding. The road was designed by architects to highlight the surrounding beauty, not by civil engineers to maximize safety (true store as told by park ranger stationed there).
When are you coming through? If you need to stop for a rest or to service your bike, my house shouldn't be too far out of your way. I'm in Winston-Salem, NC. PM for contact info if you want to have someone semi-local to help out if you need it.
Chris in Oneonta, NY
08 Versys that replaced my beloved 07 KLR650
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