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    Riding the Smokies!?

    I'm planning an epic trip from Virginia to North Carolina along the Smoky Mountains. I'll be traveling by motorcycle and will have my mountain bike for day rides. I will also be camping. My plan is to start in VA and end in NC (maybe Asheville/Boone area) but don't really know which rides are best along the way. Any thoughts?!

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    SB,

    Unsure what type of riding you seek, but here are a few go-to spots.

    VA - Douthat S/P - 40+ miles of singletrack with lots of climbing.
    NC - Tsali Rec area - 43 miles of fast non-technical lakefront singletrack.
    NC - Pisgah NF - Big area lots of climbing, and tech descents.

    Share some pix & have a great trip!

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    Don't forget Dupont (a MUST), and Beech Mountain.

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    Thanks Gents, those are some great places! I found some cool vids (Pisgah, Douthat, Tsali, and Beech Mtn) on youtube that got my blood going too. Thanks again!

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    Will you be using the Blue Ridge Parkway?

    http://rockyknob.wordpress.com Brand New!

    http://www.bmcc.us/kerr_scott.htm Well established.

    You might also check the NC/SC posts on this forum.

    You gonna ride yourself to death.

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    I may ride (motorcycle) from point A to B using the parkway but that's it. I've heard from my moto buddies that there are some cool, not so traveled, roads that are better for moto riding. It's going to be 9 days of "man and his bikes" goin where the breeze take him. Thanks for the forum suggestion and link.

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    Highway 194 West Jefferson to Boone is a "good" road if you like "crooked". 321 west of Boone follows the Watauga River. Side trip to Mast General Store is well worth your time. If you don't mind dirt, take 321 out and Watauga River Road back.
    http://www2.mountaintimes.com Click on the Visitor Guide tab. Way TMI.

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    That is a great area! I've done Blood Sweat and Gears for the last four years and love it there, thanks! I will one day want to find a BSG type mtb event there. Breakfast in Banner Elk - ROCKS!!!!

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    Other great breakfasts. The bluffs at Doughton Parks on the Parkway.
    Shatly Springs North of West Jefferson and Daniel Boone Inn in Boone. "Family style", as long as you can eat, they'll keep serving you. Full out pig-dog eat yourself to death good. Uh, how's your cholesterol level?

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