Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Road Trip Day #5–Mountains FTW!

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Mountains! Finally! Day five was one of the shorter mileage days, but much more saddle time. I spent most of the day in third and four gear instead of grinding away in sixth. A very nice change.

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I took the Cherahola Skyway as I did in 2010. It was cool and sunny. It was great!

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I had the road to myself most of the time with very few cars or motorcycles in view most of the time. It was a nice Zen time. The cool breeze also helped.

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Some sample views of the road.

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I stopped at most of the overlooks to enjoy the views and eat a snack.

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Mandatory motorcycle shot.

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I really enjoyed looking at all the greenery.

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After the skyway, I found a secluded dock on a calm body of water to relax and eat more snacks. North Carolina is very beautiful.

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I skipped the “dragon”. Too many other road users and I feel like a bit overhyped. All of the other roads in the area are similar, but without the traffic.

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I enjoyed Hwy 28 immensely. I think it followed a couple different rivers. One of them had rafters. It was fun to watch them going by.

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Finally, my 49th motorcycled state: South Carolina.

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I really enjoyed my time in North Carolina today. It was over 9 hours and 300 miles of twisty roads looking like the above. Most of the time I was completely alone. It was great.

 

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6 comments:

  1. Beautiful twisty roads and scenery. Way to go on #49.

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    1. Thanks. Very nice part of the country. I need to come back to NC more often.

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    1. Thanks and done! Having a blast in the mountains.

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