NC-197 and TN-395 – Another Route Back from Burnsville, NC

Burnsville, NC, a nice little town with gas stations and lots of restaurants, is a center point for a lot of great riding roads, NC-80, US-19W, NC-197 combined with NC-226, US-23 and a lot of good paved back roads.  In addition, Burnsville is near Mt. Mitchel State Park and not too far from Mars Hill, … Continue reading NC-197 and TN-395 – Another Route Back from Burnsville, NC

Appalachian Mountain Riding into VA and KY on VA-160/KY-160, US-119, VA-83, and VA-72

If you want to get a feel for more of the coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains but don't want to get too far from the Blue Ridge Mountains, try this route.  Of course the route has twisty fun curves, but to get to the first part quickly, you will have to ride 35 … Continue reading Appalachian Mountain Riding into VA and KY on VA-160/KY-160, US-119, VA-83, and VA-72

Rogersville to Sneedville via TN-66 then back to Rogersville via VA-70/TN-70

When you are ready to tackle a challenging fun curvy twisty road, try TN-66 from Rogersville to Sneedville, TN.  It is more challenging riding it from Rogersville to Sneedville, and if you don't want to ride the entire route detailed below, you can just turn around at Sneedville.  For some reason, riding TN-66 back to … Continue reading Rogersville to Sneedville via TN-66 then back to Rogersville via VA-70/TN-70

More Variations on Routes (210 Miler or a 260 Miler) that Include NC-80

Motorcycle riders that visit the Blue Ridge Mountain area near TN and NC often tell us that riding NC-80 (AKA Devil's Whip) is so much better than riding the Dragon.  They like having limited traffic and reduced enforcement of the speed limit when riding the curves .  Of course, the speed limit is mostly 55 … Continue reading More Variations on Routes (210 Miler or a 260 Miler) that Include NC-80