Favorite Cool Route in the Hot Summer

When it gets to be 85-95 F in the summer we like to stick to riding roads that are at higher elevation because the temperature remains 10 to 20 F below city temperatures.  I've already posted about NC-80 NC-80 (aka Devils Whip) several times. It is one of our favorite roads.  It is just east of … Continue reading Favorite Cool Route in the Hot Summer

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The Full Rattler (NC-209) and the Best Part of the Blue Ridge Parkway

In another post, I have described another riding route that included the most northern part of the Rattler (NC-209), but there is also good riding to enjoy on the southern part as well.  Therefore this post will detail riding the entire Rattler (NC-209).  This riding route will also include riding a portion of the Blue … Continue reading The Full Rattler (NC-209) and the Best Part of the Blue Ridge Parkway

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