September 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm #59031
I have a bad habit (?) of planning WAY in advance, but need some advice. My son and I (two bikes) will be riding from Orlando to Greenville, SC on May 10 2013. We have several purposes: 1. Hopefully to find him a job (fresh A.S. degree in CADD/Solidworks/Mechanical Drafting – anyone looking?) 2. Possibly to relocate myself. 3. To ride some roads that are not flat and straight.
We have ridden to NC twice before and usually stay at a different place each night. Using the scenic routes, BRP, 129, NC 80, to link them up. This time we plan to make Greenville home base and travel out and back on day trips. BTW we will be riding up and back – no trailering.
Any suggestions on “not to be missed” roads or destinations would be much appreciated. 200 mile days are no problem. 300 mile days on those twisty roads are a little taxing for the old bones. Our longest day will probably be up to Asheville, a chunk of the BRP and back again. I try to keep it to 6-8 hours of saddle time each day. :cheers
Recommendations welcomed and much appreciated.
BobSeptember 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm #63367
Lots of things to see and do. The Blue Ridge Escarpment is fairly close to Greenville. Any road that crosses it gains around 2,000 ft in a few miles :hurray. The BMW plant is right down I 85 (depending on where you are staying), the [URL=”http://www.bmwusfactory.com/zentrum/”]Zentrum[/URL] is a good stop. Riding is also very good. About 2 hours from the Highlands area and North GA.
We ride a loop of 276 – 215 and 178 a good bit (4 – 5 hrs). The [URL=”http://www.blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com/”]Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp[/URL] is on 276 and a good stop. Usually 276 to the campground to stay then 215 – 178 home. Either direction is a great ride. SC HP like to hang out on the SC side of 276 and 178 looking for squids.
Also the [URL=”http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/”]Wheels Through Time Museum[/URL] is about 10 miles from the 276 – 215 Junction but is probably a better stop to spend a good bit of time at.September 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm #63496
My name is Kent Skoug and I’m the Region Rep for for the Carolina’s and eastern Tennessee. Sorry I did’t get back to you earlier but I’m still getting used to the forum and some of the web information.
Depending on just when you are coming I have a RA campout scheduled in Del Rio, TN April 26th, 27th and 28th. Drop me a note if you are interested. If you want just day rides out of Greenville, give me a call most any evening (828) 684-7425 and we can discuss them.September 9, 2012 at 9:58 pm #63501
Ain’t no lack of roads from N.Ga to W.VA, W.NC, E.TN. Time is the only limiting factor :thumb
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