Saturday, October 26, 2013

Riding motorcycles in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

What it really comes down to is riding.

The mountains of Western North Carolina and the surrounding area, provide arguably, some of the most scenic, and challenging motorcycle riding in the country. The mountains of WNC offer every format of riding. from scenic mountainous back roads packed with tight curves, to the large trail systems deep in the forests for the off road enthusiast. The roads that we ride on a regular basis, are those that motorcyclists dream of.

we've been riding this route for years then I found this on a website:

"Copperhead Loop" (don't know who named it)

some pics from a recent run of this route:
throw in that 93.

Looking Glass Falls 276N.

go under the Blue Ridge Parkway.

 down into bustling Cruso, NC.

back up 215S.

we are going over those mountains ahead.

waterfalls on 215S

but we aren't getting on, we're going under.

the gap at the top 215S

we may run the "Copperhead Loop" as a group ride in the future, for The Meltdown, or perhaps we will find another excuse to run this loop soon. It's a good one!

we can also be found honing our skills on the Green River Cove Switchbacks. 17 of them to be exact.
The Green River Cove - 17 switchbacks. (note the road below in the center of the shot)

it's tough to stay focused on the road when a lot of the time it looks like this out there:
just south of Mt. Mitchell.

at any point, when we pull out of the clubhouse, we can find ourselves on some of the most challenging roads, with amazing views for rewards. The feeling of being at one with your machine and the road when you are navigating these mountains, is second to none. We will occasionally share some of our favorite local routes on this blog. til' then...


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