Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Brightwaters, LI, NY
Bikes: Currently--1978 Schwinn Le Tour III hand me down, 2006 Kona Sutra frame I am currently building up. Past bicycles: 2010 Surly LHT, 2008 Trek 3900 MTB. Childhood bicycles: 1992/3? Giant Attraction, a Huffy, a Mongoose BMX style bike, first bike a BMX.
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I added in Cherokee, NC (the Cherokee Nation Reservation) into Google Bike Maps as it seemed like an interesting stop along the way, plus I would still be in the vicinity of Smoky Mountain Parkway (after coming off of the Blue Ridge Pkwy) which continues to traverse through park lands where I imagine I'll find easier camping along the way.
The issue is that Google Earth reveals some narrow looking roads in this area. I was wondering if there were any better back-country roads perhaps with wider shoulders that run through this area? After reaching Chattanooga, my goal will be to link up to US 64 and continue across the southern tier of Tennessee to Memphis.
Has anyone here ever ridden this route before?
Last edited by thesearethesuns; 06-04-11 at 05:01 PM.
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