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So, The return trip will look like this for travel:

Day 1: NC, TN
Day 2: AL, MS, AR
Day 3: AR, OK
Day 4: Off bike
Day 5: TX, NM, CO

Its gonna be fun! I had originally written the work ‘Epic’, but in retrospect, it’s not really EPIC. Now, a motorcycle trip from here to Spain, or around the world would be EPIC. but just a few thousand miles doesn’t quite qualify for the word, ‘Epic’.

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The plan is to leave Boone NC around 0900 hrs after a wonderful breakfast with my family, then head south on the BRP (I have to get video of riding the viaduct on Pearl) then head south on hwy 221 after Grandfather mountain, and on into Asheville.

From there, I’m riding to Deals Gap and make a run on the dragon and collect my stickers, then head to the campsite near Chattanooga TN.¬† Highlights for the day will be:
1. The Linville Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway
2. Tail of the Dragon
3. Cherohala Skyway

In reality, there is much more great riding in the area, but I’m hitting I-40 and Hwy 74 to save some time. Hwy 221 between Linville and I-40 and Hwy 28 by Fontana Dam are top shelf roads as well.

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The start of Day 2 will be in Louisville, KY. I want to drive to my brother’s house near Mooresburg, TN. This gives me roughly 249 miles to drive, a pretty easy day by motorcycle. Google says around 5 hrs, but I know better. I did choose to forego any interstates, so that will add some time, but I think it will be worth it, looking at this¬† section of the route I chose:

Day2