Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: east tn near mountains
Could be. It gets awfully crowded and a lot of people ride very poorly. Meeting someone head on is a good way to eat it.
From my perspective it seems safer. I don't tend to ride there when it's crowded and if I do go thru during such times it's at a far reduced pace. When I think of a sporting wreck there I think of lowsiding into the weeds. Again the speeds generally aren't very high and there seems to be pretty good run off in most areas. You try to get those lean angles on Cherohala and lose grip, you'll end up following the geese down to a valley pond 6000 feet below the direct way.
i looked it up, there have been 34 killed there starting in 1995 on the chart i found. i never found any stats about the cherohala
now , 2011 crossroads and 04 bmw r1150rt
in order of ownership, sears compact scooter, honda 305 scrambler, honda 160 dream , triumph 500 trophy trail, honda cb450, sportster, honda f750, 2nd sportster, harley flh, harley super glide, 3rd sportster, bmw k1000, harley low rider, 2nd harley super glide, harley heratage, harley road king,
thats just the street bikes!