I've rode that road a bunch over the years, just 40 minutes from my house. Next time you are up this way you ought to try route 80. It starts right off of I-81 just down from Marion at the Meadowview exit (I think exit 24) and goes north over Clinch Mountain to hwy 19 and then off the highway through Honaker VA and just keep trucking all the way to Kentucky. You can also check out Breaks Interstate Park on the VA/KY line. You do have to be careful on the first leg of the route, lots of switchbacks, gravel, and cages hauling *ss but it is a great route. Lots of roads in my corner of TN/NC/VA/KY that put the Dragon to shame but I still ride down to the Dragon at least once a year to tag along with people who haven't been and to give me a reason for an overnight trip. If your in my area and want to ride some curves then give me a shout. Oh, you also need to check out The Channels near this route, very cool rock formations that you normally don't see in this part of the country but it is a little hike to get to them.
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Last edited by TNXR; 07-24-2013 at 04:09 PM.