Join Date: May 2011
Location: Louisville, Ky.
I try to ride all of the Blue Ridge every year but due to work and weather usually only get part of it done. I hope to do it all the next couple months including Skyline Drive but not sure when.
IMHO it's much nicer if you do it north to south. It gets prettier and prettier as you go south and the elevation increases. When you get south of Boone, North Carolina the tunnels start and you get into some of the prettiest riding. Grandfather Mountain, Mt. Mitchell, the Lynn Cove Viaduct etc.. Also if you're going north to south if you get to the south end with time to spare theres all kind of good riding to do. Maggie Valley, Deals Gap, the Dragon, Cherahola Skyway, Moonshiner 28 and on and on.
Now don't get me wrong the whole ride is pretty and a good ride but south to north after you get past Boone going north it doesn't seem as good because you've seen the best already. It's kind of like the Grand Canyon, it's an amazing sight regardless but it's much more impressive if you run across I-40 to see it. If you come down through Colorado and Utah, while you're still impressed it doesn't blow your skirt up like it would coming from the other way because of what you've just seen.
Now I know what you're thinking, 'but I'm coming from Jacksonville'. Well there's great riding getting to the north end in Virginia and West Virginia. Hell slabbin' it through there ain't even that bad its so pretty.
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