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trophystock
08-16-2009, 09:11 PM
Has anybody rode 107 from Cashiers to Sylva lately?

C.R.S.
08-16-2009, 10:17 PM
Did it about a month ago, Good Scenic route and the road was in good shape!

law1200
08-17-2009, 06:10 AM
Some of the rode around the lake is new pavement great ride

STRETCH
08-17-2009, 05:18 PM
yup, nice section of road. and leads to one of my favorites.

trophystock
08-17-2009, 07:22 PM
Thanks, some friends of mine are going up 178/215, over the parkway to Cherokee for lunch, then back down 107. Should be a good day.

matto
08-17-2009, 08:42 PM
http://www.mapquest.com/mq/2-HXM_q92H8BjgeATui did this route today

bandit01
08-17-2009, 09:41 PM
Any high points? Low points?

I'm not a fan of 28 between Highlands and Franklin. Then from Franklin to Sylva is just highway.

I also found a 10 mile stretch of chunky gravel on either 107 or 281. I'll have to check the GPS, I don't remember.

law1200
08-18-2009, 05:39 AM
Any high points? Low points?

I'm not a fan of 28 between Highlands and Franklin. Then from Franklin to Sylva is just highway.

I also found a 10 mile stretch of chunky gravel on either 107 or 281. I'll have to check the GPS, I don't remember.That would be Stretch's famous tire eater 281 gravel in every turn

matto
08-18-2009, 09:38 AM
i used to live in franklin when i was a kid, so i wanted to ride throught, but i did enjoy 28 from franklin to highlands, it was actually one of the only roads i wasnt behind a vehical for almost all of it. 281 was ok, too many cars, didnt see to much gravel really, i think they are working on the road, they have 1/2 of the width of the road paved in most places around there.

i didnt have fun going up 178 in the morning because it was wet most of the way, then i hit parkway road and dnr was behind me most of the time. but once i got on the parkway going up to cherokee it was really nice. good road not many cars. nice faster turns

STRETCH
08-18-2009, 09:03 PM
That would be Stretch's famous tire eater 281 gravel in every turn
close, but no cigar.
I do enjoy the northern section of 281 down to the lake, but it's not the tire eater. there is ocasionaly some gravel in a couple of turns but trafic is usualy realy light. there is a fun, rediculously twisty conector between 281 and 215, but again you might hit some gravel in a couple of turns.

bandit01
08-19-2009, 05:14 AM
By gravel I mean 10 miles of no pavement, at all. The upside was no traffic, but I was afraid the stones were going to puncture my tire. That, and of course trying to turn and getting nowhere.

I think it's good to know how to ride off road on a road bike, but the distance I had was just a bit more than I wanted.

matto
08-19-2009, 09:16 AM
when i see gravel i turn around.

trophystock
08-19-2009, 04:36 PM
I do not think 107 is gravel is it? I have ridden on the gravel road before on the KLR but I can't remember what road it was.

STRETCH
08-19-2009, 05:57 PM
10 miles of 281 between 64 and 107 are graAVEL. thats what makes the northern section so nice, no through trafic.

STRETCH
08-19-2009, 05:58 PM
By gravel I mean 10 miles of no pavement, at all. The upside was no traffic, but I was afraid the stones were going to puncture my tire. That, and of course trying to turn and getting nowhere.

I think it's good to know how to ride off road on a road bike, but the distance I had was just a bit more than I wanted.

I used to do alot of dirt roads on my old Bandit too:boast:

matto
08-19-2009, 08:00 PM
10 miles of 281 between 64 and 107 are graAVEL. thats what makes the northern section so nice, no through trafic.

by gravel i thought you ment loose rocks