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    Looking for Johnson City area Riding info

    Looking to get away for several days, and I think I will head for last year's rally area. I will be riding up from the Mississippi Coast to a buddy's in Huntsville. The plan is to leave the next day for Johnson City. We plan on taking to whole day to get there if needed. I thought about turning off the Interstate at Lenoir City and taking the Foothills Parkway and various routes to JC, then using JC as home-base and hitting the twisties for a few days.

    Question is...anyone have any suggestions for the Huntsville to J City route, and the area's best twisties once we arrive?

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    Just south-east from JC is Rt.421 (the snake) lots of other surrounding roads also.
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    Suggestions if you didn't take the rally rides last year.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=46265
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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    Suggestions if you didn't take the rally rides last year.

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=46265
    EXCELLENT, and a bonus included with locations for BBQ! Keep-em coming.

    Gonna have to plan well for the Snake if we do it (weekdays). Too much traffic on weekends I hear.

    Thanks, Jim
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    Old man in the mountains osbornk's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by leadfoot View Post
    EXCELLENT, and a bonus included with locations for BBQ! Keep-em coming.

    Gonna have to plan well for the Snake if we do it (weekdays). Too much traffic on weekends I hear.

    Thanks, Jim
    If you want good BBQ:

    http://www.cuzs.us/

    http://www.thefirehouse.com/

    http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=446 and http://kingsport.tv/video.php?id=201
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    Phil's BBQ Pit was at the Rally in Johnson City and they had really great brisket and wings. They have a mild and super hot sauce that was so good I had them send me some when I got home! They are in Johnson City, Kingsport, or Bristol.
    Enjoy!
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    Here is a great ride from Huntsville to Johnson City.

    Huntsville to South Pittsburg, TN (US 72)
    South Pittsburg to Chattanooga (I-24)
    Chattanooga to Cleveland, TN (I-75)
    Cleveland to Ducktown, TN (US 64)
    Ducktown to Tellico Plains, TN (TN 68)
    Lunch in Tellico Plains at Tellico Grain Bakery
    Tellico Plains to Deals Gap (Cherohala Skwy, Santeetlah Rd, US 129
    Deals Gap to Waynesville (TN 28, US 19, 23, 74)
    Waynesville to Johnson City (I-40, I-26)

    The ride from Tellico Plains to Deals Gap and on TN 28 are about some of the best rides you can find in the area. This route is about 425 miles.

    I am also attaching a gpx file for this route.

    Route for Leadfoot to JC, TN.gpx

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    Thanks all for the route suggestions, as well as the BBQ spots! Hopefully I will get out of here in a few weeks and try some of those BBQ spots out.

    MDBENSON I think that route is similar to the route I took from Huntsville to the Cheraholla Skyway last year, good suggestion. Maybe it will differ a bit, as I really prefer not to repeat routes. I realize we will have to hit the Superslab a time or two, but would prefer not to.

    Cheers

    Jim
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