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    crossing top of Tennesee

    How is route 52 for crossing east to west across northern TN?
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    Never traversed it, but if I did I would definitely want to stop at the Alvin York Mounument just off 52 onto 127 in Pall Mall.

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    I've been on parts of it but it has been a few years. My recollection is that it is pleasant, somewhat hilly, curvy, green, paved, not a lot of trucks, etc. I usually remember details about bad roads, and don't recall details at all here.
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    SR52 from Jamestown to Livingston is very nice. It descends off the plateau and then rolls along curve after curve through Alpine to Livingston. After Livingston, it is less of a roller coaster but still pleasant way to traverse the middle Tennessee area. It will still be hilly. After Celina, you will come to Red Boiling Springs which houses a museum. http://www.cyclemos.com/ I haven't yet made it to the museum, so I can't tell you much about it, but I intend to do so. From there on into Portland is fairly nondescript, but still a pleasant bucolic state route. Enjoy, it's a lot better than I40 or US70.

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    So far it sounds perfect as a way to cross the central part of TN. Thanks for the info.
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    Was just lookin at a official Tennessee transportation map and alot of 52 is listed as a state scenic parkway for what thats worth.

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    The parts I've been on are nice. Vfroger has described it well. Enjoy our beautiful state!

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