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    Greenville SC travel advice

    Hi all...

    I have a bad habit (?) of planning WAY in advance, but need some advice. My son and I (two bikes) will be riding from Orlando to Greenville, SC on May 10 2013. We have several purposes: 1. Hopefully to find him a job (fresh A.S. degree in CADD/Solidworks/Mechanical Drafting - anyone looking?) 2. Possibly to relocate myself. 3. To ride some roads that are not flat and straight.

    We have ridden to NC twice before and usually stay at a different place each night. Using the scenic routes, BRP, 129, NC 80, to link them up. This time we plan to make Greenville home base and travel out and back on day trips. BTW we will be riding up and back - no trailering.

    Any suggestions on "not to be missed" roads or destinations would be much appreciated. 200 mile days are no problem. 300 mile days on those twisty roads are a little taxing for the old bones. Our longest day will probably be up to Asheville, a chunk of the BRP and back again. I try to keep it to 6-8 hours of saddle time each day.

    Recommendations welcomed and much appreciated.

    Bob

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    Rally Rat
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    Well... (Just a few but there are many more)

    178 (Pickens to Rosman, NC)
    215 (up to the BRP but I noticed they were repaving the other side (64 to BRP))
    130 (Turns into 281 in NC)
    133 (Runs from Clemson to HWY 11)
    281
    107 (Splits off of 28 and runs up to Cashiers)
    28 (Runs from Walhalla to Highlands)
    64 (Runs from Highlands to Brevard and further East)
    Warwoman (off 28 and goes to Clayton, GA)
    276 (Goes over Ceasar's Head and up to the BRP)
    Gap Creek Rd (From HWY 25 in the SC side)
    288
    Wiggington Rd
    135
    441 is a decent big road in NE GA
    76 (From Westminster, SC into GA)
    In Georgia:
    17
    Historic 441
    197
    255
    HWY 75
    180
    348

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    thanks, Gadgetech... that should keep me busy for a while!

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    smross44
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    Greenville

    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgetech View Post
    Well... (Just a few but there are many more)

    178 (Pickens to Rosman, NC)
    215 (up to the BRP but I noticed they were repaving the other side (64 to BRP))
    130 (Turns into 281 in NC)
    133 (Runs from Clemson to HWY 11)
    281
    107 (Splits off of 28 and runs up to Cashiers)
    28 (Runs from Walhalla to Highlands)
    64 (Runs from Highlands to Brevard and further East)
    Warwoman (off 28 and goes to Clayton, GA)
    276 (Goes over Ceasar's Head and up to the BRP)
    Gap Creek Rd (From HWY 25 in the SC side)
    288
    Wiggington Rd
    135
    441 is a decent big road in NE GA
    76 (From Westminster, SC into GA)
    In Georgia:
    17
    Historic 441
    197
    255
    HWY 75
    180
    348
    Great roads listed...and even greater for they are in my backyard. What made you choose Gville? Have you looked at Asheville? Asheville was just listed as the number one retirement destination in the United States. Their 10 year growth plan is amazing. Less crime and cooler summers than Gville. I would recommend you take a good look at both if you can....less competition for your son too.

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    Anyone have any thoughts on lodging in/near Greenville? I was thinking of a cabin at Table Rock State Park. Anyone have any experience? I'm not a camper. Nor am I rich enough for the mountain chalet scene. I just want my AC and a good night's rest before the next day's ride-o-rama

    thanks to any and all...

    bob

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    Table Rock cabins is a very good choice.

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    Solidworks? Do you have any aviation background?
    I'm looking for a person that can work drawings in our engineering department for Stevens Aviation in Greenville.
    PM me and maybe we can hook up next year. I live here so I can give you some good road advise too.
    Paul Witt
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    Greensboro, NC

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulWitt View Post
    Solidworks? Do you have any aviation background?
    I'm looking for a person that can work drawings in our engineering department for Stevens Aviation in Greenville.
    PM me and maybe we can hook up next year. I live here so I can give you some good road advise too.
    The job hunt is for my son. Just turned 21 and looking for an entry level job or internship. Will have an AS degee in drafting next semester.
    No experience other than school... unfortunately.

    thanks for any leads you may be able to throw my way. I'll stay in touch as we get closer to the travel date.

    Bob

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    Moondog
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    Avoid going through Atlanta to get to Greenville if you can

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