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Fall Color Run 2010


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First night, Tellico Plains, I grabbed a hotel room and a beer and enjoyed the view
First night, Tellico Plains, I grabbed a hotel room and a beer and enjoyed the view
Great little hotel - would be a great place to setup base camp for some great dual sport riding
Great little hotel - would be a great place to setup base camp for some great dual sport riding
Flamingo??
Flamingo??
The hotel owner gave me a local map and pointed out a couple of dirt road loops to hit.  I did two before breakfast.
The hotel owner gave me a local map and pointed out a couple of dirt road loops to hit. I did two before breakfast.
He said this road had a couple of creek crossings
He said this road had a couple of creek crossings
The sun was just coming up over the mountains
The sun was just coming up over the mountains
Nice little road through the woods
Nice little road through the woods
Little creek crossing...
Little creek crossing...
...this one is/was deeper than it looks
...this one is/was deeper than it looks
Great corner (first half) to get a rear wheel drifting...
Great corner (first half) to get a rear wheel drifting...
here's the second half
here's the second half
Breakfast at the base of the Cherohala
Breakfast at the base of the Cherohala
After breakfast, I did a big loop south of the Cherohala
After breakfast, I did a big loop south of the Cherohala
Ended up taking a couple of side roads too
Ended up taking a couple of side roads too
like this one called Tower Road
like this one called Tower Road
This looked much steeper in person
This looked much steeper in person
It was a radio tower station
It was a radio tower station
Mostly groomed roads, but great turns, fun elevation changes, and great fall colors
Mostly groomed roads, but great turns, fun elevation changes, and great fall colors
Ahhh, this is what it's all about
Ahhh, this is what it's all about
Who dat?
Who dat?
More great colors
More great colors
A little creek in the middle of nowhere
A little creek in the middle of nowhere
Bald River Falls...sight of the imfamous Otter-Shower
Bald River Falls...sight of the imfamous Otter-Shower
The Cherohala
The Cherohala
KLR along the Cherohala
KLR along the Cherohala
Great colors along the Cherohala
Great colors along the Cherohala
View of the road
View of the road
View of the road
View of the road
View of the road
View of the road
The clear skies wouldn't last unfortunately
The clear skies wouldn't last unfortunately
Mountain Lake
Mountain Lake
Great colors
Great colors
The KLR
The KLR
This is Deals Gap...it is completely different from what it was 8 years ago.  I can't say I'll return.
This is Deals Gap...it is completely different from what it was 8 years ago. I can't say I'll return.
The dam along Deals Gap
The dam along Deals Gap
No Parking
No Parking
End of the slowest Gap run ever
End of the slowest Gap run ever
Ahhh, the Tuskegee Motel, and yes they still have pork sandwiches.  And their business has been doing very well since
Ahhh, the Tuskegee Motel, and yes they still have pork sandwiches. And their business has been doing very well since "the motorcycles came about 5 years ago." So, that's good for them.
Beginning, or end, of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Beginning, or end, of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Big Witch Overlook
Big Witch Overlook
No Caption Required.
No Caption Required.
The colors along the Blue Ridge were nearly perfect
The colors along the Blue Ridge were nearly perfect
The KLR along the BRP
The KLR along the BRP
Some love it, some hate it.  I'll stop anytime I can.
Some love it, some hate it. I'll stop anytime I can.
It was raining when I left Asheville, and the clouds show why.
It was raining when I left Asheville, and the clouds show why.
Fortunately, the road is/was above the clouds that day.
Fortunately, the road is/was above the clouds that day.
KLR
KLR
KLR with the rainclouds...it would be clear for most of today.
KLR with the rainclouds...it would be clear for most of today.

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