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    Default Sag Harbor to Memphis - again!

    I'm taking my Road King back down to Memphis to see my brother, an old biker who is running out of road due to cancer. Last time I went via 71 and 40 with a side route vis the Skyline Drive in the Smokey Mountains - that was great!
    This time I have more time and was thinking of taking a more scenic route, and maybe more northern.

    Any tips on great biking roads?

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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    With three or four days to make this trip, you can wander a bit, and although I'm not a biker, I would suggest some of the following roads for some riding and scenic pleasures. I-78 and I-81 are certainly good roads to get you out of the New York metro area and on your way, but once past Harrisburg, you might want to try US-15 down through Gettysburg and then MD-77 westward through the Catoctin Mountains. (This is the area around Camp David.) Then old US-40 will take you farther west up the Potomac River valley. At Cumberland you can turn south on US-220 through the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, down to pick up US-60, the Midland Trail into Charleston, WV. That would set you up for some more Interstate riding, I-64 and I-65 to Mammoth Caves. My last recommendation would be to take the Natchez Trace southwest from Nashville and finish by using US-64 across southern Tennessee into Memphis. All of those detours and alternate routes add only about 150 miles to your 1200 mile trip


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