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#984152 - 04/06/17 02:27 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass

and then you arrive in Hell … I mean … Helen! The recommended restaurant on the route is Hofer’s Bakery, which serves up hearty breakfast, lunch, and unbelievable German pastries! However, just down the street, the Troll Tavern serves up some typical German pub-grub with outdoor seating along a beautiful river.


and just on the other side of the river adjacent to the Helendorf River Inn is Bodensee, for great German fare. eat


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#984153 - 04/06/17 02:34 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: greiffster]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass
..Hofer’s Bakery, which serves up hearty breakfast....


Try the Pregel & Lox on the breakfast menu. lick


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#984178 - 04/06/17 06:18 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: greiffster]  
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Originally Posted By: greiffster
and just on the other side of the river adjacent to the Helendorf River Inn is Bodensee, for great German fare. eat


+1


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#984202 - 04/06/17 11:37 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: Jake]  
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Originally Posted By: Jake
Originally Posted By: greiffster
and just on the other side of the river adjacent to the Helendorf River Inn is Bodensee, for great German fare. eat


+1


Rindsrouladen, rotkohl, spätzle, mushroom gravy ... Mmmmmmm!


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#984925 - 04/16/17 04:08 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]  
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UN_XVI - Highway to Helen_A (136-259)
[AC/DC, 1981]

Hopefully you passed on the Bavarian pretzels, pastries, spaetzle, and gravies because you’re going to need to be alert shortly after leaving town. The Richard B Russell is a twisty and highly scenic parkway ride. This shorter route bypasses the other famous moto roads in the area (US-129, Wolf Pen Gap, Hwy 60). This is the route to ride if you do find yourself without time to finish the others. This route does take you to the top of Brasstown Bald to reveal a beautiful panorama, when not in the clouds. The journey back up to NC is more scenic than technical, but still enjoyable. Just west of Franklin is Wayah Rd! Wayah is a favorite for the SE Crew. Very little traffic, but lots of lakes, trout streams, and twisties! Oh by the way, there is a retired Atlanta cop who has a cabin just off of it. Watch out! He may follow you back to the resort, lights a-flashin’ and give you a scare (just ask Shannie Mae, TN_R11_Girl). Finish the route with a short bit of Moonshiner 28 before arriving at the resort.




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#985184 - 04/19/17 02:17 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]  
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UN_XVI - Highway to Helen_B (171-294)
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This route is going to require your undivided attention, so hopefully you avoided a food coma by passing on the carb-rich options of German fare. Just outside of town is the Richard B Russell parkway, which is twisty and with beautiful overlooks. However, unlike the shorter route A, this route follows with “The Loop;” what moto enthusiasts out of Hotlanta call Wolf Pen Gap (Hwy 180), Hwy 60 and US-19. Wolf Pen Gap is an uber-twisty back road, while Hwy 60 has you carving along the edge of a plateau, and US-19 sends you up and over Blood Mountain … two lanes on the ascent with really big cambers makes for some exciting riding. The journey back up to NC is more scenic than technical, but still enjoyable. Just west of Franklin NC is Wayah Rd, beloved by riders in the SE for the twisties and scenery. However, see route A for the warning about a cantankerous, retired LEO who lives there part-time, or simply seek him out at the UN. Finish the route with a short bit of Moonshiner 28 just before arriving at the resort.



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#986078 - 04/28/17 09:32 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]  
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UN_XVI - Highway to Helen_C (187-310)
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As with routes A & B of this group, a food coma is not advised. Again, this route also begins with the twisty and scenic Richard B Russell. This route also does part of The Loop, that the B route covers completely. However, on this route you’ll head south on US-19 and go over Blood Mountain and enjoy those two, well-cambered lanes on the ascent in the other direction from route B. Next you’ll hook up with Hwy-60, passing by Two Wheels Only Motorcycle Camp (praised by Neil Peart of Rush as a must stay place for the moto traveler). Continuing on Hwy-60, rather than taking Wolf Pen Gap, the curves open up a bit more and lean more towards sweepers. The remainder of the journey back to NC is marked by back roads, tip-toeing around Blairsville, so as not to disturb the “Blairsville Witch.” (Ask the long-term SE Crew or simply await a haunting for “BW.”) After a few more back roads, US-64 takes you to Wayah Rd., just west of Franklin. Wayah is a favorite for the SE Crew. Little traffic, lakes, trout streams, and twisties! However, see Route A for the warning about a cantankerous, retired LEO who lives there part-time. Finish the route with a short bit of Moonshiner 28 just before arriving at the resort.



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#986079 - 04/28/17 09:35 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]  
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OK Folks, so there are the Sport Touring Routes for UNRally XVI.

The digital versions of these routes will be made available later and in another thread.


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#987335 - 05/16/17 11:36 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]  
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I'm not sure if I'm just going blind, but I couldn't locate the maps for your "Rockin’ Down the Skyway" routes. Please let me know what page they're on if they're here, as I've paged through about 5 times looking for them. I should ask - are these routes street bike or off-road?

Also, any idea when the digital versions will be available?

Thanks in advance - Al


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#987360 - 05/17/17 02:00 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: Al_B]  
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Originally Posted By: Al_B
I'm not sure if I'm just going blind, but I couldn't locate the maps for your "Rockin’ Down the Skyway" routes. Please let me know what page they're on if they're here, as I've paged through about 5 times looking for them. I should ask - are these routes street bike or off-road?

Also, any idea when the digital versions will be available?

Thanks in advance - Al


You don't see them because some idiot forgot to post them! I don't know who that would be, of course. dontknow

Thanks. At least I know someone is reading the routes thoroughly! I'll get right on posting that series. revit

This thread covers the Sport Touring routes ONLY (which means paved roads only). There will be Dual Sport routes, but they are not going to be described in level of detail we did here.

As for the digital versions, links to both the Sport Touring and Dual Sport routes will be posted in a separate thread a little closer to the event (we like to minimize exposure of that level of detail).


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