Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Syracuse, NY, USA
Re: The Dragon- Routes from North-East PA.
There are quite a few choices for a good run to Deal's Gap. There are some very good posts in this thread, with some great highlights! I agree with the rider who said you should avoid Skyline Drive, it's very scenic, but very slow, as well! I popped your start and end points into MapSource, with a route taking you through Seneca Rocks, WV and Green Banks, WV, where we've found some of the best riding ever, local roads for the most part, but the mountains of WV are awesome! Green Banks is the site of the world's largest moveable radio telescope and a stone's throw from Cass Railroad. I know you won't have time to ride the train, but we made a picnic lunch stop at the telescope (twice). Anyway, that route would put you at roughly 780 miles for 2 days of travel, which doesn't allow for a lot of stops. You'd be limited to about 55mph for most of it, if I recall correctly. Another idea to consider is to make your way to the Dragon via the Asheville area, which also sports some great riding although you'll find it hasn't been so publicized as the Gap. Any way you look at it, you'll see some awesome sights and find some great roads. WV will remain my favorite state for motorcycling! Ride safe!
'01 K1200LT (mauve) traded
'04 K1200LT (Black Mariah) traded
Oh alright. . .I'll ride next to the Harley this time!