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post #1 of 3 Old Mar 13th, 2006, 12:00 pm Thread Starter
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You lucky folks!!!

Spent last week running around the Chattanooga area.

The weather was beautiful, the scenery with the dogwoods blooming was gorgeous, the cuisine was great, the people were wonderful, and the roads were awesome!!!! And that was staying west of the city, never getting east into the Smokies!

Unfortunately, instead of enjoying it on my LT, I was running up and down mountains in dump trucks, military trucks, and 18 wheelers doing vehicle testing. Next time I'll have to sneak my bike along in the dump bed or something!

I hope you folks that live around there realize how great you've got it!

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Spent last week running around the Chattanooga area.

The weather was beautiful, the scenery with the dogwoods blooming was gorgeous, the cuisine was great, the people were wonderful, and the roads were awesome!!!! And that was staying west of the city, never getting east into the Smokies!

Unfortunately, instead of enjoying it on my LT, I was running up and down mountains in dump trucks, military trucks, and 18 wheelers doing vehicle testing. Next time I'll have to sneak my bike along in the dump bed or something!

I hope you folks that live around there realize how great you've got it!
Burt, we do , come on back to see us.. take a look at Spring Training Camp II and of course CCR in Georgia this year..

I like Chattanooga, great riding as you mention in any direction... Hour away from Smokies, hour from great N. Ga riding (Suches, Helen, Elijay), hour from central Tennessee and couple hours to Birmingham and Barber's Museum and Track.. a must see....

Chattanooga is a great biker friendly city, each Friday night in the summer they block off several streets in downtown for "Night Fall" bike parking only, great food and bev.... bands and amazing number of folks that bring their pets, walk around and check out the bikes, also start of the "Trail of Tears" ride each year... Chattanooga have brought back the downtown, with plenty of parks, river walk and plenty of sidewalk cafes and happening..

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We we running part of the Trail of Tears road (41?)west along the river/lake up to MountEagle and back. Beautiful road with lots of nice sweeping turns and vistas (although the narrow bridge over the river claimed two mirrors this trip!).

Also partook of your downtown for dinner - Stickyfingers, 2m2(? some foo-foo place), and Big River Brewery. We heard the Old Plantation (or something to that effect) was the best BBQ in town but the smallest vehicle we had was a motorhome as we drove through that neighborhood we feared for our lives so we followed the lights of the big city back downtown again for another helping of Stickyfingers!

We'll definitely be back, whether on two wheels, six, ten, or eighteen. I'll give all ya'll (see, I even picked up some of the local language!) some advanced warning this time. I figured with Daytona going on and so close, most folks would be down there (or taking advantage of everyone ELSE going there and having the best riding roads to themselves!).

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