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06/17/2001 Entry: "Cherohala Skyway"

Had a great motorcycle ride on Saturday, my first regional ride since we moved to Atlanta nearly four years ago now. In fact, it was my first long motorcycle ride since we left the Bay Area: 360 miles roundtrip, with the highlight being the perfecly designed Cherohala Skyway, rising to 5390 feet as it passes through the Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests of Southwastern North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. The road contains no decreasing radius turns during the entire stretch of the Skyway, so that means that even journeyman riders like me feel like experts. All in all, a very pleasant day.