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Title: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: Broz on November 05, 2013, 09:32:05 am
hope this link works.  This was Wed 10/31/13  nice view of changing folliage.  For those that arent familiar with the are this is just north of Mountain City, TN
North to south
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5dAZVvfDIwlcWlFUlFockg2b3c/edit?usp=sharing
South to North
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5dAZVvfDIwlNXUtSUlmZF92Y28/edit?usp=sharing
If you have not ridden here it beats the crowds on Tail of the Dragon.

And this is why I can't get 3000 miles on a rear tire.  :'(
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: Gumby on November 05, 2013, 09:45:14 am
Looks like a fun road, gonna have to look for that one in June. Thanks for sharing.

How do you not get any wind noise with your camera? What kind of camera is it?
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: COGnosticat0r on November 05, 2013, 10:45:35 am
I rode it on Labor day weekend, in the rain, I hope it will be dry for the National next year as it is a great stretch of road.  I rode the Snake after riding the Back of the Dragon the same day, in the rain  LOL  damn rain, takes some of the fun out of it.

Great video, I like the changing of the leaves, looks beautiful.
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: connie_rider on November 05, 2013, 11:36:33 am
How far is this from the National Location (Johnson City)?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: Gumby on November 05, 2013, 11:48:17 am
How far is this from the National Location (Johnson City)?

Ride safe, Ted
Mountain City is about an hour from Johnson City. C'mon Ted you're on a computer use it.  ;D
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: tweeter55 on November 05, 2013, 12:02:19 pm
I didn't watch the whole video yet but like what I saw. What is the speed limit and how closely is it policed by the local LEO's?
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: Rhino on November 05, 2013, 01:44:48 pm
Sweet!
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: connie_rider on November 05, 2013, 02:40:25 pm
Mountain City is about an hour from Johnson City. C'mon Ted you're on a computer use it.  ;D

"Hey",,, I'm at work...
I cain't be using the Computer for COG Stuff like mapping and watching guys ride twisty roads..
They might think i wuz goofing off....
 
err,,, oops!!!   :o


Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: Conrad on November 05, 2013, 02:45:32 pm
hope this link works.  This was Wed 10/31/13  nice view of changing folliage.  For those that arent familiar with the are this is just north of Mountain City, TN
North to south
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5dAZVvfDIwlcWlFUlFockg2b3c/edit?usp=sharing
South to North
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5dAZVvfDIwlNXUtSUlmZF92Y28/edit?usp=sharing
If you have not ridden here it beats the crowds on Tail of the Dragon.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: rhhall on November 05, 2013, 02:56:29 pm
I live about 20 minutes from there. They make a mean fried bologna sandwich at the store at the crossroads in Shady Valley.
 8)
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: tweeter55 on November 05, 2013, 03:06:16 pm
That's worth the trip right there. :thumbs:
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: Rhino on November 05, 2013, 03:20:18 pm
I live about 20 minutes from there. They make a mean fried bologna sandwich at the store at the crossroads in Shady Valley.
 8)

Is the whole sandwich fried or just the bologna?
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: stevewfl on November 05, 2013, 03:58:41 pm
I'm there a few times a year.  Great ride, especially on week days when the squids, lamers, Hardley-Ablesons others aren't riding it   ;D
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: connie_rider on November 05, 2013, 04:29:39 pm
I'm there a few times a year.  Great ride, especially on week days when the squids, lamers, Hardley-Ablesons others aren't riding it   ;D

Hmmmm, so that road will DEFINITELY be one of my scheduled "weekday" rides when I'm at the Nat'l...
.
I wonder if they fill the same way about 200 COGgers,,, riding it when they squids, lamers, Hardley-Ablesons are riding it?

Nahhh, I don't really care!!!!

Ok, e'nuff discussion.... Let's do it!!!

(Hmmm,,,mmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,, I can already taste them Fried Bologna sandwiches!)
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: Broz on November 06, 2013, 08:51:19 pm
The camera is just the iPhone 5 mounted horizontally in a ram mount. I guess the wind noise is minimal due to the windshield.

As far as the speed limit I'm not really sure.  We ride it as fast as we can, the road dictates the speed more than any signage. I have only ridden this route on weekdays and have not seen any cops.   You will see the local sherif going thru Mountain City. Maybe someone that is from the area can shed more light on the LEO.   It is a pretty popular ride and the condition of the road is pretty nice.
Broz
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: Gumby on November 07, 2013, 01:04:48 pm
The camera is just the iPhone 5 mounted horizontally in a ram mount. I guess the wind noise is minimal due to the windshield.
Broz
I'm not giving up my tinted windscreen. Guess I will have to drown out the wind noise with more freedom rock.  :cool:
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: stevewfl on November 07, 2013, 01:47:15 pm
My friend from VA and I rail the 421 Snake, she lives not too far from there in Marion, VA. Although we were staging a ride from Gatlinburg in this pic.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/dealsgap/dealsgap2a/s_heather.jpg)


Friend of mine asked I use my photography panning skillz to shoot his pic running the Snake

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/ashevillesummer10/DSC_0120.jpg)


Of course cagers sometimes get in our way around the Snake

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/ashevillesummer10/DSC_0135.jpg)

Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: rhhall on November 07, 2013, 02:16:43 pm
Is the whole sandwich fried or just the bologna?
Just the bologna with a notch cut to reduce the curvature. ;)
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: rhhall on November 07, 2013, 02:22:23 pm
check out blindkenny.com
He is a photographer that takes pix of people on the Snake and posts them on his website.
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: Broz on November 08, 2013, 02:58:54 pm
My friend from VA and I rail the 421 Snake, she lives not too far from there in Marion, VA. Although we were staging a ride from Gatlinburg in this pic.

([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/dealsgap/dealsgap2a/s_heather.jpg[/url])


Friend of mine asked I use my photography panning skillz to shoot his pic running the Snake

([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/ashevillesummer10/DSC_0120.jpg[/url])


Of course cagers sometimes get in our way around the Snake

([url]http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/ashevillesummer10/DSC_0135.jpg[/url])

Nice pics Steve.  Marion Va is some nice riding too!
Title: Re: Ride on US 421 The Snake Near Shady Valley TN
Post by: stevewfl on November 08, 2013, 03:11:09 pm
Nice pics Steve.  Marion Va is some nice riding too!


Thanks and yes sir, that road from Marion North into WV is epic (http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/bigthumb.gif)