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Riding => Rides and Stories => Topic started by: rhhall on February 15, 2014, 02:41:30 am

Title: Ride to "The Snake"
Post by: rhhall on February 15, 2014, 02:41:30 am
Seems like a lot of people are familiar with "The Dragon" in this area. There is a lesser known route here known as "The Snake". It is Hwy. 421 between Bristol,Tn and Mountain City, Tn. Longer than the Dragon -- over 30 miles, less traffic and less commercial. Also some great backroads nearby. Plus they have a mean  bologna sandwich(fried if you want-with the notch) at the store at the crossroads. I live in the area and would love to show y'all some of the territory when you come to the national in JC. It is closer to JC and an easy day ride. If I could help you enjoy your stay here, I plan on coming to the rally, so just PM me or holler at me at the rally. I have the same name as an Admin. on this site.
Thanx
Rick :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Ride to "The Snake"
Post by: bbroj on March 14, 2014, 01:39:12 pm
I'm game! Always up for some less known roads as well as eateries! See you at the National!
Title: Re: Ride to "The Snake"
Post by: stevewfl on March 14, 2014, 02:46:03 pm
You folks really want to take OP up on this offer, the Snake is awesome

I run the 421 snake a few times a year  ;D

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/R1%20stuff/the%20snake%20trip/DSC_0034.jpg)

Lisa on my bike

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/R1%20stuff/the%20snake%20trip/lisaonmybike.jpg)

Had a summer downpour so bad we called mercy and pulled into this place between boone and the snake


(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/R1%20stuff/the%20snake%20trip/lunchstopsnake.jpg)

How the law-dog was rollin' on the Snake

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

How we were rollin' on the snake

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

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/ashevillesummer10/DSC_0115.jpg)

crazy place out of nowhere there's bristol

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j180/stevewfl/R1%20stuff/the%20snake%20trip/bristol.jpg)

ridin' buddies, Paula just got a SWEET 600RR knee puck burner bike, Can't wait to see it on the snake

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







Title: Re: Ride to "The Snake"
Post by: andydude on March 20, 2014, 04:13:58 pm
Seems like a lot of people are familiar with "The Dragon" in this area. There is a lesser known route here known as "The Snake". It is Hwy. 421 between Bristol,Tn and Mountain City, Tn. Longer than the Dragon -- over 30 miles, less traffic and less commercial. Also some great backroads nearby. Plus they have a mean  bologna sandwich(fried if you want-with the notch) at the store at the crossroads. I live in the area and would love to show y'all some of the territory when you come to the national in JC. It is closer to JC and an easy day ride. If I could help you enjoy your stay here, I plan on coming to the rally, so just PM me or holler at me at the rally. I have the same name as an Admin. on this site.
Thanx
Rick :chugbeer:

Thanks for the offer i'll be callin ya !! :-)
Title: Re: Ride to "The Snake"
Post by: rhhall on April 05, 2014, 10:45:28 am
Be glad to do. It will be fun!!
rick
Title: Re: Ride to "The Snake"
Post by: Gumby on April 05, 2014, 12:30:17 pm
I'm game. See y'all in June.
Title: Re: Ride to "The Snake"
Post by: quiet and invisible on April 10, 2014, 08:22:17 pm
Don't forget to mention the camera speed ticket machine in Bluff City Tn. I got a nice souvenir from Boss Hogg 2 weeks after my vacation for going 6mph over the speed limit. It was a nice $50 ticket with 3 pictures of me and my bike. Killboy doesn't even charge that much and his pictures are a lot nicer.
Title: Re: Ride to "The Snake"
Post by: rhhall on April 11, 2014, 09:35:16 pm
Don't forget to mention the camera speed ticket machine in Bluff City Tn.



Hizz honor, the governor from Tennessee got a similar souvenir from the guys there. Made quite a splash in the local news. Needless to say he was not amused. :hitfan: