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The GREAT SMOKY MOUTAIN / MAGGIE VALLEY / MIG MOTORCYCLE RALLY

This is my second trip to the Great Smoky Mountaion National Park Region on my motorcycle. This trip was special - at least for me. It will be one trip that I'll never forget.

Let the trip begin and with another 1800 miles under my belt on the bike, this will be one trip that I'll never forget. .......Phil

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On June 17, 2006, I began what was to be the biggest motorcycle trip to date for me. I have been wanting to tour on my motorcycle for a long time and this was to be the biggest to date. It's done now, but what I can tell you is that I have been bitten by the touring bug.

This trip was one of my most enjoyable trips that I've taken in a long time. I didn't keep track of the mileage, but I think I put an easy 1700 miles on the motorcycle. First off, I have to thank the MIG group for allowing Candice and I to slide along with you guys. We both enjoyed the event a great deal.

We headed north on I-95 from Palm Beach County. The road is stright for mile after mile. You get pretty use to that straight line and up into Geogia, the road begins to turn. Wow - what's that - a curve in the road? We rode for 6.5 hours that day and stayed overnight just past Savannah, GA. The next morning, we continued our way up I-95 and then headed northwest on I-26. There the road gets really interesting and the countryside very pretty. There's nothing like a decent interestate that winds through the hills.

In Hendersonville, NC, we jump on on Rt 64, which heads westerly adn turns into Rt 276. We are now in the Smoky region entering Davidson River Recreational Area and the Sycamore Flats Recreational Area.. It's really cool adn the roads are really bending. Within an hour, we cross the Blue Ridge Parkway, a road that will have to wait until tomorror for us to enjoy. We enter the first town of Waynesville, NC, a very cool little town to be sure. Just a few miles is our base camp for the next 5 days in Maggie Valley, NC.

So let the pictures begin.

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