Daimond Back Route in NC

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Daimond Back Route in NC

#1 Unread post by 1poser » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:27 pm

Picked up an 06 Ducati MultiStrada 620D on Sat for $4500 and went for the loop from Asheville to the BRP (Blue Ridge Pkwy) to the Daimond Back, here's a link

http://www.motorcycleroads.com/routes/S ... NC_2.shtml

what an A M A Z I N G route! I'm out here from Cali for work and just needed to take advantage of these beautiful roads and scenery so I found the Duc and now I can enjoy the roads on this side of our wonderful country.

Devil's Staircase is by far one of the BEST FUN roads I've riden and would rate it better than The Dragon because it's more technical and not too crowded (yet). The over all loop is great especially doing it one direction then reversing it and doing it again. Stop at the Alpine Inn and have a cup of coffee to enjoy the view, I'll make it a point to stay there sometime like I did at The Inn at Deal's Gap and do this loop for a couple of laps.

Show respect when riding this route so the locals won't hate us and start sabotaging the roads. I always wonder why knuckleheads would speed through a straight away residential section when the fun is in the twistees...oh well... to each is own.

Enjoy it and know your limits! This one WILL HURT if you don't!
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Re: Daimond Back Route in NC

#2 Unread post by 1poser » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:40 pm

Got the shots from Blind Kenny who was set up on Devil's Staircase;

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I saw Kenny and his wife on a corner near the top so I did a couple of passes. FUN FUN FUN, be back again!
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Re: Daimond Back Route in NC

#3 Unread post by JamieC » Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:05 pm

Wow, great pictures! I have some road suggestions for NC, Route 181 – Jonas Ridge to Morganton and The Cherokee Run. My company just did a blog post about the best roads in the Southeast, check it out: http://blog.compacc.com/2011/07/top-20- ... southeast/

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Re: Daimond Back Route in NC

#4 Unread post by 1poser » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:16 pm

Thank for the link and other routes, I'll checkit out & give a report.
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Re: Daimond Back Route in NC

#5 Unread post by gpx750guy » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:29 am

I found a route like this during a visit to Germany (one of the best places I have been for motorcycle riding). Will be tackling this when I am in the states!

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Re: Daimond Back Route in NC

#6 Unread post by 1poser » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:43 am

gpx750guy wrote:I found a route like this during a visit to Germany (one of the best places I have been for motorcycle riding). Will be tackling this when I am in the states!

A must ride in the Blue Ridge Parkway area gpx750guy! You will NOT be disappointed making the time to do this route along with "Tail Of The Dragon" at Deal's Gap. Hope you visit soon.

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