Ride Report – Cherahola Skyway

Data dump – more details/impressions forthcoming. This ride was to get a feel for my new bike and my abilities, after a 10 year hiatus from doing just this sort of ride. I noted my location at the bottom of each hour for per-hour pace. These are “making time” times with stops, not “speed traveled” times.

  • A. 7:30 – Leave I-285
  • B. 8:30 – GA400 @ Hwy 19 / 60 turnoff, gas stop – 53mi
  • C. 9:30 – Baxter GA on Hwy 60 – w/ stop @ Woody Gap – 28mi
  • D. 10:30 – Turtletown TN – 43mi
  • E. 11:15 – Tellico Plains TN – Lots of slow traffic D to E – 28mi / 37mph
  • 12:30 – Leave TP
  • 1:30 – somewhere on Cherahola Skyway TN/NC border
  • F. 2:30 – Topton NC – 64.3mi, 2 stops/photo ops / 32mph
  • G. 3:30 – Hiwassee GA – 45mi
  • H. 4:15 arrive Clayton GA – 30mi / 40mph
  • 4:30 leave Clayton
  • I. 5:45 – Arrive home – 92 mi. / 74mph

Total miles: 381
Time riding, with stops, minus lunch break: 8.5 hours = 45mph
Average without the high speed runs: B to H: 236mi, 6 hours = 39.3mph

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