Jon's Appalachian Mountain Tour, Sept 2001

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Total Miles >>> 588

Average Miles per Day >>>> 75

# of flat tires >>> ZERO. Cheers for CONTINENTAL TOP TOURING tires! [$30 each] Well worth it.

Breakdowns >>> One broken spoke in Hendersonville.

Favorite Roads >>>>> Route 208 and 212 near Whiterock N.C., all of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the climb up 276 west to the Blue Ridge Pkwy.

MVPOE >>> Most Valuable Piece of Equipment - Rear view mirror & Bug repellant [REI Jungle Juice]. Also, sun block.

LEAST VPOE >>> Dog whistle, 2 spare tubes [thanks to Continental Tires]

Worst Traffic >>>>> Route 23 North of Clinch [no shoulders], two-lane portions of Highway 25 to Hendersonville, two-lane Route 64 West out of Hendersonville.

Church of choice in TN & NC >>> Freewill Baptist

The Most Redneck drivers >>> N.C.
I was never bothered in VA or TN.

Favorite camp >>> Mt. Pisgah. Very well designed sites and great location.

Least Favorite camp >>>> Can't think of one. But many had noisy RV campers with idling motors at night. (Linville Falls)

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