I had never taken a long ride on Rocket until one day, after visiting North Carolina with the family, I posted on the 7 Bridges Scooter Club Facebook page, "Every road in the North Carolina mountains is better than any road in Florida". It got everyone thinking and we decided to take the first long club ride to Brevard, NC. where we stayed in a house owned by a good friend of mine.
A group of around 12 or 13 left early in the morning of April 28, 2011. The route took us through Blackshear, Baxley, Lyons, Louisville and Wrens, Georgia. We crossed a dam into South Carolina here. I remember the exhilaration of being on the scooter so far from home. I led the group for the entire ride so planning was required. We only made one wrong turn the entire trip and that only cost us about a mile.
We were stopped for a few minutes on the J. Strom Thurmond Dam.
My friend Sue at the falls.
The scooters lined up in the parking area of one of the falls.
Then rode a fantastic road over to Clingman's Dome
At the parking lot at Clingman's Dome
Scooters from the other end of the line
Guys checking out our scooters
Then headed home.
Harlem, Georgia, the birthplace of Oliver Hardy
The ride totaled 1200 miles for me as one guy and I took an extra ride around Wayah road and the Nantahala area, All in all it was a very cool ride.