|The Smokey Mountains are a motorcycle Mecca for a reason.|
Using a combination of motorcycleroads.com and Furkot.com I’ve been planning day trips from Pigeon Forge, which seems a sensible place to explore the Smokey Mountains from. The process can serve as escapism on a foggy, freezing drizzle Boxing Day, or it could be pre-planning for an inevitable trip.
I’ve variously daydreamed about driving the Tiger down in a van over the Christmas break to New Orleans and Key West, as well as riding down to The Tail of the Dragon next August for a complete solar eclipse. There are a lot of good reasons to figure out possible rides for when I’m eventually in the area.
Pigeon Forge is located just south east of Knoxville and offers a great launching point into the Smokey Mountains. The area around there is covered in desirable roads:
The only trick with a winter trip is changeable weather. It looks like next week in Pigeon Forge would have been a bit challenging:
It’s a roll of the dice going south in the winter but the summer’s a sure thing. Maybe I’ll find myself in the Smokey Mountains next summer when the moon hides the sun.
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