Good Day Ride From Raleigh, NC?

Discussion in 'South East' started by Dr. Dolittle, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,397
    98
    18
    I'll probably be in Raleigh on business the first week of August and if the weather's forecast to be decent, I might rent a bike for the day. Any suggestions on a nice ride I could do in around 5 or 6 hours? Northwest into the VA foothills? East to the Outer Banks?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

    5,267
    118
    69
    Tough call, I would like to ride OBX, but watch the weather, may have a storm that way. May need to head for the hills towards VA. All beautiful country though, I doubt you can go wrong in any direction. Good luck, wish I was more help. :s
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,397
    98
    18
    I guess we have noone from this area on the forum. :(
     
  4. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

    5,267
    118
    69
    Hey Doc, Since it is NC, maybe you can google something like 'lighthouses' or something like that, and come up with a good ride. I have started finding my local rides like that and it seems to be working. It's been many years since I have been to OBX, but I keep telling hubby I want to take the bikes down there. Maybe some day. Good luck.
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,397
    98
    18
    Trust me, I've already spent way too much time on Mapquest trying to plan some routes. Can't do a round trip to Deals Gap or the Outer Banks with only a day's rental. Even VA foothills (Blacksburg/Roanoke) wouldn't give me any time to relax and grab some lunch. I may just wander around some of the local lakes or head down to my old digs in Goldsboro where I was stationed in the Air Force for 5 years back in the early 80's.
     
  6. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

    5,267
    118
    69
    That's a bummer......I definitely like having a 'route' per say, however most of the time I get sidetracked and change the plan. Got to roll with it some you know. Maybe the dealer where you rent can hook you up with some good places. Best of luck to you & good riding.
     
  7. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,397
    98
    18
    Just shot him an email moments ago, Joy. We'll see what they suggest. Then again, 6 hours cruising around on a Harley with no specific destination in mind sure beats most of my days!
     
  8. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

    5,267
    118
    69
    Amen to that! I'll be dreaming about it while at work this week. I may get to ride to work though, that helps a little.
     
  9. Les Williamson

    Les Williamson Member

    73
    16
    0
    Left Concord North Carolina Saturday and headed out on I85, I26 and then I40 To Knoxville and North On I75. Great mountain trip if you got the time. 7 hours one way but beautiful.
     
  10. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    6,397
    98
    18
    I prefer to stay OFF the interstates and I've only got 6 to 7 hours round trip but thanks anyway.