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Did a 3 day loop ride in the mountains this weekend...

Drove some of my favorite motorcycle roads, and found some new ones. My wife enjoyed the passenger seat of the Solstice. Man, can this car hold the curves! The one thing I need to get used to is left curves. The pillar definitely gets in my way. I am used to no blind spots on the motorcycles.

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We stopped at Fort Loudon Historic State Park. The fort was impressive and the museum was worth the stop.




We also drove the Cherohala Skyway




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We were on many of the same roads last weekend with the High Country Cruise event. Absolutely beautiful scenery and fantastic roads!

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Very cool. Looks like it was a lot of fun. Great roads and scenery for sure.
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Nice. Three days and I bet you had plenty of everything, right? (Of course, you're used to saddle bags as you said.)

As for the curves - I echoed someone else's comments on the forum about the car cornering "like it's on rails". I demonstrated a couple for my wife. A week later she was driving and said "You know, I never used to think that curves could be fun."

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We were on many of the same roads last weekend with the High Country Cruise event. Absolutely beautiful scenery and fantastic roads!
High country? So that would be 6500 feet and up?

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High country? So that would be 6500 feet and up?
Parts of CO reminded me of the Tennessee and north Carolina mountains. Just take the valleys and peaks and raise them up 4500 feet. Utah is for me the most unique state I have toured so far.
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High country? So that would be 6500 feet and up?
Your assuming it refers to elevation...


(Which, of course, it does.)

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