Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Johnson City, TN
It may have been fortunate that we didn't run the Tazewell route. I mentioned that it contains a couple of new-to-me roads; I took the long way home from Little Switzerland and rode most of the AM portion of the route, which included 2 road closures and 3 gravel roads. If anyone plans on using that route, just stay on Hwy 194 from Boone to Lansing (skip the Castle Ford Rd and Buck Mountain Rd sections between Boone and West Jefferson). The Big Horse Creek Rd section between Lansing and US 58 includes 1/2 mile of gravel when you turn onto Whenlin Ridge Rd, but it's in very good shape. If you don't want any gravel, stay on Hwy 194 in Lansing, bypassing Big Horse Creek Rd. 194 becomes Rugby Rd at the VA state line; turn left (west) on US 58 to rejoin the route.
The PM route back to Little Switzerland is fine.