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Suggest a Sight To See!

Leave a comment if you know of any cool spots that I HAVE to check out along the way. Make sure to include the name of place, the state, the closest nearby town, and a word or two why I should not miss it. The more off the wall it is, the better! But any advice is welcome, of course.

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17 thoughts on “Suggest a Sight To See!

  1. Camp at Devil’s Stomping Grounds near Siler City NC to test your fear of the supernatural. It is a circular spot in the ground where nothing ever grows, and any objects that are put inside the circle in the evening are found outside of the circle when the sun rises. It is said that the Devil dances there at night, hence the name.

    Posted by Igor Dmitry | October 13, 2011, 4:59 pm
  2. Since I’m planning to stop by Seagrove which is about 20 miles southwest I’ll slide up to Siler City and check out the circle, but there is no way I’m gonna camp out by that thing by myself. I have heard of spots like that elsewhere on the planet. I think there are like two or three other ones.

    Posted by mikekrabal | October 14, 2011, 12:13 am
  3. see the MOON

    I’ll drop my pants and you can see a large hairy mole covered FULL MOON.

    good luck on your trip,

    Posted by Steven Thompson | October 14, 2011, 11:22 am
  4. I see that you added Wilimngton NC as one of your stops. You HAVE to stop by Flaming Amy’s to get some grub, they got awesome gigantic burritos and the best salsa bar on the East Coast! And it will not break your budget. http://flamingamysburritobarn.com/

    Posted by Igor Dmitry | October 20, 2011, 9:57 am
    • Will do Igor. I should be in that area in about a week. Day 7 already, can you believe it?

      Posted by mikekrabal | October 20, 2011, 3:48 pm
      • Yeah it has been exactly one week right about this minute! If you are riding through the Raleigh-Durham area, let me know and I am sure once of my college buds will hook you up with a couch. Also there is this biker bar on US-64 that you could check out on the way, it used to be called The Little Bar but now it is called The Iron Horse. It’s a little dive bar on the side of the highway and it kind of became a bikers’ favorite over the years http://www.yelp.com/biz/iron-horse-apex-2

        Posted by Igor Dmitry | October 21, 2011, 10:00 am
  5. Mike,

    Have you given any thought to Tail of the Dragon on th e NC / TN line, it’s in Deals Gap, it is 318 curves in 11 miles in the hills.

    Also check out Cedar Key on the west coast of Florida, near the Suwannee River.

    Jeff from CT

    Posted by Jeff Mee | October 20, 2011, 11:53 pm
    • Jeff, I absolutely wanted to ride the dragon while I was in the Asheville area. Unfortunately due to the rain I changed my mind. I would love to get on that stretch of road on a dry day and lean my bike as much as I can. I’m keeping the dragon in mind for a later trip that I can do once I return home. Hopefully some friends will join me on a long weekend back to that area in the future. What kind of bike are you riding? I meant to ask you when I saw you. Safe travels

      Posted by mikekrabal | October 21, 2011, 9:37 am
  6. Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in Washington!

    Posted by nwroadrat | October 24, 2011, 12:46 am
  7. Mike, you need to swing by ole Mardi Gradi land, and have a 64oz’r for old time sake!

    Posted by Steve-O | October 31, 2011, 10:20 am
  8. Ok i went through some of my hand scribble notes from my first ever road trip in the US in 1999, and here is what i found that stood out (you may have to do some of these on the way back, when the weather turns milder):

    Dodge City, Kansas – like being on movie set filming a Clint Eastwood flick about the Wild Wild West
    Clayton Lake, New Mexico – Dinasaur footprints from hundres of MILLIONS years ago, preserved in in the dried up lake bed

    Capulin Volcano Monument, New Mexico – You can fairly easily hike to the crater of this extinguished volcano. There is some Mexican-American war history around the site too

    Taos Pueblo – an active indian village in Taos, New Mexico, that shows Native American arts and crafts and features adobe buildings that Native Americans tribesmen still inhibit

    Navajo State Park, Arizona – Cliff dwelling suilt by the ancient Native Americans

    Salt Lake City – Mormons, of course, and the amazing Temple, but also a nature museum and an amazing view of the city surrounded by Rockies. Caleb, myself, and the rest of the crew are flying in there and plan to do some snowoarding, but needless to say the weather conditions will not allow you to meet us there,

    Cedar City, Utah – The festival city – if you time it right, an’t no telling what festival you may encounter, from Sheakspearian poetry to the livestock

    Grand Canyon – Do i need to say more? Just be a man and make it all the way down, something i did not get a chance to do.

    Zion – other than the fictional city from the Matrix, this national park offers all sorts of orange-reddish cliffs and in the summer you can wade through the canyon for miles surrounded by nothing but water and cliffs hundreds of feet tall (or maybe take a cayak and go downstream)

    Moab, Utah – That’s where the GasGas would come in handy. I dont think the Goose is ready to take on the boulders quite yet, but maybe you can catch a ride with one of the four-wheeled rock crawlers folks that would take you along in their buggy/jeep/ramcharger/bronco/discovery? Or do what my firend did and rent a Jeep Compass or some other small SUV from a rental company and opt for the full insurance, then come back and pretend that you don’t know what’s going on when the floor rails are so beat up that the doors woudn’t close. Just don’t forget to top off the tank when you return it, or they will hit you with fees like you would not beleive.

    Yellowstone National Park – you can see the Old Faithful from the Observation Point Trail or some of the other trails and avoid sitting in the middle of a huge ass crowd that forms near the geyser and the visitor center. I also dare you to hop into one of the hot springs. Just watch our for the bears, i hear they mauled a hiker or two this past year.

    I will see you before you hit central Cali and Washington state, so I will tell you about the sites there over a beer when i see you in person.

    Safe travels, bro!

    Posted by igordmitry | December 20, 2011, 12:16 am
    • I’ll try to stop by any of those New Mexico sites that I can while I’m here. Not really able to go much further north due to the weather right now. I plan to see northern New Mexico and Utah on the way back next year. I know there is some awesome stuff up there. I’ll be at the grand canyon in about 2 weeks or so and I’ll hike all the way down for ya. Can’t wait to see you man and good luck on everything.

      Posted by mikekrabal | December 20, 2011, 10:33 am
  9. If you are interested in the paranormal you should check out Bardstown, KY. Talbot’s Tavern and the Jailer’s Inn are supposed to be two of the most haunted places in the country. They are both now B&B’s. There is a ghost tour that walks you around some of the haunted places around town while the guide tells you the story of the place. It starts across the street from Talbot’s Tavern. Talbot’s also has good food and an excellent bourbon selection.

    If you like bourbon, Tom Moore distillery is in Bardstown. Bardstown is also near the start of the bourbon trail. http://www.kybourbontrail.com Pick up a passport at the first distillery and get it stamped at all 6 distilleries on the trail, send it in and they will send you a free t-shirt. The bourbon trail stretches between Loretto, KY and Frankfort, KY.

    Happy Travels!

    ~Jessie

    Posted by Jessie | January 1, 2012, 10:54 pm
    • Hey Jessie,
      Thanks for the recommendations. I do like to check out the places said to be paranormal. Personal, I haven’t experienced anything paranormal myself, but maybe someday. I am planning to go to Bobby Mackeys on my way back home next summer. Perhaps I can swing by those others place while I’m in the area. As far as bourbon. I have an unhealthy taste for it and something like the bourbon trail can’t be missed. Thanks again and safe travels.

      Posted by mikekrabal | January 2, 2012, 8:45 pm
  10. EUROPE

    Posted by Steve Thompson Sr. | February 23, 2012, 9:19 pm

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