Planning a trip to the Smokies next week, five days of "all day" in the saddle. Plenty of interstate, several sub par roads, some likely gravel, a little dirt, a few turn arounds and little time spent in restaurants or gas stations. The exception will be for the evening sipping of bourbon and partaking of rare cooked slabs of bovine. Curves and elevation changes will be abundant and some of the most outstanding roads that can be experienced in the area will be traversed as well as trying to stay away from the cager traffic that is usually associated with that tourist happy place. One of the results will be lots of back roads and the possible sound of fiddle music. Large majestic views and a waterfall or two will be bonuses. Safety will be as always of high importance and lots of miles will be covered so everyone will know where we are headed each day. All Riders will be considered self reliant therefore babysitting will not be offered and no criticism accepted. Depart the 15th and return the 19th. Motel rooms for a very small group are already booked. If you think you are up for this trip call me 748-3748 and will see if you can fit in on the reservations. Meet point is still undecided and will be posted later but KSU time will most likely be 8:00 followed by a super slab ride to North Georgia before finding some fun roads for the rest of the day.