TN 116 : Lake City - Petros

Star Ratings
4 star route rating
Corners : 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0
Straights : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5
Visibility : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Police Presence : green 4 Motorcycle Road4.0
Hazards : green 5 Motorcycle Road5.0

Route Added By : iron_butt_1500
Date : November 2, 2010
Length : 56 kms / 34.8 miles
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Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
February 1, 2017 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

In the popular trend of naming roads, this is called the ´devil´s triangle´. Leaving Petros ( I´ll be heading south to north, opposite of the reviewer), you can see how twisty the road is as it climbs and then descends a pass. In 2010, when the author wrote this review, the pavement was terrible. The road has since been redone with new pavement and new guard rails. It´s still a very twisty and technical road. It´s certainly tighter, less banked, and with less visibility than Deals Gap (the dragon). Before you start climbing from Petros, take a look at the remains of Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. This is where James Earl Ray (MLK Jr´s killer) was incarcerated. In ´Silence of the Lambs´, Hannibal Lector agreed to help if he could be transferred to this facility ( because of the mountain view). After doing the gap, do it again. A great stretch of road. Heading north, it has a long (and pleasing) ride along a fairly large creek. Enjoy.

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  • drdodd
  • 2005 BMW R120gs
  • score: 2
November 2, 2010 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Not much run off and poor surface in places, but hey I like that, it reminds me of Europe!

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