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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 103 miles / 165.8 km
  • Ride Time: 4-6 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $7.83
  • State: North Carolina
Submitted by:
drkhgross pro

My trip started and ended in Wilson. It was a beautiful day in the 70s, the first in a few weeks. There were many others out enjoying an open road journey on this day. Eureka is a small town that you pass through along the way - I didn't even stop, but I thought it would be a cool name for a route.


After leaving Wilson, the first town you come to is Selma where this church seemed almost out of place on the main highway. There is a quaint little downtown area one block left of this church with a couple of antique shops and deli/diners. I continued on to Smithfield and stopped at Holt Lake Bar-B-Que & Seafood for lunch. The bar-b-que and service were good and the atmosphere was 'local'. Be sure to bring cash, because Terry and Kevin Barefoot (the owners) don't take credit/debit cards.


A typical intersection in rural eastern North Carolina. You always know where you are going and how far you have to go. I went right to Goldsboro.


Above and below are pictures of a ranch just outside of Goldsboro. It is not often that you can see this far on the costal plains. I plan to go back once things start turning green - I am sure the view will be even better.


These are old barns (not sure what the proper name is - drying shacks?) that were used to dry tobacco back in the day when they thought smoking was good for you. They are all over this part of North Carolina, often in groups of two or three - usually falling apart.


Shortly after this picture I was back home. I would have to say that my favorite part of the trip was between Goldsboro and Wilson - roads were a bit more twisty, less traffic, and I didn't have to think much about the next turn as it was a fairly straight shot along 111/222/58.

I plan to ride this route again later this spring once things are in bloom. I think I will try one of restaurants in Selma (I was inspired by Feasting on Asphalt to find good road food). I will probably try to avoid Goldsboro altogether the next time - it was too difficult to navigate and I spent too much time stopping and going. Whoever designed that city must have been drunk - many of the roads seem to go nowhere and everywhere.

Til next time :)

This is a motorcycle ride in the state of North Carolina. This motorcycle route has 6 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by drkhgross in March. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by drkhgross

Rider Photos:

  • Motorcycle Ride Picture 1 for Eureka!
  • Motorcycle Ride Picture 2 for Eureka!
  • Motorcycle Ride Picture 3 for Eureka!
  • Motorcycle Ride Picture 4 for Eureka!
  • Motorcycle Ride Picture 5 for Eureka!

Ride Scenery:

Historic SitesUrban/ResidentialForestRuralFarm LandPlains

Best Time to Go

Spring, Summer

Road Characteristics:

Straight RoadSweeping Curves RoadTwisty RoadFlatLight TrafficSmoothAdequate Gas StationsAdequate

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Previous Comments from other Riders:

CBill says:

Nice pictures. Looking at the map I wouldn't have thought this route was so rural. I'll have to try this one - adding to My Favorites!
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM


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