ok guys, this one's not publicly visible on my page (I'm too stingy with my research time to share with everyone yet! -- got a good amount of hours in the research for this one) I saved it so yall can follow the link and zoom in to check out what I've got. This has to be run after APRIL 1st ... many of these roads further north aren't open until then. Also a weird loopty-loop on day three... this is bc garmin won't accept the entry to some of the trails i picked (mainly one high clearance jeep trail) I know theres an entrance there but garmin doesn't so day three route has an additional 50-60 miles that we wouldn't be running. If I had the option of flat easy gravel or unmaintained high clearance i picked the hard one. Got the 4th day in ... MORE OFF ROAD!!! Most of the 4th day stuff is pretty easy with some "high clearance off road" out and backs optional. Changed to a campsite southwest of Asheville for night 3. We don't need no stinking hotel! Also gives more time on day 4 for tough option trails.
Day 1 -- 218 ish miles
Day 2 -- 224 miles
Day 3 -- 237 ish miles (garmin is overstating by about 45-50 miles)
Day 4 -- 227 miles
So 906 miles with as much gravel and off road as I could mix in --- I would guess at least 60-70% (maybe more) non pavement
To run this route and not get to the campsites at dark each night we'd need to be on the bikes every morning about 7-8am at the latest if were going to enjoy lunch/ camera/ piss and fuckaround breaks.
Planned for us to be pretty self-sufficient (breakfast and dinner carried (camp food) and made at camp each night, stops for lunch, with one day planned for carried camp-lunch at a stop in the trail somewhere) I tried to keep the route as far away from civilization as possible. The route only includes a grocery store stop before camp one night.