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Old 06-06-2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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A nice day for a ride in the North Georgia Mountains

We've been having a heat wave here in the Southeast so I wasn't real motivated to go for a ride. I woke up early and decided to go anyway, I'm glad I did. I also wasn't planning on doing a ride report but I met some other inmates and took some pics so here goes.

I got on the road at 7:30 when it was still cool and had a pleasant ride to Dahlonega where I stopped at Riders Hill to pick up some keys I had ordered. They were real busy so I decided to go for a ride and come back later. I took 60 to Suches and then another 5 miles north to ride some of my favorite twisties. Then I turned around.

60 is a great road. Here's a couple of pics:



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I stopped at the gas station in Suches. There was a group of motorcycle riders so I went over to talk to them. One of them said "I know you. You're on Adventure Rider." It's nice to be famous

It was Mikem9. We had "met" on the forum but not in real life. They were planning on riding 180 then 129 over Blood Mountain so I decided to tag along. Here's some pics of the ride:

180



180 approaching Lake Winfield Scott.



This is one of the most dangerous curves on 180. It's along way down if you run wide.



A fun hairpin.



180 has some great curves.

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Then we headed up Blood Mountain. I pretty much had to keep the throttle pinned to keep up.



We took a break at the store at the top of Blood mountain.



A dog with saddlebags?



As we were getting ready to head down the Mountain, so were these guys.



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We headed down the mountain before the go carts took off. We had a few minutes of good riding before catching up to a line of slow moving traffic. We pulled over rather than putt around all those great curves. A few minutes later, along came the go carts.



These guys were moving along pretty fast.



The sensation of speed, being so close to the ground must be pretty impressive.

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Then we continued down the mountain.




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We stopped at the bottom.



many of the pics I took while riding where of this Versys. I didn't get the riders name but this is his first street bike (he's been riding dual sports) and he just got it a week ago. Nice bike and a great choice for riding these twisty mountain roads.



After that we split up. Nice meeting everyone even if I didn't get most of your names.

I headed back to Riders Hill to get some Lunch. I did notice that Turners Corner restaurant was open. It goes out of business and re-opens on a regular basis. It's at a great location.



I've had some great meals sitting out on that patio just above the river.
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It's been about 10 months since I did this ride report but it was another beautiful day for a ride in the North Georgia Mountains, so I went for a ride. Since the title of the report was perfect already, why start a new one?

It just so happened that I needed to take my Aprilia to get new fork seals (luckily still one month of warrantee left ). So, I drove up to Riders Hill in the morning and decided to ride for the day before dropping off my scooter.

From Riders Hill I went up 60 to 19 and left on 129 over Blood Mountain. It was a great ride but I didn't bother to take any pics until:



At the bottom of Blood mountain I decided to head down Helton Creek Drive. It starts out as a very narrow paved road then becomes a fairly smooth but very twisty gravel road.



No dual sport required here, any street bike can handle it.

Why did I come down here?



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Helton Creek falls of course. I parked my scooter, put my riding gear in the tail trunk and headed down to the falls.

It's a short hike down a narrow path.



Here's the lower falls:



And the upper falls:

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