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Old 01-27-2013, 03:28 PM   #26686
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Old 01-27-2013, 03:52 PM   #26687
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:19 PM   #26688
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:40 PM   #26689
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Man the trestle looks fun. I rode across one of the short ones like that on the beltline before it became the Hipster Highway™. Great fun roosting through town!

Flux & SpeedyR & I got out on Sunday for about a half day around Nimblewell & Amicolola. Aside from the first bit being a damn mud bog (vids to follow) and a touch of iced over puddles it was nice. We nearly got our heads taken off on a fast stretch in Dawson forest, though, after (fast straight section after going through the stream.) We'd slowed up at that point and I'm glad or we'd be a hood ornament on a Nissan Titan.

Got to see some really cool new stuff I hadn't been on (thanks!) and try out Speedy's new single-use Pirellis. (So *that's* what that was flying off his bike on 400. Knobz. )

Can't wait for it to warm up a bit, and to get some new rubber on the 690--yo Andrew!
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:22 PM   #26690
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:24 AM   #26691
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I'm just lazy, but I did ride up to Tellico Plains and back last Sat. This week I couldn't get away early and was afraid to take the bike late Friday because of possible ice on Fort and wet tar snakes on 282 so Scarlett stayed home this weekend.
Yeah, I've been lazy too. Spent last weekend in SC, then came down with the crud that's been going around. I've got a bunch of bike maintenance to do before March.

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:57 AM   #26692
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Man the trestle looks fun. I rode across one of the short ones like that on the beltline before it became the Hipster Highway™. Great fun roosting through town!

Flux & SpeedyR & I got out on Sunday for about a half day around Nimblewell & Amicolola. Aside from the first bit being a damn mud bog (vids to follow) and a touch of iced over puddles it was nice. We nearly got our heads taken off on a fast stretch in Dawson forest, though, after (fast straight section after going through the stream.) We'd slowed up at that point and I'm glad or we'd be a hood ornament on a Nissan Titan.

Got to see some really cool new stuff I hadn't been on (thanks!) and try out Speedy's new single-use Pirellis. (So *that's* what that was flying off his bike on 400. Knobz. )

Can't wait for it to warm up a bit, and to get some new rubber on the 690--yo Andrew!
C'mon up Jeff- we got em' instock
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:22 AM   #26693
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looking for places

Just got hold of a DR650 and was looking for some good places to ride, around the Rome area....anybody got some routes or know where I can look to find some, maps, sites, etc.?
Any help would be appreciated...thanks!
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #26694
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Just got hold of a DR650 and was looking for some good places to ride, around the Rome area....anybody got some routes or know where I can look to find some, maps, sites, etc.?
Any help would be appreciated...thanks!
Buy a copy of the Georgia and Alabama Atlas & Gazetteer (spelling?).

These are detail map books which show the local county and the local unpaved roads. They also show the Nat'l Forest and WMA areas.

Hook a few together and go have an adventure!

That is how 90% of the great rides are put together!
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:44 PM   #26695
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Thanks a bunch, I'll look into getting these or it or whatever I need to find some good adventure type roads.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:01 AM   #26696
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Looks like all of us in NW GA, NE AL, and SE TN are in for a fun morning.

http://radar.weather.gov/ridge/radar...d=htx&loop=yes
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:39 AM   #26697
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Man the trestle looks fun. I rode across one of the short ones like that on the beltline before it became the Hipster Highway™. Great fun roosting through town!

Flux & SpeedyR & I got out on Sunday for about a half day around Nimblewell & Amicolola. Aside from the first bit being a damn mud bog (vids to follow) and a touch of iced over puddles it was nice. We nearly got our heads taken off on a fast stretch in Dawson forest, though, after (fast straight section after going through the stream.) We'd slowed up at that point and I'm glad or we'd be a hood ornament on a Nissan Titan.

Got to see some really cool new stuff I hadn't been on (thanks!) and try out Speedy's new single-use Pirellis. (So *that's* what that was flying off his bike on 400. Knobz. )

Can't wait for it to warm up a bit, and to get some new rubber on the 690--yo Andrew!
Yup it was fun, Jeff. Thanks again for lunch. Will work for food lol.

Day started out innocently enough then I got a FB message from Jeff (SpeedyR) that he and Fried Duck were gonna be up this way and wanted to see some good stuff.


SpeedyR throws a little roost. The First Section was SLOPPY. Sloppier than it has been in a LONG time. There is almost no way around the big mudhole after you cross the creek. Fried Duck said I was going forward but sideways much of the time


Why does this always happen?


Fried Duck gives it a go.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:41 AM   #26698
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Kinda disappointed in my pics as they don't show the depth of those ruts, they could easily swallow a bike whole.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:28 AM   #26699
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That definitely looked like a sloppy ride!
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:15 AM   #26700
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