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Old 04-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #46
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would love to hear next dates a group is going.

I have a r12gs and a husky te310 I could choose from.

bigger or smaller dual sports better for this trip?
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #47
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I did most of the loop over a few different days last week and it was a great ride (thanks and nice job Crafty). I was on a 12gs and my feeling is a bigger bike is a better choice with normal DS tires. There are lots of open dirt roads with tarmac in between. I think that would get a bit long on a lighter weight dirt bike unless you just want to be on one. There are some sandy sections in the south to deal with but the only thing that would make me uncomfortable on a big bike is if the route was wet. Those red clay roads would be a slimy mess and I just dread the thought of sliping through that slop on a big bike

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Old 04-12-2012, 05:02 AM   #48
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I usually choose to ride my 250. I always have more fun on the smaller bike.

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I have a r12gs and a husky te310 I could choose from.

bigger or smaller dual sports better for this trip?
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:05 AM   #49
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HI all new to this thread. So grateful for the info. We want to ride this route from Tallahassee up to Atlanta (which is better West or East?).

Also dualsportmaps.com seems to be down. Perhaps crafty or someone else could email the .gpx or .kml files to us? pm me if possible.

Lastly we are continuing north up to Tellico Plains, TN and would love any leads on routes to get us there.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:21 AM   #50
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HI all new to this thread. So grateful for the info. We want to ride this route from Tallahassee up to Atlanta (which is better West or East?).

Also dualsportmaps.com seems to be down. Perhaps crafty or someone else could email the .gpx or .kml files to us? pm me if possible.

Lastly we are continuing north up to Tellico Plains, TN and would love any leads on routes to get us there.
There are lots of telico routes on the website, which is up on all the computers I've checked. I think the problem is you. Why do you think its down?
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:40 PM   #51
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Question Any Pointers?

I'm about to do this on March 14th. Any pointers?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:13 PM   #52
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I did this leaving Friday after work (5pm) and returning back home in Atlanta Sunday evening... it definitely took the full 2.5 days with little to no time to stop and explore around.

That said, it was an absolute blast! We took the eastern tracks down south and the first night we stumbled upon a boyscout camp and ditched out to sleep there. The 2nd night we stayed at a KOA campsite (meh) outside of tallahassee because everything else was booked solid. Can't think of much else....
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #53
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I did this leaving Friday after work (5pm) and returning back home in Atlanta Sunday evening... it definitely took the full 2.5 days with little to no time to stop and explore around.

That said, it was an absolute blast! We took the eastern tracks down south and the first night we stumbled upon a boyscout camp and ditched out to sleep there. The 2nd night we stayed at a KOA campsite (meh) outside of tallahassee because everything else was booked solid. Can't think of much else....

If you're only able to do one track what would you pick?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:12 PM   #54
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If you're only able to do one track what would you pick?
I recall the western track was mostly paved and the eastern track was primarily dirt and was a ton of fun. I'd do the eastern side if you can only do one.
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BL what are the black covers on your handlebars?
They look like hand warmers.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:19 AM   #57
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They are Hippo Hands. - http://www.hippohands.com/HIPPO%20HANDS.htm

Same concept as the hand warmers, but the HH have a pretty "stiff" shell which helps them keep their shape when your hand isn't in them and works much better on a Motorcycle at speed so you can get your hands back into them quickly. Those ATV ones flop around in the wind and make it a pain to get your hands back in easily when you need to.

I have several pairs for various bikes and they really do help keep your hands warm when you can't run full electric gear. Although they aren't totally waterproof, they do help keep your hands dry too and you really could apply a waterproof treating to them. Even just with heated grips and those, I can keep my hands warm in the winter wearing summer gloves.
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BTW, I modified this route some in various places to add in more dirt and should upload it if Crafty doesn't mind. I actually ran this solo a few months back on my WR250R. I was hoping to take a large group again, but in the end this route is too long with a large group where the pace is much slower. I covered over 700 miles in two days. I was exploring in a few areas, so that added quite a bit of mileage and time, but it was still 2 very long days. I had a blast though riding it by myself. I like running it counter clock wise myself and running down the West side and coming back up the east side. I found some really great roads leaving the hotel and in that south east corner of the loop.
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BTW, I modified this route some in various places to add in more dirt and should upload it if Crafty doesn't mind. I actually ran this solo a few months back on my WR250R. I was hoping to take a large group again, but in the end this route is too long with a large group where the pace is much slower. I covered over 700 miles in two days. I was exploring in a few areas, so that added quite a bit of mileage and time, but it was still 2 very long days. I had a blast though riding it by myself. I like running it counter clock wise myself and running down the West side and coming back up the east side. I found some really great roads leaving the hotel and in that south east corner of the loop.
A friend and I were talking about hitting this in the Fall... figured the temps would be unbearable by July. Do you normally camp or detour to a hotel?

Keep us posted if you think you want to run this again between now & Fall. Have prior obligations this weekend but *could* break away the following.
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Upload your modifications to the website and embed it into this thread. I've done the west side many times. Here are some tracks from my most recent trip south.

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