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Old 02-25-2006, 09:12 AM   #1
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Chattahoochee Nat.Forest#58 closed

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Chattahoochee Nat.Forest road closed #58 was closed about a mile off Doublehead gap rd. I wanted to go 58 to 42 to 69 then back out somehow on 333. I only had time for a short loop, and it was 5 pm when I arrived at the closing. No big deal since I was tired as hell ! (recovering from bad cold and no riding practice since the winter monsoon !!)
I don't think I've been on 333 so I thought I'd go North to find it then head back. I found 332 clearly marked but I see now I needed to go further North.Sometime in the near future I'll check out the swinging bridge. Man, are the rivers and creeks in this (that) area beautiful or what ??!! I sat on a rock in the Noontootla creek and re-energized with Home-made beef jerky and a hot cup of tea Watched the sun set from the look off on Burnt Mtn Rd. ,then turned the heated grips on high and roared on to Grandview Lake (home). Oh Yeah.....If I find out why or how long the road will be closed,or any more closings I'll post here.
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:27 AM   #2
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Old 02-26-2006, 10:06 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info. FYI fireroad 221 in the Cherokee Nat. Forest at the Jacks River campground is closed also. I rode down Thursday and according to an old toothless soothsayer, the bridge went out. I thought it would be open by now since it's been closed for a month.
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Old 02-26-2006, 12:51 PM   #4
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They close alot of the FS roads around here in winter....apparently there is alot of erosion and damaging things happenning during the brrrr season.
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:44 PM   #5
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Hey , Flux,
I never really know when I can go, but sure ! I'll call or post or something.
I've been waiting for a new set of conti TKC80s. With all this rain they would surely do better than the worn out scorpions on the trail. But...could I still be Valentino Rossi in the twisties ?? Maybe my imagination is a little out of whack?! Anyway some decent knobbies would open up a lot more trails for me.
Fullmonte, I'll check my map maybe some Cherokee forest is in my future !
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:50 PM   #6
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Hey , Flux,
I never really know when I can go, but sure ! I'll call or post or something.
I've been waiting for a new set of conti TKC80s. With all this rain they would surely do better than the worn out scorpions on the trail. But...could I still be Valentino Rossi in the twisties ?? Maybe my imagination is a little out of whack?! Anyway some decent knobbies would open up a lot more trails for me.
Fullmonte, I'll check my map maybe some Cherokee forest is in my future !
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tkc's i find are perfect in alot of scenarios; rocks, hard pack, asphalt and fire roads. everytime i have gone down on my scoot has been the following;
mudd, sand and wet asphalt. drop the pressure off road, respect the fact that you do not have full on knobbies off road, semi knobbies on road and you can go anywhere w/ them and have pretty good time doing it.
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Old 02-26-2006, 05:56 PM   #7
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tkc's i find are perfect in alot of scenarios; rocks, hard pack, asphalt and fire roads. everytime i have gone down on my scoot has been the following;
mudd, sand and wet asphalt. drop the pressure off road, respect the fact that you do not have full on knobbies off road, semi knobbies on road and you can go anywhere w/ them and have pretty good time doing it.
Ya what dakarboy said.
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Thanks for the info. FYI fireroad 221 in the Cherokee Nat. Forest at the Jacks River campground is closed also. I rode down Thursday and according to an old toothless soothsayer, the bridge went out. I thought it would be open by now since it's been closed for a month.
If it's the same bridge I'm thinking of - it washed out some time last year. They rebuilt the end - just packed dirt/concrete up under the end - but it didn't seem like a good solution to me. It probably washed out again.

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Old 02-27-2006, 12:54 PM   #9
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If it's the same bridge I'm thinking of - it washed out some time last year. They rebuilt the end - just packed dirt/concrete up under the end - but it didn't seem like a good solution to me. It probably washed out again.

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Yeah, the thing is I went through there in mid January with no probs. Just had to go slow where they had recently put in some (fist sized)crushed stone. Then I take Boojum and SuppermoTodd through there a week later and the road is completely blocked off. Trust me I tried, but they did a good job of blocking it.
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:14 PM   #10
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tkc's i find are perfect in alot of scenarios; rocks, hard pack, asphalt and fire roads. everytime i have gone down on my scoot has been the following;
mudd, sand and wet asphalt. drop the pressure off road, respect the fact that you do not have full on knobbies off road, semi knobbies on road and you can go anywhere w/ them and have pretty good time doing it.
I've got a set of Kenda K270's on my Dakar and find for half the price, they work fine.

Only ridden for 2 minutes on Teeks, on a V Strom. Felt good for the 2 minutes I rode them.
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