|06-03-2007, 07:45 PM||#1|
Road Less Traveled
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Thumpin' in North GA - headin' for the Smokys
GARTRA "The Hooch" DS Ride 06-02-2007
My riding buddy and I went to the Saturday ride put on by GARTRA in the Chatahoochee National Forest in north Georgia. The ride started at TWO (Two Wheels Only) off Hwy 60 in Suches and consisted of about 125 miles of mixed twisties and forest service with a trip to the Whissenhunt ORV area thrown in for some more serious playing in the dirt. We took the bail out before the ORV area and called it a day at about 100 miles. I though I'd share some pics that I took along the way. Enjoy!
Assembling at TWO before the ride...
The riders meeting before the ride...
And we're off...
Stopped at Helton Creek Falls for a break...
and then back on the trails...
At the the lunch break there was fuel, food, and fun...
and time for a quick chain adjustment...
couple of the larger bikes that made the ride...
Then it was all riding and no more pics for me... I've got to remember to get more pics of the action next time. Maybe someone else has pics they can add. The morning sections had some great forest service roads but nothing too technical. The little rain that had fallen Friday night had made the roads perfect for the ride. In the afternoon it was more gravel and some dust up until we bailed out. Not sure how it was at Whissenhunt. I sure hated to miss out on the ORV but we decided 100 miles was enough. Probably haul the bikes to the ORV and play another day soon.
Met lots of cool folks there included some husband and wife teams both two-up and riding two bikes. Met one guy who rode his KLR down from Kentucky that morning. He left at 2:00 AM and rode straight in for the ride and made 100 miles before taking the bailout with us before the ORV. That's an IRONbutt if I ever saw one!
Dirtly: 2009 Suzuki DR650SE Road Sofa: 2001 Yamaha (ad)Venture 1300
Dirtlier: 1999 Suzuki DR350SE Old Sport: 1979 Suzuki GS1000E
1996 Suzuki Intruder 1400 (for sale) 1987 Yamaha TT600 (for sale)
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