|02-11-2008, 04:42 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Acworth Georgia
Ride Report from NW Georgia
OK, after some last minute planning, ECERICK (Rick) and GA DUALSPORT WANTAB (Mike) and I (Manny) got together for a little agricultural excursion. Rick and I got there first to test the waters
Literally, since we had to cross this to continue. There was still some frost on the ground!
We hooked up with Mike and made tracks. I had not had the pleasure of riding with Mike before, but had read in these pages that he sets a good pace on his LC4. Incase there is any uncertainty, I can confirm that he does in fact haul some serious ass!! No joke, I was a little bit afraid at first.
Well, one trail lead to another and we found a few little jumps. Of coarse they are only little at non-Mike speeds.
The first little step-down was not too spectacular, but lots of fun.
Keep in mind this is an '01 LC4 with like 40K miles on it.
So Mike clicks up a gear and skies over this step up on the other side like it's nobody's business
It's really not that big of a kicker, but he sure launched it.
Rick approved of the antics but figured the DR suspension might not quite be up to the task.
There was lots of really fun, fast terrain as always.
We get to the end of the first leg (no pun... you'll see in a minute)
Everyone is still all smiles.
The problem with blasting up all these great hills is that you have to go back down them. Here we see Mike's bike taking a much needed nap, but not because he dropped it. He parked it there to help Rick, who at this point had tacken a tumble down the hill with his DR650 on his foot.
Rick rode a little longer and then headed home because his foot was throbbling. His neighbor is a Doctor and after a quick check, confirmed that he has several broken toes.
Sorry again, dude.
Mike and I continued on up around Cartersville and cut back down through Emerson, where Mike showed me some fantastic stuff I had not been to before. Thanks!
We got to the top on a scenic little ridge where we stopped to take a piss. The LC4 was very concerned about the this hickory tree and it's apparent desire to lean like the one next to it.
That trail ended at the top of the ridge. We scouted a bit to avaoid going back the way we came. Here's Mike next to my scoot.
At one point we needed to get to the other side of I-75. Since we weren't about to cross the highway, Mike suggested the sub terrainian route. This old concrete culvert was just the ticket. This square tube was about 6' square... and about 200 yards long.
The angle of the opening on this side makes it look a lot bigger than it really is. It was a total trip to ride through it. Very cool.
After about another hour of trying to keep up with Mike, I had to turn for home. He headed north for some more fun and I went south toward home.
It was a great day to be out with friends and find some great local riding.
A big, fat shout-out to Mike for showing us how it's done.
Rick, hope that foot gets better soon, man.
Hopefully we can keep this going and get some more of you local guys to come out!
Bend over... here comes the CHANGE
B12Teuton screwed with this post 02-11-2008 at 05:02 PM
|02-11-2008, 05:18 PM||#2|
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: Suches ,Ga.
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