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Old 04-10-2009, 08:04 AM   #1
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suches area road questions

is there a site anywhere that has info on what is paved and not paved?

i'm going to be riding in the area with some street bike friends and need to make sure i don't route us thru anything that's more than a few miles of gravel.

specifically, on 52 south of east ellijay, i'm looking at cutting across on what google maps shows as big creek/roy/doublehead gap road onto 60.

also, cooper gap/grassy gap from suches to dahlonega.
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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Hey Blake, out of all those roads, Grassy Gap (FS55) is the only one that is gravel.

Loving the Airoh helmet, BTW.
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Old 04-10-2009, 02:35 PM   #3
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sweet. thanks for the info.

glad the helmet is working out for you.


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Hey Blake, out of all those roads, Grassy Gap (FS55) is the only one that is gravel.

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Old 04-11-2009, 10:20 AM   #4
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some northern sections of big creek & doublehead gap are hard packed gravel,

BUT very doable on a streetbike. nice roads for any bike.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:24 PM   #5
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If you get up to TWO at 180 and 60, buy the map they have which shows most everything. $4.95. Local gas statins may have it too.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:26 PM   #6
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If you get up to TWO at 180 and 60, buy the map they have which shows most everything. $4.95. Local gas statins may have it too.
well worth it. my wife laminated mine for me, so i dont have to worry bout
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Old 04-13-2009, 06:59 AM   #7
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Sometimes these downloadable, county dot maps in pdf form are helpful. They show the difference between paved and unpaved.
http://www.dot.state.ga.us/maps/Pages/CountyMaps.aspx
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Sometimes these downloadable, county dot maps in pdf form are helpful. They show the difference between paved and unpaved.
http://www.dot.state.ga.us/maps/Pages/CountyMaps.aspx
that's good stuff there!!
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:08 AM   #9
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thanks guys. the GA county maps are helpful. i'll certainly buy some maps at TWO, we're camping there. just wanted some info to plan a route there.
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:39 AM   #10
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If you want to stay totally off of gravel on the route you've mentioned - you could do the following - It's a nice route:

52 to Roy Rd. Roy Rd. to Doublehead Gap. Right on Doublehead Gap to Newport rd on your left. Go left on Newport Rd. (BTW - great little down home resturant near the end of Newport - Van Zandts General Store). Newport intersects into Dial rd. Take a right on Dial and it will bring you to 60.

Another option that makes it a little longer is once you are on Newport Rd, take that to Aska Rd, on your left. Aska is a nice rd with a lot of sweepers and rolling elevation changes. Once it deadends in Blue Ridge, take a right (not sure of the road name). This road goes across the Lake Blue Ridge Damn and eventually goes into the little town of Morganton. Just past the little town take a right on 60. On this route, you get to do a few more miles of twisties on 60.

For your question about Cooper Gap/Grassy Gap. Cooper Gap becomes FS42. This route is mostly Gravel forest service roads, but a pretty ride and not too rough.

Sounds like you already have street routes in mind. If you want other suggestions from locals, this is a good list of suggested roads and motorcycle friendly resturants in the area:

http://www.moto400.com/custompage.asp?pg=enews1

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