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Old 10-02-2010, 08:08 PM   #1
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A Ride to Relax Ride Report

There are many old towns, and communities surrounding my little town here in Georgia. Being a father of three, it's hard to find the time to just go ride with no destination or time to be home, but this afternoon was one of those rare days.And to sweeten the deal, the weather is perfect. After football and cheer leading this morning, I had the rest of the day to myself, so I fired up the Versys, and headed in a northerly direction. 12 miles outside of Gray is the small community of Hillsboro. It's an old farming community with a general store, a church, and a post office. There is a web of secondary, and gravel roads that connect two of the main highways that run through Gray. Highway 129 and highway 11. I took a right on Old Agateville Rd.,and the exploration began.

It's hard to believe this rickety old bridge is still in use.

On into the country to see what I can find.

The road got so narrow at one point, it felt more like a drive way through this field. I thought it was cool how this loan oak tree stood in an open field.

Eventually the road became chip seal, and then smooth pavement with a few spots where the trees created a canopy. Almost feels like riding in the mountains.

Then it opened up into rolling pastures and farmland.

I sat and watched these guys graze for a while, then pointed the Versys for home, relaxed, recharged.

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Old 10-02-2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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Great Pic's, that elec. green looks good with the surrounding landscape.

Just curious, what does your plate say/mean?
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:45 AM   #3
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I wanted to comment on the greens as well and I don't mean the bike. The vibrancy of the countryside really came through in the shots. Nice.
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:34 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by 413.45
Great Pic's, that elec. green looks good with the surrounding landscape.

Just curious, what does your plate say/mean?
I assume you are talking about the license plate. That's just a standard tag lettering/numbering here in Georgia. One of mine starts with CY8 and the other starts with CY9.

Great pictures by the way Fireman, I see you have a fine taste in bikes too

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Old 10-03-2010, 08:21 AM   #5
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Nice ride, beautiful colors
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:30 AM   #6
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Nice pic.

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Old 10-03-2010, 08:28 PM   #7
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Fireman: I've done some riding in your neck of the woods and when I lived in Tallahassee I rode a lot of back country near Thomasville:

Metcalf, GA

and in the old plantation country at the FL/GA border:

Miccosukee Rd.
As a guy from Minnesota I felt I was seeing some of what makes the South so special.
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:58 PM   #8
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Great Report!

I really like this report, great pics and a good looking bike. Very cool.
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Old 10-04-2010, 03:26 AM   #9
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I'm in the same boat, except I only have one kid! Sometimes it needs to be about the ride, not the destination. Great pics!
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:54 AM   #10
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Nice ride! Looks alot like it does around here,
but the dirt's a little redder!
I went somewhere once and came back.
It was kind of fun. I just might do it again.
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Old 10-10-2010, 03:50 PM   #11
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Funny how a ride cam do that, get out for just a bit and everything can seem better! ...and there are plenty of dirt roads around here to get "lost" on!

I'm just down the roas from you in WR. Think I may have spoken to you briefly after Long Way Down showing. I'm up for a ride anytime you want a partner to explore central ga!
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:49 PM   #12
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I'm in South East Alabama.... I love the wide open spaces of the West... but give me Green everyday of the week... it simply rocks...
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Old 10-11-2010, 05:19 PM   #13
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Nice pictures . . . I prefer the green countryside as well.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:32 PM   #14
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Very Nice

Nice day to ride, that's for sure. Give us an update on the colors at the end of Oct. for comparison.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:03 AM   #15
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Sweet, love the greens and that red Georgia clay
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