|09-11-2011, 05:15 PM||#1|
Joined: Sep 2006
This year I am hoping to bring my youngest Drew to his first Fuzzy Beaver. So I thought I'd give him a taste of what the Beaver has to offer. I may have over done it. We rode pretty much everything I've ridden in the area over the past few Beavers, all in one day. Now I'm afraid the Beaver may not be able to live up to this past weekend. But there was another first timer in our group. A project rider I did for my wife. So this trip is really all about Sydney The Sock Monkey. Yeah, it's a little different, but here we go...
We left Moody Friday morning around 9. Sydney, checking the coords...
Loaded and ready to go...
We picked our way up Northeast into Georgia and headed to one of my favorite campgrounds. Some great mountain roads and scenic views along the way.
To Jacks River Campground
Cow Killer, Cow Killer, feed me please!!!
Sydney loves him a campfire
Puts him right to sleep
Great night of sleep ( temps in the low 50's, perfect), and a hot cup of coffee in the morning.
Makes the bikes look almost divine.
We rode up into Murphy and setup camp at Crawfords. Then started an epic riding day. Taking in all the sights. Started off riding over Trail 82, then over to the suspension bridge.
I passed the NC sobriety test...
We had to bypass Trail 81. That's all I have to say about that. The Road to The Door...
The Door to Nowhere...Sydney didn't know the password. We couldn't get in...
We headed up to Bucks Bald
And then out to Tellico for a late lunch. Thought we might find the Alabama Penn State game on somewhere, but no luck. So we shot out to the falls, and rode Witt rode back toward the Dam. Stopped by the Dam Store, and then ran back over to Crawfords. It got dark on us just before we got back to Crawords at around 7:30. Basically, a perfect day to ride, a great ride, great day all around. After a hot shower, we sprawled out on the picnic benches and stared at the stars and the huge full moon. Beautiful night. I slept like a rock, and so did Sydney...
We headed back home Sunday morning, I had almost forgot it was the tenth anniversary of 9/11 until we hit the Veterans Memorial Hwy in Georgia and I started seeing all the flags, by the time I got my camera out, we were at the end of them. You can barely see them lined up behind me in the median.
(It took almost ten years, but Bin Ladin is dead. Mission accomplished, but the war rages on. Remember when the U.S. used to go to war, invade, overcome, occupy, rebuild, and come back home in less than a decade? I guess the new method of waging war by killing one soldier at a time is more politically correct...Jus sayin'...)
We arrived back in Moody around 4 p.m. A small thunder storm rolled through Moody at around 5:30 p.m. Guess Sydney's been living right!
Hope to see you guys next month at the Beaver!
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|09-12-2011, 12:16 AM||#3|
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: central Illinois (Armington)
its really great you and your son can share something like this!!
thanks for sharing.
|09-13-2011, 08:12 AM||#4|
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Victoria Secret green pj's of Ponies & Puppies
That's awesome! Kudos to Sydney, what a brave warrior in those crazy adventures! I can't wait to meet Sydney at the Rally, he'll be the monkey of the party.
"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything" SuckerPunch
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|09-15-2011, 12:58 PM||#5|
ADV Demo Rider
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Woodstock, GA
There will be soo much more at this Beaver
We scouted a few other routes at the Screamin and a few idiots are riding Wednesday and Thursday on some new stuff
Yes, I'd love to try
What ever happens to be in the stable at the current time.
H-ADV in fabrication
|09-15-2011, 01:21 PM||#6|
Joined: Dec 2010
I got to ask, where did you get the windscreens for your bikes? They look really good and I'd like one for my DR.
2001 DR650SE - gone
2005 KTM 250 EXC, plated 2-stroke - gone
1999 KTM LC4-E - gone
1997 KTM RXC/e - gone
|09-15-2011, 02:27 PM||#8|
6Sigma Knuckle Shflr
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Central FL
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