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Old 04-12-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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S. GA Overnight Dual Sport Trip (April 27th-28th)

Okay, save the date! (April 27th-28th) It's time to do our 2nd annual S. GA Dual Sport trip.

I'm hosting a 2 day dual sport ride that will begin and end in Senoia, GA and make it as far south as Cuthbert, GA on Saturday night. I started this on our local forum on Bloke's, but I wanted to include ADV'ers also - http://www.blokessportbike.com/showthread.php?t=62968

I have a FB event page setup too - https://www.facebook.com/events/556958427677852/

You have over 2 weeks to make plans for this epic trip! We should have a good turnout and enjoy a great time with friends. We will be going rain or shine as long as there's no "Severe Weather". We will be meeting up in Senoia on Saturday morning and heading towards Cuthbert, GA to ride a dual sport loop over 2 days. We should have plenty of time to hang out and enjoy dinner with friends after Saturday's ride before the ride home the next day, plus make the ride home enjoyable and give people plenty of time to get back home after they get back to their truck trailer or their ride home from Senoia. We'll be staying in Cuthbert, GA at the Days Inn Saturday evening.

This route has some more challenging sections involved so a smaller DS bike (650cc or less single cylinder) is definitely favorable. Any large multi-cylinder dual sport bike is going to be a handful in certain places, and very much a workout if its muddy! Weather and road conditions will play a huge role on how difficult some of these S. GA roads can be. If its dry, its mostly just some sand to contend with although one of the creek crossings is a bit more on the challenging side, even for a big bike. There are some of you that handle larger DS bikes fine off road and you know who you are, but please don't show up on a fully loaded GS Adventure, Vstrom, S10 etc with street tires and expect to have a good time. Knobby tires are a must, especially if its muddy.



Logistics

Sat Morning Meeting
Meeting Date: April 27th, 2013
Meeting Spot: Flash Foods Gas Station at the corner of GA 85 & GA 16 in Senoia GA - Map. There is a McDonalds hooked to the gas station.
Meeting Time: 8:00am
Sat Departure Time: 8:30am

Sun Morning Departure
- Leaving Cuthbert at 8:00am

For those that need to trailer to somewhere near the starting area, we have a member Dave in Peachtree City (PTC) that has lots of room at his storage facility to park trucks/trailers and then just a short ride over to Senoia. This is Dave's place in PTC. Ez Storage. Please contact me if you'd like to park your truck/trailer there.

It's 8.9/9.6 miles from the EZ-Storage to the meet spot depending on if you cut through downtown Senioa. If you are a "Walking Dead" fan, Senoia is where the town of Woodburry is portrayed in the show so you can see the town as you do in the show! Map Link - http://goo.gl/maps/fMrCi

Most fuel stops are 60-100 miles, but please be prepared to cover up to 125 miles or so between fuel stops. I'm aiming for each day to be about 175 miles or so. The group will consist of all kinds of skill levels so as long as you are comfortable riding off road, you should be fine. There will be plenty of chances for the faster guys to get out front and play, but don't worry, we won't be leaving anyone behind. You are expected to have the necessary spare tube/tire repair tools for your bike and the necessary tools to remove either of your wheels if needed. We should have plenty of tools between all of us and definitely plenty of knowledge to help you out, but please at least have the tools to take off your wheels or get under your seat if needed. We will be on the street so tagged & insured street legal bikes are a must.

Food/Restaurant availability on Sunday is basically non-existent since its so rural where we'll be riding, so be prepared to just snack all day or eat gas station type food when we stop for gas. I do suggest carrying a camel back with water or bottled water and snacks for breaks we take on the trail.

Routes and Tracks on Google Docs
Cuthbert 2 Day Loop Share.gdb - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-fZ...it?usp=sharing
Cuthbert 2 Day Loop Share.gpx - https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-fZ...it?usp=sharing

This is what we have so far!

Going to have an Epic trip! (Updated on 4/25/13 at 23:45)
  1. GypsyAngel (Sarah) - XT225
  2. Cheryl (Cheryl) - Sherpa 250
  3. Rust Bucket (Garry) - Elsinore 250
  4. BlueLghtning (Dan) - WR250R
  5. SVT (Eddie) - WR250R
  6. trblmkr (Sean) - FE390
  7. Dr Z'z FIL (ADV) - DRZ400
  8. DRZDiver (ADV) - DRZ400
  9. DRVDiver's Son - DRZ400
  10. Bobby Ginger (ADV) - TE450
  11. Jarvis (Bob) - KTM450
  12. Steve (Speedy's friend) - KTM450
  13. KTMexcrider (ADV) - KTM 525 or 990
  14. HuskyDuck (Tom) - TE610
  15. Wera688 (Kith) - DR650
  16. Dave (Dave) - DR650
  17. RoadRashed (Dustin) - DR650
  18. Jordan (Jordan) - DR650
  19. Chris_D (ADV) - DR650
  20. Dr. Z (ADV) - XR650R
  21. Lumchuck (Allen) - KLR650
  22. Speedy (Jeff) - KTM 950SE
  23. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB (Mike) - KTM 950ADV
  24. Sanjoh (ADV) - Dirt Ninja???

Questionable
  • Bryce (Bryce) - KLR650
  • Whorepedo (Terry) - XT660

Joining Saturday night to ride back on Sunday
  • Flux (Mark) - KTM 950ADV
  • Andrew - KTM 950ADV
  • Dave - KTM 950ADV
The route will be similar to this, but starting a but further north.


A small group of us that did a similar trip last year
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:09 PM   #2
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Cuthbert Days Inn Hotel info!

Days inn Cuthbert GA - Reservation info

Okay, I just called the Days Inn in Cuthbert and spoke to Garry (229) 732-5566. I gave him the name "Heming Motorcycle Group". You can call up and make your own reservation and find someone to split a room with. He agreed to a rate of $54.xx and some change. Please no one go cleaning off their bikes or gear with the hand towels. He made a big deal about this and wanted to charge extra for hand towels. Maybe throw a towel or two in your bag that you can just throw away if you want to clean anything for any reason.

I went ahead and just reserved a King bed for Sarah & I. Its not a huge Days Inn, so I would go ahead and call and reserve a room to make sure you have one.

I also called Village Pizza (229) 732-2002 and told them we'd have a group of 15-20 coming Saturday night. Their hours are 4-9pm Sat and they are less than 2 miles from the hotel.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:11 PM   #3
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Just a few pics from the Cuthbert Loop.

Rutted road down to a creek crossing


The first creek crossing might look like this


Or it could look like this!




Some easier roads like this


Some that might be a little more trickier


Knobbies definitely help!


Some very scenic picture opportunities!


We'll have a few interesting bridge crossings




County maintained roads!




Only a little drainage problem!


This is Dave and he's not ducking here either!


Don't think we are crossing that?


But there is a way around!


If you start doing the Gangnam dance, you might get left behind! :harhar1: :crackup:
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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This sounds like it will be a blast.

Count me in but tentatively at this point. I should know for sure by no later than the end of next week.

Thanks Dan for setting this up!!
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #5
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Them's some nasty looking ruts......and some nastier looking hooligans riding with ya.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:47 PM   #6
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Bummer! Will be in Austin that weekend....been wanting to ride south with you guys!

I may have done some of the bottom of your route, the part east of Eufala on my last ride of the year....some fun stuff down there!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=108

Really enjoyed the route you put together from Newnan to Cheaha!

Have a great ride!

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Old 04-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Damnit

Daughters bday weekend. I want to go explore that area.
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Them's some nasty looking ruts......and some nastier looking hooligans riding with ya.
I hope it works out you can come!
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Bummer! Will be in Austin that weekend....been wanting to ride south with you guys!

I may have done some of the bottom of your route, the part east of Eufala on my last ride of the year....some fun stuff down there!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=108

Really enjoyed the route you put together from Newnan to Cheaha!

Have a great ride!

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I've modified that Cheaha run some since I think I shared it with you. It now goes over Turkey Heaven Mtn and hits some other fun sections.

This Cuthburt loop is really one of my favorites. I actually had it as a long 1 day loop that started and ended in Shiloh, GA (just below Pine Mountain), but I did some searching and found some decent ways to get down south from Senoia and I even have another leg that I can get down there from Newnan.

Just let me know and I'll be happy to share. I'll post up the tracks after this trip for those that might want to do this.

I'm sure I'll organize more of these too.
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Some of that looks familiar

This is going to be an awesome ride
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I'm in and a buddy from Jacksonville will be with me on a plated '11 450xc-w.

Can't wait!!!!!
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Some of that looks familiar

This is going to be an awesome ride
Yeah, I'm sure it does!

This should be a great ride!
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Looks great...wish that I could join you on this ride, but I will not be available until after May 9th.

I have subscribed, so if the date changes I will be there.
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I've modified that Cheaha run some since I think I shared it with you. It now goes over Turkey Heaven Mtn and hits some other fun sections.

This Cuthburt loop is really one of my favorites. I actually had it as a long 1 day loop that started and ended in Shiloh, GA (just below Pine Mountain), but I did some searching and found some decent ways to get down south from Senoia and I even have another leg that I can get down there from Newnan.

Just let me know and I'll be happy to share. I'll post up the tracks after this trip for those that might want to do this.

I'm sure I'll organize more of these too.

Well we are sure glad you shared that one with us.......have done it on both the DRZ's and big bikes!
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Pavement?

BlueLightning,
How much of this route is paved above Hwy 96? My friend lives in Crawford county, and we could join in at Hwy 96, unless there is a lot of dirt above 96. We could go to the start if need be.
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