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Old 09-25-2013, 12:52 PM   #1
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Dual Sport trip in Ellijay, GA

Hello all,
This is very last minute notice, but I wanted to put the feelers out. I have a dual sport trip planned for Ellijay, GA this weekend. It is a pre-planned 280 mile loop starting and ending in Ellijay over the course of 2.5 days. We begin riding at 9am this Friday morning and finish Sunday afternoon. We will motocamp in state parks each night. The majority of the route is fire and forest service roads. I've ridden this twice and I can guarantee you it is a helluva good time.
So far we have 3 confirmed advriders including myself.
The route will start in Ellijay, continue north to the green marker in Tennesse, head back south on Saturday and ride the orange route, camp in Unicoi state park on day 2 and head back to Ellijay on day 3.

PM me if you are interested.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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Pics?
Carnage?
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:28 PM   #3
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If you need a basecamp other than Unicoi on day 2 let me know. I am where your top right green marker is....


Also the light blue line South of 76 that is straight is the AT....
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tukata View Post
Pics?
Carnage?
Friday:
1 late rider
1 bear sighting
2 bee stings
4 punctured tubes (same bike)
multitudes of screaming babies at Unicoi

Saturday:
1 road closure
2 items fell off tail packs, both on a busy, winding stretch of road-race practice track
2 bee stings
1 near miss with cliff
1 near miss with car
1 trashed campsite

Sunday:
1 ear piercing screech owl at dark-thirty AM
1 LC4 sight glass seeping oil

All said it was a fantastic adventure, and everyone had a great time. No injuries other than from the yellow jackets, and all of our bikes made back to base camp in one piece.

Just getting started



Flat 1 of 4:



Flat 4 of 4



Friday night dinner in Helen and beer at camp




Saturday mid-morning break at Sunrise



Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains



Some Cooper Creek Store BBQ for lunch on Saturday




Up, up, up



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