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Offline Rambler

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Gone Riding
« on: April 30, 2018, 04:43:45 pm »
As part of a 7 month location based Tour I take part (but alas haven’t completed yet!) in every year - the #GrandTourOfGeorgia -  this year the ‘locations’ are a ride in itself.

On Sunday, the GTGA took me to a stretch of North Georgia mountain roads I had not got the opportunity to ride before. Green valleys, long straights, sweeping curves, tight bends, and a odd few hairpins.
Just one word: Curvilicious!

The SuperTenere riding on Motoz Tractionator GPS Tires handled excellently - as it does.
Made for a perfect Sunday afternoon's ride up North Georgia.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/XdLlrkcdSGI

« Last Edit: May 03, 2018, 10:35:42 pm by Rambler »
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Re: Hwy 52, GA | Fort Mountain | Ellijay ~ Chatsworth
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 10:10:09 pm »
I'll be up at the cabin about 1 hour north in Young Harris the 3 rd week of May if you want to ride?

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Re: Hwy 52, GA | Fort Mountain | Ellijay ~ Chatsworth
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 01:23:45 pm »
I'll be up at the cabin about 1 hour north in Young Harris the 3 rd week of May if you want to ride?

Yup. Hope we can make it happen. Let me know
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Re: Hwy 52, GA | Fort Mountain | Ellijay ~ Chatsworth
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 01:26:45 pm »
I'll be up at the cabin about 1 hour north in Young Harris the 3 rd week of May if you want to ride?

Young Harris - within  few throttle turns of good riding!

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Re: Gone Riding
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 10:43:42 pm »
My first ride out for the #GrandTourofGeorgia (GTGA) 2018. A few of the location segments are in the North Georgia mountains and closest and thus easiest to get to.
But along the way lies a nice network of Forest Roads (dirt tracks, gravel tracks) through the Chattahoochee - Oconee Forest area.
Most popular ones being the ones which hook up to Nimblewill Church Road just off Hwy 52.  

https://youtu.be/vR7Ft2cropY
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Re: Gone Riding
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2018, 09:53:20 am »
Soon after the Forest Roads Ride, I hit asphalt and headed to Vogel State Park via Stonepile Gap and Turner’s Corner.

The stretch between Turner’s Corner and Vogel State Park is one of favorite runs. Long sweeping turns, two lanes, banking, sharp bends leading into single lane going back down. Very easy to drag your pegs on the turns.

Find the rhythm, take the turns, Big Cheesy Smile!

https://youtu.be/nTRhEfd2qD4
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Gone Riding
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 12:16:23 pm »
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 12:43:40 pm by Rambler »
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Re: Gone Riding
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 05:43:24 pm »
Nice shots!
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Re: Gone Riding
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 06:01:34 pm »
Nice shots!

Thanks! Not bad for GoPro placed on the ground with some elevation and support with stones! And then the iPhone, ofcourse!
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Re: Gone Riding
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2018, 08:46:50 pm »
I agree chkswrks , nice and interesting photo shots..... well done.

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Re: Gone Riding
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2018, 08:49:52 am »

Using GoPro’s built in speed tracker as a kinda benchmark of comfort level on gravel / stone tracks. Slow initially and then as confidence and comfort grew, big ear to ear smile.

Open to any comments / thoughts from the veterans on this board. Learning; to improve.

https://youtu.be/7fJyl72moHA


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Re: Gone Riding
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2018, 12:00:50 pm »
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