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Old 04-28-2013, 09:07 PM   #151
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I almost thought I'd take off with his cookies, but it ain't right to take a man's cookies while he's camping;


We made plans for having breakfast in the morning at local diner in Murphy.
As Gentri and I got closer to our ascent of Davis Creek Rd, he ventured ahead of me with intentions of keeping his momentum uphill. I poked along, then came to a sharp left turn, finding Gentri snug against a bobcat! His seat had come off! And in hopes of giggling it back, he kept going straight, not making the turn.

Hence why his seat came off, but he could always fix that electric problem easier without the hassle of bolts

He did fine going up the mud and rock stuff;



Back at camp it was awesome of Gentri to grill the hamburgers and awesome of RC to put the gathering together. It was awesome to see everyone and good to see Ashley and Mr Blank.

The fire pit was honored by the burning of RC's boots and I seriously was concerned when I saw how fast those things went in flammage. It was a good low key night.

And super cold! Although I was super warm, snug and toasty in my $200 sleeping bag and new silk liner Even the heavy frost in the morning wasn't a debbie downer for me.

I had half of my gear packed before I crawled out of my tent. ABHulgan rolled into camp around 8:30 and Gentri had taken the offer of free breakfast so I packed up and on the way out said my farewell's and goodbyes. Coming to the flashing light at the end of Hanging Dog I followed Brent down a FS road I had completely forgotten we had been on 3 years prior. It ends at the lake in Murphy and there is a road alongside the lake heading into town.



We traveled as far as could on the shore, but it was far. Then headed on the FS, but as you can tell from the pics, it was a valid attempt to get thru but alas the fates were not on our side;



After breakfast and seeing a sweet 919 and Triumph we rolled outta town into the North Ga Mtns via back roads and steep, super steep, super super steep climbs to my DR. The main thing I was thinking that entire day was the fact that my baby DR was going to roll over 30k at some point that day. I could only hope that it would be on a dirt road.
At some we came to a gate. All I know is that this road is on the TET (which Brent had done the Southeastern part a couple of weeks ago). But as I tried to talk Brent into going past the gate, he decided not to do so, (probably wise). He used his rear tire to turn his motorbike around. Fancy Pants;


Finally my DR did make it to 30k!!!!

I do believe it was on some road that I was on St Patty's Day, the day of the sprocket falling off the bike. Somewhere in N Ga on a dirt road, near Springer Mtn ish.





Just prior to rolling over, we stopped and had lunch at this cool campground;


Not really sure why ABHulgan is standing that.........
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:24 AM   #152
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nice to hear about some of your riding! I'm still hoping to get down that way in a month or so on the DRZ!
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:47 PM   #153
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Not really sure why ABHulgan is standing that.........
He musta been glad 2cU


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Old 04-29-2013, 07:03 PM   #154
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I just moved back to the 'Nooga. It looks like you're well on the way to finding all the good dual sport trails around here. Hopefully I'll soon have another WR250R or some such bike to do the same. I imagine there are some Big Frog rides somewhere in this thread. I'll have to take a closer look. Ride safe.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:13 AM   #155
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I forgot the last pic of that ride. We took the TET part in Ellijay back homewards and it was seriously the toughest and roughest part of riding.

It was awesome! Brent was sad he missed that part of the TET, but golly, we went thru a whopper of a mud puddle..........





Brown Dog ~ I dunno what he was doing, but that campgound we were at musta been an old CCC Camp or something. There were several remnants of stone buildings and an establishment water pipe for the spring water. Pretty cool place, too bad I don't know the names of those places

wjfawb0 ~ Big Frog, is that the same term people use for Cohutta Wilderness and that area? If so, many of my rides have been in that area. But I may not reference them as Big Frog. Get a WR250! Also check out the Scenic City Thread in the South East Forum. Every now and then the ADV'rs of the are will get together in Chattanooga.

Woody ~ Cool beans, DRZ's are super fun. You'd have a blast at Prentice Cooper and several other places.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:15 AM   #156
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Good stuff ... shake your tail baby! You are awesometastic.

30 fuckin thousand miles on a DR 200.... Wow!
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:41 AM   #157
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Just found this thread! I grew up back in that area. Great to see all the old places that you ride. Keep posting, and I'll keep reading!
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:31 PM   #158
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Right Tuna!

You shoulda seen the eye bulge from the local BMW dealership salesmen when I said that suspension on a F700 wouldn't matter if it was lowered for me or not, since I rode a DR 30 k


Burro Driver ~ cool beans. I have another day trip to post as well from last Friday riding the Devil's Triangle on an SV.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:21 PM   #159
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wjfawb0 ~ Big Frog, is that the same term people use for Cohutta Wilderness and that area? If so, many of my rides have been in that area. But I may not reference them as Big Frog. Get a WR250! Also check out the Scenic City Thread in the South East Forum. Every now and then the ADV'rs of the are will get together in Chattanooga.
It is Cohutta Wilderness, but the parts I'm familiar with are in TN and part of Cherokee National Forest. If you drive out 64 from Cleaveland and turn right at the Ocoee 3 powerhouse that logging road will go about 3 miles up Big Frog Mtn to a T intersection. Right takes you around the west side of the mountain which I've only been maybe 10 miles down that path before hiking to the top of the mountain. If you go left you end up on Tumbling Creek road, a federal campground and eventually you come out in Ducktown, TN. Google maps doesn't show the roads, but you've probably been on them.

Google satellite view of area:
https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...09255&t=h&z=13

USDA Big Frog map:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5269856.pdf

Another Big Frog trail and road map:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5278516.pdf
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I tried to post links to USDA maps of Big Frog and the roads and trails in the Cherokee National Forest last night, but they are being withheld for moderation due to my low post count.
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Big Frog LOOP is FS62 off of FS221
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I'll post a RR on my Daily Trippin thread, if they haven't deleted it yet
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