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Old 10-09-2006, 09:30 AM   #1
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BBZ's weekender thread for 2006...

For the remainder of the year I will be taking an overnight trip to a new place every weekend. I'll keep all the reports, pictures, and videos here for anyone interested. Here's the first one. Cheers.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:32 AM   #2
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OCT 07-08, 2006

This one started late Saturday night. After work I decided to head up to Lake Allatoona to spend the night with some family and friends. My younger brother needed a sleeping bag so I strapped one on and off I went.



The inside of the little cabin...



They were very kind to save me some stew and a cream soda! Man it was good after a some-what chili ride to get there.

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:35 AM   #3
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There sun was already up by the time I rolled off the couch and into my gear.



I got to the mountains mid morning and made a run up 129 from Turners Corner to the top at the rock store. Saw Bloke, Erv, Tom, and a couple of others.



I went down the other side and took a left onto Hwy180...aka Wolf Pen Gap. One of my favortie roads in North Geeorgia. Stopped at Dales for a bottle of water and to top off the bike and fill my extra fueel containers for some off roading.

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Found a route I wanted to take through some of the Forrest roads...while they're cleary marked on my map, the rails themselves are poorly marked.



I believe I'll go that`a way!

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:38 AM   #5
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For the first couple of miles this trail goes up and up. It was sooo quiet up there and the scenery was terrific! As always I regret not taking more pictures. I get so caught up in riding that I just forget.



The trees were just starting to change. I bet it will be really nice in another week or so.



By now, I'm completely lost and it's starting to rain. This looked like it would take me just North of Suches on Hwy 60. Wrong. I ended up way the heck North of Morgantown and it took me over half an hour to get back to Suches.

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:42 AM   #6
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After an unplanned rainy ride back down Hwy 60 South I got to T.W.O. for lunch....a 3:30 lunch. There were still a few friends hanging around so after a lunch we decided to make another run or two up Hwy 129.



I'm in the process of trying to upload the videos from the ride up to the top...but my computer is giving me fits.



After I left there I stopped by to say hey to Hoov...a friend that passed away this summer. When he was ill he said he sure wished he could ride up highway 129 again. We spread some of his ashes at the rockpile.



I said my good byes to everyone and stopped for gas before hitting the super slab for the trip home. I was hoping the rain would hold off...and it did.

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Old 10-09-2006, 09:44 AM   #7
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I stayed in full tuck just about the hold way home at 75-80 mph and got a whopping 45 mpg. That's the best mileage I've gotten out of that bike since I bought it. Thought I'd go ahead and top off so I wouldn't have to in the morning.



That's as far over as I care to go, thank you. For you Dual Sporters, Avon Gripsters are an awesome 80/20 tire and they last forver.



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Here's a couple of videos from Hwy 129 North from Turners Corner to the top of Blood Mountain. Let me know if they don't work, I'm still a n00b at posting videos. Oh and sorry about the shakes, I'm still working on the mount. I don't have a windscreen on the XR so the wind beats it up a bit...and the bike vibrates like a jackhammer.

http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...t=P1010020.flv

http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...t=P1010021.flv

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Next weeks is a camping trip to the lake....a lake that is yet to be determined! Stay tuned!
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:49 AM   #9
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What a great idea for a thread. A trip every weekend. Great Report. I'll be looking for more.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:26 AM   #10
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The offroading part looked great!! I'll look forward to more updates every week!!

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Old 10-09-2006, 01:05 PM   #11
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Sweeeeet ride BBZ, we will have to hook up and I will show you around the FS roads. You won't need the map.
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Old 10-09-2006, 01:34 PM   #12
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Sweeeeet ride BBZ, we will have to hook up and I will show you around the FS roads. You won't need the map.
I will happily trade your knowledge of the roads for a steak lunch at T.W.O.
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Okay net guru`s...

When I click on the link it says link not found. However, when I click on it from georgiasportbike.com it works fine. Any ideas?

I tried to upload them to google video, but it's down.
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I will happily trade your knowledge of the roads for a steak lunch at T.W.O.
Let me know when and maybe we can make it happen.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:47 PM   #15
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Here's the third video from the day. Still on the XR, but this time chasing a Triumph and a `Zuki TL1000.

http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i2...t=P1010022.flv
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