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Old 09-28-2010, 09:36 AM   #16576
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:38 PM   #16577
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So i'm afraid they might be over developing a little in my area.

Took the KLR out durring lunch and decided to finnaly explore the woods around my neighborhood. I have been scouting and could see a good opening that did not require me to gear up. So off I went to ride around the powerlines and such and WTH.

I ride 80 ft and over a hill to find a hidden neighborhood. No houses just the streets and probably most plumbing. There is so much overgrown grass that you litterally have to be in there to see anything. This was not a 10 house either. Proabably over 150 house location with a decent portion directly under he powerlines

First i'm bummed that the potential Lunch riding spot is a bust, but second, where the F did all this come from.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:47 PM   #16578
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I remember riding through Gwinnett when the housing market went bust. As I went down this one road I saw

Completed Subdivision
Subdivision with 4 houses complete. and Foundations
Subdivision with Roads and electrical
Subdivision with graded roads and curbing.
Subdivision with graded roads
Cleared land
Trees.

Nothing going on anywhere. I really felt bad for the folks in the 4 complete houses with everything else growing up around them.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:15 PM   #16579
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When I flew out of Atlanta a couple of weeks ago I was amazed at the number of subdivisions with streets paved but with no houses.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:25 PM   #16580
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No houses just the streets and probably most plumbing.
They are called "Pipe Farms" I think. Sad stuff. The ghost town that never happened. We do everything so darn fast these days we don't even move into towns before we abandon them.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:35 PM   #16581
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They are called "Pipe Farms" I think. Sad stuff. The ghost town that never happened. We do everything so darn fast these days we don't even move into towns before we abandon them.
The worse part is I still think it's going get worse before it gets better, but lets hope not!!
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:21 PM   #16582
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Luckily, I do not have this problem where I live.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:30 PM   #16583
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So i'm afraid they might be over developing a little in my area.
I'm surprised you live in Woodstock and this is your first discovery. They're everywhere. Big ones, little ones...many over near Acworth too. And the ones that are just barely started can make for good DSing.
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:34 PM   #16584
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I GOT MY BIKE!!! A brand new KLX250S was waiting in the garage for me when I arrived home today!!

...Parking lots around Roswell, be very afraid!
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:51 PM   #16585
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Completed Subdivision
Subdivision with 4 houses complete. and Foundations
Subdivision with Roads and electrical
Subdivision with graded roads and curbing.
Subdivision with graded roads
Cleared land
A.Breton took me thru some of these subdivisions down in Cobb / Paulding Co. &
American Walkabout showed me some like this in Ellijay.

Good Ridin, but bad for the people due to this economy
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:18 AM   #16586
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I think we've hit bottom as far as the residential market goes. It's the commercial real estate fall out I'm afraid of. What blew my mind is how far out you could go & still see what looked like suburban dev tracts. Why live out in the country if you're ass-to-elbow with your neighbor?

The least they could do is lay these neighborhoods out so that we can use them as outlaw gokart tracks or something.
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:40 AM   #16587
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KTM 640 Adventure.

In it's infinite wisdom the state of Georgia has decided that my 640 adventure is not street legal and I have to attend their dog and pony show to get my title.

Is the NHTSA label on the frame tube under the tank?

I think I will send them a bill for removal of the bodywork.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:15 AM   #16588
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Try another office.
I've had to do that a few times for people who honestly just did not know.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:54 AM   #16589
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In it's infinite wisdom the state of Georgia has decided that my 640 adventure is not street legal and I have to attend their dog and pony show to get my title.

Is the NHTSA label on the frame tube under the tank?

I think I will send them a bill for removal of the bodywork.
Yes the lable is on the backbone, If you have clean title, it should be no question when the VIN comes up...
If it comes from out of state, you have to get a LEO to come out or take it there, to verify the VIN.

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Old 09-29-2010, 01:48 PM   #16590
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Try another office.
I've had to do that a few times for people who honestly just did not know.

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Yes the lable is on the backbone, If you have clean title, it should be no question when the VIN comes up...
If it comes from out of state, you have to get a LEO to come out or take it there, to verify the VIN.

The tag office is not the problem, it is the state. The state has put a hold on the title because they do not have the VIN in their system as a street legal bike.

I just have to find time to go by the Sheriff's office and have them sign off on it (which they will probably do without pulling all the bodywork). The real disadvantage to that is then I am no longer anonymous.
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