A Ride to Relax Ride Report

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Fireman1000, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    There are many old towns, and communities surrounding my little town here in Georgia. Being a father of three, it's hard to find the time to just go ride with no destination or time to be home, but this afternoon was one of those rare days.And to sweeten the deal, the weather is perfect. After football and cheer leading this morning, I had the rest of the day to myself, so I fired up the Versys, and headed in a northerly direction. 12 miles outside of Gray is the small community of Hillsboro. It's an old farming community with a general store, a church, and a post office. There is a web of secondary, and gravel roads that connect two of the main highways that run through Gray. Highway 129 and highway 11. I took a right on Old Agateville Rd.,and the exploration began.

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    It's hard to believe this rickety old bridge is still in use.

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    On into the country to see what I can find.

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    The road got so narrow at one point, it felt more like a drive way through this field. I thought it was cool how this loan oak tree stood in an open field.

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    Eventually the road became chip seal, and then smooth pavement with a few spots where the trees created a canopy. Almost feels like riding in the mountains.

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    Then it opened up into rolling pastures and farmland.

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    I sat and watched these guys graze for a while, then pointed the Versys for home, relaxed, recharged.

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  2. 413.45

    413.45 Been here awhile

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    Great Pic's, that elec. green looks good with the surrounding landscape.

    Just curious, what does your plate say/mean?
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  3. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    I wanted to comment on the greens as well and I don't mean the bike. The vibrancy of the countryside really came through in the shots. Nice.
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  4. Steelybeast

    Steelybeast Been here awhile

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    I assume you are talking about the license plate. That's just a standard tag lettering/numbering here in Georgia. One of mine starts with CY8 and the other starts with CY9.

    Great pictures by the way Fireman, I see you have a fine taste in bikes too :D

    David
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  5. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Nice ride, beautiful colors :thumb
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  6. canoli

    canoli human

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    Nice pic. :thumb

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  7. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Fireman: I've done some riding in your neck of the woods and when I lived in Tallahassee I rode a lot of back country near Thomasville:
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    and in the old plantation country at the FL/GA border:
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    Miccosukee Rd.
    As a guy from Minnesota I felt I was seeing some of what makes the South so special.
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  8. rem308

    rem308 n0000000b

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    I really like this report, great pics and a good looking bike. Very cool.
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  9. WhatThaFrig

    WhatThaFrig Been here awhile

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    I'm in the same boat, except I only have one kid! Sometimes it needs to be about the ride, not the destination. Great pics!
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  10. Ramage

    Ramage needs improvement

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    Nice ride! Looks alot like it does around here,
    but the dirt's a little redder! :ricky
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  11. Kirtsky

    Kirtsky Been here awhile

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    Funny how a ride cam do that, get out for just a bit and everything can seem better! ...and there are plenty of dirt roads around here to get "lost" on!

    I'm just down the roas from you in WR. Think I may have spoken to you briefly after Long Way Down showing. I'm up for a ride anytime you want a partner to explore central ga!
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  12. KeithTurk

    KeithTurk Been here awhile

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    I'm in South East Alabama.... I love the wide open spaces of the West... but give me Green everyday of the week... it simply rocks...
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  13. Faulkner

    Faulkner Patriot

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    Nice pictures . . . I prefer the green countryside as well. :thumb
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  14. MSrider

    MSrider Rebel with a sixfiddy

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    Nice day to ride, that's for sure. Give us an update on the colors at the end of Oct. for comparison. :nod
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  15. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Sweet, love the greens and that red Georgia clay :thumb
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  16. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Nothing better than going for a ride on a day with perfect weather. That Versys looks like a fun ride!
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