Anyone care to ride Sunday 1/8?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by flux_capacitor, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    A few people had expressed some interest on this thread right here, but then no replies.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111943

    I'm going to be riding past Swinging Bridge, the almighty Glory Hole (although it hasn't rained so don't think we'll see much action there), probably play around Cooper Creek, and maybe if I have time head towards Anna Ruby Falls.

    Will be trying to ride as much dirt as possible on the 650GSD.

    So far, my bud Trent (who bought my old KLX) is riding.

    BTW, I figure I'll leave my house (130 Greenwood Park Way, Dawsonville, GA 30534) around 9 or so. I live halfway between Dahlonega and Dawsonville on Hwy 9.

    I have loose plans on which roads to take, which are always subject to change on a whim, and I imagine we'll stop to take some pics, since it is Trent's first time out on the dirt, which should be something to witness.
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  2. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    I just realized this may interfere with dinner for some of you dining out on BBQ... didn't mean to put up a thread to interfere there.
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  3. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    I have to work loser. You can reschedule it to the day that I have off, whenever that is.:cry
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  4. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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    Hey flux, you mind if I tag along?
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  5. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Man, I am having some starting issues this am. Been having problems with the bike stalling for no reason and it has been hard to start (acutally impossible to start). It wants to crank but can't find the energy to do it. I thought originally that I was pinching a fuel line or something, but now I am not sure what is going on. I will have to do some work on it this morning. If I get done early enough, can I give you a holler? I pm'ed you my #.

    Love to ride with you again soon. You know I won't be able to keep up with you on my GS though right!? :D Did I tell you I got a 200 EXC? Maybe I can dual sport that thing and then we'll have some REAL fun. :evil Didn't Cbob dual sport a 2 stroke KTM after y'alls Colorado trip?
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    flux: I rode on FS 69 to FS 248 today, but there was a gate up on FS 248 with a sign saying "road closed" - I was really wanting to find that swinging brideg today, but not a chance. I wonder what the deal is - was the gate open last time you were there?
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  7. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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    I did the same thing. I have been through their several times but going to fast to notice the trail to the swinging bridge. So I rode 60 to doublehead gap to old rock creek road to 333 and came in the back way. The gate was closed to but you could ride under no problem. I went and checked it out. pretty neat. Also met a guy on a new hp2 BMW and we burned up duncan ridge 33a cooper creek and suches creeks. The bike was impresive with a good rider on it.s
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    I was disappointed that I could not get on 248 from 69. Ended up taking 69 to GA 60. then rode Old Dial Road for the first time - very nice. And I took that Star Creek Road to Hemp, which I also enjoyed.

    Where is this Old Rock Creek Road to 333?

    I would like to ride with you all sometime, if you don't mind a slow old fart tagging along.
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  9. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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    From 60 and rock creek go towards morganton. Go about 10 to 15 miles looking for doublehead gap on your left. Go down doublehead maybe 2 miles not far. Look for old rockcreek on your left. It almost looks like someones driveway. Stay on this until it turns to fs 333. It looks like you might be going down someones drive way at first glance. Just keep going and you will see the fs 333 sign. keep going till you see a hiking trail . Stop and hike down to your left about 200 yards to the swinging bridge. Sure anytime I can break away I'd love to show you around and maybe you can show me some new stuff.
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  10. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Man, I am bummed I had to miss yesterday. Bike is running ok toady, but I am not sure what I did to make it so. I think this cool mountain air is playing games with my battery. Need a tender for sure. I need to fill up the water in my battery as well, hopefully that will help. I think I am pinching a fuel line or something when I put the seat on, but I can't figure out which one. With the weight of me sitting on the bike, it stalls more often. I'll do some more wrenching today...keep you guys updated.

    Let's try a ride next weekend. That is, if Mike doesn't mind waiting on us slower riders! He can haul ass out there! :eek1

    BTW, the roads were all open when I was out last...interesting. I'll see what I can find out.
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  11. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    I know the forestry comission starts closing some of the side roads off during the winter to avoid traffic on them during the (they say) most ecologically damaging season. Sucks that the roads were closed. Guess my new mission is to figure out which ones are still open.
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  12. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    What was his build? Small guy? Big guy? It wasnt me as my buddies and I headed up past Lake Rabun for some more aggressive DSing, but we came up 42 to Suches for a brief stop at 12:30 and then off up 180 to Clayton area.
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  13. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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    I think his name was Pat williams. He is from Dallas GA. He said he bought it from BMW Atlanta. Nice guy with a nice bike. Wish I could afford one but I can't. I was really surprised at its ability off-road.:evil
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  14. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Shoot, after seeing Bobby ride his that day a few weeks ago I was impressed with it. I'd like to do a side by side comparison with that new KTM SuperEnduro overseas.
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    Killer Whale KTM Life is the adventure!

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    Flux and guys,
    I missed you guys again! On Sundays I've got to get church over with before riding(usaully) Sunday I hit the trails around 1pm.I went in off of Nimberwill but went the wrong way.I wanted to go north thru the entire Chat-forest but instead went the wrong way on 28I.The road got rougher and rockier as I went.I must have lost 5lbs sweating! A little too rough and rocky for enjoyment purposes.By the time I came out on Tickenantly(sp?) creek I was worn out and asphalted it home.I poured concrete with my crew until late fri and worked sat morn hard ,maybe thats why I was so beat:huh .Next time I'm there!! Maybe we could even have an ADVrider cook out or something.(in better weather?)
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  16. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    I havent riden with Pat, but I have a feeling he's a pretty good rider. I laid the hammer down a few times on the HP2 yesterday, I am really starting to feel good about it. It's a great day when you can run down a fast RX7 on WolfPen and then climb the muddy hills with thumpers in the same hour. The more rock dings it gets the better I am throwing it around. The bike is freaking awesome, a little tricky on slippery down hills with its heft, but awesome hill climbing and dualsporting. Might even try my had a single track when the leaves are gone and the ground is dry.
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  17. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Heck yes! And with style! :wink:
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  18. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Hey Jeff, yup anytime you want to ride, just post something up here in the East forums or PM ...someone will see it and want to ride! I am usually good on weekends. We've got wedding shtuff getting scheduled now so that is the only thing I have to work around. Weekdays are hard for me, but I can do short jaunts after 4.
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  19. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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    Hey killer Whale, you rode one of my favorites but I don't think it is 28I. Could be wrong though. I know most of them but sometimes not sure on the numbers. I usually leave acworth and fly up 575 to 108 then take refuge road to jasper on my way to the mountains. We will have to hook up.
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  20. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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    I sure would like to see first hand how it handles single track.:evil
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