Atlanta to Florida Dual Sport Route

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by craftycoder, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I'll gladly run this in the fall again. You can start/stop from Senoia, GA and you are on dirt roads pretty regularly from there. Both times, I've just stayed in a hotel in FL (I think Monticello) so as to stay very light and not have to carry camping gear for one night. You can hit some nice dirt just right after you leave the hotel. I could easily be talked into camping though as I enjoy that too. A 3 day trip leaving Friday afternoon gives you a bit more time to explore with a slower pace too.

    Best time to run it is a couple days after a good rain. That way the sand as some moisture in it, but the roads shouldn't be too muddy. It gets hot & dry in the summer. The weather was perfect when I ran this on my WRR. There was just barely a few places with mud to make it interesting and everything else had enough moisture that there was absolutely no dust. Too bad I was alone as no one got to enjoy being dust free behind me.
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  2. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I'll have to find my tracks again and then upload. I know I took some pics too, so I'll see if I can link those in also.
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  3. Queen of Spades

    Queen of Spades tall drink of water

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    Excellent. A 3-day weekend sounds perfect. Let's circle back later this summer and see who else might be interested. I am all for staying on as much dirt as possible. fo

    In the meanwhile, if you ever need a riding bud closer to town send me a PM and let's exchange contact info.
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  4. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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  5. Quij95

    Quij95 Adventurer

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    I will be doing this route next week 8/26 thru 8/28. My first ADV ride on 990. I am stoked.

    Thanks for the tracks Crafty.

    Actually my first ADV ride ever.
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  6. Quij95

    Quij95 Adventurer

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    Bridge is out. Photo taken August 27,13 I thought about going for it for about a half a second.
    Great route. Sand traps were a bit tricky at 60mph so slow down for them. Next time I will plan 3 days for this ride.

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  7. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    Dang! That was a great little bit of trail. I wonder if we can get a county road crew out there to fix it? Thanks for the update I'll note it on the map.
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  8. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Oh man, that sucks! :(

    I would imagine with all the rain we've had this year, that very rutted road just up from there was going to be soon to be impassable too.
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  9. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I didn't think that bridge crossing and the other one along with the very rutted road were actually part of Atl to FL DS route as published by Crafty?

    They were part of another route and I know is listed on the DualSportMaps.com site and I have been over them several times? Those bridges were on the what I called my Cuthbert loop. Maybe I'm mixing routes together in my head?
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  10. Farmer829

    Farmer829 Green horn

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    I'm 15minutes east of Butler, GA and would love to connect with anyone doing this route this fall. PM me if anyone is getting a group together.
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  11. fldirtrider

    fldirtrider Adventurer

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    Are these tracks still available, downloading unsuccessful. live in broksville fl and would like to ride this route
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  12. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    DSM.com is down. Google deleted portions of the map API from their servers. Tedious! I linked the GPX file here.

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  13. craftycoder

    craftycoder Motobrain PDU

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    dualsportmaps.com is functioning again. You can now search for and download tracks again.
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  14. fldirtrider

    fldirtrider Adventurer

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    ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
    I'LL POST SOME PICS AND THANKS SO MUCH........
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  15. jwthemechanic

    jwthemechanic n00b

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    It appears to be down again. Any chance it will be back up soon?
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