Flux - Big Adventure THREE - North Georgia

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  1. GaThumper

    GaThumper Road Less Traveled

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    Well the Big Adventure THREE is still going strong, but I had to bug out and miss the camping and Sunday ride, but I took lot's of pics of the Saturday ride, so I thought I'd get busy uploading and start a ride report. There were lot's of cameras and lot's of pictures, but I'll start it off with mine.

    (Ride report and pics dedicated to Willy-B since he was not there I tried to take lot's of pics!)

    We gathered together at the super secret meeting spot and got a bit of a late start, but I believe there were 19 bikes that blasted off about 9:00 Saturday morning. Here's some pics of the pre-ride gathering...
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    Section 2 that used to be section 1 provided the first skill test and only good hydro-x-ing of the day...

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    After the water crossing we took the first break to rest a bit and have some fellowship...

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    Next we made our way over to some power lines and the second skill test. The hill was optional and some (I'm not naming names!) riders elected to stay at the top and watch the really gonzo crazy riders ride down the steep hill (pics don't do it justice) just to turn around and ride back up it. everyone made it up with one slip-up and good save by the Pit-B...

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    Doesn't look so bad from the bottom...

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    or from the top! but it was a pretty nice hill!

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    Next was Whissenhunt ORV Park, well I think all these were from Wissenhunt! Wissenhunt provided lot's of the three Rs (Rocks, Roots, and Ruts) and BIG gnarly HILLS!

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    I think this was the hill they call the Last Man Standing! and it did take down a few good men...

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    Time to take a nice long break after the nice-n-gnarly trails at Whissenhunt...

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    After Wissenhunt we slabbed it over to Dales, well we almost made it to Dales, but had to stop and change the only flat tire of the day. There is some speculation that the valve stem was ripped by an awesome supermoto turn on the slab. I didn't see it, but the report was that it was REALLY sick!

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    Next we headed up Canada Creek for some more of the Three Rs, a BIG log, with a ramp made by Hobbits, and a NICE overlook, and a SICK rocky downhill back to the slab...

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    Just a short ride on the slab brought us to the little tent village set up at TWO. Time for some different 3Rs, resting, relaxing, and recuperating! followed by a dip in the pool, a nice meal, and some time to tell tall tales...

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    I had to call it a day, so I mounted up and headed down the mountain from Suches to Dahlonega and on to Dawsonville.

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    The End!
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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    It looks like you've had a great deal of fun.... Thanks for posting!! :thumb
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  3. Barkmagnet

    Barkmagnet Kuntz Adventurer

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    Great pics GaThumper,
    Looks like the Sand Fleas are holding up pretty good in the hills & hard pack. :clap
    You gotta love the pic of Kuntz on the ground. :lol3 Hey PK I see you broke in the DRZ with that shattered rear turn signal.:eek1 Looks like awsome riding area, sorry I couldn't make it. You all have a great ride and safe trip back to FL. :D
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  4. GaThumper

    GaThumper Road Less Traveled

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    The Fleas from flatland were doing great!

    It's just like riding in Florida... except for the rocks, roots, ruts, and hills. :dunno

    As for the directional, he had some help breaking it when an orange swamp man appeared out of no-where and fell on top of him... honestly!

    My favorite quote of the day... from Kuntz, just before the first time he and the DRZ were "resting" on the ground...

    "If you can ride on sand, you can ride on anything!" :ricky

    I won't speak for anyone else, but from the looks on all the faces everyopne had a fantastic time.
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  5. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Great meeting everyone and awesome riding! Flux, thanks again for putting it on and I'm glad I can say I came away unscathed this time. My only fall for the weekend was on that 1st section when I went bushwacking in the thick brush! :rofl

    It was sure hot, but it was still fun!
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  6. Pit Bitch

    Pit Bitch Adventurer

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    great pics and great meeting everyone
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  7. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    I made it back ok...the last ones to complete everything were me, Lucky, Coates, Kenny, Gert, Beef Jerky, Willy B, and "Kentucky" Banjo. We got back around 6 or so.

    Beef Jerky called while we were at Sushi with the inlaws...he had bike issues on 400...stranded bike...as luck would have it No Mystery happenned to ride by with Mike in Atlanta and saved him. Many thanks to Michelle and Mike as my truck actually broke down Friday and I felt so helpless not being able to help my bud. He should be getting back home about now.

    Great pics, Thumper. I had a great time and am sure I will get my pics up tomorrow sometime. I reckon Willy B will get around to it tonight though! :lol3
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  8. dualsportriderfl

    dualsportriderfl Explorer 157

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    Thanks for the pics, GaThumper.
    The coolest looking part was that SICK rocky downhill after the tree crossing.
    Congrats to the Flux also.
    Tom
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  9. NoMystery

    NoMystery Jesse's Girl

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    :thumb Cool deal guys, and girl :D Have already heard many entertaining highlights.


    I bet all of you could go for a MASSAGE right about now! :deal
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  10. Mike in Atlanta

    Mike in Atlanta Oh Noes

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    Side of GA400, good times.
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  11. Philip Kuntz

    Philip Kuntz Fleasy Rider

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    Yeah, I am still awake. Made it home about 11:30PM, the other fleas had an hour or two to go. Hopefully they are all home by now.

    Many thanks to everyone, especially to Flux and Jen for putting so much work into this. I will post up some pics tomorrow. :D
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  12. lucky_strike

    lucky_strike whose flux?

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    it was great meeting all of you. blah blah blah.......you no the speel. i really could go for a massage.
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  13. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    WOW! Kudos to Flux n crew for putting this event together. Great to meet everyone.

    Rolled in about 1:30 am est.

    6 am was a PITA
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  14. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    Made it home at 1 a.m., fell into bed unconscious and dreamed about rocks and ruts and hills and sharp turns. Great time, Flux. Thanks for the hospitality. When's FBAIV?
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  15. beefjerky

    beefjerky Long timer

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    Special thanks to NoMystery, MikeinAtlanta, and Todd. If it wasn't for them, I'd still be on the side of 400 kicking my bike over and cussin'. Let me know if you ever need anything!

    Just for the record, about 200 bikes buzzed right on past me. Only 1 other person stopped and they were on a 1200 GS. I WAS able to get 1 or 2 Harley guys to wave back at me as I was on the side of the road screaming and waving my arms. :baldy

    I had a hell of a time. It was great to see some new faces, as well as shoot the bull with some old ones.

    I will post up a bike/gear/body damage report as soon as I figure it out.
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  16. lucky_strike

    lucky_strike whose flux?

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    well i can barely move my shoulder, my neck is not having any part of moving either, my head feels like it was hit by a train, and my back is all sorts of pissed off at me.

    bike damage.....bark busters. the xr is a champ...and despite the br pwas upside down for a few minutes she started on the second kick after that wreck.
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  17. Wheedle

    Wheedle I love inflatable fun!

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  18. Swampy

    Swampy Mayor of Swampyville

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    It's always great to put some faces with names! They never turn out the way you expect!

    Weedle, read the injury report...but shouldn't that topless picture be under the Toxic Brittney thread? :yikes

    ...and I have to back Kuntz up on his report of a wild swamp man falling on him...I saw it all! The damnedest thing...this big dude came outa nowhere and fell on po' l'il Kuntz bike almost crushing him! He quickly got up and scurried away before any pictures could be taken! Some were saying it was a sasquatch, Kuntz was calling it a Swamp Ape...but dang...luckily it didn't happen EACH time Kuntz fell over...:augie ...but as you know...if there's no photgraphic eveidence, there's no proof it happened....:kat

    ...okay...I'll give Kuntz a break...he was riding a bike he just bought with a suspension set for a 250 pound guy, and if you know Kuntz, he ain't 125 after a mudbath! He was riding all morning in Whissy without being able to touch the ground!...well....with his feet anyway.....:jose


    ... as for me, I bailed at lunch with Jack. I was dehydrated, didn't drink the day before (put 280 miles on Friday AND DIN'T REHYDRATE PROPERLY...:beer ) ...and gave the Pit Bitch my last water after his crash to help him relax a bit...

    Had a blast, love Whissy!

    I'm not postin' any pics, GA dude has it covered and then this tread would run for 100 pages or so...
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  19. Incabiker

    Incabiker Long timer

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    Is it me or does it look like he's thinking "Oh shit, this is going to hurt!!" Eye fixation baby, lol. That leg on the mend yet, swelling go down? Heal up soon.
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  20. Pit Bitch

    Pit Bitch Adventurer

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    ^^^
    that was after the front hit that giant root in the middle of the hill climb... there was no saving it. I'm going for x-rays at 3 swelling went down a little but it daesn't feel "right" at all.


    Swampy lets see the pic of my OTHER oh shit moment off the first hill climb
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