Georgia dual sport rides

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Dags, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Dags

    Dags I'm not British

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    Hi
    New to dual sport riding in Georgia. What is a good resource for dual sport ride maps/scroll maps.
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  2. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Hi Dags, welcome. What type of dual sporintg are you looking to do? Mostly dirt stuff? Technical? I know some good riding. What part of GA are you in?
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  3. Dags

    Dags I'm not British

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    I'm living in downtown Atlanta opposite turner field but I ride up to north Georgia on Hwy 9 through Dawsonville. I'm looking for a varity of rides. Often I ride with the wife, both on Klr650s. But when the wife is not riding I'm interesting in learning more technical stuff:evil
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  4. soboy

    soboy Long timer

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    Welcome. You will want to purchase a Chattahoochee National Forest map from the USFS, it can be obtained online or at one of their offices - they have a number of offices in North Georgia, including one in Dahlonega. There are great forest service roads up there to ride, some are very easy, others a bit more technical, but they are all fun!
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  5. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    :clap Hi Dan! How ya been?

    I agree, that map is worth its weight in gold.
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  6. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    Will more than likely have to get the map online. I checked in Dahlonega and unless you want to go to cleveland or gainsville, you can't get them according to the lady at the desk. Bluebye stopped in somewhere to try and pick one up and was told the same thing.
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  7. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    Welcome Dags, You can get the maps at Dales BP station. Corner of HWY 60 and 180. Or you can save the cash and hook up with yours truly. I will be glad to show you around.:nod
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  8. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Mike here DEFINITELY knows the roads to take. :lol3

    Mike, how is the 950 working out for you? Taken it off road yet? :evil
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  9. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    She is a lot better on the freeway to work. I haven't had a chance.:cry Trying to work all I can to get the LC4 fixed.:D I don't really want to tear up the 950 doing the kind of riding I like to do.:lol3 I also can't afford to fix it if I tear it up.:augie She is my SUV if you will. You know family ride. :thumb
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  10. Dirtysouth

    Dirtysouth Stud fee waived for noobs

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    I bet you can't wheelie it.:lol3
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  11. soboy

    soboy Long timer

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    Hi right back to ya, Mark. I have been doing great - just put some protapers, handguards and K270s on the DR. I'm halfway thru installing heated grips and then I'm putting on a skid plate. Been riding a lot of dirt with Richard - we should all get together and ride soon.
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  12. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    After hearing how much it cost Vance I quit.:lol3
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  13. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    Yea thats a good idea Soboy.:ear
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  14. Willy-B

    Willy-B onebudwiser

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    No kiddin', I'd like to meet some new faces and get some dirt in soon also. I need to get another rear tire on order so nothing for me this weekend.

    Let's all get together soon though.:nod
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  15. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Maybe it is time I have another ride gather at my place. Maybe it won't be the 'fiasco' it was last time. I'll organize it better. The thing that killed it last time was all the lurkers that showed up w/o notice. Made it hard to keep 20 or so riders together.

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  16. Willy-B

    Willy-B onebudwiser

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    :lurk
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  17. KevinD

    KevinD Haulin the mail

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    It would have been good to split that BIG group up into 2 or 3 smaller groups.

    What you need is another couple of ride leaders...
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  18. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    I would be glad to lead the rough and ready crowd on the lc4. Or the smooth and easy stuff on the 950. I like them both, just more of the rough and ready type.:D
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  19. Hollywood

    Hollywood Been here awhile

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    I'd love to join you guys sometime too. I've got a KLX650 that is plated that will handle the gravel roads, paved roads and the rough stuff.

    I'm just off the square in Marietta, but my bike lives at a buddy's garage in Cartersville - don't have one here!

    I'll look for an upcoming ride soon...

    Mike
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  20. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    All right, I'll tell you guys what. I will put something together within the next week. Mike, I'll contact you when I get a date settled. Is the LC4 working now? I thought it was still down and out. (BTW, did you hear about cbob getting hurt?) I will plan a week or 2 ahead so everyone can make plans. I will start a new thread when the time comes. Keep your :eek1 and :ear open.
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