N. Ga. Dual Sport

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida' started by thisisjess, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. thisisjess

    thisisjess Adventurer

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    Just thought I would share some good dirt to keep you in the woods...

    So my knobbies did not come in yet and I am really pushing the 25% offroad capabilities of my shinko 705's but mostly just road FS gravel and hard pack roads... I did find quite a few gnarly trails where I had to circumnavigate some mud, along Jay Bridge Road. Obviously most folks have done Anderson Creek Rd, with the crossing, it gets a bit gnarly after the water crossing, to old bucktown rd, back behind hand-me-a-cola falls and then up winding stair gap rd. All of these roads I have done for years since they are pretty popular in Land Rover world. I do need a GPS as I am just using my iPhone and motionx gps for now. I just want to be sure to share routes and dirt since sometimes it is difficult to extract this stuff from folks on the board. I really want to do the Ga-Fl route one weekend and that is highly shared/documented... so thanks. until later.

    also what is the deal with embedding google maps? I did a search and it proved fruitless...

    <iframe width="300" height="300" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=215544535687302601025.0004c690a67ff50cabe1f&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=34.545025,-84.259644&spn=0.67869,0.823975&z=9&output=embed"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=215544535687302601025.0004c690a67ff50cabe1f&ie=UTF8&t=m&ll=34.545025,-84.259644&spn=0.67869,0.823975&z=9&source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">Sunday Solo ride.</a> in a larger map</small>

    some of the trip - I need a better mount my helmet mount fell off just before I left. handlebar mount is to crazy...
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/47147195" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/47147195">sunday solo ride</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/thisisjess">jess von brandt</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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  2. TN3Sport

    TN3Sport East TN DS Rider

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    I'll add that you are very close to the Cohutta Wilderness. The Cohutta Wilderness is a little bit northwest of Ellijay, GA. It has a main FS (most gravel) road that is about a 60 mile loop. Some really nice riding in various areas off that road.

    You can enter the loop near Potato Patch Mtn and continue clockwise.
    There's an OHV area near Conasauga Lake, called Windy Gap. Nice riding there for jap dual sport bikes. Not really good for Beemers or Triumph style dual sports. Then, if you get back on the main FS road and continue clockwise you can get to Rocky Flats OHV. Rocky Flats is a 4x4 road that runs several miles into the wilderness and ends on a bald with barricades. (Its dirt piled about 10 feet high obviously intended to end the trail.) It stops the offroad trucks, but is of little challenge to a dual sport bike. Its old two track after than until you get to a stream crossing. That crossing is the turnaround point. In my opinion it is uncrossable by all but the most experienced riders. (I didn't try it.)
    Get back on the main FS road and continue around until you hit the Ocoee. More dirt, less gravel. Great riding. No gas options on the FS roads, but slight detours on the West side in Cisco, GA. (Look for the Wildlife Checking Station and follow that road out to get to a gas station in Cisco off of 411. Or, get gas near the East side near Ducktown, TN.
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  3. Dual Personality

    Dual Personality How many more days in life do we get to ride?

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    Been looking for some gravel/dirt roads in the area, just back in the saddle
    after a 10-year absence pretty much. Ouch, yes it did hurt. :eek1

    Hit me up if you're up for a ride sometime in GA or Chattanooga area.

    Peace.
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  4. Nastygnome

    Nastygnome n00b

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    thanks this is great stuff since im from the Rabun County area I will be posting some trips to soon as I buy my bike of course and sell the cbr!!! Thanks :clap
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  5. General PHillips

    General PHillips Adventurer

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    Hey all, I'm interested in this area too. I'll be up in suches this weekend with some friends riding everything we can. We would like to stay busy all day on sat so any suggestions would be great.
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