Scenic City Rides (Chattanooga)

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by SquirrelyGrl, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    I was waiting for someone to respond to that. :evil


    Hawk and I were talking about you and Janet last night. Hope she's doing well :D Apparently I am attending the March Moto Madness :clap Can't wait to see you!


    Also.....

    I'm riding this Saturday. At the Lookout Valley Exit Cracker Barrel eating Breakfast at 8am
    Leaving at 9am, from the parking lot.

    Bring a lunch/snack
    Game plan is to ride to Franklin State Park and cruise around there. Big bikes welcome, since we'll hit some good twisty roads on the way.
    Also will go down Sewanee Mtn by way of the old railroad bed, which there is one kinda nasty spot, but shouldn't be too difficult.

    Goal is to get out early b/c the ever correct weatherman is calling for showers after 1pm, cover some good territory and head back and be back in the Chattanooga area around 2 or 3pm.

    And of course, everything could change :D life happens.
  2. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    Spoken like a man who was at the party. I tried to talk a fella into riding pillion with me this Saturday, but he's gotta work. Why are good men so hard to find?

    I'll be there Saturday, Squirrelly.
  3. Hawk

    Hawk Pretentious Fukwit!!

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  4. Al Tuna

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    :D I see what you did there.
  5. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    Aight! Well the DOG's where over in Lafayette/Chattooga County area, almost showed up to their ride, but Timbo showed up at the Crack House just in time!

    Here's a few pics of the ride this weekend;
    Saturday morning I had breakfast by myself, it seems to becoming a trend :lol3

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    Brent and I meeting Tim at the gas, after Tim found out he really didn't need that Synthetic quart of oil :rofl

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    Our first stop was here;
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    Then we walked up to Signal Pit in the Hale's Bar area, up this super uber steep RR bed;

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    On the way out;

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    More to come....... Just give a few moments
  6. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    We zipped thru Ladd's Mtn and road up 156 and finally made it to Franklin State Forest.
    Our first of the mudd debacle awesomeness of trails of the day;

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    Our Slip'N'Slide trail;

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    Tim's rear, after the Slip'N'Slide trail;
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    Parked for lunch;
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    Brent and Tim still finding Second Lunch;

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    Some scenery;
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    One of Tim's miraculous fast pick ups;
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    Lovely small creek, Brent's KLR is pointed in the direction we are going. The side of the KLR has a very lovely uphill challenge, when one is on a hefty lil piglet of a 1200~!

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    But alas, this awesome lil trail was not meant to be ridden that day;
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    On to the RR bed ..............................
  7. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    I get nervous leading a ride, so I forced Brent into getting us to the trail head of the RR.

    Tim did very well on this part and it was sooo much fun! :clap


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    Great day for riding! 70+ degrees weather! Awesome! We all got back to Lookout Valley and all three of us were sooooo tired! I slept very well. Awesome day! :clap
  8. SloDon

    SloDon Hey...where am I?

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    Looks like you had a good ride also!

    Def need to get up that way and ride that RR bed!

    Ride safe!

    Don


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  9. DriftDragon

    DriftDragon Wanderer

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    This was an EPIC day of riding! Thanks so much guys!
  10. Wild Pig

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    Hey all, I posted up here a few months ago about our possible relocation to your area. Looks like as time goes on, it's becoming more likely. Thank's for all the info, email, and PMs. It sure is making it hard to stay here after reading the riding adventures.

    We will be in town starting tomorrow, and plan to visit this fabled brewhaus (probably more than once). We'd sure like to meet up with you all and have a few beers and tell outrageous lies.
  11. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    Hey pig!
    I had a class cancel tomorrow night, so I can meet up, preferably after 6:30.
  12. Wild Pig

    Wild Pig Looks like avatar.

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    Cool! We get into town about 1pm, airlines permitting, and are staying at a place in North Shore near the Walnut St. Bridge. I shot Brent a PM too. We want to hear about this "railroad bed" that looks like a creek. The wife saw the pics and said "I am SO riding that one day!!"

    I'll PM you my number.
  13. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    I'd be happy to show y'all around town (or the county)during the day when the boys are in school on Friday.:deal PM sent.
  14. DriftDragon

    DriftDragon Wanderer

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    wait... did someone say beer? are u guys going to be at brewhaus at 6:30 if I hear it right?
  15. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    Hey Tim!
    I'd like for that to be the plan. As I'm at the antique store today, so it would be easy for me to get there around 6:30.
    I'm pretty positive Brent is showing up as well. I'll give a shout out to Bert and see what he's up to.

    Monte ~ you coming?
  16. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Um, have you seen the forecast? insert snomoticon When those areas of green turn blue or pink on the radar, that means mayhem on the roads.:D Hamilton County already let the kids out early from school. I'll probably be at the gym, if I go out at all this PM. Y'all be careful out there tonight.:deal
  17. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    Okie doke, will do. You be safe as well Monte, if you go out.
  18. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    Anybody want to ride Saturday or Sunday??? The weather's gonna finally clear up.

    I'm gonna pound pavement in N. Ga Saturday, but was thinking maybe an off-road ride Sunday. I may be carrying a pillion Sunday, so my pace will be slower. Leave morning-time, back home by 5-ish.
  19. Wild Pig

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    We were thinking of doing Totto sushi tonite and maybe brewhaus followwing.

    7ish.
  20. Doulos

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    Abhuligan - I may be up for riding this weekend. :p3rry:
    I need to change my tires on my DR650 - with Monty and his fancy tire tool. But I can ride something like cohutta, cherokee or Franklin on my ktm...

    Is anyone riding on MLK holiday (Monday?)