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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    Hey, heads up that there's a band tonight, starting at 8:30pm Cover charge is $5 Dunno what type of music

    Tim is gonna try and get a table upstairs, so Steez, look for single guy drinking his sorrows alone upstairs :1drink
  2. TN3Sport

    TN3Sport East TN DS Rider

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    I ride an XR650L and mostly ride the Cohutta Wilderness. Prentice on occasion, but it takes me an hour from East Brainerd to get there. Have ridden Houston Valley several times but can't keep pace with the true mx bikes.

    Gear selection is mostly personal preference, but I really like Klim gear. I have the Dakar (3 season) and Mojave (summer) pants. These two come with foam pads for knees and hips, but those pads provide very marginal impact protection. The pants are very comfortable and very adjustable. I also wear knee/shin pads under the pants with mid-high boots. The mid boots seem to be more comfortable for long rides. I've ridden with several guys on this forum and have had numerous all day 10 plus hour rides... My mid boots are made by Thor.
    I'm probably under-protected on the upper torso, but I just use a mesh jacket with built-in shoulder, elbow, and spine foam/pads.
    Helmets: Most of the guys I ride with use the Arai adventure styles. I recently switched to a Shark Evo modular and love it. Its a roadie helmet, but works fine. Plus, it has a drop down sunshade which is invaluable on a West bound ride back home after a long day of riding.

    If you need gear its worth visiting Tellico Moto in Tellico Plains. The owner is named Mike. His prices will beat any I've ever seen. He also knows just about every trail in SE Tennessee and does periodic trail maintenance on the Unicoi trail 81 and 82. Its winter, so, his shop is on limited hours/days right now. Email him and he will order whatever you want. Its worth the trip to buy from him. (Trust me on that. I don't think he can legally advertise some of his deals, but I've always paid less than any internet price when buying through him.)

    Speaking of winter, I don't ride in the cold either. March will be here soon... Stay tuned...
  3. Al Tuna

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  4. DriftDragon

    DriftDragon Wanderer

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    Upstairs at Honest Pint, far back pool table farthest from street near the dart boards. Come on out everyone! :freaky
  5. Al Tuna

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    I wish! Drinkin a shot o Patron with you guys and gals. :freaky
  6. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    Hey folks,
    I'm riding in north Georgia Sunday, if anyone's interested. Weather is supposed to be sunny and temps close to 50. I guess the BP station at E. Brainerd and Ooltewah-RInggold is becoming a standard, so we'll meet there at 9:30AM. Kickstands up shortly thereafter. Ride will be 75% pavement, through Fort Mtn to Amicalola Falls, then back to Chattanooga in a more northerly fashion. We should be back in Chattanooga 5ish. Off-pavement sections will be gravel/dirt, nothing technical, knobbies not required.

    I'll have a pillion, so my pace will be relaxed. Faster guys can feel free to leave me in the dust. Bring what you got (within reason); nobody left behind. We may lunch somewhere, but bring water and snacks anyway.
  7. Al Tuna

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    I'll meet ya in Chatsworth...
  8. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    Hey Kirk!
    :wave

    I'm committed to a comic book show this weekend, otherwise I would love to ride on Sunday with everyone.

    Tim & AB & Steve ~ Great hanging out at the Honest Pint! It was a lot of fun.

    Y'all have fun and take lots of pics!
  9. DriftDragon

    DriftDragon Wanderer

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    KLIM is what I wear but that is not middle of the road price structure by anyone's standard. I would call Olympia more middle of the road and Mike has that at the best prices you will find as well as the KLIM gear. He also has some decent low end gear and if I had two to buy for I might be buying in that price
    range myself.

    Definitely get yourself over to moto telico and ask mike. He will not point you astray once you tell him your price range. Keep in mind he has reduced winter hours so call ahead or pm him on here. His handle is motomike.

    I think Todd is our resident expert on stretching your riding dollar though. He is always showing off great gear he got a amazing prices.
  10. DriftDragon

    DriftDragon Wanderer

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    It was great seeing everyone last night! I wish more had made it out. Ab showed his better side and she is way cuter and far less fuzzy and sweet as can be right up until she gets a poolstick... then that sweet smile is still there but looks a little like a shark grinning at you from certain angles!


    Good to meet a brother as well. Semper Fi Steez! Get that bike!

    And of course its always good to see our pirate princess sword fighting ballet dancer too!

    You guys missed out if you did not make it. just saying.
  11. Steez

    Steez USMC Infantry

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    Thanks for the great time last night! I showed up not knowing anyone and by the end of the night felt as if I had known each of you for quite a while.

    Definitely trying to figure a way to get the bike asap. But if this weather keeps up...

    Looking forward to next time! And to getting that drink again! (What was it, by the way? You guys remember?)
  12. DriftDragon

    DriftDragon Wanderer

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    Nutty Irishman.
  13. MrTwisty

    MrTwisty Short Bus Cowboy

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    Anybody riding tomorrow?:ear
  14. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    Kinda late now, but here ya go, Mike.
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    Twisty is a dumb ass I just assumed the fucker could read...:D
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    MrTwisty Short Bus Cowboy

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    What does it say?
    What does it say?








    :flip
  17. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    Hey Folks,
    It looks like the upcoming weekend is going to have some beautiful weather. A few places tossed around, but it looks like Big South Fork-Daniel Boone Nat'l Forest (in KY) is the place to go. Any dual-sport is welcome, probably even V-stroms will be fine. Nobody left behind, unless you bring your supercool open-piped cruiser. Leave from Chattanooga Friday afternoon, meet up at Raphael's Italian (9607 Dayton Pk, Soddy Daisy). Dinner at 5pm, kickstands up by 6pm. Friday night layover at the Days Inn in Harriman, breakfast at Cracker Barrel (830am) if you want to meet us there Sat. morning. This will be a true adventure ride-camping and exploring. I don't have roads or trails in mind; we'll figure it out as we go. Plan on camping Saturday and Sunday night. If you know some dirt/gravel roads/trails in the aforementioned area and want to show us around, my ego won't be (totally) destroyed.

    I'll have a stove, water purifier, and a tarp that three or four can sleep under, but otherwise provide your food and camping gear.

    I hope SOMEBODY shows up. I like riding with DriftDragon and all, but the handholding and back massages are starting to creep me out (a little bit).
  18. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Looking forward to seeing what you have in mind.:ear
  19. DriftDragon

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    You know I thought we were having an awkward moment there. I thought had maybe not gotten his wine and cheese basket like everyone got from AbHulgan over the holidays and was pretending to not see the ride notice on purpose. See AbHulgan showed up for the ride yesterday with an extra wine and cheese basket and was asking who got missed. I assured him everyone got theirs so we ate it on our ride. Then i saw Twisty's note and got nervous! I am so relieved twisty just overlooked the post on the ride and assume he did actually get his gift basket like everyone else.

    That gave me quite a fright that I had slighted poor Twisty! The ride and the fine wine and cheese was awesome though, too bad Twisty missed it. I am glad he did apparently get his gift basket at least. That would really suck if he missed that too! :1drink
  20. SquirrelyGrl

    SquirrelyGrl Squirrely Girl

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    This Thursday: chattanooga billiard club (CBC)

    downtown chattanooga at 7pm


    No bands, just good hanging out and playing pool :) and good burgers too, if you're hungry

    Abhulgan, driftdragon and I will be there