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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Yinzer Moto, Apr 1, 2018.
Wonderful report! Thanks!
Good stuff guys.
I can attest to everything @Ginger Beard stated, I've ridden down open roads to a locked gate that blocked another open road. A ton of locked roads due to hunting lease...I wish we could access them, we just wanna ride the roads...but you know others would abuse the land.
What tires were you running and what pressures did you run? Did you change for dirt and tarmac?
I live in Atlanta and would like to ride (part of) the SEAT this spring/summer. I hate sand so you easily talked me out of the East GA and FL sections. Where would you suggest starting on the SEAT on the southern end and how far north and east can you go before getting into the parts you suggest skipping?
Mid Georgia, north of Savana. You probably don't want to go to Florida in the summer anyway, so staying north will be nicer.
I ran Pirelli Mid Hard front and Shinko 244 rear. They were done after 2000 miles. I switched to a Metzler Unicross front and Kenda K270 rear. They are still in good shape after 1600 miles or so. 18-20 psi or so, front and rear, on all surfaces.
I was running a Kenda K270 rear and a kenda trackmaster front @ 20 psi. They both wore well and lasted the entire time.
Days 3 and 4 are up:
Those where great days!
I'm glad to hear that the Trackmaster / K270 was a good combo for you and lasted the whole way. I am currently running the Shinko 244s front and rear. The 244 is identical in tread pattern to the K270 but the Shinko must be made out of a softer compound since your buddy cooked his in 2K and you were still going. Maybe I'll try the K270 next time. How did the K270 do on tarmac? Why did you not run the Trackmaster front and rear?
So if I started north of Savannah in Augusta and rode the Seat counterclockwise, how far down down in Alabama can you go before you get into sand and bad riding?
None of it was actually bad, just when wet, it was really hard on the drivetrain. Maybe somewhere past Tallahassee, the sand started to get deep.
So from Augusta to Eufaula, AL would be all good?
It was tons of fun till the Gulf
The k270 looks close to the Shinko but has noticeably more rubber. It’s much deeper. I didn’t run a rear trackmaster because I need 4,000 miles out of my tire combo and the rear trackmaster wear out quick and I prefer an aggressive tire on the front for braking and cornering. :)
Yes. The ride below Eufaula was really fast and fun, if you have more time to spare.
Thanks. Was it mostly dirt in that area or what? What percentage of your total ride would you guess to be tarmac, gravel, dirt and sand?
I understand. Any idea how many miles one might be able to get out of the rear Trackmaster on 70% dirt/gravel and 30% tarmac? A guess is good enough.