St. Patricks Day Street Ride in North Ga. Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by mikem9, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. mikem9

    mikem9 Wanderer

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    Anybody interested in skipping some work and riding street tomorrow afternoon? (3/17) The Plan: Meet at Moto 400 www.moto400.com at 11:30 am. Ride-Lunch-Ride. Plan to ride north - Helen area, 180, 60, 52 etc. and backroads in between.

    If you need to reach me PM me today or call me there in the AM - ask for Mike M. with the red Suzuki SV. I'm meeting someone there early for a business meeting (this is much better than golf - meet then go ride!)

    We plan to ride an easy going, but spirited pace. Of course, you can ride any pace you want.
    4 of us are in so far.
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  2. Willy-B

    Willy-B onebudwiser

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    Great idea, according to the weatherman it should be some fantastic weather compared to what we've seen over the past few days, Mike. If I wasn't working tomorrow I'd be all over this. Y'all have fun though and becareful. Post plenty of pics for us.:D
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  3. dirtydirty

    dirtydirty Ping Pong

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    I'm in
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  4. mikem9

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    Yeah - weather sounds great. heard from 7 riders in and 3 more maybes so far. Looks like a good group brewing.
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  5. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Mike, I might show up, depends on a few things. If I show up you know I could make it. :D

    What sort of bikes we got? Pure street riding? No dirty shtuff? :baby :evil :D
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  6. mikem9

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    mostly streetbikes, but at least two other big dual sports I know of. You guys could peel off and ride some dirt and meet up later if you want.
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  7. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Is that: bring a lunch, or stop somewhere for lunch?
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  8. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Good to meet the new faces and see some old ones. :thumb
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  9. dirtydirty

    dirtydirty Ping Pong

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    good ride everyone and can't wait to do it again. Also nice to meet everyone. Hope ya'll had a safe trip home.
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  10. mikem9

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    Flux, DirtyDirty, RichardU, Gretchin, John and Promazda - good to meet y'all. Great to see you again Jimncin - thanks for taking the photos. Phil - good to see Vic out ridin. Barbecue Lunch was good and the lady was nice, but I think something happened when they were slaughtering the pig? Maybe he got away for a while? :D

    We made up for lost time and put in a lot of miles after lunch. 75 north to 180. 180 to 60. 60 to Dial. Dial to Newport Rd, Doublehead Gap, Roy, some small twisty roads, Burnt Mountain, 136, Steve Tate, 4 Mile Church rd, Conn Creek, 372 and then backroads home.

    Jimncin said he will put up some pics later. Time to ride some dirt!
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  11. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

    GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB Long timer

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    Damn I must have been either just ahead or behind you guys. :cry I left moto 400 about 1 and headed straight up 400 till the end. Cut through to 129, hit alt 75 Richard B. Russell 180 and the same route as you guys the rest of the way. :ricky Hate that I missed ya, but still had a blast. :thumb
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  12. soggysandwich

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    thanks for the invite today , Mike... was a good day for ridin
    Nice to meet all you folks.
    Great ride,, even if lunch took 30 minutes longer than the 10 minutes the nice lady said,,, I think she had to find a pig to kill !.. she was closing the place up when we rode up....

    where else can one get a Bar b Q sandwich, corn on the cobb , cole slaw, bag of chips , slice of pie, and some SWEET TEA, for $6 [including tax,,, like any of THAT money was ever going to be declared !}....only in them there hills.

    let's do it again, but have lunch here in Helen
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    only open fri,sat,sun.....

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  13. TerraUnFirma

    TerraUnFirma Fair/Not Balanced

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    You guys really suck!!! I'm stuck up here in Montreal looking at piles of snow and you're out riding on the first week I've traveled since mid-December!!!

    I'm just gonna walk over the pub next door and see if they have any green beer left! :freaky

    Glad y'all had a good time, someone's gotta do it!

    BTW, who is this promazda person??? I'm looking for a good independent Mazda shop on the North side of ATL.

    Cheers,
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  14. jimncin

    jimncin Been here awhile

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    I left the house a little early to go pick up the N. Ga Tag before meeting up at Moto 400.

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    missed it again.

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    A good mix of bikes and people came out to enjoy a fabulous day riding in the Georgia mountains.

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    Having some fun in the curves.

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    A very fast KLR, or slow picture taker. Sorry.


    On the way to lunch a faint whimpering sound was heard coming from the woods. Upon further inspection this lonely bike was uncovered.
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    A recovery team was formed...
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    and the bike followed us to get some lunch. :clap
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    Always an adventure to be found on a mikem9 ride. :wink:




    Hanging out by the river, RichardU and Gretchen. Nice to meet you!
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    Nothing better than a father and son enjoying the day.
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    It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones today.
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  15. kdscoates

    kdscoates Long timer

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    glad you guys got to meet charlie and dave just real sorry to hear of charlies little off road adventure!!!







    damn it charlie not again!!!!!!!
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  16. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Sorry we missed you. Are you supposed to be riding yet?

    For everyone else, thanks for the good time. It was great to meet the new faces. Look forward to the next ride.
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  17. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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    Doctor's appt. at 9 am. :thumb I sure hope so, been rolling on the street for over a week now. :D

    jimncin, nice pic's,:thumb and I hope the guy that tried to take the touring bike off-road is OK.:cry
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  18. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Jim, thanks for taking the pics. :thumb
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  19. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Good luck at the doc.

    The guy that took the ST offroading is Charlie, the former owner of Toosy's which used to be at the end of 400. He seemed all right, he was wearing jeans which are holed up pretty good now, and was sporting a bloody knee but otherwise seemed ok.
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  20. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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    Thanks.

    I bet he will be sore as hell this morning, but glad to hear it was nothing major. :thumb

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