Atlanta Dual Sport Adventure Riders

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by srelegante, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Buildzall

    Buildzall Rooster Supporter

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    If it has a current tag, borrow the tag for the ride home.
    Be sure to be insured
    And handy road side assist phone numbers.
    w/MEMBERSHIP ID.
    Complete worse case tools etc.
    Roadside camping gear, comforts, and rations.


    Rock it with no tag and billosale handy for the roadside chats.

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  2. Cochese

    Cochese Been here awhile

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    Or ride it like you stole it :D
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  3. Uh1h

    Uh1h Lane KTM 450 MXC

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    Found Steve a new FSR bike.....
  4. Buildzall

    Buildzall Rooster Supporter

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    Oh, Now that is PIMP-N

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  5. Rob578

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    Did a fly and ride to buy a FJR from a Missouri Highway Patrolmen. He told me to just bring a tag and current registration from one of my other bikes, make sure I had proof of insurance and along with the bill of sale I'd be good to go. He also provided an escort (no not her) across the river into Illinois. I made it back to ATL without incident but I'm still dubious that it would work.
  6. Buildzall

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    Escorted out of the state.
    Bwaaaaaaaaa Hahahaha

    (You too)
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  7. Rob578

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    Tip of the Day

    A friend of a friend told me that the back way into Whizzy had been blocked. The FS in their infinite wisdom has taken a skid steer and literally jerked all manner of trees and logs into the trail. It goes for quite a long way and there's no ride around. They made a really nice mess.

    Said friend of a friend checked the FS website but failed to voice verify with a phone call and found the main gate locked today. I guess the FS was prepping for the Category 12 Storm of a Lifetime and couldn't afford to have errant dirtbikers in the woods on a perfectly gorgeous day.

    If you feel the need to flame my friend of a friend because he even thought of not obeying the road closed sign.......here's a quarter...................
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  8. Buildzall

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    Whisy has been closed for remodeling.



    The rear entry closing was a big deal.

  9. Greg Hazlehurst

    Greg Hazlehurst Been here awhile

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    I will know in a couple weeks if I am in or not.

  10. Buildzall

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    Sooooooo......
    ...Hatfield McCoy...
    ------ Twin Hollow, Gilbert WV
    11/1 - 11/4
    11/1 - 11/4
    First weekend in November,
    11/1 - 11/4
    Twin Hollow, Gilbert W.V.


    Arrive Thursday
    Ride Fri, Sat, Sun.


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  11. Hipower90

    Hipower90 I’ve breathed the mtn air, man

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  12. Rob578

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    That Contractor has been working out there for months, there's no notice that it's closed posted anywhere that I could find. We called the FS and they told us it was closed because of the impending storm.

    Rear entries can be a big deal, would you care to elaborate?

    I don't think years of uncontrolled riding could do as much damage to the forest as the FS did up there. It looked like a tornado went down the road, we walked a couple hundred yards and didn't find the end of it. I would bet it took a solid 80 manhours with equipment to cause that much destruction. I wish I'd taken some pictures.
    I can't help but wonder if it wasn't done to protect the hunting on that side, we stumbled onto a cultivated food plot with an active deer feeder while we were snooping around. It was clearly in the NF.
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  13. Buildzall

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    In just one year that bridge has earned an upgraded status of multiples of diamonds
  14. Hipower90

    Hipower90 I’ve breathed the mtn air, man

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    I pucker up every time I cross it. Crossed it twice Sat
    Lol I climbed it..then turned around and went down it too. Pretty sketchy.
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  15. Rob578

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    Did a little digging this morning and found the Consultants report from 9/23/2014 which cost $46,545.00.

    This is actually a pretty good read and offers a lot of insight into the world of FS Trail Management. The doc is over 100mb if you want to read it, I can send you a link. It also contains some interesting maps......I'll leave it at that

    Among the many recommendations was this:

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    For whatever reason this "Low" priority was added as a Bid Option #1 and was included as part of the award, I can't tell what the amount of the bid option is.

    The above report gives several other recommendations for managing "unauthorized" access none of which call for ripping trees and vegetation down. It doesn't appear that these recommendations were included in the RFP.

    The Contract for the rehab was awarded 2/21/2017 for $167,510.54 with a 540 day completion.

    The funding came from a Georgia Recreational Trails Program Grant in the amount of $199,000.00, this grant in contingent upon a 20% match. I'm not sure where the match came from but the total was around $240,000.00.

    If you don't know, the RTP is funded from the return of funds to the State collected by the federal excise tax on gasoline to compensate users of off highway vehicles, boats etc. ( A side note: Representative Rob Woodall is a big advocate of clawing back any unused RTP funds to the Treasury rather than letting the States save them for future projects.)

    The end result of closing the "Church Access" is that it gives all the private property Owners along the south side a virtual private forest of a couple thousand acres. Until you get down the FS Service Rd off Hightower Church Rd there is no public access at all.
    The only way in there would be on foot from trail 192D.
  16. Lotta Throttle

    Lotta Throttle Been here awhile

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    Wow, that bike giv fear boner!
    I really want to be there so put me down as tentative. Current challenges are that I'm taking 2 different vacations in October; I'm not the Boss man and my every-day driver Dodge Dakota has almost 400K miles on her--with original motor, tranny and compressor.
  17. Lotta Throttle

    Lotta Throttle Been here awhile

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    I really want to be there so put me down as tentative. Current challenges are that I'm taking 2 different vacations in October; I'm not the Boss man and my every-day driver Dodge Dakota has almost 400K miles on her--with original motor, tranny and compressor.[/QUOTE]

    Meant to respond to the WV ride, sorry
  18. Lotta Throttle

    Lotta Throttle Been here awhile

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    BTW, i put in another new trail at MM over the last 2 weekends. Starts where Half-Pipe starts but peels off the the left. Orange flags are planted (i flag on the right side of the trails). This new trail is far more vertical than Half-Pipe. I updated over at Georgiaoffroad.com--forums-ridereports-MotoMtnUpdates. Maybe one of you Friday riders can break it in this week?
    http://georgiaoffroad.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=65315
    Good luck and be safe, this trail will be super sketchy until beaten in.
  19. Buildzall

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    I heard rumors that a team of locals on 4 wheelers repeatedly vandalized the church property And were seen coming and going accessing the back entry to whissenhut.
    While there was work being performed to close the rear entry,
    There was some locally inspired and charitable donations Of "extra" effort to secure the unofficial rear access - hence the over kill.


    (Overheard from a friend of friend)

    #getyourJesus
    #thoushallnotkill.
    .......noteventhedouch
    vandals

    Let us pray
    Open your hymnal and pass the plate.

    Tell it all brother.
  20. Rob578

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    Steve, that's interesting because my FoaF talked with some of the Parishioners that were working on the grounds and were told it would be no problem to park in the Church lot, one of them even walked over and showed where the trail started. They were quite surprised to learn that the trail had been blocked.
    There's a road behind the Church but it's been blocked by logs and no one has been past it in years. The other trail up the hill is steep and narrow, I doubt the 'Tards could get through there
    The Church sits back from the road in a wooded area. There's no gate, chain or cable to keep people out. Vandals could have come from anywhere.
    My suspicion is that a couple of the locals got together, raised hell at the FS about the Bike and ATV's and now they have their own private hunting preserve.

    But we can always go ride in WV, they welcome the riders and you can ride just anywhere you want to go except the active mines and sometimes you can even ride through those.
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