Before it gets too cold!!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ginger Beard, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Ginger Beard

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    A little rain. Great day of riding with awesome singletrack.

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  2. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

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    We're headed for GA, currently right on the border of TN/GA. Only got in 90 miles yesterday but man what a great 90 miles!




    Rode until 3 p.m. when the skies opened up then called it a day. Cheap hotel in Ducktown.

    Rich enjoying a mountain monsoon.

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    safe travels Ginger Beard... you picked a helluva time for a ride...
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    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    What is this food? I don't recognize it. Is it a Southern thing?
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  5. Ginger Beard

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    It's an exotic Florida delicacy known as Alaskan Pollock and sweet potato waffle fries.
  6. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard Instagram @motopossum

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    Man that doesn't look too good. Luckily I've had no internet so I've not planned for this. :rofl

    Thanks for the heads up!:freaky
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    CopyCat I am NOT like the others Supporter

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    :jack:jack:jack:jack:jack:jack:jack Haw! I was fooled by the sweet potato fries. Have fun!!!
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  8. Ginger Beard

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    Yesterday started out awesome but the end of the day had quite a bit of pavement as we left the SM500 and headed southwest on the SEAT. Still a great day but way more pavement than anticipated.

    Wet most of the day but no rain.

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    Stayed at a camp site in Talladega NF. Rolled into camp well after dark, breaking my "no riding after deer thirty" rule.


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    Sitting at Burger Quick in Linville AL.
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    I gotta ask, how did you do that fender addition? I cut off the same area as you have from the OEM fender. But what did you use for that fender addition? Or did you buy it?
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    I used Kydex to make a plate mount.
  11. Ginger Beard

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    In Opelika AL watching it rain.

    Yesterday's ride was fast and fun with a couple of reroutes due to closures. Overcast most of the day but only a few sprinkles.

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    I'll get packed up and hit the road as soon as the rain passes.
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    Mellow day yesterday with a bit of mud along the way. Still had enough traction to keep a fun pace. 50/50 mix of dirt and pavement. Sunny all day.

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    Ended up in Bainbridge after heading to a campground that was closed. Wound up in another hotel bit scored a free dinner.

    Decided to jump ship on the preplanned route and explore a bit. Enjoying the ride. Hoping to end at a state park tonight. IMG_20191023_104303.jpg
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    Stopped off at an RV campground to visit a friend after gaving to backtrack nearly 20 miles due to locked gates. Welcome back to FL.:lol3

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    Awoke toaday to a crystal clear sky and cool temps.

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    Looking forward to getting back and sharing all of the details from these two weeks on the road. Hoping you're all having a great week! :freaky
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    BornAgain Been here awhile

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    It's been an ok week but not anywhere near as good as yours looking forward to the next installment
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    Morning temps have been a bit cool in WNC, makes for a great riding day!

    The heated gear is out, winter is just around the corner, 34F this am:vardy
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    Frost on the roofs and ground the other day when I left NC. :uhoh
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    I'm definitely back in Florida.

    In case any of you were wondering what a large adult Banana Spider looks like when you hit one at 40 mph, here you go.

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    Made it to Silver Springs last night. Neck is still pretty jacked up but I have a pocket full of ibuprofen so hah! Yesterday's ride was great if not a bit mellow compared to the last few. It's good to be back in my home state.

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    Today will be my last day on the road and I'll be cruising scenic byways to get back to my truck.
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    Home!!

    Picked up the truck around 4 p.m. , loaded up the faithful WRR and headed for south FL after a late lunch with @FL Pepper . Again, a huge thank you to @sanjoh for letting me store the truck at his house and to Sharon for keeping an eye on it (and rescuing it from bird attack :D) .

    Rolled into the driveway around 9 p.m. to smooches and a home cooked meal. It's good to be back.

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    I'll be sharing all of the details from my trip over the next fews days. Thanks to all for sticking around! :beer