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    Default The Ballground single-lane-bridge tour

    Yesterday I created a 25 mile loop starting and ending in Ballground, Ga. Some really good roads which include 3 single-lane bridges, one made of wood planks, great back-country scenery, some really-nice-smooth twisties and a couple of roads that are not as smooth but paved.

    It would be a perfect late afternoon/early evening ride for anyone that could meet me there (downtown Ballground, Ga.). It would take about an hour to dawdle through.

    Any interest?


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    Might have to think about that next month when I take a trip up to Helen for the weekend. Might work as a detour on the way back to Savannah......
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    Default Sounds good to me, but......

    You have to promise to not run off and leave me. I am always interested in local routes.
    Tomorrow after lunch or Friday afternoon or early evening?
    Let me know. By the way Cycle Nation in Canton is having an Open house on Fri. Sat. Demo rides free bike wash on Sat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UGALUGGA View Post
    You have to promise to not run off and leave me. I am always interested in local routes.
    Tomorrow after lunch or Friday afternoon or early evening?
    Let me know. By the way Cycle Nation in Canton is having an Open house on Fri. Sat. Demo rides free bike wash on Sat.
    OH MAN!! Is it time for my annual wash already. My how time flies.
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    Paul, I bet your running 140 West. Take that small road on the right just past Salacoa. Wierd road. The road Y's off of 140. Can't figure out who decided to divide the lanes about halfway through. Comes back out to Salacoa about 1 mile north of 140. Watch out for loose driveway rocks near the end at Salacoa. Good curves but not long.
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    Hey Paul,
    When you gonna do this Ride?
    I'm here for another week at our daughters in Suwanee and would love to 'start' the Ride with you and follow at least 'til you get outta sight!

    I still have the route that you took me on a couple of years ago, in my GPS. In fact, I was planning on going on that Ride again today.
    I've been through Ballground a couple of times. A good place to start/end a Ride.

    This past Monday my son-in-law and I rode up to Blairsville for lunch at Rib Country. Met up with TNCharlie and wimpyhonda there. Nice to finally have an eyeball to eyeball chat with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowJoe View Post
    Paul, I bet your running 140 West. Take that small road on the right just past Salacoa. Wierd road. The road Y's off of 140. Can't figure out who decided to divide the lanes about halfway through. Comes back out to Salacoa about 1 mile north of 140. Watch out for loose driveway rocks near the end at Salacoa. Good curves but not long.

    You'd lose that bet, Joe. But I will check out the road you mentioned.

    It looks like it'll be one afternoon next week, probably meet in Ballground at 5:30-6pm. Keep watching this thread for a specific date.

    Thanks for the interest and info, guys.


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    Travelling mon-wednesday next week -





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    Paul if its mon-tue-wed I can go anytime , I will not check this site until sunday when I W O R K , so I hope you have a day and time by then. I know ballgound area I come across hwy 53 to hwy 5 at downtown ballgound, did you ever meet the old man who ran the town he acted like Mr Haney off Green Acres he would sale anything. Ray

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    I was betting with that single lane wooden bridge on Brown's Mountain Road off Salicoa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowJoe View Post
    I was betting with that single lane wooden bridge on Brown's Mountain Road off Salicoa.

    How much would you wager on that, sir? I need a new front tire. Seriously, not even close. Good guess though.


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    I had the chance to ride this with Trialsman over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the route. Lots of beautiful roads with no traffic. If anyone within riding distance has the chance to join Paul on this tour, take it, its well worth it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammer View Post
    I had the chance to ride this with Trialsman over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the route. Lots of beautiful roads with no traffic. If anyone within riding distance has the chance to join Paul on this tour, take it, its well worth it.
    Jammer, Ya got that right. If anyone has a chance to follow Paul (if they can,,,) their in for a treat.
    You could say that, "Paul is 'familiar' with most of the roads in North Georgia and North Carolina....", but that would be an understatement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thecruiser View Post
    Jammer, Ya got that right. If anyone has a chance to follow Paul (if they can,,,) their in for a treat.
    You could say that, "Paul is 'familiar' with most of the roads in North Georgia and North Carolina....", but that would be an understatement.
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    We had our wives along.............. so we behaved ourselves and had a nice ride.

    After lunch, we took each home and met again for another tour that was a little more fun and took a few minutes less. Nothing crazy, just more fun. Then I showed Ed a couple of roads he had yet to be on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by trialsman View Post
    We had our wives along.............. so we behaved ourselves and had a nice ride.

    After lunch, we took each home and met again for another tour that was a little more fun and took a few minutes less. Nothing crazy, just more fun. Then I showed Ed a couple of roads he had yet to be on.
    Really?




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    Quote Originally Posted by trialsman View Post
    We had our wives along.............. so we behaved ourselves and had a nice ride.

    After lunch, we took each home and met again for another tour that was a little more fun and took a few minutes less. Nothing crazy, just more fun. Then I showed Ed a couple of roads he had yet to be on.
    Someone must build new roads all the time....whenever I think I have been on them all, you show me new ones that are better than the last. Good stuff.





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