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post #1 of 44 Old 07-29-2014, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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Mr McBride's 8/9 Group Ride - The Dirt Cherohala

Saturday, 8/9, will be my next group ride. A fair of amount of this ride will take place on non-paved surfaces.

I'm naming this the Dirt Cherohala as we will be riding along part of the Cherohala from west to east.

Stay tuned for more details...

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Route Details

Ok, I've got the route whittled down to 270 miles ( about 9 hours of riding ).

The route *officially* starts at the Race Trac station in Canton, Ga @ 08:00:
Racetrac Petroleum
1465 Riverstone Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114
https://www.google.com/maps/place/14...e63935796c6959

and *officially* ends in Fairmount, Ga
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.4371724,-84.7024955,14z

We will be riding back roads from Canton up to Ellijay, Ga. Then we will slab it to Blue Ridge, Ga where we will turn north to take back roads to Hiwassee lake. We will move to the dirt for the next couple of hours.

We'll stop for lunch in Tellico Plains, Tn. and top off our tanks.

Let me know who's interested and where you will be coming from. Those not near Canton, Ga could meet us in Blue Ridge, Ga if that is more convenient for you.

I believe most of the non-paved roads will be either gravel or graded roads, but I have not ridden all of the roads in this route.

Let me know if anyone has any questions.

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Here's the route for this group ride

I have not been able to get this site to embed an interactive map. However, here is the link to an interactive map for those that want to see the route.

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Looks good .. I'm going to pick you guys up on 60 and 515

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Looks good .. I'm going to pick you guys up on 60 and 515
Let's meet at:
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4900 Appalachian Hwy
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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That works

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Dammit, me and another Strommer will be up there the 16th, we're missing you by a week.

Thanks for posting the route though. I've ridden the Gap and Skyway a bunch of times, but was going to just try to find roads when I'm up there in 2 weekends. I'll just go with the posted route though, looks like a good time.

We're probably going to camp out here: Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge | 828-479-3864 Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge near Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and Cherohala Skyway
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I've stayed at the Iron horse lodge, it was pretty alright. It's a dry county though, so BYOB if needed.

McBride, I may be interested in this ride, I'll let you know if I'm able to join. I met Will in Suches 1 month ago (Joe on the black Wee) and he suggested I get on this site.

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I've stayed at the Iron horse lodge, it was pretty alright. It's a dry county though, so BYOB if needed.

McBride, I may be interested in this ride, I'll let you know if I'm able to join. I met Will in Suches 1 month ago (Joe on the black Wee) and he suggested I get on this site.
Sounds good. Let me know if you can go and we'll plan a spot to meet up.

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Sounds good. Let me know if you can go and we'll plan a spot to meet up.
I live in Holly Springs, so the racetrac is fine for me, no planning needed.

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