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Any of you North Ga folks ride Hwy 348 (Richard Russell Senic Hwy)? It is off 129 around the town of Choestoe going south through Hood and ending into 75 alt. I was wondering if it is a good road or one to avoid. It looks twisty on the map.
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post #2 of 20 Old Aug 25th, 2008, 9:21 am
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Yes, it is a good road. Also, ride 129 in both directions. Two completely different experiences - especially on a bike as heavy as the LT - and you are pushing it. If you are on an LT with the Avon Storms, I suggest that you do NOT push the downhill run on 129. My front tire turned bluish black and vibrated after the trip down.

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Rte. 348 in GA, starting outside of Helen, is one of my favorite northeast GA roads. From Helen heading north, it's mostly uphill. I LOVE twisty, uphill roads! Rode it last week in the Mini S - if I can't be on the GT, the Mini S is a fine 2nd best.

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I would say all of the roads getting to Richard Russell are decent roads as well.

If you are going to actually ride an LT, Avon Storms SUCK!

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Interesting comments from both you and Lee about the Avon Storms. I'm using them and yet to have an issue and the includes pushing them both ways on US-129. To each his own.

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Any of you North Ga folks ride Hwy 348 (Richard Russell Senic Hwy)? It is off 129 around the town of Choestoe going south through Hood and ending into 75 alt. I was wondering if it is a good road or one to avoid. It looks twisty on the map.
the road sucks, its full of gravel, i live 10 minutes from it


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I sure hope he is joking...

Richard Russell is way cleaner than Wolf Pen.

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I sure hope he is joking...

Richard Russell is way cleaner than Wolf Pen.
actually it ususally isn't, the RR gravel is the same color as the road and very hard to see, and there was only one place on wpg that had gravel today, (maybe that was a bicycle i felt <g>) I rode both today. really though WPG is usually cleaner from the traffic comparing to RR

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Richard Russel is still an excellent ride, gravel or not. Makes for a great loop either through 129 or coming across to Hwy 75 with a stop at Helen for lunch. Both easy short but fun day trips.
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Richard Russel is still an excellent ride, gravel or not. Makes for a great loop either through 129 or coming across to Hwy 75 with a stop at Helen for lunch. Both easy short but fun day trips.
tuners corner is back open, new owners again, I heard it's good though......

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tuners corner is back open, new owners again, I heard it's good though......
You know I saw a lot of bikes stopped there a few weeks ago and quite a few eating. I was wondering what was up. I will give it a shot. Thanks for the heads up
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You know I saw a lot of bikes stopped there a few weeks ago and quite a few eating. I was wondering what was up. I will give it a shot. Thanks for the heads up
I don't check my messages ll the time, but if you PM me, I will try to make it for lunch, I'll be riding my gsa

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tuners corner is back open, new owners again, I heard it's good though......
That is great to hear. Now all I have to do is find a day that I can get up there. It'll be a weekday and weather dependent. I don't leave home in the rain. BTDT

As for the Avon Storms, I'm with Steve, I like them and no problem thus far.

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Tom - what's happening bud! Just sitting here at my computer in Los Angeles dreaming about riding the outstanding roads back home... I'll be here at least through June 2009 and when I come back I'm going to ride for 3 months straight! Give me Richard Russell - gravel and all... Glad to hear Turner's Corner is open - shame to close that landmark. Only reason they had hard times is because I'm not there eating every weekend like I used to.
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I don't check my messages ll the time, but if you PM me, I will try to make it for lunch, I'll be riding my gsa

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May give it a try during the week here soon. I am usually off on Fridays so it may have to be then. I will post and PM if I can get up there in the next few weeks.
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May give it a try during the week here soon. I am usually off on Fridays so it may have to be then. I will post and PM if I can get up there in the next few weeks.
sounds good, I've been in and out myself and will be over the next week or so again

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Tom - what's happening bud! Just sitting here at my computer in Los Angeles dreaming about riding the outstanding roads back home... I'll be here at least through June 2009 and when I come back I'm going to ride for 3 months straight! Give me Richard Russell - gravel and all... Glad to hear Turner's Corner is open - shame to close that landmark. Only reason they had hard times is because I'm not there eating every weekend like I used to.
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we will do our best to get out there before you head back, it would be a hoot to do a few days worth the riding with ya, maybe even grab up Nicohlas (have you heard from him? I have his tele here)

when ya get back, I'll be ready for some local riding as well (havent done any this year)

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when ya get back, I'll be ready for some local riding as well (havent done any this year)

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And I suppose you're going to blame that on me.
well might as well blame it on someone

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Tom you need to get out here for "local riding"... never a bad riding day weather wise. The torturous part of being here is that I'm finally living in "weather nirvana" and I'm working the most hours I've ever worked which means way limited riding opportunities. Come out to visit so I have an excuse to take some time off work.
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