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First Mountain Ride (Suches Loop)

I woke up Sunday (My only day off) around I guess 11pm or so. Refreshed I decided to go up to Lake Lanier and ride around it for a while. And to see about this "Crisis" we are having. But a good ride either way.

I got to GA400 and decided Screw it I'll head north to GA53 and take that way back to town. I got to 53 and got some gas. Talked to a lady at the gas station and said something about a gold rush weekend in Dahlonega. Well I was about to continue on 53 back south and decided to see if it really was that crowded and then just kept going up until I got to the "Suches Loop" which is GA60, GA180, and US129.

Dear God it was freaking fun. The switchbacks were great and I loved the turns. Plus no cops in sight and traffic was light. I only had to pass 1 bike (Some dude on a Harley with Ape Hangers) and was passed by only one bike (Some crazy ass mofo on a BMW with huge plastic containers on the side that he scraped the hell out of).

I didn't get too aggresive being it was my first time and I didn't feel like sliding with the bluejeans I had on. (Had jacket, gloves, and Boots). But well worth it and glad I did it.

I'm guessing I did about 200+miles today on the bike and can't wait to do it in the winter time with less tourists.
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I woke up Sunday (My only day off) around I guess 11pm or so. Refreshed I decided to go up to Lake Lanier and ride around it for a while. And to see about this "Crisis" we are having. But a good ride either way.

I got to GA400 and decided Screw it I'll head north to GA53 and take that way back to town. I got to 53 and got some gas. Talked to a lady at the gas station and said something about a gold rush weekend in Dahlonega. Well I was about to continue on 53 back south and decided to see if it really was that crowded and then just kept going up until I got to the "Suches Loop" which is GA60, GA180, and US129.

Dear God it was freaking fun. The switchbacks were great and I loved the turns. Plus no cops in sight and traffic was light. I only had to pass 1 bike (Some dude on a Harley with Ape Hangers) and was passed by only one bike (Some crazy ass mofo on a BMW with huge plastic containers on the side that he scraped the hell out of).

I didn't get too aggresive being it was my first time and I didn't feel like sliding with the bluejeans I had on. (Had jacket, gloves, and Boots). But well worth it and glad I did it.

I'm guessing I did about 200+miles today on the bike and can't wait to do it in the winter time with less tourists.
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I woke up Sunday (My only day off) around I guess 11pm or so. Refreshed I decided to go up to Lake Lanier and ride around it for a while. And to see about this "Crisis" we are having. But a good ride either way.

I got to GA400 and decided Screw it I'll head north to GA53 and take that way back to town. I got to 53 and got some gas. Talked to a lady at the gas station and said something about a gold rush weekend in Dahlonega. Well I was about to continue on 53 back south and decided to see if it really was that crowded and then just kept going up until I got to the "Suches Loop" which is GA60, GA180, and US129.

Dear God it was freaking fun. The switchbacks were great and I loved the turns. Plus no cops in sight and traffic was light. I only had to pass 1 bike (Some dude on a Harley with Ape Hangers) and was passed by only one bike (Some crazy ass mofo on a BMW with huge plastic containers on the side that he scraped the hell out of).

I didn't get too aggresive being it was my first time and I didn't feel like sliding with the bluejeans I had on. (Had jacket, gloves, and Boots). But well worth it and glad I did it.

I'm guessing I did about 200+miles today on the bike and can't wait to do it in the winter time with less tourists.
Suches rocks some fo the best riding roads around if you ask me of course I am biased as ellijay is my hmoetown....
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The only part I didn't like on the Suches loop was the 129 part below Vogler state park (Near the Hippy Depot). Too many cars and tourists.

I did look on Google Maps and that part on GA60 past the 180 intersection looks sick. And there is a road off of it that looks even sicker. But I know how mountain roads can go. Sure it can be super twisty but also super dirty or super sand or super gravel.

One day I'm going to fill my tank all the way up before I hit the loop and go down every backroad on there to search for the best twisties.
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you should just get on 129 and follow it until it turns into tennessee and follow it for 9 miles.

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The only part I didn't like on the Suches loop was the 129 part below Vogler state park (Near the Hippy Depot). Too many cars and tourists.

I did look on Google Maps and that part on GA60 past the 180 intersection looks sick. And there is a road off of it that looks even sicker. But I know how mountain roads can go. Sure it can be super twisty but also super dirty or super sand or super gravel.

One day I'm going to fill my tank all the way up before I hit the loop and go down every backroad on there to search for the best twisties.
Great area for a dual sport there are some hella twisty gravel roads in the area. 60 is jsut a good 35 miles of awesome twisties and the pavement gets oh so much smoother in fannin county. By hippy depot do you mean wallesi yi at neels gap? the people that work there are fun to party with usually have the dank herb too....
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Great area for a dual sport there are some hella twisty gravel roads in the area. 60 is jsut a good 35 miles of awesome twisties and the pavement gets oh so much smoother in fannin county. By hippy depot do you mean wallesi yi at neels gap? the people that work there are fun to party with usually have the dank herb too....
That's it. Which I know it's where the Appalachian trail goes through by the endless amounts of walking and camping stuff. Which kudos to the hippies who hike that trail with no guns. I just hope they can climb a tree better than a bear. Which when I rode I kept my 44magnum on me. Last thing I wanted to do was hit a black bear and then be stuck with a broken bike and a broken me. I'd be bear poop in no time.
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That's near the blood mountain section isn't it, that should be one of the fun parts.

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That's near the blood mountain section isn't it, that should be one of the fun parts.
Yep that is one of the funnest parts passing lanes, but it is terrible on weekends in the fall mini vans passing each other at a one mile an hour closing rate.
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Yep that is one of the funnest parts passing lanes, but it is terrible on weekends in the fall mini vans passing each other at a one mile an hour closing rate.
I had to do a job in North Carolina and we took our Box Truck up 129. Didn't really know what it was then.

Which to me that part belongs to the tourists and people going through. And the GA60 and 180 belongs to the sport bikes and fast cars (Saw a bunch of Plymoth Prowlers up there. I bet that would be killer to run around there).

When all the leaves drop I hope to go again. That way I can see better around the turns. This time I took turns not sure how it would turn. One turn took me by suprise and I had to get into it hard. Came out more excited

I'll also strap on a tank cam that way if anything I can study the turns at home. Well my tank cam consists of taking packing tape and taping in a T form to my windscreen. Except next time I'll put padding between the camera and plastic so it's not so shaky. But for $.01 in tape I can't complain.

I've heard of the "Dahlonega" loop too. Different than the Suches Loop. Does anyone know what that route would be?
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