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Gonna be a tough but beautiful weekend

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  1. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Gonna go attempt to rock out 150-200 miles out here... never been. Climbs are suppose to be legit and numerous, but the views, oh my.

    I shall return with in-person photos of the badassery.
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    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    looks rad.

    watch out for nuts.
     
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  3. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Nuts are no longer allowed anywhere near my face ;)

    Next trip will be Womble... more MTB oriented. This pavement sh!t is what happens when you date a roadie that eats centuries for breakfast. If only I could upload MTB skills into her head matrix style.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Looks easy I say add in the nuts for additional challenge

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    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Fall colors!
     
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    Can't wait for the pics!
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    BRPW?

    this is at MP 350.4.....

     
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    Looks like some nice country there.
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Is this road riding? Looks nice.

    For road riding...
     
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  10. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    That's what I thought, but one or the image URLs says Brasstown Byway. It's in N GA right outside of Helen.

     
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    stevew unique white person

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    a light on your bikes for the tunnels will help a lot...
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    probably the glassy mountain lookout....it's in rabun county.
     
  13. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Dunno about those image, thats what came up when i searched talenina drive. Looks pretty similar.

    Hello from camp.
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    7000 feet of climbing yesterday in about 3.5 hours. Biggest climb was a category 3, 6 mile climb with stretches of 14% grade. Felt like it was never going to end. One guy in our group brought a bike with lowest gear of 39x25. He was hurting.
     
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    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    I assume this isn't as steep as it looks or that it never snows in OK.
     
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    canadmos Cake Tease

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    That hill has fuck-it-I'm-out written all over it.

    Looks like some great scenery though. Must have been fun cruising down some of those hills.
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    Here's a few more. 2nd day we did the climbs again on the way out but descended into the valley on the way back cut about 2k feet out of the day for a total of 12,000+ feet of climbing for the weekend.

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    Yep. 13% sucks.

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    Bike fixin.

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    Best bike lean photo of the weekend.

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    The hardman award went to the guy that rode this.

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    That's him o the left.

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    Just before the decent into the valley where I raced a harley for a 4 mile downhill. Only drank 2 bottles over the 4+ hours we were out. Odd, I usually drink a ton.

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    In the valley... that's the top of the largest climb in the distance.

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    More of the ridgeline from below.

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    Slept great. Despite 30ish degree low. Love hammock camping, never sleeping on the ground again.
     
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  18. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    It's easily as steep as it looks, and you're not even close to seeing the top. I believe this one continued up around the corner for another 5+ miles. It would climb out of sight to a turn, then you'd get to the turn and it would ascend more around another turn, and so on and so forth for what seemed like forever.

    I stopped at the foot of a few of them to take photos of the group going up... crappy part is that I had to let them get 1/2 mile ahead of me before it was a cool shot... I stopped doing it after a while. Brutal to stop at the foot of a climb like that, get cold, and then chase.
     
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    golgiaparatus Out of my element

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    More... cuz why not.

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    At the first summit.

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    Not sure how he made this look flat. I don't remember flat anywhere.

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    Break, regroup before climbing the wall of hell on the way back.

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    Camp.