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    Dahlonega GA and Suches Loop tomorrow

    We'll ride up to Dahlonega for lunch, then I'll drop the wife off so she can walk around town while I go ride for a few hours. I'll be on a Orient blue '03 K1200 GT. It's supposed to be absolutely perfect riding weather tomorrow. If you're out that way give me a shout.

    Btw, what's the "proper" way to ride that loop? Clockwise or counter-clockwise? I want to make sure I'm not going against the majority of the traffic. I always worry about someone straight lining a corner right into me.
    2004 KTM 300 EXC
    1999 BMW R1100S
    2003 BMW K1200GT

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    Well you're likely already out. But I've ridden both ways in one fashion or another and never really noticed any difference.
    Chris Ehlbeck
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    Yep, and we had a wonderful day. Had a great lunch at Bourbon Street Grille in Dahlonega then the wife went window shopping and I went riding. I rode the loop clockwise and definitely met more bikes than I passed, but that could just be me LOL! I stopped at the AT trail crossing at Neal's gap and there was a sizeable crowd of bikes and sports cars. Most everyone I spoke to said they like to ride the loop counter-clockwise out of Dahlonega because they prefer going up Neal's Gap from South to North rather going downhill North to South. I hooked up with a guy on a K1600GT and just after Turner's Corner we turned left then took the scenic route back to Dahlonega. Found some nice backroads out that way.

    When I picked up the wife I found that she didn't buy a thing for herself but she bought me an excellent map called "Backroads Less Traveled, With Waterfalls of Northeast GA and Part of North Carolina" and the book "Motorcycle Adventures In the Southern Appalachians" by Hawk Hagebak. She's a keeper alright.
    2004 KTM 300 EXC
    1999 BMW R1100S
    2003 BMW K1200GT

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