Southeasterners, perhaps you could indulge my Great Lakes curiosity about road riding in Georgia in the dead middle of summer. An Atlanta friend of my wife is getting married in August and I might bring my bike along to get a little riding in while down there.
In particular, how is the heat/humidity factor? I'm used to Midwest hot/humid, but obviously try to temper the effects by riding at dawn.
I'd love to give a go at some of the climbs done in the TdG. Wolfpen Gap, Hogpen Gap, and (maybe) Brasstown Bald. Are these areas reasonably close to Atlanta for, say, day trips to ride? Are there good places to base the ride? Closer places outside of Atlanta to get some good hilly riding in? Suggested routes? Anyone want to play the role of tour guide to a Northerner? Etc?
I don't know Georgia except for driving on I-75, so I'm just dipping my feet here a little to get a good sense of the potential.