Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: northeast GA, USA
Bikes: Trek 820 Antelope (1992)
heads up for GA gap riders
GA 348, Richard Russell Scenic Highway has some road repairs going on on the north/Union County side. There is s stretch of new asphalt by the big rock wall and many strip patches going down the very steep north bound side. There bumpy transitions, loose gravel and asphalt debris and even some oily patches.
Please go down this stretch slower than usual. I know flying down that hill is fun, but it will be dangerous as hell until they get it cleaned up. You need to start out slow and keep your speed in check all the way as it is steep enough on the pitch below Tesnatee Gap that brakes would do little good if you are already going real fast.
Ride with care.