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Old 08-06-18, 09:49 PM
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We bought a house just North of Ellijay, “The Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia”, in Cherry Log, GA. There is a network of paved/gravel roads in the community we live in. There are steep hills, with steep drop offs at the edge of the road. There are many biking trails in the neighboring mountains, state and federal parks. I hope to be active in the biking community there.

I have a full suspension Rocky Mountain Sherpa MTB (27.5 plus tires) and a Focus Mares CX, cyclocross bike (700-40c) and 28 road tires.. I am in the process of converting both bikes to 1X SRAM drivetrains. I will turn 69 next month so I am more interested in getting exercise ridding the hills on our gravel covered roads than racing or technical trail ridding.
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Old 08-07-18, 03:15 PM
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Welcome to Bike Forums from a 73 y/o roadie in west central Florida. I know just where Cherry Log is. We're from the Atlanta burbs and visit family and friends in Mineral Bluff and Tate all the time.
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Wow looks like you bought the right house in the right location! I was trying to buy a house where the trail passed right by me...
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Welcome. I miss hills, although not that often. The steepest hill in Delaware in ten feet.
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Old 08-10-18, 10:05 PM
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Thanks for the warm welcomes fellow cyclers. We will be living in a small community at the point where the Bartram Trail crosses Hwy 76. I am also a paddler, although I gave up the white water a few years back. I still have a few solo canoes, so I can work the upper body too 🚴🏼*♀️🚣🏼*♀️....We plan to be living at the new place permanently next month😎
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Originally Posted by McMitchell View Post
We bought a house just North of Ellijay, “The Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia”, in Cherry Log, GA. There is a network of paved/gravel roads in the community we live in. There are steep hills, with steep drop offs at the edge of the road. There are many biking trails in the neighboring mountains, state and federal parks. I hope to be active in the biking community there.

I have a full suspension Rocky Mountain Sherpa MTB (27.5 plus tires) and a Focus Mares CX, cyclocross bike (700-40c) and 28 road tires.. I am in the process of converting both bikes to 1X SRAM drivetrains. I will turn 69 next month so I am more interested in getting exercise ridding the hills on our gravel covered roads than racing or technical trail ridding.
Welcome from a soon to be 66 year old just over the Carolina border. I'm into the gravel fitness climbing and bikepacking thing, also. Give me a shout if you want a companion to ride the TNGA or something like it. (The TNGA is part 3 of the Southern Highlands Traverse.)

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Old 08-12-18, 06:25 AM
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Wow Grandpa, it looks like the TNGA runs next to where I live. Our new home is on the Ellijay river headwaters, just below Goose Island lake. “Who knew”! I will do a little research to find it.

I am interested in exploring new trails just about anywhere. I may need to work up to longer trail rides. The roads in the Community I live in, “Goose Island Hideaway”, are where I have been riding so far. There are steep hills so it is probably like doing wind sprints. It is nice to have less traveled paved/gravel roads at the back door, easy access makes for more rides.

I am hoping to get my lighter Focus bike from REI later this week. I think the 700 - 40C Nano tires will work well on the roads here which tend to be covered in small gravel & sand in spots.

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The TNGA trail actually runs on Goose Island Road, Goose Island Hideaway, where I live, is at the end of Goose Island Road. Maybe that is why I ocasionally see bikers on Goose Island Rd.

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