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Today seemed great for a ride so I pointed the VTX off towards NW Georgia.

Zip up I-75 to Adairsville and then rode over to Summerville and Menlo. Found GA 48 (nice curves!) and GA 157 (the Lookout Mountain Parkway). Followed GA 157, with a little detour to enjoy the curves on GA 136, up to Point Park at Lookout Mountain.

The ride home wasn't as much fun. Got to practice riding in heavy downpours on twisty mountain roads and the interstate. Four dang downpours between Lookout Mountain and Decatur! The VTX held the roads well and I stayed completely try in my First Gear Kilimanjaro Jacket, OT overpants, and Oxtar boots.

It was a fun ride despite the rain!

Jim
 

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Indeed, sounds like you had a very nice little ride despite the rain.
 

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we rode over to Little River Canyon yesterday afternoon.

There is a crappy little scenic road to the left just passed the canyon overlook.

It was pouring.

We stopped on the side of the road and the windshield on a Road King blew completely off the bike.

it was skidding down the pavement.

the wind was 40 mph + from the rear

Jim, I can't imagine what you were wearing to stay dry.

I was drenched, but at least it wasn't cold.

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Wow! Sorry our paths didn't cross. I saw a couple of crusiers yesterday at the Chevron station at Cooper Heights (a black bike with drag pipes and a smaller white bike). I ran over the mountain between Cooper Heights and Cloudland Canyon a couple of times (I'm starting to itch for some SW Virginia type curves!).

My riding jacket under almost all conditions is a First Gear Kilimanjaro http://newenough.com/protective_app.../kilimanjaro_4_textile_motorcycle_jacket.html. It's a great jacket up to 90 degrees -- as long as you're moving -- and I've had it down to upper 20s -- and comfy for a few more degrees -- running my Warm & Safe electric liner.

My riding pants are the First Gear HT overpants http://newenough.com/protective_app..._gear/ht_ii_textile_motorcycle_overpants.html. Without the liner they're good to 95+ degrees and I've had them down to upper 20's with the liner and longjohns.

Notice that both the jacket and pants are vented. Just have to stop and close the vents when it starts raining.

I adore this boots for riding http://newenough.com/boots/waterpro.../oxtar/matrix_2_goretex_motorcycle_boots.html.

I keep an older pair of these gloves on the bike http://newenough.com/gloves/insulated_and_or_waterproof/tour_master/cold_tex_motorcycle_gloves.html and they are 100 waterproof. They are NOT that good in cold weather, however.

One of you NW GA guys needs to call a Saturday lunch RTE so we can get together!

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wow..

We had a crew in the same area. About 8 bikes, we did the crappy little scenic road on Wednsday. Glad to hear you are still around if you got caught in that storm. We had trees down all over the place over near the lake(Weiss, close to J,R's marina). Also checked out Desoto falls area, nice ridin.
 
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