Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dahlonega Georgia

Gold, pretty much sums up the small town of Dahlonega in the northern part of Georgia. The main road in the town centre splits to surround the Gold Museum and just about everyone here pans for gold on a regular basis.

Situated at the southern edge of the Appalatian Mountains, riding anywhere to the north is a spectacular event on well maintained roads with breathtaking scenery. A typical 150 kms ride will take most of the day with a lunch stop if your lucky to find somewhere along these mountain roads with numerous hairpin bends and little more than a 100 feet of straight road on the entire trip.

Most days are frosty to start with but soon rising close to 80 degrees by afternoon with totally clear blue skies. Perhaps life does begin at 73 or so.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"The Magnificent Seven"

Thanks to Blanka for sending in these pictures on the ride around the lake, Simcoe I presume. Brrrr, looks a bit cool.