The Gauntlet

My Blue Knights Chapter rode a route in north Georgia today that is known as “The Gauntlet“.  It’s a 133 mile route of twisting and curvy mountain roads.  We had 5 motorcycles with 9 people (3 motorcycles were 2 up) meet for breakfast in Dahlonega before departing.  When we headed across the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway we ran into fog that was so thick it felt like rain.  Then on the way down that mountain we did get roads wet with rain.  We stopped to don some raingear and to decide if we should continue.  We decided that if it looked like rain at our turn for Hiawassee, we’d head for home.  The skies didn’t clear but the clouds stopped leaking so we headed for Hiawassee and our lunch stop at the Blue Otter on the shores of Chatuge Lake.  After lunch it was time to finish the route and head for places like The Biker Barn and more curvy roads around Nottley Lake and points south and east.  The group was just the right size to easily keep together.  We’ve actually ridden every one of these roads, except for one before but this was the first time riding all of them in the same day.  It makes for a long day of riding and we put a total of 248 miles on the Magic Carpet today

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