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Riding suggestions for someone new to the area

Postby sdreiske » Mon May 20, 2013 11:25 pm

I met a guy who is new to the area (4 months living here) and we started talking cycling. Turns out he's a triathlete and mountain biker. He's basically just been doing miles around where he lives on the road. I asked if he had done the gaps or been in the No. GA mountains or even been to Blankets and he said he's not yet learned where locals ride.

I'll hook him up with local MTB trails (near ATL) but could you all share where you love to ride. Where do you park? What's the ride like? He's fit as KCUF and has wicked endurance so all suggestions welcome. Thanks y'all! :D
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Re: Riding suggestions for someone new to the area

Postby ScubaCruz » Tue May 21, 2013 7:10 am

Suggest picking up from a bike shop newsstand near you - SOUTHERN BICYCLE MAGAZINE - SPRING 2013 - The SBL Guide To The Ride! Was impressed with this addition, tons of metro-Atlanta rides and maps of several local mountain bike trails!

http://www.bikesbl.org/ - SBL Site

just to get things started.
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Re: Riding suggestions for someone new to the area

Postby funhog » Tue May 21, 2013 9:23 pm

What part of the city does in live in?
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Re: Riding suggestions for someone new to the area

Postby sdreiske » Tue May 21, 2013 9:29 pm

Thanks ScubaCruz.

funhog - He's in Marietta.

I've got books and have ridden a lot of trails around here and in North GA but was just wondering what you guys are into these days. Like what are people's favorite rides. Some trails are better than others.
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Re: Riding suggestions for someone new to the area

Postby Sadlebred » Tue May 21, 2013 10:31 pm

I have tons or rides listed on my website:

http://www.southeasterncycling.com
http://www.sadlebred.com (of course!)
http://www.southeasterncycling.com All you need for the Georgia Cycling and Racing Scene!
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Re: Riding suggestions for someone new to the area

Postby sdreiske » Tue May 21, 2013 10:41 pm

Sadlebred wrote:I have tons or rides listed on my website:

http://www.southeasterncycling.com


Thank you! This is awesome! He knows IMBA well and he's from Seattle and is a roadie/mtb guy but doesn't know, or at least hadn't checked out, the local biking scene. Thanks!

Anyone can go buy a book or get on forums but I was just trying to send him toward the best stuff because he is new to the area.
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Re: Riding suggestions for someone new to the area

Postby cmags » Wed May 22, 2013 9:44 am

Which side of Marietta? I'm out on the south/west side and these are the local trails I hit most often (within half an hour):

Paulding Sorba: http://www.pauldingsorba.org/

Mt. Tabor
Silver Comet Side Trails (and the SCT itself would be great for a training Tri - nearly 100 miles long)

Sorba Woodstock: http://www.sorbawoodstock.org

Blankets
Rope Mill

Sorba Atlanta: http://www.sorbaatlanta.org

Sope Creek
Allatoona Creek

RAMBO: http://www.rambo-mtb.org/

Big Creek

Those should be a good start!
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Re: Riding suggestions for someone new to the area

Postby ScottGreer » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:26 pm

sdreiske wrote:
funhog - He's in Marietta.

Send him to Blankets. He will thank you!

Singletracks and MTBR are a great resource as well.
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Re: Riding suggestions for someone new to the area

Postby sdreiske » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:32 pm

Thanks y'all! I gave him a good list of stuff to check out. Most of these places I knew about but had forgotten a few of them. :)
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