Vintage Rally Ride--May 18, 2019

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Seven riders (Larry, Dave, Dennis, Richard, Steve, Barry, Bob) started out from Ball Ground heading for the north Georgia mountains, to attend the Vintage Rally at Two Wheels of Suches (TWoS). An eighth rider, Mel, joined the seven at Van Zantds in Dial Georgia. Mel had camped in Suches the night before.

From Dial the group divided in two, with Richard, Dennis and Steve opting to ride twisty Ga 60 to Suches, while the rest chose to take Forest Service roads through the Chattahoochee National Forest. The Vintage Rally itself was well attended though most of the many bikes parked throughout the grounds seemed kind of new to be considered "vintage". Never-the-less it was a fun, if crowded, event.

Our group left the rally in the early afternoon, heading south on Ga 60 to Stone Pile Gap (lots of construction going on at the 60/129 intersection) then turning on to R-Ranch road for a ride over to the  Black Mountain area, after Mel peeled, off heading home to Athens. The rest took familiar backroads ( 52, 136, Steve Tate, Yellow Creek  etc) home. Richard had a little trouble with his bike in Freehome so he got a chance to ride home in the Ural's sidecar.