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Unread 05-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
rambo3489
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Wheeling in the South

Hey random question for everyone. Hows the wheeling in the South East? I am debating on moving in a year or two. I've always wanted to live in the backwoods down south but am a little worried that if I move there I won't have the trail selection I would have if I move to say Colorado. I know that's kind of an apples to oranges comparison. But are there places to wheel down there? To me it doesn't look like there's much besides mud holes.

I would like somewhere near the Appalachians because I like the mountains. I'd like the south because the people seem friendly, honest, true to their word, and hard working. Unlike the people I currently meet here in Albuquerque.

Anyways I am thinking somewhere near the Appalachians, Colorado, or Pacific North West. I realize nothing beats Colorado and Moab. But wanted to see what else is out there too.

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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:46 AM   #2
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I'm near Atlanta, there are 3 pay to play parks within 2 hours and a handful of fire service roads in the North Ga mountains that are free. I'm sure there is more that I don't know of.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 06:11 AM   #3
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I live in the Appalachians in Boone, NC. There is a place about 20 minutes from me called Richland road. Not very challenging, but extremely fun. There's also Uwharrie. Hopefully Tellico eventually reopens. Gulches in SC. And I believe there's some spots on the coast.

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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:19 AM   #4
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I'm in Augusta, and all the big places to ride are 5-6hrs away. Morris Mt., Harlan, Windrock, Golden Mt., Grayrock, etc. to name a few. Gulches is a good local-ish park for a day trip. Durhamtown is ok for a little fun as well but more mud than I like.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 07:28 PM   #5
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dude, i am sure you have seen all the "rock bouncers" and those guys are from TN.

Unlike places out west where you wheel on public land like in colorado and Moab, Most places here in the south are all private land parks.

Just basing off what i know local, there are great places to wheel that are much more than mud holes. Wind rock in TN, Harlan here in KY, DIrty turtle, Big rock, bills 491, haspin acres, the bad lands in IN, Rush off road, Blue Ridge among others. Most are private land parks, a few of those are public parks, but still pay to play type places.

i have never wheeled out in Colorado, but around here there are trails from mild to wild and is a completely different type of wheeling. much more Throttle induced stuff out here than Crawling.
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