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Old 03-21-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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Considering a job in Georgia, what are the trails like down there?

So I've just about had it with the winters up here. I'm looking to move back south again. I'm waiting to find the right job before I pick up and move again. Part of what makes for a good job is having good wheeling around me.

Granted, after being laid off and having to head back home for a stable job, I haven't had good trails to wheel for the last 3 years.

I've got a lead on a potential job down in the Atlanta metro area. I've visited the area a few times but I don't know much about the place.

I know the Appalachian mountains get down into Georgia so there has to be more than the flatlands of fly-over country where I am now.

I'm not much of a mud bogger or a rock racer. I prefer trail riding and some slow, technical rock crawling. What I really like are the long, somewhat rocky trails in the trees. If anyone has been wheeling in east Texas, that's where I spent a lot of time and really enjoyed myself. I also like the trips I've taken to south west Colorado (Ouray/Telluride area). I had some fun in the mountain trails when I lived in southern California as well.

So tell me what you've got for trails down there so I can decide if I really want to take the job.

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Old 03-21-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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Not much in ATL , but there are quite a few parks close by in AL and TN. Morris Mtn. Choccoloco Mtn., Adventure offroad park just past Chattanooga. I'm in a club here the Georgia Crawlers what you are describing is exactly what we do. Check us out if you decide to make the move. Good luck.

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Old 03-21-2014, 09:29 PM   #3
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As long as they're close enough to make it a reasonable day trip or maybe an overnight weekend trip, I'd be happier than I am now. Right now there really isn't much anywhere near me. Most decent parks are pretty much a day's drive one way from here. That makes weekend trips difficult without taking Friday off to make it a 3 day weekend.
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These are some of the trails we love in north Georgia: Southeast | JeepsonTrails.com

Plenty of good parks in the area too: Southeast | JeepsonTrails.com
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:31 AM   #5
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All of them are only about 1.5-3 hours depending on where your at in ATL. Days trips are very easily done. Weekend trips are even better.
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When I moved here a little less than 2 years ago I was expecting great wheeling nearby. I was initially disappointed when people started telling me the good wheeling was in AL, TN and SC. After meeting and getting out with some folks down here, including the other two posting in this thread, it's awesome. As mentioned there are several parks good for a day ride and more for a weekend out. The service roads in North Georgia are ok for cruising but not real challenging. I personally prefer the offroad parks but both are available.

There are several good "clubs" and multiple Facebook groups to connect with.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:57 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info everyone.

Turns out they don't want to offer me even as much as I'm making right now. With a higher cost of living there than here, it would be a 20% pay cut for me. And they're not offering any relocation assistance so I won't be taking this job.

Maybe next time.

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