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Helen, GA Return Trip on 9-2 & 9-3 2007 on My 919

Heres a Ride report from our 9-2 thru 9-3-07 ride to Helen, GA. This was a spur of the moment ride. We had went to church Sunday morning and had not planned on going anywhere far, was going to do a small ride somewhere. But after Chruch, my wife said lets go to Helen for the night.. Since she was off Monday for the holiday.. So she started looking at the cabins like we rented last time for $80 a night. But now they wanted $140 because of the holiday weekend. Well that was little more then we were wanting to spend. So she kept looking and dindt find anything..

Then a friend of mine came by, (Funky), and we told him we were thinking about going to Helen. He said lets go.. so that got us remotivated.. Got a room at Days Inn for little over $100 I think. And split the bill, so we came out not bad on price. So I guess we got started 3pm or so leaving swee****er.. Had a good ride down.. Dodged rain drops the majority of the way.. But luckily never hit rain.

On way into Helen, the traffic was way backed up.. I never seen it backed up that far.. It took us probably an hour to drive 3 miles.. wew... Soon as we got in town, was able to hit the backstreets to manuver better.. Checked in, and drove back up in town and parked at the motorcycle parking... Got out and was checking a few shops out, then we went on down to Vile Margaritas on the River to get a bite to eat. This place is right behind Pauls on the river. Its outside under shelter. They had a live band which was playing alot of southern rock and rock and roll. Grabbed a burger and a 32 oz brew... Hung out there for a while.. Then went down to the other side of town at South Side Bar and Grill for a night of Karaoke. Had a good time there.. They shut down everthing at midnight tho... Must be a sunday thing down there.. as they usually stay open alot longer..

Got up the next morning and grabbed a bite at Wendys for breakfest.. And rode 180 back, then wolf pen gap.. Stopped at the store there for a while.. And rode 60 back to copper hill, then on home.. Alot of great riding and alot of great times... Looking forward to Octoberfest which is coming mid September to Helen...

Here are a few pics from the ride....

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Heres a pic of Funky's bike I snapepd while taking a break on the way down in Ranger (near Murphy,NC). I owned these fenders and take for over a year and half.. Was going to put them on my magna. But never did. Wound up selling them to him a few months back.. I think they look sharp mounted... Now wishing I had held on to them ...



Heres a view of the GA mountains off of 180 going toward Helen.



Here's Funky and his magna at the same overlook..



Heres my wife Shannon and her Spirit 750 at same road side pull off.



Heres pic I snapped of my Honda 919..



Heres Shannon and the bikes at the road side pull off...



Heres Funky acting like he's getting into someones limo at the Days Inn...



Heres view of the bride thru helen, while we were at Viele Margaritas on the river...



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Heres when I was goofing off with the camera. I was going to try to suprise Funky, and get a pic of him while he was chowing down on his burger. But the delayed flash on the camera, He had already taken a bite by time I got the pic. Still caught him off guard for a kodak moment...



Some more pics of Funky... goofing off..



Drinking the 32oz at Vile Margaritas...



Heres view of the eating area at Vile Margaritas on the River.. There was a band playing at the far end...



I think they are getting drunk....



Yep.. He's drunk...



Heres view inside Southside Bar and Gril. Kinda small place.. But they know how to throw down...



Heres upper view of Helen I took while we were visitng a 2nd floor store...



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There was a bubble machine up there blowing bubbles out into the air.. Hard to see in the pic.. But heres Funky trying to look like hes catching some of the bubbles..



Another view of Helen from the 2nd floor store..



Some more views of Downtown Helen,GA...



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Heres a view from under the bridge on the main road thru helen. And everone coming down the river on inner tubes..



Heres Shannon at riverside...



Heres some of the grafati on the inside walls under the bridge..



Heres a pic of the bikes I snapped while at Dale's Store (Wolfpen Gap)...



Thats all I took... Now bring on Octoberfest!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Another nice ride. Some friends of ours ride there often and we did go there last year. We may amke a trip down there before the end of the year.

Looks like a great night out!
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Looks like a great trip bro, If I ever make up there Ill look you up , neat lil town. Need more reports like this , thanks for sharing. str8

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Spur of the moment trips are the best. I've had some of the most fun doing those. Looks like you guys had a good time. Nice pictures.

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Great trip - Im totally jealous - I love that area of the world !

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