Thursday, November 05, 2009
(photo from bikerhotline.com, not taken during this trip)
I left the house in a light drizzle Friday afternoon and began the crawl thru downtown Atlanta. For a significant amount of time it amounted to walking the bike thru Atlanta. Between Atlanta and Forsyth, GA the traffic began to ease up and the rain stopped and I finally was able to begin riding at highway speed. Three hours after I left, I arrived at Angel City.
Angel City is a "old west ghost town" built outside of Unadilla, Georgia that host motorcycle rallies and other events. And, it is the perfect rally spot. The "town" is a collection of old west buildings with covered sidewalks, a Saloon, restaurant, and various stores that vendors populate during events. For anyone that enjoys riding motorcycles and enjoys attending motorcycle rallies, they owe it to themselves to attend a rally at Angel City.
Our group cooked for the weekend event from 7am until 1am Friday and Saturday. After cooking breakfast Sunday morning, I was in the saddle and headed North on I-75. A cold front moved thru Saturday night and temperatures dropped 20 degrees. Fortunately, I had packed my UnderArmour and some warm layers of closing just in case I ran into cold weather. The layered clothing and my riding leathers kept me comfortably warm until I was back home.
Despite the weather and traffic jams encountered on the trip down Friday afternoon/evening. I had a great time. I had always wanted to see Angel City as I had heard about it since 2006. And, I got a chance to get out and do 300+ miles of riding for the weekend before Winter seriously sets in for North Georgia.
Make sure you click on the link to Angel City and check out their schedule of upcoming events. I understand the last rally they held that was open to the general motorcycle riding public drew around 1,700 people.