Monday, October 11, 2010
Just North of Dahlonega, Georgia on GA HWY 9 sits a very convenient group of motorcycle shops. The group of shops sit on "Rider's Hill". Riders Hill includes: European Motorsports, Black Mountain Cycles, Six Gap Cafe, and Tire Technicians Inc.
Black Mountain Cycles provides a dealership atmosphere for owners to put their bikes up for sale and potential buyers an incredible inventory of pre-owned bikes for sale. They also carry a full line of riding gear, helmets, and boots.
European Motorsports is a dealer of Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, and Royal Enfield motorcycles and has an impressive inventory of all of their lines.
If you have been reading by blog lately, you have a good idea why I am headed to Rider's Hill. That's right - tires for Rosie.
I had visited Rider's Hill before just to see what all the buzz in the motorcycle groups was all about. So, when I started shopping to replace the tires on my Road King, I gave them a call and was surprised to find they had the same Dunlop/Harley Davidson tires the Harley dealer sells in stock for my bike as well as Michelin, Metzler, and Pirelli in stock for my bike. The price quote they provided was not only better than what the local dealerships were doing, but were in line with the super discount tire sites in the Internet without the expense of shipping.
So, I dropped Rosie off for a new pair of shoes this weekend and then headed to Ellijay, Georgia for our annual apple run. Nothing eases the pain of being without your bike on a nice autumn day when you live at the foot of the North Georgia mountains than a hot apple dumpling with soft vanilla ice cream slowly melting on top of it.
After church Sunday, we drove back to Rider's Hill and Rosie was sitting out front modelling her new shoes. The Tire Technician gang was busy mounting tires for customers and a few riders mingling around checking things out.
They did a great job and a great price and will be getting more of my business in the future. The ride home provided gorgeous weather and an enjoyable amount of twisty two lane for 45 minutes to cap off a good day.