Friday - by 10pm last night there were 11 of us and by dark today, there were 14. Because several people got here after dark it took a little extra time to get going this morning. We split into 2 groups. One (my group) chose the mostly forest road route that took us down to the northern edge of Georgia's Cohutta Wilderness area. On the way we enjoyed a spectacular view of the Ocoee River valley from Chilhowie Mtn.
Our total distance for the day was about 140 miles. It would have been a little more but aborted the route when a big black cloud appeared out of the SW. It started to rain just as we pulled back into the motel parking lot. The other group wasn't so lucky. They elected to ride a more easterly route that included the two sections of motorcycle specific single track. They got drenched a couple of times and had to fix one flat and manhandle one of the bikes from an inverted position down a steep drop off. Fortunately, there we no injuries other than pride.
Another excellent day even with the rain. Although some of us felt the need for a "power nap" enroute. :D