Welcome to North Georgia Motorcycles!
We are glad you came by to visit.
A word from Eric
Welcome to North Georgia Motorcycles! We are a family friendly motorcycling website for those who ride and tour North Georgia, Southeast Tennessee and Southwest North Carolina.
We offer monthly guided motorcycle rides in North Georgia and the surrounding areas at no charge and are happy to have Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, BMW, Triumph and Harley Davidson normally represented.
Our site lists all kinds of events and related information about the biking community. We hope that you enjoy!
I also would like to encourage you to look at our advertisers in our directory of motorcycle friendly businesses to the left of this page or click on our Premier Businesses located further down on this page (they are also in the directory - just easier to get to them here).
Eric & Debbie Wieberg
As always, keep the shiny side up and the rubber side down! Until the next time.
If you have any thoughts about or for the website, I would love to hear from you! We are looking forward to making 2014 a blow-out year!
A “good” ride is one from which you can walk away.
A “great” ride is one after which you can use the bike again.
Pictures from October 18th Ride
SENA DESTINATIONS DAY AT THE LODGE
SENA Destinations Day a Hit!
A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO COPPERHEAD LODGE!
Congratulations to Rick & Sue Brunner - winners of the SENA Bluetooth Headset during last weekend''s SENA Destinations Day.
A huge thank you for SENA''s support and to North Georgia Motorcycles for leading the scenic ride via the Gauntlet.
Thanks also to Born to Ride magazine for their sponsorship.
Thanks to Stefanie Drake & Rolling Thunder Law Firm for donating 4 Angel City Passes!
Upcoming NGM Rides
November 15, 2014 - 2014's Final Ride
The Nantahala Gorge & Robbinsville, NC
SOME FACTS ABOUT THE RIDE:
1. Start at: Country Corner Kitchen - 2020 Old Hwy 5 South, Ellijay, GA (NEW LOCATION)
2. Total Miles: Roughly 183 miles
3. Actual Seat Time: About 4 Hours
4. Ride: Nantahala Gorge & Hwy 128 to Robbinsville, NC
5. Dinner in Murphy (Chinese Buffet)
6. LAST RIDE OF THE YEAR!
We look forward to seeing you on the ride and meeting some new friends!
Our Rides Safely Equipped By
Sign Up For Our Rides On Our Facebook Page, Click On Events
Born To Ride Magazine in Georgia
Born to Ride Magazine is now being published in the State of Georgia after 17 very successful years in the State of Florida. It is available at most Motorcycle & Motorcycle related shops. Look for it and pick up a copy! Our founder Eric Wieberg has joined the Born to Ride team and will be writing the "Ride Destination" articles for the magazine, with the ride published being run the following month.
You can view the entire current issue on line by clicking on the magazine cover below and then when you get there, click on Georgia!
The Steadicam Smoothee
In this month’s product review, it was our intension to not only review this product, but also include the GoPro Hero 3+, the Garmin Verb and the SENA PRISM all in one review. We had intensions of releasing this review a few months back, but due to complications with the Garmin Verb and the fact that we are still awaiting the actual release of the SENA PRISM, the review was put on the back burner.
As of this writing, we are still awaiting the SENA PRISM and so we decided that it would be best to actually do a separate review on each of the products to be followed by a comparison review later in early 2015.
The Tiffen Company is home to the full line of Steadicam products for the amateur as well as the professional film maker. Over the years I have watched as my son and two of his partners have used the Steadicam professional equipment in their small film company. After seeing the results that they have achieved using the Steadicam products, I thought that when I saw the announcement of actually two products for the home user that was filming with their iPhone or the ever popular GoPro Hero 3 series, we should review them!
In the motorcycling world, we are seeing an explosion of video blogging going on. Most of the Vlogs are being done using the GoPro cameras and most recently using the SENA Bluetooth Audio Pack to achieve great results. This is great while the bikes are in motion, but what about when you are at the meet up point or the destination of your ride? What about your video then? Is it a shaky hand held video that you edit into an otherwise great video? This is where the Steadicam for iPhone or the GoPro comes on the scene!
I mentioned earlier that there were two versions of the Steadicam for the GoPro. There is the Smoothee that we have had the privilege to use and play with and then there is the curve, which we have not seen in person or had the opportunity to review.
The Smoothie is a device that is small enough to fit in almost any saddle bag and when set up and used, provides some of the smoothest hand held video shoots that will ever see. The unit is fairly easy to set up but will require some adjusting and will require you to get used to the way that it handles. After you have had the chance to use and play with the unit, it will become second nature to you! The picture quality that it enables you to obtain is as if the camera is just floating along in mid-air. The picture quality becomes superb and will look great in any clip and video that you create!
The new Curve, from everything that I have seen and read, will fit into most tank bags and smaller backpacks, etc.. I have included some information that is put out by Steadicam, as well as, a picture of the unit.
I would highly recommend, that if you are serious about your video presentations, that you pick one up as soon as possible and make it part of your video arsenal!
The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories,has announced that Steadicam® Smoothee® is now available for Apple® iPhone® 5s, GoPro® Hero®3/3+ and DRIFT® action cameras, Ghost-S and HD Ghost. Developed by Steadicam, the leader in camera stabilization, the patented Smoothee® eliminates shakes associated with handheld video recording, letting users “fly” through their video capture moments — up and down steps, indoors and outdoors, through crowds — almost anywhere, with precise, elegant control and ease.
Steadicam Smoothee Compatibility Options and Pricing
The lightweight, agile and easy-to-use Steadicam Smoothee features an innovative, patented design built around a durable mono-frame metal structure. The handheld stabilizing solution ships with an easy-to-use interchangeable mount for expanded camera capture options. The Smoothee can also be used with an iPhone 3Gs/4/4s, iPod touch, and GoPro® HERO® 2, HERO® 3, and HERO® 3+.
Steadicam Smoothee retails for 149.00 USD. For more information including where to purchase, please visit http://www.tiffen.com/steadicam_smoothee_homepage1.html.
When we do our reviews on the cameras, we will offer more information about the Steadicam, but as I review this product,, I feel that it definitely deserves a thumbs up and will be a tool that I believe that we will be seeing a lot more of in the Vlogging community!
Until Next Time
Ride Safe and Ride Often
www.northgeorgiamotorcycles.com / Born To Ride Magazine - Georgia Edition
Please Visit Our Premier Advertisers On Your Next Ride!
The Book Has Finally Arrived!
Good read for a GA motorcycle enthusiast, April 11, 2013
The title of the review says it all. Good read for a GA motorcycle enthusiast. It's an easy read to help set up rides. If you live here or plan to ride here get a copy to help find some great roads. - James R. Harrell
While up in Helen, GA for Victory Cycle rally we took a little ride over to Dahlonega and found Riders Hill. I picked up a copy of your book, and thou I'm only part way thru it, it's been an enjoyable read so far. It also helped me find Chattahoochee Biker Gear in Helen. Best wishes in the future.....Mike
In a day when motorcycling is not only becoming an economical way of transportation, riders are also discovering the joy of riding for pleasure.
This book is written for those that want to take off and find some scenic rides in the North Georgia, Southeastern Tennessee and Southwestern North Carolina areas.
I have included some motorcycling stories for your reading pleasure including a comical take on my son's first long distance motorcycle trip. The chapters have been kept to a minimal write-up description of the rides, but yet they give you a feel for the ride area. Each chapter also includes photos from the ride routes, as well as, a map and turn by turn directions.
I am a very strong believer that businesses that truly believe in the biking community and welcome us into their establishments with open arms deserve our support! I have included in the book a listing of businesses that have believed in us and their information is included throughout the book. I encourage you to lend your support to these businesses that support us!
$7.99 Pus Shipping for Paper Back Edition
$4.99 Instant Delivery for Kindle Edition
Want to Be A Safer Rider is published in Born to Ride Magazine
North Georgia Motorcycles Teams Up With Chris Carr, World & National AHRMA Middle Weight Superbike Champion
Patrick Joiner, Chris Carr and Eric Wieberg (L to R)
Chris Carr has been actively engaged in motorcycle training and education since 2001. Chris is an MSF instructor who has also been trained as a DBS dirtbike and ATV coach. He also served on the American Honda Demo Team. Chris' programs have educated more than 6000 riders in the Atlanta area.
Chris grew up in Warren, Ohio and started riding motorcycles when he was 6 years old. He has competed in AMA, WERA, Formula USA, and AHRMA roadracing events. In 2006, Chris put Buell into the long distance records by riding his Ulysses from Key West, Florida to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. He has since completed numerous Iron Butt rides.
In August 2010, Chris competed in the inaugural IBR 5000 which qualified him to compete in the most notable Iron Butt Rally scheduled from June 20 to July 1, 2011 (11,000 miles in 11 days).
Chris also competed in the 2010 Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge where he finished #15 (over 8,600 miles in 9 days)
His book "Street Riding Secrets" was nominated for Georgia Author of the year. Chris currently writes articles for several motorcycle publications.
Chris now hosts TwoWheelAdventures Radio every Tuesday nights from 7 to 8pm on Garage 71 station.
Chris is now the 2011 AHRMA Middle Weight Superbike National Champion, World Champion and Master of the Mid West Champion and is now also teaching AHRMA Racing School.
Regular Ride Schedule Chosen
Our rides will be scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of each month. Our rides are normally between 100 and 175 miles and are between 2 to 4 hours actual riding. We normally stop and have lunch somewhere during the ride. During the months of December, January and February, All rides will be announced 24-48 hrs. in advanced depending on the weather.