Ride the Silver Comet

Let's ride the Silver Comet Trail from the Silver Comet Depot to La Cocina in Dallas GA.  The ride will have two options:

  • Silver Comet Depot to La Cocina, 18 miles one way, 36 miles round trip

  • Hiram Road trail head to La Cocina, 6.5 miles one way, 13 miles round trip.

When we get to La Cocina we'll take time for a leisurely lunch before beginning our return ride.  My plan is to leave the Silver Comet Depot promptly at 10:00, arrive at Hiram Road trail head at 11:00 and depart Hiram Road at 11:15.  That should put us at La Cocina at 12:15 - 12:30 for lunch.

The route looks something like this.  Due to some oddities in Google Maps the route from the trail at Tara Drummon isn't correct, but overall that should give a good idea of where we'll be riding.

Coordinates for Silver Comet Depot (Floyd Road): 33°50'49.60"N,  84°35'8.26"W

Coordinates for Hiram Road Trail head: 33°52'56.69"N, 84°45'16.99"W

Couple of notes:

  • Helmets are mandatory.
  • This is a "no drop" ride, and the pace will be moderate, 10 - 12 MPH while we're riding.
  • A small tool kit and a spare tube or patch kit is recommended.
  • There are restrooms, water fountain, bicycle shop and other amenities at the Silver Comet Depot.

  • Restroom and water fountain at Hiram Road and Tara Drummond trail heads.

Link if you'd like to do a little reading on the Silver Comet -Chief Ladiga Trail.

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  • Chris Werth

    Didn't see anyone at 10. Will try to meet at Hiram at 11. I have a blue Kestrel.

    February 24, 2013

    • Andy

      Chris, we were there, left shortly after 10:00, sorry we missed you. Hope you got out for a ride anyway.

      February 24, 2013

    • Chris Werth

      Sorry I missed you. That was my bad. I assumed Silver Comet Depot was the beginning of the trail. That is where I always start. And I didn't know what the names were. I wasn't sure which one was Hiram either and probably got there after 11. I didn't see any kind of name at any of the stops. They aren't labeled well at all. Next time I'll be sure to ask what the mile marker is, much easier that way. I did make it out to MM21 at least.

      February 24, 2013

  • Andy

    Awesome weather today!

    February 24, 2013

  • Kathy

    Won't make it in time for the 11. Bike problems, hope to see you guys next time.

    February 24, 2013

  • Allen Oliver

    I cant find the meet up spot

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not gonna make it. Tweaked my back bowling yesterday. )^8 Y'all have fun!!

    February 24, 2013

    • simoneh

      I also won't make it I now have to work

      February 24, 2013

  • Joe D

    Andy, give me a call at [masked]

    February 24, 2013

  • Ron Rose

    Change of plans ... will meet you at the Hiram locn at 11. Thanks!

    February 24, 2013

  • Ron Rose

    I am a late RSVP and hope to meet at the Depot for the longer ride, but if running late would go to Hiram. Thanks!

    February 23, 2013

  • April

    Andy, sorry I can't make it this time.

    February 23, 2013

  • Chris Werth

    Will plan on the full route

    February 22, 2013

  • Racer Todd

    assume 10am?

    February 20, 2013

    • Andy

      Evidently I'm a bit calendar challenged, fixed.

      February 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      But I was looking forward to a moonlight ride. (^8

      1 · February 20, 2013

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