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According to the great and all knowing Google the convenient store is 0.4 miles from my house. I think Google is lying, here's my trip to the store today:



Wait this road ends, that's Turner's Creek not the store





Hmmm, this doesn't look like the way to the store. Better make sure though





Weeeee! Splash!






Maybe if I get back on the main road.



Is it on the other side of the fence?





Well that's not the store either, it's the Atlantic!






Well might as well stay for a bit, let the mighty TDub and myself cool off





Ok, back to finding that darn store, nope not it





No, but this is the campground on Tybee that people could come camp at and ride their TWs around, HINT HINT






Maybe I should stop and ask a local on the side of the road

 

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I think that bird lied to me, this isn't right either





Hey, I know this road is it at the end of it? Nope, but that sure is some deep and fun sand!






Oh, wait this is the wrong island!
Lets try the next one. Nope that's the fort.





Well I give up, it's been over 42 miles and 3 hours and I don't see that store anyway. Someone's going to get a nasty letter!



Ohh, look the store! Wait, what did I need to get again?



Screw it, time to get a cold one and head to the pool. After all, that way I'll need to "go to the store" again tomorrow!
 

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Ahhh, better. Not a bad day off at all.

 

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Good one!



You'll have to keep us informed of your search for that pesky store. I suggest that you widen your search area, it's got to be somewhere.
 

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If you just follow the coastline thru some more sand, sea and sangria you might find a store worthy of google
 

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Excellent ride, I think I can find that store form here!
 

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I'm not far from Savannah, how many miles of road/off-road/sand might one be able to explore on the way to the store?
 

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On the record or off the record?




I really need to get a GoPro like I've been wanting for a long time. The landscape and the history is unique and more enjoyable on a bike, and that includes the low country across the river in South Carolina. It's hard to explain to those who haven't seen it. It is similar to the Glades, but a bit different and more diverse.



There are a couple of places to ride off road but they are mostly small, that's what makes the TW perfect because you can then get on the road and ride to the next one and the next one after that. If you had a dirt bike and a trailer it wouldn't be worth it. Once you get to the other side of Savannah or cross up into South Carolina it can become rural pretty quick and there are some larger places to ride there.



Road wise it is good, twists and turns with straightaways and some great views with occasional slight elevation changes. I jokingly refer to my island as the Isle of Man Lite. There is a 10 mile loop I ride daily that goes from straight and level to banked S curve to two 90 degree turns back to back and continues like that with twisties for a while. Just going the speed limit +/-10 MPH in your lane is really technical with a good bit of shifting. If they closed the road and did a real TT here you better be darn good with a great machine or an honest death-wish because there's just not much room for error. Heading into Savannah you get to ride around the squares and the river. The Live Oaks and Spanish Moss and fountains make it a unique view and worth seeing. It isn't the best in the world or anything like that, but it certainly isn't the worse. It basically like a sampler plate of riding, a little taste of everything except mountains and snow all within even the TW's tiny gas tank range.
 

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Looks like some fun riding! In fact, rides like that could make shopping fun - well, at least until you get to the store. I look forward to more ride reports of your efforts to find the store. I just hope you don't starve before you find it!
Thanks!
 

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I'm still debating about trailering my TW down to Savannah on the 4th. My niece and I will be staying at a motel for 6 nights, and doing the basic tourist stuff in town and on Tybee Island. Not sure if I want to leave the bike & trailer unattended at the motel when we use the car to go places.



I'm definitely going to ride down later in the year with just the bike. I enjoyed staying on Tybee Island for a long weekend in February. The off season prices on hotels is much easier on the wallet.


 

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I can always set you up with a place to leave the bike if you want. Then you can drive out to it and drop the car off. Just let me know.



Also let me know if you want to ride when you are down here.
 

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Looked like a fun little trip to the store...or not:D. Like your write up, funny and enjoyable. Noticed some nice old buildings in the background, guessing there's lots to see down yonder. Thanks for sharing your "quick trip to the store" adventure!
 
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