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Old 11-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #22171
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Great trip Madhouse.
Looks like I missed you by a bit, I was at the Waldo bridge on Wednesday.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:58 PM   #22172
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Don't forget about your Tallahassee brethren, annual ANF ride is next weekend. Make the trip for some good riding. Check out the 2012 ANF camp out thread for all the important stuff.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:43 AM   #22173
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Awesome ride Tony!!!

PM me where the bridges are please
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:47 AM   #22174
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Good trip Tony, wish I could have made it with you, thanks for the report.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:07 AM   #22175
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:30 AM   #22176
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Trials riding?

Hi Guys,

Does anyone know of ANY trials riding around the area? I see there's some clubs waaay South and North, just wondering if you guys knew of anyone who rides trials or areas that are closer. Moving there in a few months and I'm trying to decide on whether its worth it or not.

Thanks for the help,

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:25 PM   #22177
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:15 PM   #22178
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:35 PM   #22179
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836 miles, Pivot Rock, covered Bridges, historic markers, waterfalls, Hank Williams and sex used the wrong way signs.

I think I got almost everything in except a food picture.

This Thanksgiving holiday was a bit different than the others.
Usually its a weekend of holiday and football games and
maybe some hunting.

This year, with Diann being out of town, and since the weather was
going to be gorgeous but cold I announced to my buddies
that they'd be invited to go on a two day
cannonball run of some of the covered bridges of Alabama.
No takers for one reason or another.

First stop, Pivot Rock.
A photo from last year
and date stamp on the pictures have the wrong year!



Debandi wrote a excellent article about this place a couple years ago and I made
a visit to it last winter.




This time I wanted a picture of the VStrom beside the rock like Debandi
did with his Gas Gas.




Too many leaves still on the trees and I just couldn't spot it.
This dead-end bunch of trees was enough to discourage me
and probably just as well.

I probably couldn't get the VStrom up to the rock for a
photo anyway, but wanted to try.

So its onward to see the cool covered bridges and other stuff
described in the book.
Here we go!
























A little movie of the sling shot failure. Gotta click on the picture to see:









Worn flooring on this bridge:


Monument to the Spanish explorer DeSoto who was here in the 1540's:


Old Hank got inspiration here for one of his songs



Very pretty place. I can see inspiration here.



Moving on, found this most unusual place near Prattville:







FAST FAST trip.
Left Pensacola @ 7am friday,,,,,,,,,,,beat the sundown saturday @ 5pm.






First I want to thank Debandi for his excellent reports of northeast Alabama.
His reports inspired me to get out of the recliner and get on that bike and
explore some of the things he shared with us all.

Also, want to thank GSBS for his excellent book "Motorcycling Alabama".
ISBN-10: 0-873-5528-6
One of the rides David speaks of the covered bridges of Blount County and
it looked like a do-able 2 day event.
Combine this with Debandi's stories of Blount county and a memoriable
2 day ride happened.
Tony,

Great ride report!

You are an inspiration on riding ideas too!

Now,. about that slingshot.....I've been up to LRC several times and even if you did hit that water, it was too far to see the splash!!!!

I think you hit it just fine my friend!
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #22180
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Tony great ride report. I to would like the locations of some of the bridges you showed and maybe the tracks for the trip if you have it.

Looked like a great Thanksgiving ride to me.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:47 PM   #22181
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Laugh I wouldn't mind doing it again with yawwl............

Lat/longs sent to Treeman, Woodsrider and you.

REALLY,,,,,,,,I would suggest getting David Haynes book "Motorcycling Alabama". His routes are outstanding.
On the Covered Bridge route he provided, I took the street friendly ride. He also provided a dualsport route of the covered bridges and I took just a smidgin on the VStrom (the picture where the little train tunnel was).

Looked like a snap from the little bit I rode.




QUOTE=SingleTrackJeff;20122944]Tony great ride report. I to would like the locations of some of the bridges you showed and maybe the tracks for the trip if you have it.

Looked like a great Thanksgiving ride to me.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #22182
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[QUOTE=Madhouse;20123209]Lat/longs sent to Treeman, Woodsrider and you.

REALLY,,,,,,,,I would suggest getting David Haynes book "Motorcycling Alabama". His routes are outstanding.
On the Covered Bridge route he provided, I took the street friendly ride. He also provided a dualsport route of the covered bridges and I took just a smidgin on the VStrom (the picture where the little train tunnel was).

Looked like a snap from the little bit I rode.




QUOTE=SingleTrackJeff;20122944]

Just ordered the book.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:00 PM   #22183
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tic-tic-tic-tic-tic----just in---tic-tic-tic

A savy inmate just sent me this:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2019

Explains a bit about the Hell is hot hot hot sign thats painted on the window a/c,,,,,,,,,,,

gotta go back and finish reading it.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:20 PM   #22184
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Rich. Truly Rich.

Great Stuff, Madhouse - thanks a bunch for (all of) that!

THE SEX PIT!!!


RIP Mr. Rice!


An American original!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:40 PM   #22185
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Wow--enjoyed the pics & ride report, and that "Roadside America" website is Good Stuff! Just spent a half hour checking it out. Been thru Prattville many times, never heard about the "Cross Garden" 'til now.
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