Day ride from Birmingham, AL

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Navaho, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Navaho

    Navaho Long timer

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    I'm heading over to Birmingham for the 1st. I'm picking up a used dirtbike on the 2nd. I might bring one of my dual sports with me and check out the area.

    I've been looking at my maps and it looks interesting to the West and the East. Just looking for a point in the right direction.

    I might bring the F650 twin or the DR650.
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  2. bomose

    bomose Long timer

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    From B'ham you can go south toward Tuscaloosa and ride around the Oakmulgee Wildlife Mgt area. It's got lots of good, scenic roads suitable for any DS including GS's. Or go around Talledega and Cheaha and ride the Skyline Drive. The southern end is rough and very rutted in places. The northern end is mostly smooth, gravel roads.
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  3. Navaho

    Navaho Long timer

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    Thanks. I'm thinking about staging in Tuscaloosa to start out, and then move up to Birmingham for the weekend. Planning on checking out both areas.
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