Gawd I love Alabama

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Bart Jones, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Bart Jones

    Bart Jones BGY 504

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    Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Hadn’t really planned on this ride but probably couldn’t have planned it better if I had. After checking a property slated for demolition in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Gadsden</st1:place></st1:City> I thought, aw hell let’s take the long way home.
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    Heading south out of town I found myself on Gilbert Ferry Rd. For some reason this old 1852 family burial plot got my juices flowing for adventure and it hit me.
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    The ol’girl had tasted the Forest Service Roads around Tellico Plains a couple weeks ago but I hadn’t treated her to the Skyway yet. So we cruised on down through <st1:City w:st="on">Talladega</st1:City> picking up the Skyway just below <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Waldo</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Bridge</st1:placeName></st1:place> on 77. Needless to say I’m not what you’d call the balls out rider type and about a mile in I began to question the wisdom of my zeal and realized this would be a real test of my meddle. I immediately learned this big ol’girl likes it a little rough and insist on you getting up on the pegs.

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    Came out on 148 unscathed still hankering for more dirt so we headed back on 142 to Sycamore.
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    WTF....but a damn good question

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    Ninety-Two in the Shade
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  2. Outside

    Outside Confused

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
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    175
    Its like an Twilight Zone RR :confused. Hope there's more.
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  3. simpson

    simpson wild rover of hell

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    Aug 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    510
    Location:
    Fyffe, AL
    Nice job Bart :thumb, keep it comin'.
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  4. Sadlsor

    Sadlsor Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2003
    Oddometer:
    691
    Location:
    Magic City in the Heart of Dixie
    Looks pretty dry up there. Back in da 'ham, a couple of t-showers just raised the humidity.

    I waited all winter for this summer, and there's a reason I don't live in Minnesota!
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  5. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    Location:
    Boaz,Alabama
    Hey Bart, give me a call next time you hit the skyway and introduce me to it.
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  6. GS Bones

    GS Bones Long timer

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    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Who knew Alabama had such great riding to offer?!?!

    Bones
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