North Alabama Riders

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by klaviator, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. Hammerdown77

    Hammerdown77 Been here awhile

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    Anyone care to guess where this is?

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  2. RobN.

    RobN. A little Odd

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    Merriweather Lewis on the Trace?
  3. Hammerdown77

    Hammerdown77 Been here awhile

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    Correct!

    Rode the Trace from Cherokee up to the Northern terminus in Pasquo, TN yesterday. Approx. 350 miles round trip from my house, taking in a loop of Riverton Rose Trail Rd. just West of Cherokee. Nice relaxing ride.

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  4. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Bike night at Sonic in Madison tonight. I plan on going.

    Where: Sonic Drive-In (11396 County Line Road, Madison, AL)
    11396 County Line Road, Madison, Alabama 35758

    When: Starts at around 6 PM.
  5. mojo1

    mojo1 Adventurer

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  6. ewaugh

    ewaugh Adventurer

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    I'm headed out, probably tuesday. I'm going to hit the dragon then ride the blue ridge into Virginia.
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  7. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Moto Gymkhana this Saturday in Leeds, Al. This is a great way to work on your riding skills and it's FREE!!! There will even be some free lunch.

    Most important, Gymkhana is a absolute blast. If you are worried about this being too much like work wresting your bike around a bunch of cones at low speed, then you NEED the practice. With a little practice you get better and faster and then it becomes FUN:ricky:ricky:ricky

    I'll be there. Details are here: http://bamarides.com/ride/events/gymkhana-saturday-sept-23-2149/

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  8. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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  9. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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  10. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Been here awhile

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    Hate that the Bamarides forum changed names. Now I can't access it from work.
  11. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Why can't you access it just because it changed names?

    BTW, there was a good reason for the name change.
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  12. Nice Goat

    Nice Goat higher is better

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    That's why we have smart phones. :jack
  13. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Been here awhile

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    Sites that are less than 180 days old automatically get flagged as suspicious, but I fully understand the reasoning behind the name change. The atmosphere of the site was certainly declining recently.

    Also I'm going to try to make this ride since the weather this weekend seems like a bust for deer hunting.
  14. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Been here awhile

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    True but I can't have that at my desk. That's what sucks about working in a DoD closed area. Can always check it while waiting for my boss to actually call into any one of the multiple meetings he schedules every day.
  15. Nice Goat

    Nice Goat higher is better

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    Ahhh, gotcha. Yeah, we didn't have smart phones when I was managing the crypto vault about 20+ years ago.
  16. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    Winter is upon us up here in Ohio and I am in the process of planning a trip down to Talladega NF to spend two day's of big bike ADV riding the Gravel/Dirt roads north to south east to west in the ranger district of the map. I have made two routes on base-camp as a guide and have read and watched ride reports of the area. We canceled last year due to weather but this year I feel good about the month of January since I am turning 60 and have reached old F@&t status. One question, Is there two full days of riding in the forest? We don't stop a lot for sightseeing or photo's, Mainly just riding and enjoying the view of landscape at speed. I know the Kentuck ORV is closed but it looks like we can find some slop to splash around in. I do remember being warned about the Deep water holes that the 4wd's make on some of the off road section. See you soon. B.
  17. hoop46

    hoop46 Adventurer

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    b-Mac,
    Theres enough to explore that you could probably kill 2 days. The 600-1 and 600-2 will easily take a couple hours and they will wear you out as well, I haven't had the chance to explore too much outside of that due to time when i ride up there, but i'd imagine theres plenty to go around. Also TopTrails is close to there if you want to go there and ride.
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  18. AST236

    AST236 Long timer

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    I grew up in Oxford, a few miles north of Cheaha. Lots of great riding there.

    Make it up to Jacksonville and stop by The Rocket on AL Hwy 21. Best burgers and bbq around.........:)

    Ride safe and enjoy!!!
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  19. swamp

    swamp Shut up. Ride.

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    Ya there is enough. I have a large cattle farm in sylacauga and have farted around the NF a lot. If you need any help (like a truck to pick you up) message me and I'll send you my # just in case.
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