North Alabama Riders

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

  1. TheSweeper

    TheSweeper Adventurer

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    I’m in!
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  2. motocopter

    motocopter Long timer

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    My AT is still not down here. Probably after Christmas. :hmmmmm
  3. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    It looks like a good turnout for the ride tomorrow. There were several responses on the Motorcycle Alabama forum.
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  4. sotipnomon

    sotipnomon Dont care till he does. Supporter

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    Three of us are looking to escape IN in January and ride our new to us dual sports south enough to be warmish.

    Anyone have suggestions?

    http://www.choccoloccomountain.com/index.html

    Is this good? Looks a little jeepy.

    Thanks!
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  5. klaviator

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  6. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I have never even heard of this place but then I haven't ridden any of the OHV places in Alabama. All my dual sport riding has been on dirt/gravel roads of which Alabama has a fair amount.

    I have heard of this place: http://stonylonesomeohv.us/

    I did ride some OHV areas in North Georgia but I think most of them are closed in the winter. https://www.n-georgia.com/orv_trails.htm

    This place is privately owned and seriously challenging: https://www.highlandparkresort.com/

    The thing with Alabama and Georgia is that we do get some winter weather here. Come down in January and you may get some nice riding weather or you may get cold with rain or snow.

    Some typical dual sport riding here in N. Alabama and a bit into TN: https://advrider.com/f/threads/full...the-rocket-city.647784/page-102#post-37106178
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  7. sotipnomon

    sotipnomon Dont care till he does. Supporter

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    Thanks!

    Yes, we'll watch the weather and can move our trip around to catch the best window.

    Might head West if an arctic blast has settled in down there or something too.

    We usually go to Tellico Plains for March Moto Madness and know that area pretty well if it's warm around there.

    Thanks again!

    Nice ride!
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  8. klaviator

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  9. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    I have changed the meeting spot for the Saturday ride. Check the link in the previous post. It looks like the weather will be pretty nice for a ride and the food at Chef Troy's is always great. I hope to see some of you on Saturday. Plkease let me know if you plan on coming so we can give the restaurant a heads up.
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  10. SoloRider73

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    I plan to be there
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  11. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    We ended up with over 20 people at Chef Troys.

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    Some nice roads through the Bankhead forest.

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  12. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Been here awhile

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    Really wanted to make this one but was dealing with a wicked sinus infection so decided to stay at the house instead.
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  13. lwellingham

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    Just discovered this thread....I'm in going forward.
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  14. TAT19

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    Me too. I’m in the Opelika area.
  15. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    Glad to have both of you here but most of the activity on this thread is in North Alabama, as in Huntsville area. If you want to find activity closer to you I'd check out this forum: http://www.motorcyclealabama.com/rides/index.phphttp://www.motorcyclealabama.com/rides/index.php

    Even up around here the Motorcycle Alabama forum has more rides and activities but I do normally post on both forums.
  16. TAT19

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    Thanks so much! Will do.
  17. BoujeeGoat

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    What’s up guys! My wife and I recently moved back to the Huntsville area for work. We both grew up here, then ended up staying after college in the Tuscaloosa area. Got here back in October and ended up selling my KLR for a BMW F800GSA! Looking forward to learn the area better! Most of my riding around here used to be cruiser oriented, so Im looking to break into the dual sport riding I never got into when I was here! A lot of our riding is TTown was dirt oriented and I would love to try and get some dirt time again! Any suggestions that are close-ish to town? I’ve ridden Bankhead on the KLR before, amazing riding! But looking for something closer, any ideas? Stoked to be part of the group going forward!
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  18. klaviator

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    For an easy, and I mean EASY, dirt fix the Wheeler wildlife refuge has some easy but scenic dirt/gravel roads. About half is gated off between OCT 15 and FEB 15. There is some dual sport riding up in Tennessee, Limestone county and Jackson County. There are also a lot of "paved" roads up in TN that are narrow and rough and well suited for a dual sport or adventure bike. There are a couple of weekend dual sport events coming up in April and May: http://www.motorcyclealabama.com/rides/index.php?board=58.0
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  19. amr2ul

    amr2ul Machinery 2 Upper Level

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    Recommend you acquaint yourself with NATRA. The land they lease is farther away than Bankhead for most of us, but definitely worth the trip. $75 a year covers the dues, but the 2020 term is currently closed.
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  20. Thinwater

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    County Rd 3, leaves Princeton Alabama and will drop you off near New Market Alabama, that is the closest through "slightly challenging" off pavement to Huntsville that I know of. The first time you go, I recommend going from Princeton side as finding the other end is harder if you've never been there. With the weight of bike you have, you better go when its dry unless you have serious knobs. Dry you can do it with pure street tires.