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DougD 03-07-2013 07:17 AM

Day Trips in Central Alabama?
 
looking for ideas of day trips in Alabama. I'm in Birmingham and looking for dirt/gravel roads, etc.

thought about the lower talledega forest....haven't been there in years.

suggestions?

RobN. 03-08-2013 05:32 PM

It's a nice ride.............
 
Up 231 to Oneonta, and up 75, or 79 to Lake Guntersville. All the smaller county roads that I have been on around there are good roads, with nice scenery.

Pick a direction & head out.

RobN

mlw78 03-08-2013 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by RobN. (Post 20900412)

Pick a direction & head out.

RobN


^^^ I like that. That's the beauty of adventure it can be anywhere.

PhillipsMetal 03-10-2013 12:52 AM

I have been doing some riding south of Birmingham in the Cahaba Wildlife Management Area. It starts in Helena and extends south past West Blocton. There are a ton of dirt roads running through old mining areas and a lot of these roads run near the Cahaba River. Lots of neat sites, varied terrain and historical sites.

I am going to ride a few more roads and put up a ride report soon.

Yankee Dog 03-11-2013 12:53 PM

If you want some gravel try this one. it aught to be good for a day trip.

Head toward Taaladega and hop on 77 south. about halfway to Ashland turn left/east on to CR209 (Horns Lake Road)

about a mile or so in turn left onto Skyline Drive at the cemetary it turns to gravel shortly thereafter. Stay on Skyline until it meets 181 and turns to pavement.


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...g/IMGP1460.jpg


Take the pig trail back down. SR 281 (Cheaha Rd). This one is pavement, but its pretty rough.

Have a good time.

ShadySmurf 03-14-2013 11:22 AM

Lurking this thread. I have relocated to southeastern Alabama and so far haven't found anything to spectacular. My scouting trips are starting to get bigger and northier :D.

Anyone riding this weekend within a couple hours of Ft Rucker that doesn't mind a tag along let me know! I'm on a 990 ADV R.

sdthorpe 03-14-2013 11:37 AM

I love Alabama...

Check my two reports below for some 'bama dirt porn; especially "the toonamint trip" one. Can't wait to get back over there....

ShadySmurf 03-14-2013 12:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdthorpe (Post 20945919)
I love Alabama...

Check my two reports below for some 'bama dirt porn; especially "the toonamint trip" one. Can't wait to get back over there....


Yeah, northern Alabama looks good, like I said my scouting trips are getting northier. I am used to having some great roads 10 minutes away, not 3 hours...Hoping I just haven't found it yet. :freaky

Yankee Dog 03-14-2013 12:41 PM

GSBS, an inmate here, wrote a book on riding in Alabama. This is the website for it. I dont know about your neck of the woods but he nailed a lot of the greats up here in the North half of the states.


http://motorcyclingalabama.info/

ShadySmurf 03-14-2013 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Yankee Dog (Post 20946535)
GSBS, an inmate here, wrote a book on riding in Alabama. This is the website for it. I dont know about your neck of the woods but he nailed a lot of the greats up here in the North half of the states.


http://motorcyclingalabama.info/

My wife got me that book as a gift :D. I guess it's just this location as the black hole of adventure riding. Seems to be good groups of people in every direction from here, all about 3 hours away. I have no problem doing 500+ miles in a day, it's just the 3 hour trip to start the day is a little lame.

I'm working on the routes in that book, trying to tie them into a route from my location. Unfortunately even the book routes for this area involve a lot of highway. I think this weekend I'm going to head north and find some of the central Alabama routes and start working there.

Thanks for the info though.

Yankee Dog 03-14-2013 01:14 PM

try these folks, I believe a bunch of them are from L.A.



http://bamarides.com/ride/

sdthorpe 03-14-2013 05:36 PM

What town are you in?


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