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Old 11-23-2012, 02:34 PM   #22156
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24ish miles of single track beat down, Thanks for leading us today FBM, had a blast! OC, let us know when you get the bike going. I was perplexed on the trail.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:35 PM   #22157
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saturday im busy helping a friend , but sunday looks ok.




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I'll be getting home today...FBM, you up for possibly riding Saturday or Sunday behind your house? Would def like to ride there and haven't fixed the plated 530 yet from last weekend...so it's all 250 for me. Let me know.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:40 PM   #22158
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Hatch, I found those bark busters.
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anyone know of any good stretches of highway in the area? So far I've done a lot more off-road riding and the only times I've been on the road it's been on a straight line.

Blackwater. you needs it
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:40 PM   #22159
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yep today was a blast, i told you guys , theres some tough trail over here and we rode the crap out of it today, man joel is coming on , he really impressed me today, nice job!
and you all know rotorhead can spin it.
we all missed vic and had good positive thoughts for him and family.
another time i'm sure.
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #22160
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Cool, PM you tomorrow for Sunday!
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:14 PM   #22161
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24ish miles of single track beat down, Thanks for leading us today FBM, had a blast! OC, let us know when you get the bike going. I was perplexed on the trail.
Had a good time today doing mostly single track. Thanks to FBM for showing us around that great riding area! I had a feeling my bike would start right up once I got home and that's exactly what happened. Didn't even have to kick it. The E-Start did it's thing right away!
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #22162
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i'm glad you got it running!
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Had a good time today doing mostly single track. Thanks to FBM for showing us around that great riding area! I had a feeling my bike would start right up once I got home and that's exactly what happened. Didn't even have to kick it. The E-Start did it's thing right away!
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:42 PM   #22163
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i'm glad you got it running!
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Me too! Had a blast today... Thanks for the guided tour. Great tails back there for sure!
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:07 AM   #22164
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Hey y'all, hope everyone had a good thanksgiving. Say, anyone know of any good stretches of highway in the area? So far I've done a lot more off-road riding and the only times I've been on the road it's been on a straight line.
+1 on BlackWater. Some good roads and some great trails.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:43 AM   #22165
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I also just found some more trails by my house today. Did some recon in my truck while I was walking my dog. Kind of a bittersweet feeling when you have to turn around your truck because you know it will get stuck but know your bike can get through it no problem.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:32 PM   #22166
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no work tmw so i'll be at the powerlines at some point. probably middayish
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:48 PM   #22167
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The Beast ride friday and saturday.

836 miles, Pivot Rock, covered Bridges, historic markers, waterfalls, Hank Williams and sex used the wrong way signs.

I think I got almost everything in except a food picture.

This Thanksgiving holiday was a bit different than the others.
Usually its a weekend of holiday and football games and
maybe some hunting.

This year, with Diann being out of town, and since the weather was
going to be gorgeous but cold I announced to my buddies
that they'd be invited to go on a two day
cannonball run of some of the covered bridges of Alabama.
No takers for one reason or another.

First stop, Pivot Rock.
A photo from last year
and date stamp on the pictures have the wrong year!



Debandi wrote a excellent article about this place a couple years ago and I made
a visit to it last winter.




This time I wanted a picture of the VStrom beside the rock like Debandi
did with his Gas Gas.




Too many leaves still on the trees and I just couldn't spot it.
This dead-end bunch of trees was enough to discourage me
and probably just as well.

I probably couldn't get the VStrom up to the rock for a
photo anyway, but wanted to try.


So its onward to see the cool covered bridges and other stuff
described in the book.
Here we go!
























A little movie of the sling shot failure. Gotta click on the picture to see:









Worn flooring on this bridge:


Monument to the Spanish explorer DeSoto who was here in the 1540's:


Old Hank got inspiration here for one of his songs



Very pretty place. I can see inspiration here.



Moving on, found this most unusual place near Prattville:







FAST FAST trip.
Left Pensacola @ 7am friday,,,,,,,,,,,beat the sundown saturday @ 5pm.






First I want to thank Debandi for his excellent reports of northeast Alabama.
His reports inspired me to get out of the recliner and get on that bike and
explore some of the things he shared with us all.

Also, want to thank GSBS for his excellent book "Motorcycling Alabama".
ISBN-10: 0-873-5528-6
One of the rides David speaks of the covered bridges of Blount County and
it looked like a do-able 2 day event.
Combine this with Debandi's stories of Blount county and a memoriable
2 day ride happened.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:52 PM   #22168
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Another awesome Ride Report

Thanks for sharing Madhouse...

Looks like a great trip. At least no one was slowing you down!

And you picked a great weekend to go.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #22169
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Good stuff Tony.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #22170
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had a great time today ian, i sure like that 250.
lets do it again
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