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Old 12-29-2008, 10:18 AM   #1
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Thumb Exploring Alabama over the holidays…

My brother came to Alabama for the week, and this was his first ride on his Husky 610.

We headed out to ride some of my favorite local spots.

I wanted to ease him in and not do anything too technical.



This is an old abandoned limestone quarry. The limestone was sent by rail to the iron furnaces about 30 miles south to Birmingham.




We headed over to Swann Bridge.


This covered bridge is on the National Register of Historic places.
It was built in 1933. And, at 305 feet in length, it is the longest covered bridge in existence in Alabama.



This is one of several local area abandoned railroads.





Good thing he’s not afraid of heights.




With all the rain we have been getting, the creeks are running good!






Looks like we’re just about over the drought.


We headed over to a local cave.






The trail was quite wet!



Looks like the local artists have been busy.























I tried to get him to cross this creek, but he would have nothing to do with it.



He did great for his first time out. I eventually threw a little technical stuff at him. He handled everything just fine with no problems.






Back home to wash them and put his away until his next visit.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:48 AM   #2
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Looks good.. exploring the back woods and trails! Thanks for posting
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:35 AM   #3
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good stuff

good camera work and editing...........add some blue sky and you'd be golden....more when available.....Bruce
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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Great report Dave. You are nicer than me. I would have started him out on the knarly stuff.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:36 PM   #5
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What part of Al is that? I love the old railroad beds.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:44 PM   #6
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Looks like a good ride. I just put some more road worthy shoes (pirelli scorpion a/t 90s) so I am going to stay away from the real technical stuff for now but let me know if you wanna go riding sometime.
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Old 12-30-2008, 03:57 AM   #7
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Good ride. Thanks for the pics.
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looks good and where in ala is this?
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:40 AM   #9
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GREAT REPORT AND PIC'S, HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:15 PM   #10
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[QUOteFireman1000]What part of Al is that? I love the old railroad beds.[/QUOTE]

Hello, Fireman1000.



Go to the Visit Exploring Alabama link embeded in my signature.

Then, go to the Abandoned Railroads thread. That should help.

Let me know if you need more information.

Thanks for all the great comments.

Happy New Year!
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