ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-06-2013, 01:29 PM   #7246
BKS
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Arab, Alabama
Oddometer: 12
Thumb Tag

TAG

My pictures aren't nearly as nice but it's the same location!

About to cross the bridge:



Tag Location:



New tag location will be coming shortly.

Brian
BKS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #7247
BKS
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Arab, Alabama
Oddometer: 12
New Tag...

This tag is located in Marshall County. In dry conditions the tag could probably be had on most street bikes. Right now it's a dual-sport tag. You will get wet getting this one especially if it's rained within the last week.

Road Name:


Past this sign:


Pavement ends here but keep going:



Tag
Ride through the water to get to the island:

Looking back:


Looking forward:


Brian

BKS screwed with this post 04-06-2013 at 01:55 PM
BKS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 05:21 PM   #7248
Yankee Dog
Beastly Adventurer
 
Yankee Dog's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Decatur, AL
Oddometer: 1,863
I know where that is at. I was over there a couple of weeks ago looking for the Long Branch Opry building. Sad story. Even the barn is gone.
__________________
2005 Ural
2005 BMW F650GS
2012 Triumph Tiger 800xc
Yankee Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #7249
GSBS
FunHog
 
GSBS's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Blount Springs, AL
Oddometer: 3,828
Tag...

Eagle Rock Drive:



I'll try to place a new tag tomorrow, probably south.
GSBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 04:43 PM   #7250
BKS
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Arab, Alabama
Oddometer: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yankee Dog View Post
I know where that is at. I was over there a couple of weeks ago looking for the Long Branch Opry building. Sad story. Even the barn is gone.

Although I never personally went to L.B. Opry, I knew several people who did and really enjoyed it. I didn't realize that the barn was now gone.

Brian

BKS screwed with this post 04-09-2013 at 04:40 AM
BKS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #7251
GSBS
FunHog
 
GSBS's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2005
Location: Blount Springs, AL
Oddometer: 3,828
New Tag...

This afternoon Bart Jones and I visited the Bradford Textile Factory ruins.

This is all that remains of a 4-story granite water-powered textile mill dating to before the Civil War in Coosa County. John Bradford, who was one of Andy Jackson's officers from Tennessee, received a land grant after the Alabama Territory was opened up following the defeat of the Red Sticks at Horseshoe Bend. He moved his entire operation, including employees and slaves, to this area and at one time in addition to the mill also operated a gold mine on his land as well as other business interests and a large farming operation.

I did a newspaper piece about Bradford and the mill (everyone called it the "Bradford Factory") back in the 1970s and the Alabama Historical Commission had census data on how many bolts of fabric were made at the mill for the 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, etc. They told me cloth for confederate uniforms was one product made here. It's one of the few old mills I've seen in Alabama with stone ruins and I think it's quite picturesque. It seems like when I did the story they told me the stone was quarried over 20 miles away in Rockford and hauled to the site. Quite an undertaking I imagine!

The property itself is now posted, but these photos were made from a public road.

Obligatory shot with bike in frame:


More detailed view of the ruins (the stone water race that supplied a huge water wheel can be seen at lower right in picture):


GPS info:
GSBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 07:34 AM   #7252
BillR1150GS
Studly Adventurer
 
BillR1150GS's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Marcoot, AL
Oddometer: 732
Tag

__________________
Bill

2000 R1150gs
2010 FXDC
2012 GL1800 Level 3
BillR1150GS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 08:25 AM   #7253
BillR1150GS
Studly Adventurer
 
BillR1150GS's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Marcoot, AL
Oddometer: 732
New Tag

The new tag will be the south side of the old store in Buffalo on 431 if anyone wants to get a head start. Pic in a couple hours. I'm off to try to snag the Georgia tag
__________________
Bill

2000 R1150gs
2010 FXDC
2012 GL1800 Level 3
BillR1150GS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2013, 11:29 AM   #7254
BillR1150GS
Studly Adventurer
 
BillR1150GS's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2002
Location: Marcoot, AL
Oddometer: 732
New tag pic

__________________
Bill

2000 R1150gs
2010 FXDC
2012 GL1800 Level 3
BillR1150GS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2013, 07:51 PM   #7255
Bama Gringo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Bama Gringo's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Matt, new to nashville, tn
Oddometer: 198
i went right by this today but i was in the car, lol/ might try to ride back out there this weekend if its still untagged.
Bama Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 09:59 AM   #7256
Bama Gringo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Bama Gringo's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Matt, new to nashville, tn
Oddometer: 198
Tag.
Bama Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 11:58 AM   #7257
cahoona7
Rider
 
cahoona7's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Lookin for AL Tag
Oddometer: 896
Bruced



Oh well. Great ride on new bike.
cahoona7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 01:50 PM   #7258
Bama Gringo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Bama Gringo's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Matt, new to nashville, tn
Oddometer: 198
i think i saw u. sweet bike. whats is it? new tag coming very soon.....
Bama Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #7259
Bama Gringo
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Bama Gringo's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Matt, new to nashville, tn
Oddometer: 198
new Tag....should be easy enough.

Bama Gringo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2013, 02:08 PM   #7260
cahoona7
Rider
 
cahoona7's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Lookin for AL Tag
Oddometer: 896
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bama Gringo View Post
i think i saw u. sweet bike. whats is it? new tag coming very soon.....
Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring.

I saw some bikes at Shinbone Store.

cahoona7 screwed with this post 04-20-2013 at 09:50 PM
cahoona7 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014