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Posted by: Frank Smith
« on: July 27, 2021, 07:23:36 AM »

It was a great day to ride.  Sweeper got me hooked on that CB500.  Man that thing was smooth with just the right amount of power.
Posted by: Guidedawg
« on: July 26, 2021, 09:08:25 AM »

Looks like y'all had a great time.  I had never heard of High Falls when I read your original post and since I attended a family reunion for my wife and MIL's family on Sand Mountain Sunday, we made a detour (I was caging it) to check it out.  It looks like a very popular swimming hole and I did see a handful of bikes there.

The things you learn here!  I'm glad you mentioned it; it was definitely worth seeing.
Posted by: Nice Goat
« on: July 25, 2021, 08:05:48 PM »

Looks like a good time was had!
Posted by: SoloRider73
« on: July 25, 2021, 03:37:12 PM »

I had a good time even if I found out how bad out of shape I really am.   :'(

I would be interested in exploring some of the gravel roads.  Let me know if you want to go out exploring some time.
Posted by: David DoubleEX
« on: July 25, 2021, 12:38:54 PM »

We had a great ride. Left with a crew of 6 from Gurley.

The roads started out great but I ended up first hitting a road that didn't exist, but then also finding my route included dirt roads. I was able to navigate around the 2 or 3 dirt roads, but I wouldn't mind doing it again WITH the dirt roads. Turns out that when I build a route using Locus Maps and tell it I'm on a mountain bike, it maps dirt roads too. This will take some experimentation.

On our way to Altamont, I saw a lemonade stand on the side of the road. They were raising money for a children's ministry, had lemonade, and had a super cure little doggo. I didn't have to think twice.

Shortly before making it to Altamont, TWJohn broke off and headed back home for a birthday party.

We made it to Altamont and hiked a half mile to the waterfall. There were a lot of people who decided to go swimming at the waterfall. We thought about it, and Frank even took his pants off, but instead we hiked back up and left to find food.

We rode back to Monteagle, got gas at the busiest gas station, and then ate at Up In Snoke BBQ. Was a great lunch with great people. Ronnie broke off here and rode his Moto Guzzi the fast route back home.

After leaving Monteagle we stopped at the natural Bridge in Sewanee.

From there we rode back down at Alabama and stopped at a gas station in Hollywood. This is where we had our last conversations before splitting off. Greg started back towards Birmingham, Randy to Hartselle, and Frank and I rode together back to New Market.

Overall, it was a full day of riding with great people on great roads. Appreciate yall not getting frustrated on my detours due to route issues.

Also, these old guys might complain about the walking we did, but let's be honest, it was good for all of us! It's healthy to stretch our legs.

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Posted by: Sweeper
« on: July 25, 2021, 10:44:40 AM »

Figured out why my helmet got so loud yesterday. The pinloc tab fell out of the shield. I could be deaf from the noise!


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Posted by: mojo1
« on: July 24, 2021, 08:36:14 PM »

Had a good time today. Left the House at 6am & got home at 8:20. Luckily I missed any rain.
Posted by: Sweeper
« on: July 24, 2021, 07:16:54 PM »

Great ride today! Enjoyed riding Frank’s primo BMW. Rode through three showers from Huntsville to Decatur. Pulled in the garage in Hartselle and it poured. Oh and Win doesn’t make us walk like David does.


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Posted by: klaviator
« on: July 24, 2021, 06:11:00 AM »

This looks like fun but I just came back from a five day trip of dual sport riding in Maggie Valley.  Take some pics.
Posted by: Sweeper
« on: July 23, 2021, 07:12:58 PM »

I’ll see y’all in the morning.


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Posted by: SoloRider73
« on: July 22, 2021, 06:21:34 PM »

I’ll be there.


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Posted by: Sweeper
« on: July 22, 2021, 07:24:24 AM »

I’ll try and make it. I’ll post up either way Friday evening.


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Posted by: David DoubleEX
« on: July 21, 2021, 09:44:48 PM »

Altamont it is! Kickstands up at 9AM Saturday. I will come early to stop at Hardee's and grab a biscuit and coffee first.

I'll map out a route to get there that avoids main roads for the most part. Typical country riding for us.

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Posted by: mojo1
« on: July 21, 2021, 08:38:24 PM »

I might be able to make it up. If I do I'm good with whatever.
Posted by: Frank Smith
« on: July 20, 2021, 10:58:27 PM »

I want to go. Altamont sounds good.  Haven’t been there.  Wherever you decide is fine.