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Title: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post by: David DoubleEX on July 20, 2021, 09:25:29 PM
Who would be interested In a street ride Saturday? Thinking leaving the Gurley AL Mapco at 9AM.

I'm still debating on routes but if we have interest In a ride, I will for sure do something.

We can ride up to Lynchburg and then over to the Old Delina Country Stor for lunch is the kind of easiest option I am looking at.
Another option is that I have wanted to go to Altamont TN and check out the waterfall there.
On the other hand of that, it's rained pretty much constantly for awhile now and I bet High Falls near Geraldine AL will be REALLY flowing. Plus taking that route would be my old stomping grounds so I'd have some neat places we could stop by too.

I know I'm posting this as kind of a ride planning, but I will decide a route as long as there is interest in going. Though thoughts on routes are still welcome.

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Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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.
Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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.
Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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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Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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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Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post by: SoloRider73 on July 22, 2021, 06:21:34 PM
I’ll be there.


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Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post by: Sweeper on July 23, 2021, 07:12:58 PM
I’ll see y’all in the morning.


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Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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.
Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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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Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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.
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Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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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Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210725/eee6a015944120f85ba62ff02c2b2142.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210725/25c7d6e9ab7ad02dee8dc4687491de1e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210725/2c5b148f4613ee5e7ab8281e81f1b809.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210725/17afe35bd43dd9a5e2f62e04531f48e7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210725/ddfbf8a36a3dd7d4aec73366d44bc172.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210725/1e30261726bb42f0aa282fdfdc895b84.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210725/a58fad2f85da926569fbb238aa3cb7fa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210725/10275e70e4996baaa49e0564280e0142.jpg)

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Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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.
Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post by: Nice Goat on July 25, 2021, 08:05:48 PM
Looks like a good time was had!
Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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.
Title: Re: Street ride - starting in Gurley AL - Saturday July 24th
Post 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.