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Offline KevinB

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My 2019 "U.S & Worldwide Tour Of Alabama" Ride Challenge
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:58:58 AM »
I don't remember if I saw this idea on another forum or if it came in a dream, but this will be my Ride Challenge for 2019...taking a tour of the U.S. and the world, all without leaving the state.

I plan to hit most of the cities, towns and communities that share a name with another major/well known city, another U.S. state, or a foreign country. I'm sure there are some obscure towns in other states and countries that I'm not aware of, but I'll be attempting to grab some of the more well known.

This is the list of Alabama towns I used for reference...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_and_towns_in_Alabama


On the itinerary so far...

- Arlington
- Ashville done
- Athens
- Auburn
- Berlin done
- Birmingham done
- Bridgeport
- Brooklyn
- Camden
- Carolina
- Cleveland done
- Columbia
- Cuba
- Dayton
- Detroit
- Dodge City done
- Eutaw (spelled wrong, but sounds right  :) )
- Florence
- Geneva
- Hollywood
- Houston
- Kansas
- Leeds done
- Little Nashville
- Louisville
- Madison
- Madrid
- Memphis
- Oxford
- Phenix City (close enough to Phoenix)
- Princeton
- Texasville
- Trenton
- Troy
- Scottland (not the same spelling, but close enough)


Some of these may be nothing more than a dirt patch at a county road intersection...I'll get a pic as close as I can to what Google Maps shows as their official location (and hopefully something with the name on it).

Anyone else is welcome to play the game if they'd like.
« Last Edit: February 09, 2019, 09:43:07 PM by KevinB »
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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Wolrdwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2019, 08:00:44 PM »
You missed Eutaw.

On some maps there is Little Nashville here in the valley. You can't get to the actual place on the map that I know of, but there is a sign on County Rd 20 just as you cross the river.

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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Wolrdwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2019, 09:24:15 PM »
You missed Eutaw.

On some maps there is Little Nashville here in the valley. You can't get to the actual place on the map that I know of, but there is a sign on County Rd 20 just as you cross the river.

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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Wolrdwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2019, 11:07:07 PM »
Great idea. You need to post up when you ride, so others can join in.  More fun with others!!
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My 2019 "U.S & Wolrdwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2019, 12:26:19 AM »
Cleveland
Phoenix city
Oxford
Madison
Ashville
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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Wolrdwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2019, 05:30:45 AM »
Troy
“Texas”ville
Columbia
Brooklyn
Arlington

And as for spelling that is different, don’t forget pronunciation. Don’t go to Madrid, AL and pronounce it like you’re in Spain. All 5 residents there will whoop you.
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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Wolrdwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 08:26:44 AM »
I'm going to go ahead and mark Cleveland as done...grabbed this pic on Sunday as I was passing through.

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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Wolrdwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 08:36:28 AM »
Thanks for the additional suggestions...added to the list.

I'll be skipping the generics like Oak Grove, Shady Grove, Mt. Olive, etc. Seems like each county in Alabama has one of each, and I'd imagine other states have a dozen or so as well.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 08:37:14 AM by KevinB »
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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Wolrdwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 09:17:36 AM »
A few from Jackson County.

Bridgeport (Connecticut)
Hollywood (Fla and Cal.) The one in Alabama claims to be the first one.  :)
Trenton (Ga, NJ)
Princeton (NJ)
Macedonia (Greece)
Francisco   (I know it's missing the SAN, you can count it if you want)


Dead Towns of Alabama
Bellefonte (PA.)
Boston
Bainbridge (Ga, England)
Brownville  (Fla, Tx)
Claiborne  (La.)
Clarksville  (Tn, Indiana)
Erie            (Pa)
Houston     (Tx)
Nottingham (England)
Riverton      (Australia)
Pikeville       (Tn, NC)
Rockcastle(county) (Ky)
Stanton     ( U.S. and England)
Vienna       (Capital of Austria and of course the sausages)
Waldo        (British Columbia ghost town)  Plus you need to find Waldo anytime you are searching.  :)
Washington  ( State and D.C.)

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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Wolrdwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2019, 09:18:45 AM »
Nice challenge! I might also suggest Jackson, though I suppose that is only big in Mississippi.

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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Wolrdwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 12:02:24 PM »
A few from Jackson County.

Bridgeport (Connecticut)
Hollywood (Fla and Cal.) The one in Alabama claims to be the first one.  :)
Trenton (Ga, NJ)
Princeton (NJ)
Macedonia (Greece)
Francisco   (I know it's missing the SAN, you can count it if you want)


Dead Towns of Alabama
Bellefonte (PA.)
Boston
Bainbridge (Ga, England)
Brownville  (Fla, Tx)
Claiborne  (La.)
Clarksville  (Tn, Indiana)
Erie            (Pa)
Houston     (Tx)
Nottingham (England)
Riverton      (Australia)
Pikeville       (Tn, NC)
Rockcastle(county) (Ky)
Stanton     ( U.S. and England)
Vienna       (Capital of Austria and of course the sausages)
Waldo        (British Columbia ghost town)  Plus you need to find Waldo anytime you are searching.  :)
Washington  ( State and D.C.)


Looks like I'm gonna need more 2019.  :o

I added a few more to the list. I Googled "Macedonia" and it showed me several hits and Google Maps shows "Macedonia, AL" in Pickens, Count...I'll skip it as there's probably several communities with that name. I may try and grab Francisco if there's anything with a name...Google Map just showed a general area at the state line.

I was actually forming the idea of the game while we were riding through Jackson County on Sunday...I should have grabbed those while passing through.  :)

The dead/ghost towns might be another challenge if I can finish this one.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2019, 12:03:10 PM by KevinB »
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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Worldwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 03:49:07 PM »
Francisco is the last turn before you leave Alabama on Hwy 65. May be hard to find a sign with the name on it. The only place I think has a sign is at CR 232 & Hwy 65. It's 14 miles past Princeton.

Princeton has a Post Office and a couple churches with name.

Trenton has a couple churches with name I think.

Macedonia is on Sand Mt between Section and Bucks Pocket. CR 38 and 43, There is a 4way stop, school, VFD  and a store there. lol

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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Worldwide Tour...All In Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2019, 10:54:50 AM »
Gota get you down our way. So here is another one here in Baldwin Co.

Stockton (Ca) Home of the Stagecoach Cafe and "The Last Ride Of The Year"

Also good home cooked southern food.

If you head down let us know and I'll pick up the lunch tab...  ;)

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Re: My 2019 "U.S & Worldwide Tour Of Alabama" Ride Challenge
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2019, 09:54:13 PM »
Got out for a couple of hours this afternoon and picked up a few.

*Apparently my new, $700 phone completely jacked the picture quality...sorry for the poor photos.

- Dodge City (Cullman County)




- Berlin (Cullman County)




- Ashville (St. Clair County)




- Leeds (Jefferson/St. Clair County)




- Birmingham (Jefferson County)



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