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  • #31
    Does anyone know the locations for our two overnights?
    Tommy Crawford
    2012 1600GTL
    2012 1200GS
    2010 Harley Ultra Classic Limited

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    • #32
      Tommy, I am working on actual properties and I will have an email out to all the riders later this week. The plan is to start in Roanoke where there are a couple places to stay. We'll start there and the plan is the next night to be in the Gulf Shores area. The next night will be in the Florence / Cherokee area. The next night will be back in Roanoke (or head home). These are going to be 400ish miles days so we have to be ready to ride early and get in late! This will be a fun challenge and hopefully not like herding cats for a group of 10 riders!!lol... I'll have more info coming shortly...stay tuned!
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      • #33
        Thanks for the update. We are making plans for Diana to join me Fri night and I thought we would probably be somewhere in the NW part of the state but had not seen anything specific.
        Tommy Crawford
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        • #34
          Originally posted by birddog View Post
          but had not seen anything specific.
          Ha ha...and that's cause there ain't no specifics just yet! lol...
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          • #35
            Time Zone

            Originally posted by Vance View Post
            Ha ha...and that's cause there ain't no specifics just yet! lol...
            For planning purposes remember that Lanett is on Eastern Standard Time.

            Sanford

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            • #36
              excellent point Sanford, thanks for pointing that out!
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              • #37
                The day has finally arrived...The All Around Alabama ride commences today! I will be meeting Mike Scott, Karl Schroeder, Erik Bahl and Sanford Colley in Lanette, AL to start our ride tomorrow morning. We will meet David Hogg and Tommy Crawford near Grand Bay on Friday morning as we head up the west side of the state. Looking forward to a great ride...just sorry that Tommy Arnold had to cancel due to illness...get well Tommy! If possible I will post some ride pics in the evenings. We have planned a somewhat relaxed ride this time breaking the ride into three segments concluding on Saturday afternoon back in Lanette! And we're off!
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                • #38
                  Looks like you have good weather for your adventure. Do you have your Spot operating?
                  Bob Steber
                  1995 R100GSPDC Long Tall Sallie
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                  • #39
                    Sure do Bob, just set it up. I am leaving early afternoon for the ride to Lanette so I'll fire it up when I leave, check it when I get there. I haven't run it in tooooo long!Got to make sure I do it right...lol....


                    https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php...3551b1f0b76d95
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                    • #40
                      It's working. I look forward to seeing your track.
                      Bob Steber
                      1995 R100GSPDC Long Tall Sallie
                      1991 R100GS The Bumblebee
                      1976 R90s Odalisque

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Bob View Post
                        It's working. I look forward to seeing your track.
                        It looks like they have turned the south east corner. I'm Jealous.
                        Jim Dubick
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                        • #42
                          They made it to the ferry in time for the crossing and are at the Gulf Breeze.
                          Last edited by R90srider; 04-02-2015, 08:24 PM.
                          Bob Steber
                          1995 R100GSPDC Long Tall Sallie
                          1991 R100GS The Bumblebee
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                          • #43
                            great ride today! The weather was great, cloudy at times but perfect temps! We pressed onward throughout the day with the target being making that ferry...after a quick stop for lunch we pushed on through and actually made the 5:45 ferry. That put us at the hotel just after 6:30 and in time to stroll down the street for a great dinner...fresh from the gulf! Tomorrow we head north and pick up Tommy Crawford and David Hogg as we cross I-10 Tuscumbia tomorrow or bust! A few pics in no particular order
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                            • #44
                              Leg 2 complete! Another great ride today coming up the west side. We made fantastic time today in great weather. Since several had not previously been to the Coon Dog Cemetery we stopped in for a visit. Then made it safely to the hotel in Tuscumbia before the weather came through. Ready to head est and south tomorrow and finish the loop!
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                              • #45
                                That was a fantastic Journey. Thanks to Vance for arranging this as well as the original explorers and documenters of this route. This was a great way to see the state. Three days of riding and getting to and back from the start point resulted in a 1727 mile ride. The weather cooperated perfectly. It was a little warm at times for the first two days, and day three saw the cold weather gear coming out. We had two riders who just had or were about to celebrate birthdays, Mike Scott 67, Sanford Colley 76. My Hat goes off to Sanford, he is one hard core rider. He put in the longest days on the first and third days travelling another two hours to and from home in addition to our long days ride. Karl from Louisiana gave Cycle Nation in Huntsville the first rider emergency test. On our last day he noticed the front tire on his GS was worn beyond what he expected. It might make it to the end of the route, but he and Mike Scott would not make the additional ~500 miles back to Louisiana on Sunday. A lunch call on Saturday saw Cycle Nation shuffling the work to replace it. Attached is Vance's SPOT Tracker showing our complete route. Going around the state in three days did not allow time to stop and see interesting things if you saw them. I think I will repeat this over a 5 day or so trip in the future to explore some of the cool things we passed. One in particular was some type of military junkyard in South Alabama that had tanks and aircraft fuselages in various condition.
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                                Erik Bahl
                                Huntsville

                                "Those are some fine P-nuts"

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