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    Default June 13 Second Saturday RTE To Shell Downtown Bar And Grille

    Greetings Alabeemers,

    I hope you will join us for our June 2nd Saturday RTE to Shells Downtown Bar and Grille in Piedmont Alabama, June 13, 2020. We will depart from Edgar's Bakery at the Colonnade, stands up at 8:30am, with a full tank and an empty bladder. Thanks to Dave Smith for recommending one of his favorite eateries for us to enjoy.

    Along the way, we will ride over Double Oak Mountain on Hwy 25 and other back roads to the Janney Iron Furnace and Calhoun County Confederate Memorial in Ohatchee, Alabama and then continue to Shells Downtown in Piedmont for lunch.

    The total distance to Shell's Downtown is 98 miles and about a 3 hour trip. After lunch, on the way back to the Birmingham area, we will ride the ultra curvy, fun Cottaquilla Road NE of Anniston, AL. Total distance 94 miles and 1:45 minutes, arriving back in Birmingham around 3 pm.

    Here is information about the Janney Iron Furnace and Confederate Memorial copied from our ABEES Touring Guide:

    "Janney Iron Furnace is located in one of the most beautiful areas of Alabama. Rich in history, Janney Iron Furnace is listed with the National Park Service's National Registry of Historic Places and is on the tour of the Civil War Preservation. Adjacent to the old Iron Furnace is the Calhoun County Confederate Memorial which is the world's largest black granite Confederate monument and the largest confederate memorial in the State of Alabama. Carved on the 110 foot memorial are the names of all of Calhoun County's citizens who served the Confederacy during the War for "Southern Independence". More men from Calhoun County died during the War than the State of Alabama's total combined war dead of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

    Janney Furnace Park is a park surrounding a fifty-foot tall stone furnace in Ohatchee, Alabama. The furnace was built in 1863 by Alfred Janney to produce pig iron due to the prevalence of iron ore in what is now the park. A July 1864 Union raid destroyed all but the stone chimney, which still remains."
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    Bob Steber
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    Hey Bob!
    Since our Alaska plans have been greatly affected, we'll plan to meet ya'll for lunch in June!
    Sounds Good (cause we're all gettin cabin fever by now for sure)!

    Be Safe & Happy Trails,
    Phil & Karen

    Took a wee ride up to Monte Sano State Park yesterday (after workin on da She-Shed).
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    R there any Active members out there still watching what the H*LL is happening in the state of AL?

    Do y'all still Ride your BMWs in & around the state?

    Can U Please show some form of life above the grave site? Thought we were a BMW motorcycle club!!!

    See if ya can put some air in your tires and go for a spin... Meet ya in Suches, GA this Friday.
    It's the start of the summer in North America.... Get out there and R-I-D-E-!
    Ciao, P&K
    Locals dined at Fat Daddy's in HSV on Thursday... YUMMY! CIAO!
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    Hello Alabeemers,

    The long range AccuWeather forecast looks good for our RTE to Shell Bar & Grille in Piedmont. Looking forward to seeing you there.
    Bob Steber
    1995 R100GSPDC Long Tall Sallie
    1991 R100GS The Bumblebee
    1976 R90s Odalisque

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    Hi Alabeemers,

    Saturday, 13th is going to be a good day for our RTE to Shell's in Piedmont. Please tell me if you are going to join us so I can let Dave know how many of us will be there. Also, let me know if you will be riding from Edgar's Bakery.
    Bob Steber
    1995 R100GSPDC Long Tall Sallie
    1991 R100GS The Bumblebee
    1976 R90s Odalisque

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    Bob, we'll be there either by ourselves {or w/an accomplice} from HSV.
    We won't know til breakfast is over at the Blue Plate Cafe on S Memorial Pkwy on Sat...
    Not gonna be riding to B'ham in order to ride to Piedmont!
    Bon Appetite! Phil & Karen

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    Thank you Phil & Karen. C'ya at Shells.
    Bob Steber
    1995 R100GSPDC Long Tall Sallie
    1991 R100GS The Bumblebee
    1976 R90s Odalisque

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    Better late than never, but Karen & Phil + Mike departed the Blue Plate Cafe ~0930 after a hearty breakfast in HSV. We rode south along the detoured US231 south of the Tenn River over toward Arab and then onto Gadsden & Piedmont. Hope Bob Steber et al had an enjoyable ride up from BHM. The weather was very agreeable in these parts I must say. There must've been ~8 or 9 in all at Shell's Downtown B&G; plus a large number of HD-bikers. Food was delicious (but s-l-o-w). Maybe their staff is just now getting back into the concept of group dining indoors...

    It seems like forever since we've had a club get-together. Enjoyed the brief rendezvous and the wandering ride on Sat, 13June. Thanx Bob for this particular Ride-2-Eat offering; we're glad we could attend {we might be headed north this time next month; Who knows?}. Hope many more ADVenturous ALaBeemer Riders will show up in Suches, GA in two weeks for another friendly club meet-up. Cheers Y'all, Phil & Karen + Mike Marshall

    Huntsville attendees on left; BHM attendees at other wall-side tables...
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    Birmingham Contingent along the right sidewall.
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