Well, fall finally arrived. And with the arrival of Fall, my mind turns to North Georgia... and this time Alabama too.
Wing man Bob Mehl and I will jump on the V stroms and headed North October 16th. The plan was to run North the the NW corner of Georgia and then turn South through Cheaha state park in Alabama, finally arriving at Barbers motorsposts park to catch the AHRMA vintage Motocross national on Sunday the 19th.
I even received my new Garmin Zumo 450 just in time for the trip.
We had perfect riding weather, save Friday morning. A front came through and we rode from Pine Mountain to just below Chattanooga in a constant rain.
It was still all good and the front brought in cooler (read cold) temps to boot.
4 1/2 days
50 MPH moving average
Pine Mountain Ga.
Ft. Desoto State Park Al.
Cheaha state park Al.
Highway 25 (past 29 dreams) into Barbers.
Sequoyah Caverns Al.
Thursday Morning and I'm starting out late. I meet Bob near 98 and 19 around 11:00am and we hit the road headed North.
We head through Timber country on a NE heading North of Fanning Springs and enter Georgia by way of Madison Florida.
We're on a tight schedule and my being late didn't help us any. I don't stop to take many pictures this first 1/2 day ride, but we pass plenty of the places in South Georgia I've come to love....like this spot in the middle of nowhere.
Our plans are to make it to Albany and further if we've done good. We done good and made it a couple hours further to Pine Mountain. This is where Callaway Gardens is located and home to some great roads. We were able to use the last bit of sunlight up as we wound our way through the twisties on Ga. Hwy 190. This runs through Franklin Delenor Roosevelt State park along a very nice asphalt ridge.
Friday morning we were up but the weather didn't look good.
Bob didn't seem to mind so we grabbed our rain gear and proceeded North.
We ride through a pretty good soaking rain for most of the morning. The rain let up about the time we hit the northernmost point in our journey.
We'd travel through towns with funny sounding names like Ephesus, Bowden, Tallapoosaa, Cave Spring and Coosa before ending up in Summerville where we turned West on Hwy 48. Our Northern most destination was going to be Ft. Payne Al. just South of Chattahoochee Tn.
Our destination after lunch will be Ft. Payne. I've wanted to ride this area for some time. I've seen a few ride reports from this area and wanted to add one of my own.
Here we are on the way to Desoto Falls.
Lots of large rock like this line the road as you head to the falls viewing area.
Next up Desoto Falls.