Hurray for the weekend! Today is Saturday, we have 74 degrees, sunshine, and Harley and I were actually ready to go riding early! I think both of us were in dyer need of some quality road therapy.
We headed north up Hwy. 231 for about 30 miles and turned northwest, onto a great little road we discovered on a previous weekend. These little county roads are fun to ride on because a lot of them are curvy. We carry a Topo map of Alabama so we can explore several different ways to get to the destinations we may aim for that day. This to me, is the fun part. I didn't realize how big this state is, until I started seeing it on a motorcycle. We ride almost every weekend and we have seen some very pretty roads.
Harley likes taking some of these curves faster than I do, but he has a great deal more riding experience than I have. I enjoy these curves as well, and I take them at a pace I'm comfortable with. When we come upon them, he usually gets a good bit ahead of me. This is one of these times. He stopped on the side of the road and caught this pic of me coming around the bend. Once I've caught back up to him, he likes to tease, "Where've you been?" I just give him a smile. He knows I stay pretty much within my comfort level, which changes every time I go. I feel an increase in my skill level every time we ride. We usually ride at least 150 to 200 miles every time we go out.
We turned East in Sylacauga and enjoyed the Southern portion of the Talladega National Forest for a few miles. We stopped for a break when we saw a safe pull off, and stretched our legs while we took in the scenery. Once we continued on our journey, we eventually turned south, which would bring us back to our beginning. Home, Sweet Home.
Riding this afternoon was really rejuvenating for me! I was absolutely having a great ride! I couldn't have wanted to spend this Saturday any other way. Ride on and ride safe! Lady R