TALLADEGA SCENIC HIGHWAY ON MT. CHEAHA ~ ALABAMA ~ photo taken by Dianna Stover
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Saturday, March 22, 2008

SWEET HOME ALABAMA

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

10 comments:

Camron said...

I'm with ya. I had to get out & ride myself. The weather here was too perfect not to.
I hope your weekend is grand.
Thanks for sharing!

Rick said...

definitely a great way to spend a saturday, or any day for that matter!

DND said...

Yesterday was beautiful. To bad my hubby is in Korea and I had to work. At least I can live through you.

TS said...

What are you doing inside? Oh, yeah--you just came in to post a blog. What a gorgeous weekend--happy Easter to you both!

"Joker" said...

Day-um! My, my Lady you look good in your riding clothes!

Once again, you've got me knawing at the bit to saddle up, but I still have to wait. Like dnd said, at least I can live through you, and Camron, and Dave.

Ride safe Lady!

FLHX_Dave said...

sweet home Alabama, where the skies are so blue, sweet home Alabama, lord I'm coming home to you. Now I have that song stuck in my head. I want to ride the south. I have this fantasy of riding at dusk through the south right when all the fireflies are coming out. That is one of the dreams I have frequently. Do you guys get the fireflies there? A simple dream I need to make happen.

"MommaDrool" said...

love the pics...they are beautiful!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Camron, my weekend WAS grand, thank you. I'm glad you got some riding time in too. You have some pretty highways.

Thanks for coming by Rick. I hope your weather get warmer soon. Hang in there!

D, sorry hubby is in Korea. How long will he gone for this time? Just blog more, we would love to hear more from you.

Yes, yes, ts, I couldn't wait to share! I had a great day and my feelings were just bubbling out of me! ;D

Aw shucks Joker, you can still make the girls blush! LOL! I can't wait for all of you weather compromised northerners to be able to ride again. I'm really looking forward to reading your posts when ya'll start sharing your riding stories with the rest of us.

Thanks everyone, for the comments. It's part of what makes blogging fun. Ride On! Ride Safe! Lady R

Lady Ridesalot said...

Dave, I hope you can get down here some day. There is something uniquely different about each of our areas of the country. That's what makes it fun to go see other places. We really do have a beautiful America. I can't say as I notice the fireflies so much, but we do have Love Bugs. They don't light up the just make a mess on your bike and stain circles on your jeans. "Love is in the air". ;D

Mommadrool, Thanks! I love posting pics. They say more than I can. Maybe. LOL! Lady R

Ronman said...

Pretty miss Lady R your post are always grand. Keep em coming. Love love love the pics too. Man I can't tell you how many times I've been through Sylacauga........good ole 280......ya know when you and mr Lady R say the word I'm gonna head south and ride with ya'll..........hint hint.......

Ride Safe

Ronman