TALLADEGA SCENIC HIGHWAY ON MT. CHEAHA ~ ALABAMA ~ photo taken by Dianna Stover
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Monday, September 19, 2011

PIC OF THE WEEK - LITTLE RIVER CANYON... AGAIN

We took the Jeep up to north Alabama during Labor Day and revisited some of our favorite riding roads. I know I've posted pictures of the Little River Canyon before, but I just can't help myself. Hwy. 176 in DeKalb County is not just a great road to ride on, but the awesome views along the way are worth going back for.

LITTLE RIVER
LITTLE RIVER CANYON
It only takes us about three and a half hours to get up to this area from Montgomery, and being nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this makes this a great place to bring the Jeep and explore roads we never tried while riding the Glides. I was never a big fan of riding on the gravel for long periods of time, but now that's all changed!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and here's to an even better week!

Lady R

15 comments:

Arizona Harley Dude said...

Very cool pictures. HAve a great 4 day week yourself!

Brady said...

Lady R,

There is a something about going out on the motorcycle that prevents me from doing heavy exploring - I think it's a combination of all the gear mixed with the desire to ride. Generally (unless I'm riding 40,000 miles a day) I do not get the urge to stop. When I do, I get antsy - when do we get to go back?

Sometimes, it's nice to have a car, to park quickly, step out of the machine wearing walking shoes and holding a cup of coffee. Besides, I don't really want to spend that much time in my car anyway. Maybe it would help if it wasn't a Mazda.

Brady
Behind Bars - Motorcycles and Life
http://www.behindbarsmotorcycle.com/

Utah Motorcyclist said...

You live close to some very beautiful country! Thanks for sharing the cool pictures!

Lady Ridesalot said...

AZD... I will! How's the cement pond? Experience any floaters yet? (We get frogs in our skimmers... ick)
BTW... why's it been so quiet on your blog? Whassup??

Brady... a Mazda huh? Does it drift? Thought about trying my skills at drifting, but I can't get anybody to let me use their car. lol!
BTW... I'm still laughing at your exploration for coffee. You're such a funny guy... I bet your wife gets orbital whiplash (from rolling her eyes all the time!)on a regular basis. :)

Utah Motorcyclist... Thanks! It's a far cry from your vast state of openness. I have a cousin who lives in Salt Lake City and my Grandma used to live in Evanston, WY. I'm able to say I've been to your fine state, but I wasn't able to explore much while there. However, I've flown out of the Salt Lake City Airport a few times and love the view!
Welcome to my blog. Y'all come back now... ya hear? lol!

Jack Riepe said...
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Jack Riepe said...

Dear Lady Ridesalot:

The advantage to the Jeep is that the is always room for a second cooler, a charcoal grill, and a cherry pie, which all seem to improve the view. Great pictures... Interestimg comentary... Nice Jeep.

Fondest regards,
Jack/reep
Twisted Roads

bobskoot said...

Lady R:

another nice thing about the Jeep is not having to wear Gear, and you look forward to the snow.

At least you managed to Jeep pOrn photo. did I mention that I love Jeeps ? and gravel roads (not so much on 2 wheels)

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Willy D said...

Just don’t go to far back into those Appalachian Mountains. I hear there’s some toothless guys that sit around playing the banjo looking for lost hikers.

WooleyBugger said...

Dang it Willy, you gave me away.

Keep not helping yourself Lady, I dig the pictures.

Lady Ridesalot said...

Dear Mr. Riepe,

Yes! Coolers full of joy! Before we put two Harleys in the garage, we had a pontoon boat for about 3 years. Had a blast on it. When our friends asked why we bought an old folks boat, I would say... "That's not an old folks boats, that's the PARTY BARGE!"

Former Captain of her ship,
Lady R

Lady Ridesalot said...

Bobskoot... I bought a fishing hat (that I thought was cool looking) and my friends have busted my ass for it. They say I look like "Maxine" the old crabby lady. I told them they popped my bubble cause that was my first piece of "jeep gear" I thought I needed. Riding with the top down leaves you no cover(gotta keep the sun off my face ya know!).

Anyway... if I dare it, I may post a pic and let my readers decided. I already know it's functional, but cool or uncool... that is the question!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Willy D... hey, no problem man... You've got to remember, even though I'm from the Midwest, my hubby was born and bred right here in the deep south... they're probably our relatives! LOL!

Wooley... those California guys just don't know do they? We may have our inbred rednecks, but they've got all the fruits and nuts!! lol!

Thanks for the encouragement. I will most definitely keep not helping myself. ;D

bobskoot said...

Lady R:

it matters NOT what people think. it only matters how it feels to you. I agree on having a hat, I also have a topless vehicle and always wear a head covering. Evenings are better without the beating sun.

remember, we are looking 'out', and can't see ourselves, so looks doesn't matter.

Please post a photo, with or without hat

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Lady Ridesalot:

You won a copy of my book to give to anyone you like. Contact me via my email address, from my blog, and tell me where to mail it.

Fondest regards,
Jack/reep
Twisted Roads

hanrry said...

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really very nice pictures