Motorcycling Alabama: 50 Ride Loops Through the Heart of Dixie

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University of Alabama Press, Apr 4, 2011 - Sports & Recreation - 339 pages
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Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Motorcycling Alabama is a much-needed guidebook for one of the most beautiful states to explore on two wheels. From the rocky outcrops of the Appalachian plateau to the sugar-white beaches and teal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama is a rider’s paradise.   David Haynes offers fifty ride loops of between 75 and 150 miles in length throughout every region of the state. The start and stop points for each ride are identical and easy to locate. This handy guide, which is designed to fit in a tank bag, features both streetbike and dual-sport rides. Also included are detailed, color-coded maps of the routes and turn-by-turn directions. Stunning full-color photographs accompany each ride description, highlighting scenes and points of interest along the way. There are introductory chapters on motorcycle safety, gear, and the use of global positioning devices, as well as pointers on motorcycle camping. The companion website, motorcyclingalabama.info, offers sample rides and downloadable GPS codes for all fifty rides, and hosts an author blog.   Motorcycle touring is one of the fastest-growing outdoor recreational pursuits in the country. For both the in-state and out-ofstate motorcycle enthusiast, Motorcycling Alabama is a valuable and complete guide to a state rich in diverse types of scenery and with many unsung treasures yet to be discovered.

Published in cooperation with the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, Birmingham.

 
 

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Contents

Ride Loops 110
35
Ride Loops 1120
97
Ride Loops 2130
151
Ride Loops 3140
209
Ride Loops 4150
281
Index
329
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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 David Haynes is an independent commercial photographer, owner of the Studio at Blount Springs, and a part-time instructor in digital photography and photo-editing software at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. He writes a monthly feature in Alabama Living magazine entitled Alabama Motorcycle Diaries in which he explores little-known treasures of Alabama backroads. His black-and-white portfolio Alabama 2000--The Millenium Project is on permanent display at the U.S. District Courthouse in Montgomery.

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