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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-22-2013, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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First trip to Mt Cheaha , alabama

we are headed up to Mt cheaha for first time next sunday for a few days.

anyone been up there? have any points of interest or roads we should check out ?

be our first anniversary we took bike to get married last year in gatlinburg..was only natural to take road trip on bike to celebrate first anniversary RIGHT
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Ala Hwy 25 is a good road , it doesn't actually get you to Talladega but you get close , the good parts may be above Cheaha

We go fairly regularly

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Definitely go to Bald Rock while you're there. It's at the top of the mountain, past the store and hotel.
Be careful on certain parts of the road to the top. There are quite a few stretches of road with loose rock/pavement. I think they do it intentionally to slow the sport bikes down but it can get a little dicey if you go hard into some of the corners.
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if ya come in from the Talladega side , its a narrow little road for seven or eight miles , 281 from the other side is a nice ride and better road surface

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I wouldn't ride the road in from Talladega if you're not a good rider. I wouldn't ride it if you're a GOOD rider!

It was pretty hairy the last time Ranger75 and I rode through there. I frankly think it's dangerous....not so much the road, but the other drivers. Think of it as a real rough driveway with 16 year old local boys in their daddie's pickup trucks flyin' around tight curves WAY too fast, oh, and you're comin' around the other way...did I mention there is gravel and rocks in a lot of the curves???

But the other road like Jack and Jesse have said is real nice! Pretty area! Little River Canyon is also a real nice place!
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we come in from the Talladega side most every time

also run on up to Leeds , off I20 and hit the Barbers museum if ya never been there

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Congratulations on your anniversary. Well done. If you can let us know where you are coming from, we can give you some good roads to ride.

If coming from Birmingham, and have a little time you should stop at Barber Motor Sports and check out their museum. Either way, you should ride 25 down to Childersburg and then cut over.

If you are coming from the north, maybe you can hit some of the little river canyon.
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He's in Fairhope , so he'll be coming up 65 , trying to recall which exit Hwy 25 is , 228 I think and that's the ramp they been working on as well ..

I'm off 186 and it aint far up to Hwy 25

straitest shot for him is to pick up 231 in Montgomery and run up 231/21 to Cheaha

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Thanks for all the replies...we are headed up sunday ..stayin at victoria inn in anniston til thursdsy(looked like a cool place for anniversary)

Plan on riding everyday.. old .friend from sylacauga may hook up with us wed..
Any help would be great...think i have heard of bald rock..

Not gonna say i am expert rider...but i did live in northern calif most of my life...riding foothills and mountain roads,,,so i love winding curvy roads.
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