With the recent move from California back to my home state of Alabama, it’s quite fun getting back re-acquainted with the “woods of my youth.” But my remembrance of those woods is slightly faded and the two ways I use to go into the forest is no longer available. One is lost to private property and the other is closed to motorized traffic.
But with those loses, I am gaining way more! Way more as my 2016 Yamaha TW200 has a license plate and I have a drivers license! With these two items I can ride my TW200 further, adventure more and find more routes than what I use to ride in my youth.
My move back to Alabama has come at a time when the trees are turning color right into the fall season!
Looking onto the Horn Mountain Ridge that runs through the lower portion of the Talladega National Forest. The Yamaha TW200 is looking right at home!
Fall colors are in full effect!
Creeks and kudzu – Yea, I’m back home on Alabama! My California Yamaha TW200 is adapting well!
Unfortunately, Sycamore is a sad little town.. that was once a mill town. Very little history on this place, but it’s where I grew up as a kid.
Let’s bring the tempo back up! Sycamore is back there in the background somewhere among the trees. Trees, trees and more trees! Trees for days! The south is truly green! My TW200 is loving it so far!
Not a bad spot to rest… Rest In Piece.
If you watch the video, further down in the video you will see I reference the Ram Mount iPhone mount and how well it has worked! Here are the parts that make up my mount combo:
• RAM X-Grip Phone Holder with Composite Double Socket Arm
• RAM Torque Medium Rail Base
• RAM X-Grip Tether for Phone Mounts
The ManRacks front rack makes for a nice goggle holder when I’m not moto-camping and hauling gear. Why yes, yes those are 100% Barstow Goggles! My favorite! 100% is constantly flipping the Barstow style – here is the latest; Barstow Adult Off-Road Motorcycle Goggles – Deus Ex Machina.
It’s not The Bridges of Madison County, but Alabama has it’s fair share of cool bridges! Here are 10 Cool Bridges In Alabama. Hopefully I can get the TW200 on a few of these at some point!
Creeks, creeks and more creeks! Water is just so natural and abundant here! Hey, I just moved from California, southern California at that!
WATER IS THE PRECIOUS THERE!
Bridges means water…
Just making laps and making myself aquatinted with the dirt roads in, around and through the Talladega National Forest.
The Talladega National Forest covers 392,567 acres (613.39 square miles) at the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountains.
Just for comparison:
Santa Ana Mountains (my local riding area back in California)
covers 2,104 square miles.
The San Bernardino National Forest covers more than 800,000 acres.
Johnson Valley OHV area covers 53,000 acres.