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Ride Stats:

  • Distance: 130 miles / 209.2 km
  • Ride Time: 2-4 hours
  • Approximate Fuel Costs: $9.88
  • States Visited: Alabama, Tennessee
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Alabama state Hwy 79, a great easy ride up the mountain with a few curves. Once you cross into Tenn. it becomes Tenn. state Hwy 16, the road becomes wider, with more sweeping curves, none that will bite you once your into them. Heading down the mountain, curves get tighter. Once at the bottom of mountain straight ride to 64. I took left on 64 until you get to 122, left. On 122, just a short ride 122 goes right, you go forward (straight) on 97. Follow signs for 97 this is the beginning of a good ride. Nice switch back curves. Road is smooth without much traffic if any. 97 becomes 65 (Not I-65) once you hit Al. state line. Ok, I'll try to describe this as best as possible. Heading north you want have much if any shoulder because you have the mountain sides going up. Heading south, you don't have any shoulders, just trees and ledges. There is no room for error. Also if your claustrophobic, you might not like it, due to the canopy of trees. Now you might want to bring your shorts, plenty of swimming holes in the stream that runs along much of this part of 65. Finding a place to stop might be a problem, but there appeared be be some spots you might could stop at. Once you get to 146 go right and stay on 65. Now this part of the ride is not as unforgiving if there is an error. Really nice curves then straights then curves etc.. until you get to Al. state Hwy 72. In my opinion this is a very nice ride.

This is a motorcycle ride in the states Alabama, Tennessee. This motorcycle route has 8 scenery characteristics and other road conditions to help you plan your road trip. This motorcycle map was created by wrap_itup in August. Click here to see other Motorcycle Roads by wrap_itup

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fjrbandit says:

Have travelled this same route myself, with an extended excursion into Tullahoma, TN and back down thorugh Lynchburg. Nice, fun ride, especially after crossing into Tennessee from AL 79. Once you are back in Alabama on AL 65 it gets very primative. Interesting to see but make sure you gas up before hitting this stretch.
Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 9:10 AM


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