I knew the wife and kids would not be coming home until the late afternoon on the 23rd and I had been trying to get back to Twix n Tween before the end of the year. After a couple false starts and colder than expected days, weather was looking warm and clear and I decided this would have to be it. Not knowing what to expect, I posted my plans on Bama Rides. I was surprised at the amount the feedback and the number of folks who said they were coming and actually showed up.
Tip Top Grill in Hoover. $1 cups of coffee and refills served in the parking lot.
At this point we had 12 bikes who were in for the ride including this one, a '68 BMW that was nearly all original and ran like a champ.
This area is limited use, not for camping, but was cool as a spot to just relax and shoot the breeze. Normally the road's "end" is passable by dual sport across a shallow creek bed but as the rain was pretty heavy earlier in the week it was not happening today. After warming up, we head out again and eventually split up at a crossroads into a group of four, then to two and a couple miles from the house I was alone. The high was 56 degrees, I covered just over 100 miles. This was most likely my last ride of any real distance for 2011.