DIXIE STOC #1
October 24 – 27, 2013
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FINAL UPDATE -- SIGNS GO UP THURSDAY MORNING. I will be placing signs at EXIT #57 I-65 pointing NORTH. Once you exit the interstate or cross under it going NORTH it will be approximately 12 miles to Mile Post #19 which is the ENTRANCE to Little River. We have campsites about 40 yards from and almost directly across the dirt road from the NEW FACILITIES. Because our numbers are smaller than projected the cost will be a bit higher. Pay for the site, get the "CODE" for the gate and set up. Sandman will be there Thursday MORNING and I will get there around 3PM Thursday afternoon! I'll see you there!!
UPDATE -- In the past month I have made two runs through the The SNAKE to check out road conditions and so far there is no construction or road repairs anywhere on the 246 mile ride. There are however DEER and I am told BLACK BEARS moving around on our route! BE AWARE!!
TIME FRAME -- Time is getting short and I need to firm up the number of campsites by the END of September. Let me know as soon as possible. Thanks and I hope to see you there!!
WHEN -- October 24 – 27, 2013
WHERE -- Little River Park, 18997 Hwy 21, Atmore, AL http://www.littleriverstatepark.com/ The campsites are within 100 yards of a brand new shower / bath facility! I was assured that if we rent 3 sites we get the 4th one FREE. The camp managers have waived the limit on the number of campers per site, so 4 or 5 are allowed for about $5.00 EACH per night. Once I get an idea of the total number of guests, I will begin reserving the sites.
PICTURES -- Some picture of the park from 6-26-13! ... https://www.facebook.com/dana.currie...0682743&type=1
WHAT -- A weekend of riding, camaraderie and adventure on the back roads of South Alabama and Northwest Florida.
PLACES TO STAY -- There are 4 hotel/motels within 12 miles ...
Muskogee Inn - http://www.muskogeeinn.com/,
Holiday Inn Express - http://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/e...iclientid=1962,
Hampton Inn - http://www.hilton.com/search/1/us/al...0/50?wt.srch=1 and
Wind Creek Casino & Hotel - http://www.reservationcounter.com/ho...Hotel%20Atmore.
--- FRI - OCT 25th – SNAKE RIDE - “Breakfast at the STAGECOACH” – http://www.viewmenu.com/the-stagecoa...enu?ref=google Rolling out about 0700 we begin our ride with a leisurely hop down AL 21 to I-65 South for a speed run to Exit 34 and then another 5 miles up AL 59 and the Stagecoach Cafe for breakfast. After the meal we continue north on AL 59 for a 2 hour ride to Camden. The first 58 miles over AL 59, CR 1 and other shorter roads, is a pleasant ride through the back roads of south Alabama. However, once we turn onto AL 41 there begins a whole new riding experience for some. RIDE AT YOUR OWN PACE ... RIDE AT YOUR OWN PACE ... RIDE AT YOUR OWN PACE. For you mountain riders it will seem like a little bit of home hiding out in south Alabama, but for you flat land and desert riders you will probably be praying for it to end ... Happily ... and SOON! This can be a challenging 32 miles of ups and downs, twists and turns, blind curves and hills that for a novice, might seem like a mini Dragon at 60 mph. There are speed limit signs at the entrances to the severe twisties ... HEED THEM! We have found a GREAT BBQ restaurant, http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/820041 , just 5 miles south of Monroeville in Excel, AL., and the route is set. RIDE – 246+ miles, TIME 5:00 + 3:00 meal and pit stops. The Sandman was kind enough to do a Garmin GPX file and I have included it for your perusal.
--- SAT - OCT 26th – “Breakfast at The ANCHOR” – http://www.yelp.com/biz/anchor-cafe-atmore Rolling out about 0700 we head south on Hwy #21 for 18 miles to Atmore, Al, where we will enjoy the “greasy spoon” cuisine of one of the best home cooked breakfast this small town diner has to offer. After breakfast we ride for an hour southwest some 51 miles to “Battleship Memorial Park"http://www.ussalabama.com/, just east of Mobile, Al. After exploring the battleship and museum we make a speed run on I-10 to Pensacola, FL and exit at 7A. Lunch will be on the go at a local WHATABURGER restaurant http://www.whataburger.com/, then we make our way to the "Museum of Naval Aviation"http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/visit on NAS Pensacola for a visit. There is also a Honda shop enroute that we can visit if anyone is interested. Leaving the museum we negotiate our way north through Pensacola to and up US 29 and then FL 97 for a 53 mile jaunt ending at Davids Catfish http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/74/78130...h-House-Atmore , or some other restaurant in Atmores Food Court. RIDE – 200+ miles, TIME 4:00 + 5:00 exploring + 2:30 meals.
For those that would like to spend time closer to the base camp but yet get a little riding in, Atmore will be having their annual Fall Festival - Williams Station Day - http://www.frontiernet.net/~atmoreal/stnday.htm near downtown from 0900 to 1700 on Saturday. Plenty of food, fun, and entertainment and the entrance is FREE!
--- SUN - OCT 27th – “Breakfast on the RUN” – OPTIONAL – For those that want to enjoy another breakfast there is the “food court” just south of I-65 - the Muskogee Inn, Hardees, McDonalds, the Waffle House, plus the Wind Creek Casino “all you can eat” breakfast buffet. Hope you enjoyed yourselves ... Y’all come back now hear!
THINGS TO DO … PLACES TO GO!
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