Day 1 was a short (2.5 hr. turned 4 hr.) solo trip to Birmingham to Casa del Garco as pictured below in all it's beauty. Thank goodness B'ham sells beer to 3 a.m. This fine resort consisted of a 2:30 a.m. check in time and complimentary lawn chair cushions and a packing blanket that permeated aromas of wet dog and burnt motor oil. It was basically a warm and fuzzy little biker haven for approximately 4 or 5 hours until checkout time. Checkout time was at 7 a.m. and concierge services were provided by Spenser and Ed. Spenser thanks for the Gatorade, that stuff hit the spot in the a.m. Ed was awesome just because he is awesome.
Day 2. First stop somewhere on Hwy 11. Not sure why, but we thumped locusts and took pics and chatted. It was nice not worrying about time and just cruising on the bike, stopping, bullshitting, back on, ride, repeat.
Pickett, Ross, and Bill discussing some important shit. I'm pretty sure if they were thinking what I was thinking, it's "when is the first beer stop?"
Spenser grabbing some hugs before we get back on the road and Kustom Jeff and Ryan discussing the finer details of the day like where the first beer stop should be. Maybe they weren't, but that's what I was thinking.
A bunch of empty choppers, while the riders are putting the 'beat down' on some Wendy's double stacks. What an awesome view from a Wendy's.
Spenser and his girl getting reaquainted. I thought this was a super pic of them and they might want to grab it from here. She was a super nice gal to. Thanks for letting me throw some of my junk in your car and not have to carry it on my bike.
Pickett was excited and happy about something. Maybe it was just being on his sportster in the mountains. This dude was super nice and loved to ride the fire out his scoot. I thought this was a snazzy pic of him as well and he might want it.
Good shot of Ed, Ross, and Ian at the first overlook on the way up. All 3 were standup guys and I enjoyed hanging with them very much. Ed was a bungee cord master and awesome individual, Ross is a phenomenal machininist and can be found at southpaw-machine.blogspot.com, and Ian is doing some kick ass leather work and can be found at americanaspeedshop.blogspot.com.