PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

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PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

Post by phoo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:52 pm

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Travel plans:
It's a hefty drive from MD, so to sweeten the deal and because now that I realize how far away it is and have always heard about how awesome it is, in addition to two days of riding I want to spend a good amount of time at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum (https://www.barbermuseum.org/). This means --

Friday, early: Leave for Plantersville, AL (I'm not opposed to leaving after work Thursday if people are up for it)
[Plans are moving toward leave Thursday after work, hotel partway down to arrive early evening on Friday. Awaiting confirmation from others.]
Saturday and Sunday: Ride dirtbikes! They have DS and ADV routes, on GPS.
Monday: Barber Museum
Tuesday, early: Drive home


https://www.perrymountainmotorcycleclub ... -tower-run

Dad asked if I (and anyone else) wanted to do this. It's in Alabama.

Someone's video of the DS route (kind of vomit-inducing optics, but it's all trail in the video) --



Someone else's video of the adventure ride version (looks to be SV650 on street tires friendly) --



They say you can do both routes on different days if you want. The first video the guy says he did the 100 mile dual sport in one day, but he also says he's a B rider.

I'm doing this, and I got the KLX250S I bought over three years ago sorted to use in this!

Anyone interested?


Thanks,

~Patrick
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Re: PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

Post by Skinny-J » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:38 pm

Looks like good trail! Just wish it was closer... :think:

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Re: PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

Post by J&J » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:51 pm

Not to hijack your thread but...

The Barbor Museum is not far away in Birmingham & VERY MUCH worth spending a day there if you're that close! I've been twice & would go again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWKUlrQkEWk

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Re: PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

Post by Rut Row » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:04 pm

J&J wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Not to hijack your thread but...

The Barbor Museum is not far away in Birmingham & VERY MUCH worth spending a day there if you're that close! I've been twice & would go again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWKUlrQkEWk
love that place. Parked the rig in the lot out front after practice. Hacks make great pit bikes

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Re: PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

Post by phoo » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:09 pm

Skinny-J wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:38 pm
Looks like good trail! Just wish it was closer... :think:
Holy balls. I didn't realize it was 13 hours.

Bleh, Dad already bought tickets and it's over 8h for him, so...

I guess leaving after work on Friday isn't an option!

I'll see if Dad wants to do Barber Museum Monday after the event to extend the visit and make it more worthwhile. Thanks for the tip!


~Patrick
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2016 Beta 300RR :: 2006 Suzuki DRZ400SM
1975 Harley FXE1200 :: 2002 Suzuki SV650
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Re: PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

Post by Wingfixer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:26 pm

phoo wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Skinny-J wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:38 pm
Looks like good trail! Just wish it was closer... :think:
Holy balls. I didn't realize it was 13 hours.

Bleh, Dad already bought tickets and it's over 8h for him, so...

I guess leaving after work on Friday isn't an option!

I'll see if Dad wants to do Barber Museum Monday after the event to extend the visit and make it more worthwhile. Thanks for the tip!


~Patrick
I'm still in for this. We can take mt truck and trailer to camp in. Barber on Monday signs cool too!
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Re: PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

Post by Nobody » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:43 pm

Looks interesting. I've got to check if I can have any free days around that weekend. Would be great to add one more state to my collection of rides :cheers:

Is there something resembling a plan for leaving/returning? Timewise. :)
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Re: PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

Post by Wingfixer » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:43 am

Nobody wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:43 pm
Looks interesting. I've got to check if I can have any free days around that weekend. Would be great to add one more state to my collection of rides :cheers:

Is there something resembling a plan for leaving/returning? Timewise. :)
Well, its 12 hours from my house to the ride location.. I'd say leave my house at 0700 Friday to arrive down there by dinner time. Barber is 1:30 from there and then 11 hours back to my house. The return would depend on how much time you'd want to spend at Barber. Get there when they open, leave at noon, back at my house at midnight? With the time change I guess it's be 1am...
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Re: PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

Post by J&J » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:54 am

They open at 10:00
You will want to spend more than 2 hours there.
Just sayin....

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Re: PMMC Perry Mountain Tower Run

Post by Wingfixer » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:20 pm

J&J wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:54 am
They open at 10:00
You will want to spend more than 2 hours there.
Just sayin....
Hmm, good point. I assumed they opened earlier..
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