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2nd Sat Ride-2-Eat on 9Mar24.

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  • 2nd Sat Ride-2-Eat on 9Mar24.

    For this March’s Ride-2-Eat on the 9th, we visited Beans and Greens in Ballplay, AL on a rainy & blustery day.

    We rendezvous'd at 1110. Get there via any conveyance that works for U; there’s a 50/50 chance of rain… As usual, we’ll depart the Blue Plate Cafe on Governor's Drive ~0830 to refuel at the Murphy’s Gas along the South Parkway. From there, we’ll meander along county roads down toward Gadsden. We’ll then continue east on US-278 before heading north on Centre Rd to the restaurant. I’m sure the buffet selection will be worth your effort.

    Now the Report card: my group of five bikes left HSV in the overcast drizzle and we got a little wetter along the way to the monthly MOAL 2nd Saturday Ride-2-Eat. Enjoyed an uneventful cross-country jaunt along backroads to Beans and Greens in Ballplay, AL (95 mi to & 85 mi fro for the northern contingent). Vance & Mari devised a ride north from Leeds along backroads for their group to join us for a delicious buffet lunch. for this establishment in the middle of nowhere (actually ~8 miles NE of Gadsden). The weather apparently did not deter the 14 folks who arrived via BMW or auto... Not the worst weather nor the best we've encountered; just okay - but the redbud trees, pear & magnolia trees are in bloom... Anyway, this place was well worth the effort; $12 for an all U can eat buffet line {with all the southern favorites}. I enjoyed the BBQ ribs, catfish, chicken fingers, mac n'cheese, cabbage, black eyed peas, collard greens, cornbread + dessert [and I skipped various other choices like pork loin, hushpuppies & many desserts].

    Y'all need to consider our April 13 R2E to Cornersville, Tenn. I'm told that the burgers and ambiance are also worth the effort at the Old Delina Country Store. We Shall Soon See. >> <<. Enjoy all your springtime activities, whether 2-wheeled or just a bike ride in the park!

    Sl?inte! HSV-Phil & HSV-Karen