Hale county in Western Alabama is like no other place. Full of contradictions. Green landscape, rural poverty, a concrete skate park 50 miles from the nearest urban center and a lake in a forest. Ok, a lake in a forest is not a contradiction. Ten or so friends made a reason to get out of town on short notice and go somewhere we had never been (at least on motorcycles). A record number of breakdowns didn't keep us from getting there, but they did give us some stories to tell.