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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,865
Posted By aldntn
A Shame to miss Catoosa

but just as well not to be mistaken as "a biggun".
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 40,659
Posted By aldntn
Sometimes... no way around it

http://youtu.be/xw3KxF9pxso
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By aldntn
Liberia, it being just a trail, its kinda hard...

Liberia, it being just a trail, its kinda hard for a guy on a motorcycle to see much of it. There are some good trips getting to the trail heads though.

This is the only place I've found an actual...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,264
Posted By aldntn
three more

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=909163&highlight=bledsoe

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22128298#post22128298
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By aldntn
54 TN State Parks -- Cumberland Trail

When I was at Cove Lake State Park I walked right by this pool house:

<iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0"...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By aldntn
Cummins Falls State Park

36.253548,-85.564884

Cummins Falls State Park (http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/CumminsFalls/)



This is one of the newest. A nice area that has been the summer haunt of students from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By aldntn
Bledsoe Creek State Park

36.379832,-86.356713

Bledsoe Creek State Park (http://www.tn.gov/environment/parks/BledsoeCreek/)

On the way at the Gallatin Airport: a noble F4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-4_Phantom_II)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By aldntn
54 Tennessee State Parks -- Bledsoe Creek and Cummins Falls

This is been a weird summer for riding. The temperatures have been great and the rain pretty much relentless. This is the time of year that I "usually" blast east early, get some altitude and enjoy...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,106
Posted By aldntn
Fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,774
Posted By aldntn
Great Fun

Thanks!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,198
Posted By aldntn
I've done bits and pieces of a Mississippi River...

I've done bits and pieces of a Mississippi River ride. I targeted Bemidji six years ago an haven't got there yet. A fellow never seems to run out of destinations.

How many miles does the old blue...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By aldntn
You can look forward to many, many more great...

You can look forward to many, many more great rides with the "Glee".
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-13-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By aldntn
Pics from Cordell Hull Lake and Dam

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/070313red/DSCF0895.jpg

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/070313red/DSCF0888.jpg

http://www.artvilla.com/andy/pics/070313red/DSCF0889.jpg
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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-12-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By aldntn
Indian Mountain State Park

So I blasted back toward my tent at Cove Lake. The rain had relented and I had pretty much dried out. Also, the sky cleared to a beautiful, comfortable afternoon.

And so the seed sprouted. When I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-10-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By aldntn
The Objective

Finally I get around to my primary objective:

Wasp TN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasp,_Tennessee): a remote little town that barely got established before da govment bought the land to make a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-09-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By aldntn
Panther Creek State Park

The fog burned off, the roads died out and I'm off to Panther Creek. These are new roads to me. There is no straight line to Panther Creek; I take 441 down to 331 to 11W (bloody 11 as it was known...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By aldntn
Rutabaga, thanks for reading! jlpred, no,...

Rutabaga, thanks for reading!

jlpred, no, ain't from around here, but I manage! That seed will sprout soon.
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By aldntn
Norris Dam State Park

At one point I had written off getting back to Norris Dam as the original time I had allotted for it was gone. But, after a good meal at the Diner in LaFollette and looking over the paper map, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By aldntn
Big Ridge State Park

The weather had been great and I had a lot of the afternoon left, so off to another park. By the list, and by nearest, I should have gone to Norris Dam SP, but I was daydreaming and missed the turn....
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By aldntn
Cove Lake State Park

So I dropped out of the mountain right into Caryville. Kind of a relief, really, you get a little uneasy when the GPS puts you on a road called "unnamed". Caryville is a nice scenic little town right...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By aldntn
Frozen Head State Park

I've visited this park a couple of times before on the way to what I call the Prison Road. I try to ride that road a few times a year, so this park is a natural for me to visit.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-04-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By aldntn
54 Tennessee State Parks -- A Half Dozen

My company is closed the week of July 4. A fixed week of vacation time. I had dreams and plans about rides that more or less vaporized after winter. So the week comes and (for various reasons) I take...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 66,552
Posted By aldntn
Vincent Motorcycle...

Vincent Motorcycle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_Motorcycle)
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,264
Posted By aldntn
Liberia, due to defeated plans, happenstance,...

Liberia, due to defeated plans, happenstance, good and bad luck I have visited the following:

Frozen Head
Cove Lake
Norris Dam
Big Ridge
Panther Creek
Indian Mountain

Right now I'm tired....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By aldntn
Rutabaga, thanks! I had to relearn some things I...

Rutabaga, thanks! I had to relearn some things I had forgotten a long time ago.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,264
Posted By aldntn
Added One

Cordell Hull Birthplace (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=898103)
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By aldntn
54 Tennessee State Parks -- Cordell Hull Birthplace

Through random Google mapping I discovered that my last 54RR to Harpeth River State Park left me excruciatingly close to Montgomery Bell State park. Ignorance is not bliss. I thought about a quick...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,574
Posted By aldntn
Bell Buckle Cafe ---- yes yes; Friday and...

Bell Buckle Cafe ---- yes yes; Friday and Saturday night, live music beginning at 6pm and great food...

Loveless Cafe ---- yes yes; The Barn, just behind the restaurant; Music City Roots on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,264
Posted By aldntn
Added one: Harpeth River State Park...

Added one:

Harpeth River State Park (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=896071)
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By aldntn
10) Harris Street Bridge canoe access I...

10) Harris Street Bridge canoe access

I don't think there is a Harris Street, just a Harris Street Bridge canoe access. The parking lot was full. There is a steep access road down to the gravel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By aldntn
9) Narrows of the Harpeth 36.148618 -87119243 ...

9) Narrows of the Harpeth 36.148618 -87119243

The river here winds around a steep, narrow bluff. Not much fall in the river, so a dam didn't seem practical for an iron hammering operation. So the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By aldntn
6) Gossett Tract State Natural Area 36.135033 ...

6) Gossett Tract State Natural Area 36.135033 -87.100414

Another canoe access and an archaeological research area. No really my cup of tea, but interesting.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By aldntn
5) Highway 70 Canoe Access -- 36.123941 ...

5) Highway 70 Canoe Access -- 36.123941 -87.098751

Canoeing was peaking at this point and this access point was full up. Just a couple of quick pics:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-16-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By aldntn
4) Kingston Springs City Park Canoe Access --...

4) Kingston Springs City Park Canoe Access -- 36.100989 -87.105703

The roads today are all nice, curvy two lane. Pinnacle Hill Road is tighter, steeper and has some gravelly repair spots. Fun for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By aldntn
3) Hidden Lake State Natural Area 36.087231 ...

3) Hidden Lake State Natural Area 36.087231 -87.025366

It was pretty hot, so I wasn't hiking in riding gear back to Hidden Lake for pics. There is another canoe access here. Narrow little gravel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By aldntn
54 Tennessee State Parks - Harpeth River State Park

A couple of weeks ago I went to a company day out at the boss's farm. Not far from there lives my long time friend who has a tire changer. So, being a two bird guy, I strapped on the new rear tire so...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By aldntn
Tn 85

is a terrible road and everybody should stay off it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By aldntn
Well, that's a weird looking helicopter!

Well, that's a weird looking helicopter!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-12-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,530
Posted By aldntn
Mother's Day and cool enough temps to test the...

Mother's Day and cool enough temps to test the Mother's Day gift, heated jacket liner. So, I google map the area looking for something local that would be new and I find a little green spot that is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,368
Posted By aldntn
Love the trace

Mississippi tamale: a great experience
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