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Old 10-06-2008, 06:26 AM   #31
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Great report John.

You can even make Indiana look good!

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:09 AM   #32
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Nice write up, John...makes me homesick...my folks live in Prairie Creek, along IN63, south of "Terrible Haute".

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:32 AM   #33
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Nice write up, John...makes me homesick...my folks live in Prairie Creek, along IN63, south of "Terrible Haute".

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Small world! I've got several good friends who live in Prairie Creek. Your folks probably know some Whitkanacks and Watsons..

IN63 South of Terrible Hole is a nice piece of road for this area. Making a loop down through Hutsonville then back up along the West side of the Wabash adjacent to the river is a great way to kill a few hours on the bike.

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:49 AM   #34
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Jeebus Scarysharkface you were almost in my back yard. I live about a 1/4 mile from Muscatatuck Park.

If you ever head this way again PM me I could show you some more of the area. Madison area has some decent gravel and a lot of creek crossings.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:06 AM   #35
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Jeebus Scarysharkface you were almost in my back yard. I live about a 1/4 mile from Muscatatuck Park.

If you ever head this way again PM me I could show you some more of the area. Madison area has some decent gravel and a lot of creek crossings.
Sounds like a plan!

I need to spend some time bouldering at the park this Fall, but it may be a couple of months before I can schedule a getaway long enough to do some exploring. I'm thinking you're probably about 2.5 hours away from me either way I slice it.. The wheels are turning..

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Old 10-06-2008, 10:49 AM   #36
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Nice pics - I enjoyed this!

Nice bike, too - farkled quite similarly to mine.....
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:16 PM   #37
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Nice pics - I enjoyed this!

Nice bike, too - farkled quite similarly to mine.....
Setup for travel!
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:20 PM   #38
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Small world! I've got several good friends who live in Prairie Creek. Your folks probably know some Whitkanacks and Watsons..

IN63 South of Terrible Hole is a nice piece of road for this area. Making a loop down through Hutsonville then back up along the West side of the Wabash adjacent to the river is a great way to kill a few hours on the bike.

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Off of I65, just outside Louisville ..but still in Indiana (Exit 19, I think), is IN160. There is a HUGE sign on the overpass headed west stating "No trucks, curvey road ahead". Unfortunately, I spotted it on my way back to SC, and was on a tight schedule, so could not investigate. Could you go check that out and let me know!?!
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Off of I65, just outside Louisville ..but still in Indiana (Exit 19, I think), is IN160. There is a HUGE sign on the overpass headed west stating "No trucks, curvey road ahead". Unfortunately, I spotted it on my way back to SC, and was on a tight schedule, so could not investigate. Could you go check that out and let me know!?!
It sounds like something I should check out. For the greater good, you know...

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Old 10-06-2008, 07:32 PM   #40
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Sounds like a plan!

I need to spend some time bouldering at the park this Fall, but it may be a couple of months before I can schedule a getaway long enough to do some exploring. I'm thinking you're probably about 2.5 hours away from me either way I slice it.. The wheels are turning..

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Allright, I have some old rappeling gear. We could see if the rope is still good
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:34 PM   #41
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Damn I went through some of those same roads two weeks ago. I just haven't done a ride report yet. See Indiana isn't that bad of a place. Glad to see I'm not the only one enjoying the roads around Bloomington.

Here's my pictures.

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Old 10-06-2008, 10:08 PM   #42
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Enjoyed the ride!

See, I knew you'd find some fun
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:07 PM   #43
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Great photo's. Didn't know southern Indiana was so scenic.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:58 AM   #44
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Platterdr, I'm hoping to pickup a harness for my upcoming birthday. I've only recently gotten into bouldering, but it's fun and seems to be helping me get into shape for picking up the bike..

Eyeonit, nice pictures! That is a great area to ride, and I look forward to doing some exploring when the creeks have (just a little) water in them.

Powershouse, yes, I found some fun. Less gravel than I wanted, but still a great weekend! I have to remind myself that we covered significant asphalt miles to get to the gravel and railbeds at Bonebag's soiree as well..

C-zulu, there's plenty of corn and soybeans between the picturesque parts, but yes, there is also some very real beauty hidden here. Southern Indiana is a bit similar to Southwestern Wisconsin in many ways, but the trees are mostly hardwoods.. Your Ulysses would be very happy on some of these roads!

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Old 10-07-2008, 10:24 AM   #45
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it's pretty crazy to see these pics from someone else, my dad was born in sparksville and mom was born in ft. ritner, and she currently has a place at "the fort", as she calls it.
this intersection

and this intersection are one and the same.


if u had walked up to tracks then walked west bout 1/4 mile, u would have found this.




and i know this bridge pretty well too, dad said he used to jump from it when he was a kid...i call bs on that though.


i was just there last month on tw.


did ya happen to go by this bridge, it's on other side of ft. ritner...and was the only time i have seen it dry. so i had to get in and get a pic.



nice report...well done.
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