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Old 11-26-2013, 12:47 PM   #31
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:01 AM   #32
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Well the last ride of 2013 wasn't epic , not even close. But, if you haven't been out and about for a while due to the weather , you take what you can get.



Ump and RoadRanga met at my house and then we took off for Danville. The Beer Engine doesn't open until 4 and that wasn't going to do it for us. It's game day for the U of L vs. U of K intrastate rivalry, gametime set at 4.

So we rode on.



Spotted a schulpture of a bike like thing on Main St.



And pretty much that was it for Danville, we did stop at a Mexican Resturant for a pitcher on XX beer and a tamale before riding off through the country and back to the house to watch the game.
Not a long ride ,but , we all really needed it.

First ride for 2014 for me was a quick blast around the county. Here's the Kentucky River.




And a snap of the sunset on the way home.



Right now it's warmer in Alaska than here in Kentucky. The Polar air that's covering more than half of the country has us in it's grip.
Stay warm, ride when you can.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:23 PM   #33
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Winter 2014, early part

Well official winter's not here yet , but, we've gotten past the first Polar Vortex and that's close enough.
So,



The usual suspects met at Duddle's and headed east. First stop the Kentucky River in Clark County.



RoadRanga was leading the rest to lunch, when Centerstand took the lead to his farm. We went a couple of miles on pave ,then a mile or so on gravel, then in and out of a creek , then on to some 4-wheeler tracks.



And after that , we did it in reverse.



Then on to Clay City for lunch a Kathy's Country Kitchen, yumm.
We saw some old cars on the way.


Packard/Studebaker.

and



My guess is a GM product. 6 cylinder OHV.

On the way back west after lunch, we rode to the confluance of the Red and Kentucky Rivers.





Then further on we had to let a coal train pass.







And then head home ,cause it gets dark at 6 PM this time of year.
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Old 12-14-2014, 11:09 PM   #34
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December 14th , 2 weeks since the last ride. I made some calls ,but, no takers this time. It's 47 degrees today vs. 60+ the last time.
Hey it's above freezeing in the middle of December ! Time to ride.
I needed to do an ass to seat interface test with the Corbin seat I got on e-bay for my '04 Road King.
So far I've had a Police air-ride solo :



I liked the look ,but, my legs were too short to work well with it.


Then I borrowed a stocker and while it was better ,I found on a ride to see the Cannonball bikes in Chattanooga that it was too soft. I like 'em firm.



So today I'm testing a slightly modified Corbin.With built in rider and passenger back rests.

And what better destination than the Beer Engine in Danville. The seat felt about like I expected, usual rock hard Corbin , but I'm still a bit short in the arms ,so, next I'm trying bars with more pull-back.
Anyway ,I had a bitter red or two at the Beer Engine and got to talking bikes with a couple of guys when I noticed that I was losing daylight.
Later ,guys, time to get back to the homefire.



The temps held pretty well so, I took a break at the Broklyn Bridge over the Kentucky . The temps had only dropped 3 degrees by the time I got home, not bad.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:48 AM   #35
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Small bike play day.

For the first official day of Winter.



3 bikes 3 riders and a small group of spectators.



Bakemon rigging up his Go-Pros and new rider Sumner.

The bikes are Bakemon's XR200 and my rently purchased '05 TW 200 and my DRZ 125 Hot Rod/ Flattracker.



We rode around in the front field and in the grove for a while. While in the grove I flipped up a branch and knocked the brake light switch rod loose on the TW. Sumner on the XR200 also had a run-in with a branch. It left him bleeding.

So, we switched to flattrack.















Whoa there !










And so it went. Not a bad way to say to winter.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:24 PM   #36
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Nice! I at least rode in to work today.
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:56 AM   #37
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Your penchant for riding in less than perfect conditions has inspired me. Might have to go around the block in the over 55 degree weather today on the ol' Road King. The flat track pictures brought back memories, too, as a cousin and I used to entertain ourselves for hours chasing each other in circles. Good times!
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Old 01-18-2015, 10:16 PM   #38
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1-17- 15 Montecello , Ky. to jamestown, Tn.

Promised 50+degree temps we loaded the bikes and headed south to General Burnside Island and had some fried rabbit and a cold beer after unloading the bikes.
We crossed into Tn. and got on a gravel road for a few miles. I'm not sure what's up with my camera, it seemed to work normally, then said the memory card was full and when I tried to get the pics off ,they were gone.
I switched cards and got this on 154 on our way north.








ump was feeling the open road !

We got on some more gravel roads through the Big South Fork and came out here.



Then we headed back to Burnside and loaded up. Centerstand needed to get home so he split off and went north.
The rest of us stopped in at the new Steak and Shake in Somerset , got some burgers and tailgated before the drive home.
It was a well needed sanity ride with twisties, gravel and decent temps for January. In all we covered 156 miles on the bikes.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:29 AM   #39
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It was 27 degrees when I left home to meet up with the trailer. Rode about 70 miles before unexpectedly going on reserve on the gravel roads of Pickett State Park in TN, then another 20 something to get gas. The ride back to the garage from my fill up at Jamestown TN, was 180 miles. Got back through Somerset with only one stop out of 29 red lights, a minor achievement. Was a good rabbit and a good day.

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Old 01-22-2015, 11:21 AM   #40
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Quick loop around the county 1-21-15

Wednesday was to be the last of a string of 50 degree days, the average temps in January in Kentucky being more like 40 degrees.
So , I jumped on the KLR around 4pm and set off toward the river.




First pic is High Bridge , A rail bridge over the Kentucky River.







Across the river at Shaker's Landing the Dixie Bell paddle wheeler was tied up for the winter.





At the end of the road is the non-functioning Lock #7. The structure on the far side is a hydro plant. It seems to me if the lock isn't functioning , then all the flow should be used for hydro power.



The bridge from the top of the palisades.



Heading north to go east, there's a couple of farms with opposing ideas.

One is the Seldom Rest Farm ,the other is The Seldom Work Farm.



Down by Jessamine Creek is the home of Lexington's Pulitzer winning cartoonist.





On my way to my last river stop I pulled out onto US 27 in heavy traffic and accelerated hard just to have the bike fall on it's face as the main tank emptied. I got the lever to reserve and avoided being the bug.

This shot is from the boat ramp at the end of 39. Across the river is the mouth of Paint Lick Creek , the boundary between Madison and Garrard Counties.



Folks come to the river to play in the warm times. Sometimes that doesn't end well. R.I.P. young Jacob.

And I went home in the fading light.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:34 AM   #41
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February 3 ,get a haircut, hippie !

47 degrees , not too bad. I need to get spiffed up for the 35 th Annual February Party. The party has it's roots from 1980 when my girl and Dickey's girl decided to do something nice for us to brighten up our birthdays in the generally drab February weather.
And now it's an annual tradition that all our friends look forward to. This year around 60 showed for the fun.
So on Wednesday I rode to get a trim then took a longer route home through Woodford County.




Pisgah Pike, big money horse farms.







Yep, large investment. That's a barn.



If I hit the Powerball I'll rent the Castle for the weekend and host all ADV'ers for a party.



Five course grommet meals and drinks included.



Failing the P-ball win , at least I have some nice places to ride through.

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2-7-15 Stanford for lunch and home through the buzzards



Scheduled meetup was a late 12:30 , made later as there are always late arrivers . Anyway we meandered south to Stanford and parked up in front of Jack's antique and upholstery shop. RoadRanja went in the Bluebird café to see about a table and was told one hour wait. Dang ,Stanford's a pretty small place , but, the Bluebird is new and a big deal , so we headed into Jack's to wile away the time.
Centerstand found some cast iron pieces to take home. We stowed them on the bikes and it was our turn to eat. Good food, good service, the Bluebird is a fine place for a bite id you pass through.



We left Stanford heading west and took a break at this bridge.





We hung out a while , then a large flock of starlings started formation flying , which of course led to fireworks to change their flight patterns.
So, we split before pissing off the neighbors. We got the stink-eye from a couple of guys in a side by side just down the road.

We turned back north about 4 PM toward home , through Harrodsburg , Shakertown and just before Broklyn bridge I noticed there were hundreds of Turkey Vultures hanging out in the trees beside 68.
I went back and got a few pics.





They were in the trees on both sides of the lane I was on and had painted the lane white with their waste. The pics don't show the dozens that flew off on my approach.

I met up with the rest of the crew across the river at the old bridge tunnel and we were treated to a flyover, squadron style.



And home just before dark. Nice day with a high temperature in the low 60's. Come on spring.
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