The Hoosier National Forest Fall Ride--October 27-28, 2012, starting at the McDonald's just east of downtown Nashville, Indiana on IN 46. Start times will be: Saturday, October 27--10:00 AM E. S. T. Sunday, October 28--9:00 AM E. S. T. from Rocky Point (There has been some confusion between this event and The Totally Unofficial Hoosier National Forest Camp Out/Rally two weeks later on November 9-10-11. They are two different gatherings. Please make a note of this.) (Please note that Perry County, Indiana where Tell City and Derby are located is in the Central time zone so set your alarm clocks accordingly.) For those who chose to do so we will rendezvous at the intersection of IN 37/IN 70 at the State Highway Garage briefly at 9:30 or thereabouts before heading back north since folks will be staying all over the area and may not want to go south to Rocky Point for the "official" starting point. Please note that there is no parking or gasoline available at the Sunday rendezvous point. Day #1 will be about 188 miles to the finish at Rocky Point (junction of IN 66/IN 166) with 160 miles to Derby and the cabins where a lot of folks are staying. Gas is available at 70 (Fayetteville) and 100 miles (French Lick). Day #2 is about 164 miles from Rocky Point back to Nashville with gas available at 43 (Birdseye), 66 (French Lick) and 156 (Pikes Peak). Note that it is 90 miles from the second to third gas available so plan accordingly. There is gas available about 1/2 mile off the route near Judah at the intersection of IN 37 & old Indiana 37. This should be about halfway between French Lick and Pikes Peak for you folks with small tanks. Ethanol-free gasoline is available at Rocky Point. The long-awaited track log was kindly put into the"Laying Down Tracks" forum by tpar1220 and can be found here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834710 mbabc has graciously posted the route at the following site for viewing. It includes a graph showing the altitude gains/losses (a whopping 534 feet!) as well as the four legs on a map: http://ridewithgps.com/users/36879/routes Started by alpiv and RoadDad in '07 traditionally it's been a north-south route leading from south-central Indiana to an overnight stop at Tell City (although one year it was at Corydon). However, with RoadDad on the "injured reserve" list his much anticipated east-west route will have to wait until next year. That being said it will again be a "traditional" north-south route through the Hoosier National Forest. Information about this ride will be here on this post and constantly updated so you won't have to dig through the entire thread to get information about this annual gathering. For those of you coming from out of the area Nashville, IN is known as a tourist destination and might appeal to your other half in the event you're having a hard time justifying the money to come to the ride that weekend. You can leave them there with your credit card, go for a ride and make it a weekend for both of you (that you'll pay for later). Motels in Tell City: Ramada Inn Limited (812) 547-3234 Holiday Inn Express (812) 547-8363 Days Inn (812) 547-3474 There are ten motels in Nashville, IN. Google "motels nashville indiana" for info. The route will go by the Federal campgrounds at Buzzard's Roost and German Ridge. There is also camping available at Twin Lakes Cedar Cabins ($10 a spot). Rocky Point will be the site of the Saturday evening meal and the "official" finishing point of Day #1. If you plan to eat with us at Rocky Point please PM me so that we can give them a rough count of how many heads there'll be to feed. Having a map of the Hoosier would be handy to have even if you have a GPS. The '12 route will be able to be seen entirely on this map and they're up to date, on waterproof paper and cost ten bucks. Send cash, check or money order (payable to "USDA Forest Service") to: Hoosier National Forest 811 Constitution Ave. Bedford, IN 47421 Questions? Ask them in the thread or PM me. Here's a link to last year's ride with reports starting on page 41: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=673959 Links to past HNF Fall Rides are on page 4, post #58 of the thread you're currently wasting company time reading.