Louisville Area Rides

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by DualHabit, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Damn, missed everyone. That's what happens hanging with Harley trash.
  2. UncaBuddha

    UncaBuddha Well, Okay then.

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    Well, maybe I'll see you guys next week (not this week, working).
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  3. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Saw your fm ad. Great looking wee. You liking the Tenere as much?

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  4. Boomstick1491

    Boomstick1491 Adventurer

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    Yeah, that's honestly the cheapest option if I can make it all the way back without having to stay overnight. Once you factor an overnight into the mix, it's probably going to be equal to shipping the bike. Of course, it eliminates any of the headaches associated with transferring a title, escrow, blah, blah, blah.
  5. Goofy1

    Goofy1 Been here awhile

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    DC is an easy day trip. I've done it a couple of times in the last couple of years. And it's summer now and not snowing!
  6. Kingsized

    Kingsized Kingsized Adventurer

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    Hey guys! I need some help with route planning. I'm coming up in 3-4 weeks to either Frankfort or Bardstown for a quick work trip on my GSA. I'll have time for scenic paved or easy gravel/dirt but nothing too time consuming.

    Are there any roads, highways, forest service roads that y'all can give me that I can add to me route that may be considered a "don't miss' ride. I know Bardstown and Frankfort aren't right by each other but I won't know which till just before the trip and I'm trying to get my routes built.
  7. jspringator

    jspringator Been here awhile

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    Old Frankfort Pike between Frankfort and Lexington. Full canopy over the road; beautiful horsey vistas. You can turn off a little early and ride Pisgah Pike between Old Frankfort and US 60. Labrot and Graham (home of Woodford Reserve) is nearby and worth a visit.
  8. Kingsized

    Kingsized Kingsized Adventurer

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    Ok, found them. 1681 Old Fankfort Pike and 1967 Pisgah Pike. Yep, I'm heading up for that very reason. I'm buying a barrel of whisky from either Buffalo Trace, Elijah Craig or Woodford. Maybe from two of the three distilleries but hope to get the time to visit Woodford even if I don't buy the barrel. Thank goodness, not hauling it back home. :rofl

    Any more? The more the merrier. There is a chance I'll only get as far as Bardstown so anything in that area will also be appreciated.
  9. Goofy1

    Goofy1 Been here awhile

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    Frankfort is only another hour up the road. You would then have the options of Woodford Res., Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Old Grandad/Jim Beam.

    Stop off in Bardstown and pick up US Hwy 62 to Versailles. The stretch from Lawrenceburg to Versailles across the Tyrone bridge is uber-cool.
  10. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    You have a gps that accepts tracks?

    I've a good one that starts in Bardstown, cuts east to Harrodsburg, then over to Herrington lake, north to Camp Nelson and Wilmore to Versailles. Take the previously mentioned Pisgah Pike to Frankfort Pike. Good loop of central Kentucky.

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  11. jspringator

    jspringator Been here awhile

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  12. Kingsized

    Kingsized Kingsized Adventurer

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    gpx only but I'm sure I can convert the route over.
  13. Kingsized

    Kingsized Kingsized Adventurer

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    Cool, thanks! If my route ends up near a meal time, I'll make sure and hit Wallace's Station. That sounds good!
  14. Goofy1

    Goofy1 Been here awhile

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    Guess I'll have to eat at Wallace sometime. Every time I go that way there's a line out the door. I keep hoping to sneak in when they aren't so busy.

    I had forgotten the 68 trek; it is a fun one.
  15. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    You will love Woodford, nice place! If you are coming from the south towards Bardstown I always love 49 from Loretta, kinda desolate. Also, from Frankfort to the north 421 is a great twisty route. Enjoy Kentucky, home of beautiful horses and fast women!
  16. pokey502

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    brewski83 Mud Hunter

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  18. FYYFFKY

    FYYFFKY Adventurous

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    I'll let you guys guess who's bikes are crossing into TN on 75...

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  19. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Yeah, yeah, yeah....Tim and Josh out having fun on their fancy adventure touring bikes.

    Least I was productive today and cut the grass......:cry
  20. FYYFFKY

    FYYFFKY Adventurous

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    Come on now Mark, I slept on a picnic table and woke up to wood bees.

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