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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by scarysharkface, Oct 4, 2008.
looks like a nice place John!
Spring has sprung, or is springing, at any rate (so many puns, so little time...), so Pinktoad and I went for a scoot on the DR350's.
There's a lovely little gravel/sand road that really has just a little bit of everything, just across the river from Clinton, heading North before you get to Jack's bar at the 41/163 intersection on the North side of Lyford (how's that for too much detail?). It's got at least a few feet of everything you'd ride on the Trans-Labrador Highway, and is good practice. We gassed-up at the Clinton Citgo, then went there.
I am perhaps the luckiest man in the world.
And she's kickin' it old skool! Yo!
I love being able to lift the front end with a simple roll-on..
We headed down to Coxville, then over to Shoe's Barn for some beef brisket and iced tea for lunch.. Shoe recommended we take the Tickridge Road loop for a couple of covered bridges..
A quick break in the sun. We had to chase one of my gloves downstream. Don't have any idea how that could have happened.
Tractors and such weigh too much for the bridges, and are too wide, so there are adjacent cement fords in a few strategic locations..
Eventually we beat feet to just outside of Greencastle, where the former Conrail (Pennsy) cross what I think is either Big Walnut Creek or Eel River..
All in all, a fine day on the bikes in Indiana..
A little over a hundred miles, round trip, mostly gravel..
Nice little ride!
I do have to agree. You appear to be very lucky.
Thanks for sharing John. Always love your images!
Jerry & I are heading out of Jeffersonville in the AM to see if we can get in trouble.
Mark in Louisville
Have fun and take a lot of pictures!
Finally got the color pics up to smugmug...
The trees are well-into the budding phase, and the fields are full of color..
We've had quite a lot of rain this Spring, so there's also very little dust. The sandy sections are almost like cement in places..
The Olympia hi-viz suit almost blends-in with the new leaves sprouting from the trees...
If you do any of these rides, be aware that the "resturant" in Story HAS THE WORST FOOD IN INDIANA!!!
Ah, pics of home... I'll be in Terre Haute (Prairie Creek really, about 15 miles south...in the country!) for 2 weeks in late July. We gotta hook up, Scary. )
I ride that road quite often you never know how the rain or flooding will affect it.
In the second pic there is a trail that goes up the hill on the left. About 3/4 of the way up on the left is great place for one of your photo shoots.
Every time I've been past there, there's either been a dozen Harleys or a a bus load of old folks out front. I figure it's one place that I might stop for a burger at some point, just to btdt. Perhaps after your advice I'll just make it an iced tea instead.
Sure. Holler when you're around. Will you be on bike?
Yeah, sometimes it's not there!
I saw a couple of nice little trails up the hillsides, but figured I'd surely get shot if I so much as left the roadway on foot. It IS mushroom season, after all.
Ever eat at Shoe's?
I followed a couple of quads up it a few weeks ago once at the top I turned around. Here is a shot down into the ravine on the left side, I plan on going back and climbing down to get some better pictures.
Only ate at Shoe's once so far, need to get back before I move out of the area next month.
If you like photos of old rusting cars and trucks there is old guy on Fisher RD that has a few acres worth. Once the leaves come on all the way you won't be able to see them from the road. I stopped and asked to go back and look, he was very talkative and had a few stories to tell about the cars.
I'll be driving my truck up there, but KLR will be in the back...couldn't go two weeks without riding up there! 246/46 are pretty fun, and IN160 off of 65 just before Kentucky line (exit 16 or 19, can't recall of the top of my head) has "NO trucks, sharp curves ahead next xx miles" on the overpass. Seems like it might be worth a peek. I'll shoot you a message closer to my departure...
Cool! Yesterday somewhere in Putnam County we passed a place that had a bunch of old Jeeps, including at least one of those flat-nosed pickup thingies. A guy was in the driveway sitting in an ancient RH drive unit, and waved as we passed.
I need to get down to the river more. There's some really great riding.
Pinktoad and I went for a spin today, heading South and East from Terre Haute via whatever gravel roads we could find...
One of the old favorites, somewhere between SR159 and SR59, a few miles Northwest of Clay City..
Pinktoad tells me this is an odd way to park..
She's still trying to figure out which bolt or part of the frame left an imprint on her leg that one time she dumped the bike on the Cannontrek...
Freedom (from air pressure), Indiana...
We stopped for a late lunch in Worthington, but the Main Street Cafe was closed due to the heat. We rode up to Clay City for some A&W root beer, and to get a shot of the bank thermometer...
A good day on the bikes in the oppressive heat...
Moved you to Day Trippin'
I love this thread, John.
If she's riding with you in 103°F heat in all that gear she's a keeper.
Thanks. It was pretty friggin' hot to ride! Pinktoad would be lost without me. I'm like a big project for her; one that's never completed.