2019 Hoosier National Forest Ride

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by RoadDad, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. RoadDad

    RoadDad n13ub Supporter

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    This years ride will be October 19-20th. As usual the third weekend of October.
    The 2019 HNF will start in Martinsville, In at the Indy Restaurant

    It's official---just like 2017---the 2019 HNF will overnight at Twin Lakes Cedar Cabins. Call Susie or Kenny at 812-836-2329 or 812-549-5637. I have cabin #2 rented again. Now the rest of you can get your groups set up for the large cabins #4 and #5 @ $140 for 2 people + $10 for each additional person. Cabin #1 has a stove and cooking gear but no toilet @ $90 for 2 people + $10 additional person. Cabin #3 is $70 for 2 people + $10 additional person. Camping (tent or hammock) is still $10 per person---pay first then set up tent. Please post here or pm me when you confirm rental of any of the cabins---it calms my old nerves and informs others that they are too late making arrangements. Everyone has access to the toilet and shower building.

    I have finished the routes and will post a long and a shorter version of them in early October. For now i'm heading to Denver to visit my son and wife and my new granddaughter. Retirement has its advantages--i highly recommend it.
    News Flash---I checked the calendar and realized I won't get back to Indiana until Oct 9 or 10th----so i'll post the routes now. Look below

    Starting Point---Indy's Restaurant at Martinsville, In. N 39 24.289 W 86 26.261 Start time is up to you. Most riders will leave between 7 and 9 am. I recommend leaving as early as possible as the first day 'long' tracks are about 240 miles which works out to an 8 hour ride at 30 mph average. You fast guys can try to improve on that. Note----
    You can park your tow vehicle, van, truck or whatever at Indy's for the weekend--no charge.

    Night stop---Twin Lakes Cedar Cabins at 13545 Thrifty Road, Derby, In. 47525 N 37 59.026 W 86 33.579 No room for campers or trailers. German Ridge Rec area is a few miles southwest.

    The Tracks---There will be a long and a short version posted. Saturday /Sunday mileage for the long version is 240 / 206 miles and for the short version 220 / 180 miles. Note again---these are both full day rides---plan accordingly. There is one knobby section on the Saturday ride listed as 'Guthrie Creek'. It has a "shallow--maybe ??" creek crossing, possible downed trees, rock ledge up heading south and possible washouts. No real off road single or two track--sorry--this is Indiana

    Additional Tracks---
    Food-Derby ---From Twin Lakes to Smackwater Cove Bar & Grill or gas and drinks, beer included, at Derby General Store
    Motel-Tell City---3 motels and many restaurants
    Rocky Point-Food---No longer exists--no food or gas there

    Gas is available at the 10 locations shown on the track download. Longest distance between gas stops is approximately 70 miles. Some are on the track and some are short distance off track.

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  2. jdubb75

    jdubb75 Vicarious Adventurer

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    I'd like to be the first to ask for the tracks. :deal
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  3. szramer

    szramer Been here awhile

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    Let's do it!
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  4. PlowHand

    PlowHand Ancient, ugly and happy :-) Supporter

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    If it’s too wet to get into the fields I’ll be there!
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  5. zxrider11

    zxrider11 Been here awhile

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    I am planning to arrive late Thursday night with bike in tow, and car camping @ Hardin Ridge Campground Southern Point Loop.

    We have a few newbies from Michigan that are planning to attend as well.

    Looking forward to a long weekend exploring the HNF!!!!
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  6. RoadDad

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  7. 1TRAK

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    I'm in Jerry, looking forward to riding the VEE down your way!
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  8. awarren

    awarren Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hoping to make this one.
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  9. RoadDad

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    Perfect bike for this ride--see you there
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  10. gplane

    gplane Putty Conjugator

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    I've got 50+ offices to paint in Orleans in Oct., but I'll "work it in" .
    The retirement bit ain't working out quite right. Too easy to find. Hard to say no to old clients.
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  11. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    Huh......would you look at this. After all these years. Just look at it......
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  12. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher Supporter

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    Thats no way to talk about Roaddad.
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  13. RoadDad

    RoadDad n13ub Supporter

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    Well, the routes are ready, the bikes are ready and the post is ready. Are you ready? DSCF2943.JPG
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  14. KTMmer950

    KTMmer950 Been here awhile

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    Say Roaddad where have you decided we are doing the overnight at this year so we can plan some reservations or campsites?
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  15. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher Supporter

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    He is probably out riding. He has to find time from riding to hang with us.
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  16. RoadDad

    RoadDad n13ub Supporter

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    Check the first post for todays update.
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  17. nickmotorcycles

    nickmotorcycles n00b

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    Not holding my breath you will be there.
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  18. TheBestYears

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    Reserved Cabin #4
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  19. dougfromindy

    dougfromindy I smell premix

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    Hey Nickgindy... i am in. Meet me at taco bell on 37 at 715am. I will be riding a klr 701.
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  20. oPAULo

    oPAULo jack of all terrain

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    You ain't know me!! Why u gone change ur username every 6 months!! U tryna skirt the law??
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