Louisville Area Rides

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

  1. rich_mc

    rich_mc Full Fledged MEM-Ber

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    @rd400racer - Thanks - I'll look at that on the map. This is supposed to be a group ride headed up by one of my uncles in OH, but it seems everyone else bailed when they canceled the event. The place the group always stays is in downtown Charleston, so that'll be my base for Fri and Sat nights... I'm not afraid of a long day Saturday though, so I may try to wander as far east as I can toward the forest...
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  2. jtclark13

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    I did a WV loop out of Charleston on my Multistrada. This may not fit your schedule or route, but taking 60 east and heading up to Hawk’s Nest State Park was beautiful.
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  3. sonnystile

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    Anyone else here going to Overland Expo East?

    It’s next weekend in Arrington VA.

    I can’t decide if I’m gonna ride the GS, take the Astro and CT125 or Astro and the dog…
  4. KYMike

    KYMike Been here awhile

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    I was thinking of taking the GS, but now have a funeral / extended stay and won’t be available.
  5. lousgoose

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    Just got back from a six day trip to NY/PA. Never been before. Was about 2100 miles or so round trip. Went with my riding bud. We started in Niagara as neither of us had seen the Falls before. As you’d expect, in person it exceeded my expectations while not even being able to get to the Canadian side ( need a recent negative, non-rapid test within last 72 hours to enter).
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  6. lousgoose

    lousgoose Been here awhile

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    From there we sped on down to Letchworth State Park also in NY. Fantastically gorgeous little spot.
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  7. lousgoose

    lousgoose Been here awhile

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    Finally, finished up with a couple days riding in upstate Catskills around Mountain Dale/Monticello area where we stayed, then taking the last day of riding down through the Allegheny Mountains and such of PA. Not kidding, in terms of combination scenery and GREAT roads, I don’t know if I’ve had a better day of riding that the 300 miles or so from Mountain Dale to Indiana PA. Every single road was great and wonderful scenery to boot.
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  8. rich_mc

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    @lousgoose - I just got back from a trip and now you're making me want to leave again.....

    EDIT- And how does the buddy like the Pan America after a trip on it?
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  9. jspringator

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    Good question.
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  10. lousgoose

    lousgoose Been here awhile

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    Hey, NY and Catskills were great as expected but the real surprise was PA and Allegheny Mountains. We rode from the northeast corner of the state all the way to southwest of Pittsburgh in Indiana, PA. And, I’m not kidding, not a bad road (87 especially awesome mile after mile after mile) did we ever encounter. Like I was saying, from the Catskills to Indiana (PA) might wel have been the best all around road and scenery combo I’ve ever ridden in a day.

    As per the PA, my friend is on here and lives in Bowling Green. I’ll hit him up and he can respond directly. Before the PA he had a highly kitted K1200R for years and an R1100R prior to that. He seems to really like the PA and just from our trip here I can tell it’s a surprisingly functional and solid bike. He must have had 60lbs or more of luggage on that thing and it never floundered in any curve nor road.
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  11. rd400racer

    rd400racer Long timer

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    I took my GSA to Pennsylvania last summer and rode with my son on his 990R; agree, I was shocked how nice the riding was. Sadly we didn't do near the number of miles as you, but we had a blast and never hit a bad road.

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  12. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Amen Goose -

    Pennsylvania has some incredible roads. Matching anything I've been on in the southern Appalachians.

    We entered PA coming home last month from New England at Hancock, NY after riding NY-30 through the Catskills. Took state hwys south west to Hancock, MD. We were south of 87 but wanted to know if you saw this train viaduct in Tuckhannock, PA?

    Very impressive especially when a train is crossing with double stacked railcars.

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunkhannock_Viaduct
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  13. lousgoose

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    Too funny. So glad someone got a pic of that. We drove right by it and it kind of came up marvelously out of the blue in front of us we were already past it in seconds flat and I had already taken a zillion photos on the day so I just drove on but was wishing I’d snapped a shot of it. So glad someone did.

    Here was our ride that day
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  14. rich_mc

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    This coming Sat/Sun are looking like good weather. I'll also be local and kidless. Sunday would probably be best but could make either work. You game?
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  15. jtclark13

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    So needing some 2 wheel therapy! I did pass the first test, I was able to mow the yard this past weekend. I felt it for 2 days, but getting close! I’m still camping for the HNF ride in two weeks, but my goal is to ride the Loose Nut the first weekend of November. I may skip the ADV ride and take the Multistrada, but I just need to be on 2 wheels.
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  16. Shep

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    Glad to hear you are improving. Pretty much how my recovery is going. Feeling good until I do something overly physical or strenuous. Surgeon told me to expect that. In fact, he told me at my last visit that my full recovery could take 18 months.

    I’m supposed to be in Asheville this weekend at Burial Brewery’s Burnpile Festival but the injection for my sciatic nerve didn’t help (could be facing back surgery in December), so no traveling that far for me. I do, however, hope to get out for a few hours on the bike this weekend. The ugly Russel seat on my Vstrom is more comfortable than the seat on my car.
  17. rd400racer

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    Here's my adventure vehicle for the weekend. Flying to Harrisburg, PA this afternoon so I can wake up at 5AM tomorrow morning and drive this bad boy back to Louisville with my son playing the Bandit in his 4Runner alongside me. Of course we're going to his favorite bar/restaurant tonight to celebrate his last night as a Pennsylvanian, which means I'll be driving with a hangover.

    On the plus side, I'll finally get his Tenere out of my garage and into his. So we'll probably get a little riding in.


    Oh, and he said he definitely wants to hit Two Stroke Tuesday at Barrett next week:D


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  18. lousgoose

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    Sorry about the nerve. My wife and I just returned from a trip to Asheville. I think that last time we were there was probably 7 or 8 years ago or more. Could not believe how much the brewing scene there has kind of exploded. I'm not much into beer but it's enough to get even me a bit excited about checking out all the different places and brews. If someone is into that kinda thing I can totally see how it would be a destination. You could probably stay there for multiple days and never get around to all the spots.
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  19. lousgoose

    lousgoose Been here awhile

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    Sheesh. That's huge. Do you need a license to operate that thing? :-) What is that a 30 footer? 40?
  20. jtclark13

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    It's funny you guys bring up Ashville, that is where my wife and I decided to go in a couple of weeks. We had hoped to be on an island somewhere, but that's not really an option right now. We will be staying out in the mountains somewhere, but wanted to be close enough we could enjoy what Ashville has to offer, and I know beer is a big part of it. If you guys have any "can't miss" things to do or places to visit I'm all ears!
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