Louisville Area Rides

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

  1. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Absolutely incredible!!!

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  2. emohn

    emohn Adventurer

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    Awwww crap. I knew I should have checked in here sometime this afternoon. I figured when I didn't see anything on the mailing list that it was a no-go for tonight. You guys had incredible weather - I hope you took advantage of it.
  3. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    I wanted to head to Baxter Ave. and drink, but Jerry had other ideas. I'd elaborate but I'm to exhausted at the moment...more tomorrow.

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  4. DualHabit

    DualHabit Been here awhile

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    But it hard to do when you have a death grip on the bars....

    Mark and I had planned on a nice back road ride when we ran into a friend who told us to make a turn down a certain gravel road. He said it would be a nice little interesting "road". Well it started off gravel and then to nice dirt double track then to rutted single track then some creek crossings and many stagnant, frog infested mug bogs. :clap At one point, Mark and I got separated and I ended up on a tiny trail with 15ft tall weeds on both sides. Luckily, Mark found me and we got turned around.

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    Finally we find our way out, only a short ride across a grassy field and through someone's back yard and we would be back on the tarmac. But Mark gave blood earlier in the day and decided he needed to take a little siesta before we continued.:huh

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    Mark may have a different version of that story.

    -Jerry
  5. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Jerry's 'friend' was this little dirt bike riding elf who swore us to secrecy as to his special playground's location. Can't seem to remember where it was...but I do like Budweiser.

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    Jerry was on the big bike (1200gs) which I wouldn"t have had the guts (or skills) to take where he did. I was on my little wr250r. I'd blast ahead and wait for him to catch up.


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    Chuga - chuga - chuga and along he'd come...


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    This is steeper than it looks (yeah right) but Jerry came tractoring down. Of course I was so far ahead I had time to take lot's of pics. :huh


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    Chuga - chuga - chuga...


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    Some nice creeks...


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    We had dirt - bogs - rocks - pasture...


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    Lost Jerry one time. Went back to find him thinking the big bike would be on it's side. Heard him off in the woods...Chuga - chuga - chuga.

    He never dropped it. Wish I could say the same. But HEY I was going faster, and, and,...Yeah - I donated a pint of my best O- to the Red Cross 3 hours earlier. Yeah! that's why I sucked!


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    GPS blurred for security proposes...


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    When we popped out of the woods into somebody's backyard I over rev'ed it and ended up on my side. Tweeked my mirror and clutch lever, but no permanent harm to me or the bike. My first time trail riding on the WR and what a blast.
  6. Jeff@TheQuadShop

    Jeff@TheQuadShop TAT survivor

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    Ok GIVE IT UP!!! :ear
  7. trizzo

    trizzo Been here awhile

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    will gladly trade a case of budweiser for details on this location... how close is it to us folks in oldham co? ive got a wr250r that needs some more offroad time!
  8. Sourjon

    Sourjon TAT'erd

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    Looks like I missed a good one. Hey Jeff any news on the KY Adventure Trail? I remember a BigDog ride report from several years ago and wondered if it's ready for prime time yet.

    John
  9. artboytidwell

    artboytidwell n00b

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    Hey guys... fellow Louisville rider here wanting to get together for rides. There are a few of us that ride together but want to meet more. We are talking about a TAT ride in mid October if anyone is interested.
  10. DualHabit

    DualHabit Been here awhile

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    Are you riding Sunday? My schedule is clear:clap

    -Jerry
  11. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Yeah boy! Got me a route over the top of Taylorsville lake to Lawrenceburg and back under towards Shepherdsville. How about meeting at Mickey D's corner of Taylorsville/Bardstown rd. 9:00 or so. All are welcome.
  12. DualHabit

    DualHabit Been here awhile

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    Sounds good. I'll be on the GS.

    -Jerry
  13. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Jerry & I had a good ride today. Took some very nice one lane back roads over to the Wild Turkey distillery in Lawrenceburg.


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    Played the 'KY Photo Tag'-
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    Had some very good Mexican grub and then more country pavement back east and we found this for some variety...


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    Winter's coming soon guys, better 'get' while the 'gettins' good!
  14. Sourjon

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    Looks like fun Mark! I know where that pic was taken.
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    John
  15. DualHabit

    DualHabit Been here awhile

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    Here are a couple pics I managed to take.

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    Thanks for the extreme backroad ride Mark!
  16. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Good eye John - Our route had bypassed that road, but when we saw how it connected we gave it a go. Found some gravel off of Brashears Creek rd. just outside of Taylorsville I need to go explore too.
  17. emohn

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    Just had to get out for one last ride stick some sleet on the windscreen today. See you folks in the Spring!
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  18. kamakaziozzy

    kamakaziozzy 3rd Wheel Adventurer

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    If anyone is up for a ride in a hack, apply here. I'm looking for a monkey to swing a little, help pull the rig out of the woods when I get hung up, sit down, shut up and hang on! dualsport to off road type riding. I'm usually a last minute til I know I'm going to ride type a deal. So I figure if anyone wants to be on a text list, PM me your #and I'll send out a mass text looking for a monkey. 1st monkey to respond gets one Hell of a ride!!! :D
    Later
    Kamakaziozzy
  19. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Yeah boy! Think it's going to be a long cold winter fella's. :(:
  20. DualHabit

    DualHabit Been here awhile

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    Great way to start off the new year.

    I think some guys have a regular ride up to Leavenworth. Any plans yet?

    -Jerry