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#1 quicksilver

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 07:17 AM

Will be meeting up Friday morning in Lexington and taking side roads to Knoxville.
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Posted 21 August 2005 - 09:56 AM

Cya Fri. AM, I'll be at a Red Roof exit #113. I know FJRocket is going to the same Roof. Think your @ exit#115 we'll find ya. What side roads to Knoxville you thinkin' of?
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Posted 21 August 2005 - 11:50 AM

Yep, I'm in. Breakfast in Lexington and then play the way down to Townsend.

Brett has a good idea about doing a sort of zig zag down either side of I-75, I think. I like it!

25 and 25W seems to be the way to go. There are a couple of real interesting offshoots from that road (on either side of 75) that look like a lot of fun.

421 out of Richmond looks like a LOT of fun.

25W around London has a few offshoots on the west side of I75 that looks interesting.

25W from Jellico back to Caryville looks OK.

You guys have better ideas? Anyone have experience on these roads? Wanna go a little farther off track? Cool by me!

Brett, you mentioned meeting at Bob Evans or IHOP. I think that's Waffle House world down there, and I couldn't find ANY IHOPS in LEX. How about this Bob Evans. It's just a little farther down the Interstate, more or less on the way:

Bob Evans Farms Restaurant
(859) 293-1572
2341 Buena Vista Rd
Lexington, KY 40505

That one is off exit 110. That's easy to get to, just inside the loop. Unless you want to go downtown for some sightseeing before hitting the roads. That's OK by me, too. I'm easy.

BoB Evans Buena Vist Rd, Lexington

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 11:03 AM

I just made a run last weekend to the area........ found some great roads if you care to try some. I would HIGHLY recommend 116 out of Lake City. It's about 30 miles of very twisty riding up the montains. Some very "Dragon" like curves and pretty darn empty. 190 and 90 are also some great tuneup roads.

Road Dir Turn dir Location Miles
27 South to 627 Paris 60
627 South to 89/974 Winchester 17
89/974 S/E to Irvine 33
89 South to 421 McKee 28
421 S/E to 11 Manchester29
11 South to Barbourville25
11 South to 92 s/e 12
92 S/E to 1595 s 4
1595 South to 190 Tennessee 4
190 South to 90 w 5
90 West to 25w/9 s 9
25w/9 South to 116 w Lake City 40
116 West to 62 e 34
62 East to 61 s/w Oliver Springs8
61 S/W to 40 e 18
40 East to 58 s Kingston 5
58 South to 68 e 23
68 East to Sweetwater15

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 12:12 PM

Scooter, thanks for the tips! Looks like you cut a WIDE swath riding down. Very nice.

I sure like that recommendation for the big western loop from Lake City through Oliver Springs.

Those roads around McKee, Manchester and Barbourville look nice, too! We'll see what the group wants to do.
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Posted 22 August 2005 - 03:24 PM

thank "scooter cruzer", would that routing from Lexington get us into Townsend before dark? better yet, you could lead us through it.
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Posted 22 August 2005 - 03:57 PM

If any of you coming into Lexington from the north on I-75 are looking for some great riding, Exit I-75 at #159 Dry Ridge. Take 22 West to 227 South, then 460 East through Georgetown to I-75.

Some refer to 227 as the Deals gap of Ky. and it was just repaved, keep an eye out for gravel though.
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Posted 22 August 2005 - 04:19 PM

thanks Diesel, I wasn't coming from that direction, but I think I will now. Guess I'll have to cut Thurs. work day even shorter now.
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Posted 22 August 2005 - 05:59 PM

Hello,
I live in Louisville and plan to leave Friday AM, would anyone like to meet up some where along the way? If no one is running past Louisville and Lexington is the place; please let me know where.

I would prefer to ride down to Townsend with a group of folks with the same destination as I have, Please let me know soon, as I was considering not going but have changed my mind and need to make arangments at work, I already booked the room months ago.

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Posted 22 August 2005 - 06:26 PM

Mike, I know two fjr's will be at a Lexington Red Roof exit #113 & another @ a Lexington Sherton exit# 115 we'll be meeting up on fri. AM come on over, join us
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Posted 22 August 2005 - 06:43 PM

Thanks for the inputs. I might use Deisel's suggestion to get to Lexington.

BlueDevil and all...

Hope this answers the questions. Nothing is in stone, but it is great to have a plan!

Hope my links work.
Friday Morning.
Meet up at 8am EST for breakfast at BobEvans.
(Ride at 9am, for anyone not wanting breakfast)

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2nd leg

3rd leg

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Let us know if this gives anyone heartburn.

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Posted 23 August 2005 - 12:24 AM

Sorry, Quick, linky no worky.

Did you get the email I sent with the route pics? Just checking more to see if the mail went through with multiple pics.

And if the start time is EST, then that sounds great. That means a 7 AM start on IST.
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Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:49 AM

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Posted 29 August 2005 - 12:11 PM

Thanks, Quick, that link worked just fine. Have no idea why your other links don't work for me, on either of my computers.

Looks like we have another rider meeting us in LEX. He's from the other board. Has a room at the Ramada near Bob Evans. I told him we were over here, so hopefully he will chime in.
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 05:59 AM

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Cool.. Looks like we have enough to call this a group ride.

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 06:50 AM

Pending is meeting up with me on Thursday afternoon, and we are riding backroads down from Cincy to Lex, too. At least that is the plan.
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:45 AM

Correct! Pending will be riding down with Rocket. I noticed the "who & where" list has beed updated, I see I'm the only Illinois person on the list of 108, as of the end of August.
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:53 AM

Are you guys meeting anywhere in Lexington Thursday evening?
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 08:11 AM

Diesel, it depends on how good your road suggestions are! I think we're taking as much of your suggestions as we can. I think it will probably be dark before we get to LEX. If you want to hook up for late dinner or something, that may work. We'll be headed for the Red Roof Inn up there on the NE corner of 64/75.

As it stands right now, I should be on the road by 1 (2 your time), hook up with Pending, then probably smoke the slab until south of Cincy. We should be around Cincy somewhere around 5 local time. Boy, that might suck. Maybe we should try to get out earlier than THAT! If we don't leave earlier, we may miss some prime riding, eh?

What you thing, Pending?
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Posted 30 August 2005 - 08:49 AM

I might be joining the you guys.
If all works out and I have all my shit together I'll be taking off around 3 am from work and Slab it to Lexington. With any luck I'll be there for breakfast.

And if i don't make it in time well then i'll still be taking side roads to avoid the construction on 75 north of Knoxville biggrin.gif I'll just try to play catchup