Lexington To Townsend
Posted 21 August 2005 - 07:17 AM
More to come.
Posted 21 August 2005 - 09:56 AM
Posted 21 August 2005 - 11:50 AM
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
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
Now you kids get to narrow down a time. And let's be sure to coordinate EST, or IST (Indiana Stupid Time). I'm and early riser, so suite yourselves. I can always go wash the bike or something.
Posted 22 August 2005 - 11:03 AM
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
Posted 22 August 2005 - 12:12 PM
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.
Posted 22 August 2005 - 03:24 PM
Posted 22 August 2005 - 03:57 PM
Some refer to 227 as the Deals gap of Ky. and it was just repaved, keep an eye out for gravel though.
03 Moto Guzzi V11 LeMans
Posted 22 August 2005 - 04:19 PM
Posted 22 August 2005 - 05:59 PM
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.
BTW names Mike.
Posted 22 August 2005 - 06:26 PM
Posted 22 August 2005 - 06:43 PM
BlueDevil and all...
Hope this answers the questions. Nothing is in stone, but it is great to have a plan!
Hope my links work.
Meet up at 8am EST for breakfast at BobEvans.
(Ride at 9am, for anyone not wanting breakfast)
Overall with directions:
Let us know if this gives anyone heartburn.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 12:24 AM
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.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 12:11 PM
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.
Posted 30 August 2005 - 05:59 AM
Cool.. Looks like we have enough to call this a group ride.
Posted 30 August 2005 - 06:50 AM
Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:45 AM
Posted 30 August 2005 - 07:53 AM
I live in Georgetown (20 minuets North)
03 Moto Guzzi V11 LeMans
Posted 30 August 2005 - 08:11 AM
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?
Posted 30 August 2005 - 08:49 AM
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 I'll just try to play catchup