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Loose Nut 08-30-2012 10:44 AM

Southern Indiana Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride 2012
South Western Indiana Dual Sport Ride - Nov 3 & 4, 2012 - Mark your calendars.

Link to Laying Down Tracks GPS Tracks and Waypoints posted for your enjoyment:

For those of you that like to make reservations so that you know where you are going to sleep, we have the following Lodging Suggestions: (NOTE: All of these lodging/camping suggestions will have their waypoints saved on the gps track file to help everyone get where they’re going. We are working to see if we can get discounted rates, but don’t hold your breath)

Friday Night Hotel Suggestions:
(the following hotels are about a half mile south of the Flying J Truckstop and Loose Nut Ride Start & Finish) – there are also many others in the area not too far away if these get booked up or are not to your liking.

Comfort Inn
19622 Elpers Road
Evansville, IN 47711
(812) 867-1600

Holiday Inn Express – Evansville North (I-64 & US41)
19600 Elpers Road
Evansville, IN 47725
(812) 867-1100

Super 8 Evansville North
19601 Elpers Road
Evansville, IN 47725
(800) 454-3213

Friday Night Camping Suggestions:

Vanderburgh County 4H Center Campground (about 5 miles south of ride start - Flying J)
Boonville-New Harmony Rd.
Evansville, IN
(812) 867-6217

Lynnville Park (about 15 miles east of ride start – Flying J
405 W State Route 68
Lynnville, IN 47619
(812) 922-5144

Weather Rock Campground (about 2 miles east of ride start – Flying J)
12848 Weather Rock Dr
Haubstadt, IN 47639
(812) 867-3401

Saturday Night Lodging Suggestions:

Comfort Inn & Suites – Rockport (mention the Loose Nut ride and get a discount $$$) :lol3
1355 N Plaza Dr
Rockport, IN 47635
(812) 649-2979

Rockport Inn Bed & Breakfast
130 South Third St.
Rockport, IN
(812) 649-2664
Note: they only have eight rooms priced from about $55 (and up) AND they’ll cook you a real breakfast in the morning

Oakridge Park Campground & Community Building
Rockport, IN
(812) 649-2860
1/2 mile north of Hwy 66 on Silverdale Rd
Showers, Full Hook-Ups
Ron Bingle cell - 812-686-3932
Community Bldg. Rental
$15 tent sites
$25 RV sites
Note: Ron said no need to call for campsite reservation - he was just hoping for a bunch of bikers that would bring trashy women - not sure he understands the whole dual sport thing

triumphsidehack 08-30-2012 02:27 PM

Loose nut / great river road ride
Well .... finally a post to the up coming Loose Nut ride. man this is going to be a hoot . Got to ride a pre-run ( 1st leg ) of the two day jaunt through southern Indiana and along the Wabash and Ohio rivers , what great gravel roads and awesome landscape's through the corn and bean fields and river bottom's. Going to be super and challenging , with a little of everything thrown in. Over to New Harmony ...outstanding along the river to the old dam and over to Mt Vernon . Had no ideal you could ride this many miles on gravel in so western Ind and then " bam " some watermelon sand thrown in to keep you on your toes.

Road the little Yam'y 250 with a buddy ( saddlesore ) on his DR350 at very moderate speeds and had a great day and super ride ending up in Rockport IN at around 5vish with many stops for water and pic's along the way.Even had a great brunch in New Harmony on the way out ( got started late ) but had no problem making the 200 + miles on the 1st section with time to spare. You guy's are in for a treat. Don't want to give to much away but when you get to the Dog Town section , hope you get to ride along with the train when comes over the elevated trestle from Kentucky. man what a blast riding down a single track path with a freight train clacking 20 feet overhead " what a rush ".

Maybe you guy's should move this up a week or so I'm getting way to pumped up with all this nice weather ! come on Nov . Think I'll get get the knobbies ready just in case

Loose Nut 08-30-2012 05:58 PM

Gonna have to start early in the morning if you want to stop and visit all the covered bridges, old iron bridges, rivers, water fronts, RR tretles, sandbars, river camps, melon patches, farm roads, etc.

I have had so much fun riding other rides posted on this forum such as Missouri Swinging Bridges, Hoosier National Forest Ride, Kentuckiana Icebreaker, Moonshine, that I figured it was about time to give back to so many that have put so much time and effort into making great rides............SO, several of us from the SW corner of Indiana have got together and started putting together a two day loop ride from our part of Indiana. Our goal will be to present this as an annual ride that covers a different area each year - but still starting in South West Indiana.

Never done this before - so please be generous with your suggestions - We're still learning. Still working out the GPS routing details, but we'll get it posted soon.

And if it rains, bring knobbies.

And your camera


oPAULo 08-30-2012 06:08 PM

Almost missed this one. Needs Southern Indiana in the title.

Looks pretty awesome!!
Can't say "IN" just yet as 2 weekends of riding in a row might be pushing it.

Loose Nut 08-31-2012 04:32 AM

Thanks opaulo. I updated title, hopefully that will help folks know where we'll be - Great Idea, thanks

hackrman 08-31-2012 10:23 AM

I rode it too! This is one of two fire towers on the second day.

Great views from the top of the fire tower. You might want to get in shape before you trek to the top.

This is going to be a great ride.

hackrman 08-31-2012 10:43 AM

More pictures. This was our happy face!

This is us on a ride through southern indiana interlake offroad recreation area. We go through there on the ride.

wasions 08-31-2012 11:17 AM


RedBirdStation 08-31-2012 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by wasions (Post 19489939)

ME TOO:freaky

BigDogAdventures 08-31-2012 12:58 PM

I'll be coming
hellengineer just sent me a PM about this ride---------this is almost in my backyard.
I'll be there come hell or high water.

Heck----------3 weekends in a row of Indiana stuff.

I was going to put a ride on over here in Illinois---but so much stuff going on----I'll see about that one.


BigDogAdventures 08-31-2012 01:04 PM

Did you notice the 2nd and 3rd of November is a Friday and a Saturday ?????

Don't matter to me---just wanted to make sure you knew it wasn't Saturday and Sunday.


hackrman 08-31-2012 01:26 PM

Ooops! Ride date is November 3 & 4. Sorry for the screwup. First one (this hour)

Hardroad 08-31-2012 02:30 PM

Hardroad IN

Loose Nut 08-31-2012 03:27 PM

Not only am I out of shape, I'm lazy too - and it's a long way to the top of those fire towers.........

MotoBoss 09-01-2012 05:46 AM

With three weekends in a row this should be a great fall..........................."IN"

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