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Old 09-18-2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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Talking 368 miles 4 States....

Hey all.... I did a little 4 state 368 mile trip....


Saturday 4 State ride 002 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

I started in Clarksville. I crossed into KY in Oak Grove. I have a pretty nice little route I have that will get me to the East side of the LBL. I hopped onto HWY68 West and crosseed the LBL. I then jumped on HWY94 that took me all the way to Hickman KY and the Ferry Landing.

I got to Hickman and stopped for lunch and gas.


Saturday 4 State ride 006 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

I went through what I guess was the OLD downtown of Hickman and found this cool painting of Mark Twain.


Saturday 4 State ride 005 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

The ferry is pretty cool.. The guy that was running the deck said it usually takes up to 45 min. dependant on the current. The return trip only takes about 20..... Kinda ineresting...


Saturday 4 State ride 007 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


Saturday 4 State ride 010 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

The landing on the MO. side for the Mississippi.


Saturday 4 State ride 009 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

Good bye KY and the Mississippi......


Saturday 4 State ride 014 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

Hello MO....


Saturday 4 State ride 012 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

I jumped on the Levees and headed north.... The Ferry lets out on HWY 77. You can take the Levees all the way to HWY 60 that crosses the Mississippi into IL.


Saturday 4 State ride 015 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

The Levees are topped with loose gravel... It can be a little deep at times. You just gotta be ready for some deep loose rocks...

The HWY60 Bridge..


Saturday 4 State ride 016 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


Saturday 4 State ride 017 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


Saturday 4 State ride 018 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

Hello IL...


Saturday 4 State ride 021 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

I headed into Cairo IL. You can tell that this little town has been hit hard...


Saturday 4 State ride 022 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr


Saturday 4 State ride 025 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

See ya Cairo


Saturday 4 State ride 029 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

Lock and Dam Project...


Saturday 4 State ride 032 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

I was planning to go further east but it started getting late.... So I went through Metroplis Il. Where there is a big Statue of Superman....


Saturday 4 State ride 033 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

Snagged a quick shot of the KY state sign on I24


Saturday 4 State ride 035 by sky_soldier_82nd, on Flickr

After a run through Paducah I just kinda made my way South and east..... The only place I crossed my tracks was going back into the LBL.... Once in the LBL I jumped off 68 and took the Trace south back into TN. Got onto 79 and headed East back to Clarksville... Nothing real exciting there... I have made that trip so many times its just auto pilot back home...

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Old 09-18-2010, 09:05 PM   #2
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I can ride twice that distance and never leave CA!!
nice pics...... always wanted to go ride the east coast!!
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:08 PM   #4
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Yea you could do that here in TN too.... I was pushing for 5 states but it got late on me....
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:12 PM   #5
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I love it... It is pretty comfortable it is also pretty light... When you buy it it comes with a Gore Windstopper liner for cooler weather as well as a "Breath box" for the front to block the wind. It also came with an extra visor and in its own sweet helmet bag....
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Old 09-19-2010, 11:54 AM   #6
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I thought you were in New England

When I saw 4 states in 368 miles I guessed that you were up in the northeast somewhere. Then I saw that you were just up the road from me in Clarksville. It's a little harder to get into 4 states around here than in the northeast. My wife and I left Massachusettes, one morning and had gone through 6 states when we arrived in Virginia that night.

One thing that's neat about Tennessee is that it borders more states than any other in the U.S. (8). It is also as far from the southwest corner of Tennessee to the northeast corner as it is to Houston, Texas or New York City.

Thanks for the report. I'm promoting Tennessee as a great place to ride. I really like riding out west but more RR's from Tennessee would be good too.
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:30 PM   #7
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Looks good!! You can do 4 states in less than a minute if you head down to the Four Corners (Co,Ut, Az, NM)
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:39 PM   #8
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LOL.. yea but that doen't include a ferry ride and a cool ass pic of superman!!!
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:28 PM   #9
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One thing that's neat about Tennessee is that it borders more states than any other in the U.S. (8). .
Just a minor correction... Missouri also borders 8 different states...

Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska

Tennesse is a great state for riding.
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