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Old 12-31-2011, 06:34 PM   #1
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This thread is for pictures/places in the central KY area. No particular order or structure.
Just show places to ride that might be done in an afternoon or a day trip.
Something to keep me motivated for the winter and maybe meet a few more inmates

Today I explored some of the wildlife management areas around Taylorsville Lake in Anderson and Spencer counties.

This is from the saddle of my DR650 on Goshen road in Anderson county


This is Vaughn road in Anderson county.




A view from Vaughn road


Next stop was the Van Buren boat ramp on Taylorsville lake






After that I headed down Palmer road in Spencer county



It leads to a parking area in one of the wildlife management river bottoms. Like most of these areas it's foot travel only at this point.





Last stop was another wildlife management area in Anderson county. This is River road off of hwy 44.



There were some guys picking corn in a nice river bottom


Until next week, I hope.
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #2
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Nice report. Looking forward to updates.
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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There are so many good sights to see in Ky....... IMO.

I am lucky enough to live less than 30 miles from the state line but do not get down that way enough,maybe that should be one of my resolutions for 2012.

Keep the pics coming.
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Old 01-06-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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If the temp is above 40F and no rain I ride the VStrom to work. Today it was warmer than usual. These are pics from my favorite route home.
I leave Harrodsburg KY and head out on Warwick road. Here it goes through Anderson Circle Farm (a large cattle farm here in Mercer county)


This is the main residence




Next I head over to Oregon Road. It runs along ridge tops for a while


Then drops steeply down to the KY river



No mistakes along this portion




There is a boat launch down on the river


Next it heads back up towards hwy 127


Its still cold down here


Down town Salvisa KY, Woo hoo


Next I head out to 127 and make my way home.
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:57 AM   #5
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:03 AM   #6
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Well that sure doesn't suck!! What a great place to ride!
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Old 01-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
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enjoying the photos!!

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Old 01-08-2012, 04:30 PM   #8
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Sitting inside sipping coffee this morning looking at the sunshine and a thermometer that read 28 degrees. Damn I wanna ride! It finally crept up to 40 about noon and I was off. Couple months ago I tried to get a picture of all 13 covered bridges in KY in one day. Got them all but the one closest to home so I had a target. Up 150 to Mt Washington and out 44 towards Taylorsville. South on 55 across the bridge and then an immediate right on West River Road. I've been through here many times and it's a nice cruise through farm land on a one lane series of roads.


Eventually you pop out in Fairfield.


Left to Bloomfield and on to Chaplin then south to the bridge on 458.




On south to 55 again and back north to Bloomfield and home. About 100 miles and it was getting colder. Fun afternoon.


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Old 01-08-2012, 06:45 PM   #9
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I wanted to get out today myself but life interrupted once again.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:27 AM   #10
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Very nice.
I have been to Bloomfield many times but never to the covered bridge. I will put that on my "reasons to go riding" list.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:56 AM   #11
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Very nice pics and great riding areas! You guys are luck to have quick access to all those sweet roads (and so are we!).
I know that is a jog for you all as well, but do you go down to Red River Gorge much to ride?

We ride a little bit north east of you. Many of our best roads are north of Cynthiana, KY, but we also do venture down to Stamping Ground via 227 and then take 607 back north to Corinth. Some of the best sweepers in the area!
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:58 AM   #12
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Subscribed! If I don't take the wife to see the covered bridges this year (I promised last year) I'll be in deep trouble!

Thank you, and keep posting up these great looking roads!
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:23 AM   #13
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Can't believe you could get all 13 bridges in ONE day! Been to all of them, but took me several months to find the time.....heck, took me lots of time to just FIND a few of them! All of us that live in this area are very blessed to have such good riding just outside our own doors. Sometimes I forget just how lucky we are, thanks for the pics and reminding me.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:31 AM   #14
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Great stuff! I'm looking to do as much riding as possible this winter, so hopefully I'll have some pics to add to this thread soon.

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Old 01-09-2012, 02:15 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by tytek View Post
Very nice pics and great riding areas! You guys are luck to have quick access to all those sweet roads (and so are we!).
I know that is a jog for you all as well, but do you go down to Red River Gorge much to ride?

We ride a little bit north east of you. Many of our best roads are north of Cynthiana, KY, but we also do venture down to Stamping Ground via 227 and then take 607 back north to Corinth. Some of the best sweepers in the area!
The gorge and surronding area is a great place to ride. I get to Cynthiana every now and then since my Mom grew up there and I still have aunts and uncles there. Stamping Ground road is a hoot! Also 22 from Owenton through Dry Ridge over to 27 is a fun road.

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Can't believe you could get all 13 bridges in ONE day! Been to all of them, but took me several months to find the time.....heck, took me lots of time to just FIND a few of them! All of us that live in this area are very blessed to have such good riding just outside our own doors. Sometimes I forget just how lucky we are, thanks for the pics and reminding me.
I have never tried to do a timed rally and I decided to try to this as practice. I really had plenty of time but spent too long taking pictures and rubber necking early in the day. It got late and I had to work the next day so I missed the last one. Here's a link to the ride http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733047

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