Looks like this weekend will be another decently warm weekend for riding, and with an overnight low (Sat to Sun) of 41, I believe I will be making a trip somewhere to test out the kit for this year. Made a few changes, so I want to make sure everything sits well and holds up to my expectations. The two biggest will be the new sleeping bag and new top box. So far, everything but my clothes and spare battery (phone and camera) and food. I am packing as though I am heading out on a 3 or 4 night trip.
Last year, I went on a lot of trips. 12,000 miles worth. It is amazing where all I ended up going. I have gone through nearly every state that touches Kentucky, as you can see in the map to the right. This year, I already have a number of trips planned, some even paid for.
So I have the destinations for the Ghost Towns trip. I was able to find all but 1 of the locations listed in the website where these were found. I am looking to maybe hit one or two of these over the weekend, since I have nothing going on. Here are all the links for the info and maps and routes.
- Ghost Town Info – http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/kentucky/12-ghost-towns-in-ky/
- Furkot Map – https://trips.furkot.com/widget/ts/5UEvhm
I am actually planning on hitting up the Lawton Mushroom Mine (provided I can find the place) on Saturday, and take the camping gear, just in case it is needed for a sleep-over. I do not have an exact location, which will make this a true hunt and seek adventure out in north eastern Kentucky. I do have a good idea where it may be, or at least the road it is off of. Here is the link to that map. https://trips.furkot.com/ts/ScncBq
So, with the Ren Fair going on every weekend, my riding time has been brought to nearly 0. While I have commuted when I could, ridden after work, I have been wanting to get out and ride for the day. So, since Memorial Day Weekend, I have not been out for a full day yet. My first time will actually be on Friday, July 3. So, in preparation for that, I have gone ahead and planned a route to take that will take a good portion of the day: 9:30 AM until 7:00 PM. I plan on going to a couple popular spots for bikers as well as a small brewery in a small town in Indiana. My plans are the following. Louisville to Rabbit Hash to Auroura to Madison to Louisville. The planned route is right at 220 miles round trip and it will take a total of 6 hours ride time. Each stop is planned out for 1 hours, but plans can, and do, change.