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Louisville Jack o Lantern Festival

Louisville Jack o Lantern Festival is getting started next week. It looks pretty damn awesome, it's on my list of things to do this year.

"The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people."
"Odd," said Arthur, "I thought you said it was a democracy."
"I did," said Ford, "it is."
"So," said Arthur, hoping he wasn't sounding ridiculously obtuse, "why don't the people get rid of the lizards?"
"It honestly doesn't occur to them. They've all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they've voted in more or less approximates the government they want."
"You mean they actually vote for the lizards."
"Oh yes," said Ford with a shrug, "of course."
"But," said Arthur, going for the big one again, "why?"
"Because if they didn't vote for a lizard, then the wrong lizard might get in."
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Coal mine, moonshine or move on down the line.

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This place looks interesting, motorcycle parking right by your door..

Mount Aire Motel Harlan

If you are heading down to the Red River Gorge or Natural Bridge area then you could rent a cabin and base your rides out of there, you'd be in the middle of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Cabin Rentals

Down a bit south toward London is Camp Wildcat Battlefield, it's a civil war battle location, haven' been but looks interesting. At least a good place to hop off the bikes and walk a bit.

Camp Wildcat

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Originally posted by Chris42:
Hotels available in the Harlan area? We might get that far south, maybe not.
Harlan, lookup Ava while youre in town! Wink
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Originally posted by mjlennon:
Originally posted by Chris42:
Hotels available in the Harlan area? We might get that far south, maybe not.
Harlan, lookup Ava while youre in town! Wink

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This is near Harlan, it's an exhibition mine that you can ride the coal cars into. I found it interesting.

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Just back from Eastern Kentucky!

Drove down Monday. Toured on Tuesday, included Red River Gorge. About 200 mile drive. BEAUTIFUL road conditions and country side. If you like curves, this is the place. Some talk of the Dragons Tail in southern Va. ——- This is that kind of riding for miles and miles and miles. Quiet, almost zero traffic and very clean, smooth, quality roads. Little towns to drive through but I noted that the speed limit signs were 55 mph, where here in PA. they would say 35.

Our day had speeds from 35 to 70 mph. Some of the roads were new, wide shoulders and fast. Others were old with a zillion elbows where sightseeing would have you off the shoulder in a second. As a warning to other riders, they don’t like guard rails on the side of many of the roads. As rural as some were, should you go off you might drop 50 - 100’ before coming to a stop. They might never find you. Roads - Beautiful on dry days, dangerous on wet and likely deadly on ice (even in a car). One really nice stretch was route 77 south off or 460. Motorcycle heaven.

For those of you that made suggestions I thank you. Wish I had more time.

Tuesday night was in London, Ky. Wednesday it rained. Return trip to Ashland was all in the rain. I really, really don’t like riding in the rain. Did Illinois to New Jersey in the rain once. Not to be repeated. So that was just miles carefully driven. Home today to southern PA. Also in the rain, but in a truck pulling a trailer with the bikes in the trailer. Truck is a much better way to travel in the rain.

Safe arrival home, bikes good, no damage, no near misses. Great trip. Highly recommend the area if this is the kind of riding you like -

Thanks again guys -
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they don’t like guard rails on the side of many of the roads.

Guard rails That is funny and you weren’t even really in the mountains compared to some places a bit further south once you get down by Jellico Mountain.

Glad you enjoyed it. If you ever decide to make the trip again drop me a line and hopefully I won’t be busy and we’ll try to grab a bite to eat.

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I agree. Illinois and New Jersey are not to be repeated!

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