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post #1 of 13 Old 07-22-2009, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Southern Indiana Sundays

Me and my buddy AK have been doing this loop on Sundays. Pretty good time. About the only twisty roads in Indiana are at least 45 mins south of Indy.

Here is a link to the map
Southern Indiana - Google Maps

We start in Indy and work our way down to Nashville, then stop in Story for a break. We then head down 135 to 58 and the to 446 up to Bloomington, where we usually stop to eat at Yogi's (I worked there while in college). we then hit gravel laden 45 or take 46 back to Nashville then hit the long flat boringness back to Indy.

Here are a few pics I took.

This is the Story Inn.



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I need to get Sbeau and any other Indy folk to come with next time.

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Good stuff! We've made that ride a hundred times, always enjoy it.

Last weekend we took off to the eastern part of the state, some beautiful countryside and roads out by Batesville. SR121 and SR229 are both fabulous blacktops, going through rolling hills and lovely little German villages. You gotta check out Oldenburg, it's amazing, founded by German Catholics in the early 1800's, street names in German, several quaint old world pubs. Hunker down on I-74E for 65 miles to Batesville, get off and head north 3 miles to Oldenburg on 229, then take it up to 121 by Metamora, another cool old village.

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Holy Shnikeys Batman, I've been doing this route since last summer! Kinda cool that you have found it as well! Let me know the next time you are traversing it and I'll see what I can do to join. Also, a suggestion for your return home would be to take Old 37 North from Bloomington, it is a pretty damn good road with hardly any traffic.

Well, cheers!

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Lets get together and do this and the eastern route.. German Catholics are my people. I'd fit right in. How does a couple Sundays in August sound?

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I might be available Sunday the 16th or the 23rd of August. Last weekend of the month is MotoGP.

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I've got to find some time to get down that way. It'd be great to meet up with you all sometime. I've yet to meet Scott & Gin as well a Gert, despite the fact that we lived in the same town until just recently.

I know some of the roads around Brookville and Laurel are very nice, they would be a great area to include in a trip also.

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Let me know when you guys are doing this. I live on 58 4 miles before you get to 446.

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I might be available Sunday the 16th or the 23rd of August. Last weekend of the month is MotoGP.
I've got my GP tickets. I think I'm over 45. The gravel is too much. Great road if not for the kitty liter.

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I've got my GP tickets. I think I'm over 45. The gravel is too much. Great road if not for the kitty liter.
I agree about 45, I don't find it enjoyable to spend my entire ride with my butt clenched watching for gravel in the middle of every corner. Same with Old 37, great road but always covered in sand. One of the great things about 121 and 229 in eastern Indiana was the relatively clean blacktop.

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You guys need to make it a little further south and rock highway 62 sometime.

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You gotta check out Oldenburg, it's amazing, founded by German Catholics in the early 1800's, street names in German, several quaint old world pubs. Hunker down on I-74E for 65 miles to Batesville, get off and head north 3 miles to Oldenburg on 229, then take it up to 121 by Metamora, another cool old village.

On my way to Oldenburg this weekend, thanks for the suggestion! Looks like i missed the Freudenfest last weekend though! Doohhhh!!!

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Wow, the pictures of the Story Inn bring back some memories. I've been that way a couple times. I grew up near Vincennes and came up from the south. Good fun.

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