We were supposed to be in Iowa this weekend playing with our dual sports, but I had to cancel the trip for business reasons. Decided we'd spend today on two wheels here instead. Beautiful summer's day in Indiana with temps in the upper 80's and bright blue sky, perfect day to ride!
Filled up in the hood to start the trip, when we filled up later in the day the 919 had gotten a respectable 46mpg and Gin's 599 got an incredible 62mpg!
It was a day of detours, I'd mapped out a flexible route to take us towards Oldenburg in eastern Indiana again. Immediately as we headed out of town we ran into SR52 closed for construction. No problem, we took the scenic route instead, nice thing about Indiana compared to Iowa is that even the one lane country roads are paved instead of graveled.
Finally made it back to 52 and continued on our way through Rush County towards Connersville. I love the contrast that an hour's ride from the city makes. I also love barns!
Stopped for lunch in Connersville at the Chrome Grill, perfect little diner with a great 1/2lb burger!
Headed out of Connersville down Hwy 1, beautiful curvy road. Stopped by Brookville Lake and took a rest break.
Rode through Metamora, charming little old fashioned village, full of shops and bed and breakfast inns. Cool covered bridge on the edge of town.
Took 229 from Metamora to Oldenburg, has to be one of twistiest roads in that part of the state. Stopped at one of Oldenburg's German pubs for a well deserved cold beer.
Warsteiner and Warsteiner Dunkel on tap, gotta love it!
Hopped on I-74 next for a high speed run back to Indy. Stopped for gas about 30 miles out of the city and had a kindly motorist tell us there was a huge wreck just ahead and the interstate was closed down and backed up for miles. Detoured again, that 30 miles back to the city turned into another two hours of riding as we wound our way back through the country.
Our detour came across another closed road, detour of a detour of a detour! iPhones are handy when you're in the middle of nowhere and a bit confused about your options.
Finally found our way back to the city, took off at 10:30am this morning, tucked the bikes away at 8pm tonight. Didn't break any speed records, took our time to go 225 miles but isn't that what Sundays are for?