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I am fairly new to this area and I looking for some good riding roads in this part of the tri-state. I really want to start exploring the KY and IN areas looking for good places to take the wife while out riding.

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I am fairly new to this area and I looking for some good riding roads in this part of the tri-state. I really want to start exploring the KY and IN areas looking for good places to take the wife while out riding.

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Where do you live and what do you consider a good riding road?
 

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Hello Mr Bill

Had the opportunity to ride Hwy 127 last year out of Cincinnati and all the way down thru Kentucky on my way home to South Carolina. This took me along Lake Cumberland where I got a room at the state park. Great restaurant over looking the lake and boats for rent if you want to do a little fishing. Real nice ride on good roads with minimal traffic. You might also want to check out the Daniel Boone National Forest. I've ridin Rte 421 from Berea down to Johnson City, TN and enjoyed some really great views. Travel can be slow at times so it's best not to be in a hurry. Enjoy! :cool:
 

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Welcome.......

Welcome to some beautiful riding country.
A ride down In. 56 to Madison, In is a great ride cross the river and back up 42 in Ky. There are all kinds of variations of this and side roads to explore but thats a good route to enjoy.
Being a Southern Hoosier I have to say the best roads in In are mostly south of In 46 , most anywhere along the Ohio river, and you can't go wrong.

If you head into eastern Ky Natural Bridge, Red River Gorge area and further south Hazard and all through the Daniel boone National Forest great roads.
We have covered Ky east to west ,north to south and I have to say it's a great state to ride in, and then you can hit Tn :D.

We love to take off on a Sat morning and just see where we end up for the night.

We ride the back roads of Southern In , Kentucky, and Tennesse all riding season long. If you ever see a Blue XC with a tall blond and a ole fart on the front say "high".

Hope to see you on the road and enjoy the area
 

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Where do you live and what do you consider a good riding road?
I am about 35 miles north of Cincinnati just east of Lebanon. I drive the hour to Dayton motor sports because the vic dealer in sharonville is a total ass. As far as roads I like light traffic with curves and hills. I don't like downtown city traffic.

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I am about 35 miles north of Cincinnati just east of Lebanon. I drive the hour to Dayton motor sports because the vic dealer in sharonville is a total ass. As far as roads I like light traffic with curves and hills. I don't like downtown city traffic.
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Well, you're in a nice area just east of Lebanon. I'm just up the street from you.

Plenty of nice, hilly, and occasionally twisty roads around the Caesar's Creek area.

If you're up for longer day trips, you can beat along the river east over to Portsmouth. There are plenty of backroads you can divert yourself on without worry if you have a GPS. Be advised that many in the country end up gravel if that kinda thing concerns you.

If you head south, you can cross over into Ky, where there is a lot of hilly/curvy riding. One of my favorite is Ky 22. You can watch a nutbag traverse it in a pickup in the thread "Why I shouldn't apply for a concealed carry permit." The one thing about Ky roads is there is a lot of blind hill cresting. Be aware that the roads aren't always straight on the other side of the crest. Eastern Ky is nice too, though it is a bit far for a day ride.

If you head northeast, you can explore the Hocking Hills area and get home in a day. Some very nice roads and various parks and caves to explore.

If you can spend a night, I would highly recommend the area around Marietta or the backroads between Newark and Massillon. These are by far the prettiest areas of Ohio IMO and the roads are really fun and mostly free of traffic; though the Quaker stores between Newark and Massillon can draw good crowds in the summer on the weekends.

If you have a little extra time, I HIGHLY recommend West Virginia. That is probably the best state in the US for motorcyclists who enjoy technical riding.

Some people make a lot of Southern Indiana. Personally, I've found very few twisty roads there, and they were mostly littered with gravel. There are a lot of straight roads that run up and down hills if you like the roller coaster stomach drop sensation.

There is another guy who posts here regularly by the handle of Lazy Dawg who lives nearby. Maybe next summer we can all meet up somewhere for lunch and take a little country ride?

Good time to dream and scheme while it's too crappy to do much outside.

Adios cheers
 

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I am about 35 miles north of Cincinnati just east of Lebanon. I drive the hour to Dayton motor sports because the vic dealer in sharonville is a total ass. As far as roads I like light traffic with curves and hills. I don't like downtown city traffic.

Bill
I live close to Ross, OH. There is a new Victory Dealer there. I haven't actually bought anything from them but they seem like pretty good guys. He keeps 10 or so bikes on the showroom. I asked their service dept if they had a way of changing a tire without scratching the rim and as it turns out, they had never changed a motorcycle tire nor did they have anything to do it with.
 
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