Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Meltonville, Mississippi
After this I hit my gps for a small town that I needed to get to and it took me down this small farm lane. It was just wide enough for one vehicle and a motorcycle, which I got to experience twice. It was a shortcut that saved me about ten miles. This took me to KY 52, US 27, KY 78, US, 127, KY 70, to Cambellsville and then south on KY 55 for a stop at Tebbís Bend Civil War battle site. This 1863 battle witnessed a small Yankee force hold off a larger Confederate force because of the narrow front between a large bend in the river. They were defending this road and vital bridge that supplied Federal forces in Kentucky. I stopped for the night in Bowling Green, KY.
The next morning I continued west in Kentucky to Murray and then South for a visit at Fort Donelson where US Grant had his first victories during the recent unpleasantness between the north and south. After that I blasted south through Memphis to the house.
1. A narrow farm lane I travelled.
2. Tebbís Bend bridge, it was a covered bridge in 1863 but is a steel bridge now.
3. This is the ridge that the Union forces defended. Very narrow with the river to the left and a ravine into the river on the right.
4. Monument at Jefferson Davis birthplace in Fairview, Kentucky.
5. Dover Hotel, Dover, TN where the Confederate forces surrendered to US Grant.
Over the five days I travelled 2154 miles and Ohio was the tenth state I visited this year. My bike was moving for 36:02 hours (1/3 of the time I was gone from home) and my top speed was 92 mph. This was while heading sound of Memphis and passing some trucks when someone was coming up on my rear. I goosed it just a little and got out of his way. I also added 35 counties to my visited map. The best part was seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I didnít get to talk with everyone like I wanted to so we have to do this again. I had a truly excellent time and look forward to the next one.
It matters not how good you are if an angel pees on the flintlock of your musket.
Old German Military saying.
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