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S. Indiana & Illinois Eclipse
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:18:15 pm »
Going down to south west Indiana & south east Illinois for eclipse watching.
Any advice on good roads to ride? Going to have most of Sunday to wander.
Planning on trying to stay a couple of hours north of totality line.

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Re: S. Indiana & Illinois Eclipse
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 02:40:38 pm »
Where are you coming in from?

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Re: S. Indiana & Illinois Eclipse
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 02:54:00 pm »
Just a bit up north, Traverse City Mi.

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Re: S. Indiana & Illinois Eclipse
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 04:28:55 pm »
Flat farm land and river bottom on the Illinois side til you get down near Old Shawneetown on the Ohio river. On south you'll come to Cave-In-Rock with a free ferry across the Ohio to Kentucky. West from Shawneetown into the national forest there are some decent roads but will get farther away from where you want to be. You might be better off staying in south central Indiana and down toward Kentucky. Safe travels.
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Re: S. Indiana & Illinois Eclipse
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 06:40:33 pm »
Thanks gPink. We (5 of us) are wanting to go down thru the National
Forest and just wondering. We are taking camping gear just in case
all lodging is taken.

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Re: S. Indiana & Illinois Eclipse
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 06:48:01 pm »
Shawnee National Forest Camping...check the maps for campgrounds on the east side of the forest.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shawnee/home/?cid=fseprd548185

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5421994.pdf

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Re: S. Indiana & Illinois Eclipse
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 08:39:46 pm »
We have national forest land in south central Indiana.  Perry county has lots of nice county roads that are plenty curvy.  Kentucky south of here has some decent roads too. 

https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/hoosier/about-forest/about-area
http://www.pickperry.com/things-to-do/outdoor-recreation/

62 from New Albany to St Croix is a great road that gets lots of bike traffic on the weekends.  You can leave 62 at Sulphur and get on 66.  Go down past Magnet and through Derby.  There are a couple of roads from Derby.  Stay on 66 and go past the Damn at Cannelton or just up 70 a short distance is Gerald Rd.  Nice pavement and lots of curves.  Turn right on Boyd Rd and you'll end up on 237 on the outskirts of Tell City.  One thing I really like about this area is good bike roads.  We, for the most part, have roads that are in good or great condition.

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Re: S. Indiana & Illinois Eclipse
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 09:09:59 pm »
That area is a great ride ,Bud.