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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2012, 11:59:08 am »
Probably mini-bottles  :rotflmao: :beerchug:
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2012, 02:04:18 pm »
I'd be interested in the tours, regardless of the extra cost. Polling everyone for their wants and desires in rather time consuming, so we'll be happy with whatever you decide on for itinerary. I'm not fussy on Bourbon tastes as long as it's 18 y.o. single barrel.
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2012, 02:09:43 pm »
Registered. I finally found it, as it is in the Southeast Area Event Calendar, but Kentucky is in the North Central Area. If anyone else can't see it, now you know where it is.

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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2012, 02:15:44 pm »
Bosco, we're sorry about that. Sometimes we can't see the forrest through the trees.   Al
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2012, 12:28:43 pm »
Now that everyone knows this is a SE ride hosted by our own SE Newsletter Editor & GA AAD in the name of John Carver, please go to the SE calendar and register for the event. A number of riders have expressed an interest in doing this ride, but until we see the numbers/names, we have no idea on exactly who's going or not. It just gives us a better planing tool when the amount of riders going is known. This will be a good time with a bunch of mature riders who know how to have fun without always looking for technical riding. We've been there and done that. This is a smell the roses and taste the Bourbon ride.      Al
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2012, 12:31:48 pm »
I've hever had a drinking problem, always been able to afford all that I wanted. This trip might cause me to consider AAA after.
Bourbon, Cigars, and a bunch of old friends that I've ridden with a lot over the years. About as good as it gets for me.   Al
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2012, 11:06:04 am »
Here's a mid week getaway for all of you weekend workers. We only need a few more riders to fill this up.   Al
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #32 on: May 05, 2012, 01:08:05 am »
Plenty of time; not enough money.  I've gotta stick closer to home.  Thanks for thinking of us weekend workers though!

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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #33 on: May 05, 2012, 02:31:42 am »
I've hever had a drinking problem, always been able to afford all that I wanted. This trip might cause me to consider AAA after.
Bourbon, Cigars, and a bunch of old friends that I've ridden with a lot over the years. About as good as it gets for me.   Al


Al: 

I happen to know that what is available at two of those distilleries may cause your wallet to be over-worked.  I also know that those same two will cause your taste buds to go into . . . . . . well I really don't know of a word for that, but "awesome" is a description I consider 'highly lacking'.  I have an idea I will only be bringing home 2-3 bottles, but they will be EXTRA SPECIAL!   I guess the best description I can offer, we have heard of 'sippin whiskey', well this is it, and this is what you cannot find in your local beverage store.  We will be venturing into the heart of the beast.  We will know more about whiskey and bourbon than we ever expected to know. 

Tomorrow, Sat., is the Ky Derby.  I can only say I wish I were there . . . . .did someone say PARTY!  We will be coming in after the rush of the tourists, so my hope is we will have smooth sailing in our ventures.
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2012, 11:03:30 am »
Lickin my lips and looking for my new Arturo Fuente cigars. Only 18 yo Bourbon coming back to Florida with me. So I blow my monthly budget...................
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« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2012, 02:17:36 am »
Well, you won't blow the budget at one place I plan to eat, White Castle.  I miss those little burgers the most. 

As for the Ky Derby, I'll Have Another won and a $2.00 ticket paid $32.60.  My pick came in 4th, so maybe a later race.  For those who have not attended the Derby, it is one you really need to take in.  It starts two weeks before the actual Derby with this event; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thunder_Over_Louisville   the largest fireworks show in North America, no joke.  There are events each day up to Derby day and then even a couple more after the race.  You'll need to make your reservations a year or more in advance.  Better still, if you know someone who lives there.   :-)
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2012, 11:02:58 pm »
I am planning on attending, but have not made any reservations yet!  Hopefully I will be able to get a room.  Where is the majority of folks staying?  Anyone want to share a room............I snore ::)  I also am hoping to stay at the Wigwam on Wed night!



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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2012, 12:46:18 am »
Bob:

I've re-posted the motel listing:

     Old Kentucky Home Motel, 502-349-0776, 2 queen beds, $55.00 a night, phone quote
     Parkview Motel, 502-348-5983, 2 queen beds, $70.00 a night, phone quote
     Best Western Gen. Nelson, 502-348-3977, 2 queen beds, $84.00 a night, quote by Best Western website
     Old Bardstown Inn, 502-349-0776, 2 queen beds, $49.00 a night, quote by booking.com

Most of us are staying at Old Bardstown Inn, across the street from "My Old Kentucky Home State Park".

Hope to see you soon.
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2012, 08:01:05 am »
I am planning on attending, but have not made any reservations yet!  Hopefully I will be able to get a room.  Where is the majority of folks staying?  Anyone want to share a room............I snore ::)  I also am hoping to stay at the Wigwam on Wed night!

I'll share a room with you. May only be the night of the 24th not sure yet if any more.

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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2012, 05:28:17 pm »
John's my bunky, but you might check with Bob Sherwood.         Al
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2012, 01:47:41 am »
Gents: 

I got a good scare today.  I put those two new tires on the bike, took it out for a scrub in, and things went downhill from there fast.  The first few miles were fine, that is until I poked it up past 70.  Hmm, a new vibration, hope it is not a wheel bearing.  I did change wheels in this process, have a spare set so I can mount and balance the tires in advance.  OK, let's turn this thing around and head home to solve that problem.  So a bit more testing, let's wind it out through a few gears.  Did so until I hit a flat spot about 8500 rpm in third.  OK, back off and get it on home.  Things went fine until I was 3 blocks from home, turned the corner, started to accelerate, and it was now missing on one cylinder.  "Oh crap" is the lightest explanation of what was going through my mind.  But knowing what I had to do once I got it home I kept it under acceleration as much as I could. 

Once home I pulled into the shop, grabbed the non contact thermometer and started getting the temps of the pipes.  Ah hah, #3 is the coolest, so that must be the cylinder with the problem.  Let's try the easy fix first, that I fouled a spark plug.  So I pulled the seat, then the tank, and did a swap of #3 spark plugs.  Only thing I noticed was the gap was a bit close.  Fingers crossed that is the problem.  Put the tank and seat back on, back it out, and before I ever got out of the driveway I knew that was NOT the solution.  So I turned around and headed back in the shop.  I DO NOT want to pull those carbs again, so let's try hard way, take the bowl off while it is on the bike.  Now if you have some good offset screwdrivers, you can do that.  It takes an effort, but it can be done.  So I pull some plastic, get my special tools and remove the #3 bowl.  Hmmm, it has some metal in it, some is rust and some looks like metal cuttings from a drill bit, spiral shaped.  How in the heck did that get in there.  Well maybe one time when things were apart, but we had done this same thing before.  Anyway, I clean the bowl and pull the main jet.  Ah hah, there is something blocking the main.  I tried to catch it when I blew it out, no luck.  But at any rate it is now CLEAR.

I put it all back together.  BTW, putting that bowl back on is harder than taking it off.   :-(    Put the plastic back on, then pulled the tank again, and added a fuel filter.  Put that back together and once again backed out for a test ride.  Well, good news, that was the problem.  It is running quite smooth again and the strange new vibration is also gone.  I forgot to tell you that I also added UltraSeal to the tires after I put it all back together.  Evidently there was a little tire un-balance that the UltraSeal took care of.

So I'm not going to ride it much, but will be packing things as time goes by.  As for an agenda, the best I can say right now is that sometime Wednesday afternoon I will roll into Wigwam Village.  From there we will explore distilleries and whatever else we find along the way. 

If you have read the first part of this thread, you can see this is going to be something out of the ordinary, so if you have an interest and the time available, do join us. 
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #41 on: May 14, 2012, 01:57:03 pm »
John, glad you were able to get that sorted out.  Got new tires and an oil change on my steed.  So am ready to ride.  Had a shake down ride to Panama City Beach courtesy of the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program......really great when they pay you to ride 8)

I made reservations at the Old Bardstown Inn for Thursday and Friday nights.  Judson, you are welcome to share the room with me, just be aware that I am a really loud snorer......especially after a couple of drinks  :beerchug: :beerchug:, just ask Paulie if you want a referral ::)   Let me know if you want to take a chance.

Also am trying to get in touch with the Indian at the Wigwam, hope to stay there Wednesday night.  If not, I will try to find something else near Cave City.
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« Reply #42 on: May 14, 2012, 11:42:41 pm »
Hi Bob,

I'll take you up on that room offer. I will probably only be there just Thursday night. I will be leaving late Friday.

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« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2012, 12:11:56 am »
OK Jud,

I will keep the light on for you :)
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2012, 04:21:52 am »
Gents:

After all these years I finally learned where some the brands I consumed were distilled.  Basically only a few miles from where I lived in Louisville.  So for those who want info on; Old Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald's 1849, Weller Reserve, Old Weller Antique, Old Crowe, and Old Taylor, this link will provide a great deal of info.  http://www.ellenjaye.com/ghosts2.htm

Now those warehouses are still standing and as they say, got a lot of bourbon still in them.  I found the weird part to be that the brands of Stizel Weller were sold to different companies when they went out of business.  The Weller brands are now sold by Buffalo Trace in Frankfort.
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #45 on: May 17, 2012, 05:28:51 pm »
My plans and meet up.

I will be arriving in the Bardstown area around 12 noon on Thursday the 24th. I will be departing at noon on Saturday the 26th. So Bob, I will be sharing the room two nights with you.

Let me know what the schedule is and where to meet up with the group.

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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #46 on: May 18, 2012, 01:42:10 am »
Gents:

I think I have everyone's email address, thus I will be sending you an email with an attachment that will list two days of touring distilleries.  Problem, getting it accomplished as it is quite ambitious.  I've put together those that were near each other, but still it will push us.  Any info or suggestion you might come up with will be appreciated. 

As for my scene, bike is ready, just need to pack.  I'm just about ready for this to happen, looking forward to it.
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2012, 02:27:08 am »
Gents:

Several of us will be coming in from the south Thursday.  I suspect we will be there before noon, maybe.  The 'maybe' has to do with the item that we could visit two or three of the sites en-route.  Those being: Jim Beam, Barton, and Heaven Hill, thus our arrival would be delayed.  So the question is,  when do you expect to be in or near Bardstown.

My last time of contact where I can easily provide some input is Sat. night, so I hope each have checked this and let me know something.  The bulk of us will be in Cave City, Ky Thursday morning, then heading to Bardstown or Jim Beam.  Your replies, or the lack of, will determine our course.    :-)

Yes, I leave out early, got some other things to take care of.
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2012, 08:22:26 pm »
I'll be hammering the 750 miles starting around 6 o'clock Wed am. That should put me there around 6 or 7 pm if all goes well. might be in the mood for a toddy Wed night.....if anyone else might be thinking about that?????!!!!          Al
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Re: Bourbon Trail - - - Revisited
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2012, 02:52:30 pm »
Had a great time. Thanks John for setting it up.