The weekend weather was great for riding and Angie and I made a little trip to Bardstown, KY on Saturday. Bardstown is about 150 miles south of Cincinnati and we took US127 to get there. It didn’t seem like there was much going on when we got there at about 5 pm. After setting up camp at the My Old Kentucky Home state park, which is also a golf course, we headed into town to find dinner. The obvious choice was the Old Talbot Tavern, which has been in business since 1797. We were expecting a tasty southern meal but were disappointed. The fried green tomatoes were a bit too salty, the pork chops were just ok and the salmon was bland. For the price we paid ( $50 for two ), it was not quite worth it. The evening was spent by the campfire drinking beer.
I had planned to do a couple of hundred miles of riding around Bardstown before heading back home, but we ended up doing only a small, 50 mile loop, stopping at Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home in Knob Creek, 5 miles south of New Haven and the Heaven Hill Distillery Bourbon Heritage Center. (By the way, they don’t do bourbon tasting tours on Sunday). We were back in Bardstown for lunch and chose an artsy little cafe called Java Joint on N. Third St (highly recommended!). After an excellent and inexpensive meal from the brunch menu there, we rode back to Cincinnati on route 127.
The cruise control device worked well on those long stretches when we were cruising at 70mph on the Blue Grass parkway. But bike needs a new turn signal bulb and the gear-shifter is getting sticky again. I plan to install a Zerk fitting at the shifter pivot, so that I can lube it without taking it apart every time this happens.