Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Southside of Indianapolis
Finding a "New" Road in Indiana
I remember someone on here posting about Hwy 43 around Bloomington/Spencer Indiana and having thought I should ride it sometime. Well Friday night the wife and I hop on the bike after a particularly rough week at work for the both of us. I'm not going to whine because they are rare for the both of us and I am very grateful and thankful we have the jobs we have, even more so for the salaries. I've worked a lot harder for a lot less money when I was younger. Anyway we went down to Bloomington from the southside of Indy to stop by the dealer to get an oil filter since I was due for a change, and by the Pep Boys to get oil (30% off thank you very much when you order online). We decided to take the scenic way home, through Spencer and Mooresville to avoid road construction. Now I know a little bit about Bloomington, having been around it my whole life but mainly just passing through and going to the campus for games and stuff. The wife went to IU, but we avoid stories from that times in our lives for obvious reasons, she went to college, I was in the Corps, we didn't know each other and pasts are best left there. Anyway she said let's go out this way, I think I remember it was a cool road. We found ourselves on 48 headed west and it runs into 43. I said, I think this runs up close to Spencer, road signs confirmed it did and I thought to myself, we will eventually run into a road I am familiar with so what the hell. Well let me tell you I found a new road I am going to ride frequently when I go to Bloomington, can't wait to continue further south from where I hopped on it to ride north. Beautiful winding road with elevation changes, good pavement. Only was on it for about a half hour, but it was the best half hour of the night. Made it to Spencer and eventually Mooresville for a late dinner feeling relaxed and reinvigorated for the weekend. For my fellow Central and Southern Indiana riders, if you haven't stumbled on this stretch of road it is worth it, wish I could remember who posted about it here. For those of you who do know it, is it just as nice headed further south from 48?