March 22, 2015 - A few of the BCruisers that could join us headed south of Greenfield via SR9 to start a really fun and relaxing day on the road. The weather was fantastic even though it was still March. Good warm sun and no "spring" rain! Along the way we hit some interesting sights. Our southern most destination was Madison, IN.
This was NOT to be a speed run or having anything to do with time but was a sight seeing cruise to enjoy the ride. Food and leg stretching was the order of the day. Vernon, IN [no not N. Vernon but just a tad south of N.V.] on SR 7 is a great resting spot and because of it's history, a good photo opportunity, which we took per the included slide show.
Upon arrival in Madison the first sight was along the Ohio River which had just receded from the rather major flooding earlier in the week. The river drive would have been closed a day earlier. It's unbelievable the amount of "sludge" and river mud was everywhere. The crews were still in the process of getting it scooped up and washed away. On the river front is what was, back in the 50's, the original BURGER CHEF restaurant where we took a great group shot. It's now Mumbles BBQ.
After a cruisin' tour around town we allowed ourselves at least one antique experience, and, of course, money was exchanged. Clifty Falls State Park was next because we wanted to and it was lunch time. The Inn at Clifty never dissapoints be it the food or the great river view on the cliff. And, yes there IS a Clifty falls, three of them and thanks to the rains there lots of falling going on.
Fed and energized we headed back into Madison for street cruising on foot, then across the new US 421 bridge to KY and back. The day was awsome and without incident. We returned north via 421 returning to Greenfield about 200 miles later.
Then next cruise? Who knows but I know there will be other Indiana State Park runs in 2015!
Annual Bowlin' Bash at Strike Force Lanes Greenfield - 2014
Richmond Run - Model T Museum 2014
Get Yer "Glo On" Cruise To Centerville, IN 2014
MAY 4, 2014 - We had a really good day and were welcomed to our destiation, the WARM GLOW CANDLE COMPANY just outside Centerville, IN.
The day started at the Jim Dandy Restaurant in Greenfield, IN taking advantage of their breakfast buffet. You know how these things always go - food, fun, then more food! We traveled east on the old National Road [US 40] doing the run at a nice leasurly "cruisin' speed".. just enjoying the ride - no rush! [Funny how many cruises end up "races".] Arriving at the WARM GLOW CANDLE COMPAY, we were treated to "private" marked off parking in the grass. They were holding their annual Spring Open House with all kinds of special deals on their "candles, smellies, yard art, gourmet seasonings and sauces".
The return run was once again via US 40 west bound, as we had no desire to run with the masses on I-70! And, besides the restaurant we wanted to invade on the run home was in Cambridge City - the "9 GRILL. A relatively new establishment on Main Street, fhe food was quite good, and the atmosphere great. [Said there was more food!]
The run covered about 100 miles. It made for a really great day with friends, and our rides.
2010 Christmas Run- December 4, 2010 dawned with snow pelting Greenfield. This was the day of the 2010 Annual BC Christmas Run - and being died in the wool cruisers - we hit the road - this time in our "POV's" (daily drivers). First stop was arranged by Candy Speas - that being the local Kroger Store lot where on this day 40,000+ pounds of Christmas food and other Holiday goodies were being collected for those in need. We were the first to arrive, unloaded our donations, hob-nobed with the Mayor of the fair city and then headed south to Shelbyville and their Cracker Barrel for breakfast. With snow continuing to fall, we headed south and then cross country to the exit-76 Antique Mall to see what was there that we couldn't live without. Treasurers loaded, snow continuing to fall making for a beautiful early Winter Indiana drive, we set out cross country again, through the back woods and over the rivers to Nashville. Driving south on that final leg, down the hill on 135 into town, it being all lit up with the lights, reds and greenery of the season put all in the spirit of the December day. Our dinner destination was the Brown County Inn. The weather had caused people with reservations to not be at the Inn so we Cruisers easily had our way with the salad bar, drinks and dinner. We had, at the end of the day, accomplished five of our cruising missions - friends, food, antqueing, more food and a great day on the roads of Indiana! Merry Christmas to all!