Hueston Woods Covered Bridge

It turned out to be a nice day today and I decided to take advantage of it by getting the wing out for a ride.  It was quite nice to let the miles of pavement roll by under the tires.  While I was out I decided I’d make a lap of the road around Acton Lake in Hueston woods and it was while I was on this lap that I remembered that there was a new covered bridge in the park and I decided to find it.   Turns out that the bridge is on the north edge of the park near a back exit for the campgrounds near the intersection of Camden-Germantown Rd.  and Heathrow Rd.

It is definitely an exception to the concept that “they don’t build them like they used to”.  Though built in 2012, this bridge was built using 200 year old covered bridge techniques.  It is beautiful!  Check out the pictures:

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Fall 2011 Covered Bridge Tour – Pre Ride

This is it! Tomorrow is the Fall 2011 Covered Bridge Tour with the Miami Valley Chapter of the Southern Cruisers.   I’ll be leading this one.   Be sure to follow the link above for more info about the Southern Cruisers.   We’re always welcoming new members.  We’ll be crossing or passing 9 covered bridges.  All of the ones in Preble County and two in Montgomery County.  In addition, we’re crossing a number of neat old iron bridges as well.

Anyway, one of the responsibilities of anyone leading a ride for the club is to pre-ride the route as needed to ensure that it’s safe, open, and appropriate for a motorcycle ride.   So, today was the day to pre-ride the route for the Covered Bridge Tour.

Dee and I set off in the afternoon to do just that.  In addition to all the beautiful fall colors and awesome country roads, we found a nice little Mom-and-Pop pizza shop serving a delicious hoagy!  Italian Sausage.  Yum.   If you find yourself in Lewisburg with a few minutes to spare, be sure to stop by Sarah’s Pizza and tell them Dee and I sent you.

Here’s a few snapshots from the run.  Try not to judge the photography too harshly.  Most of these were shooting left handed while rolling by holding the P&S over the bike windshield! 😀

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Christman Bridge

I’m having such fun going through images I haven’t really had time to sort and picking a few to share.  Here’s yet another.   The Christmas Bridge, built in 1895,  is located in Preble County, Ohio.  This image is from October 2008.  Taken while on a break on a motorcycle ride.