Jon and I completed our first 100+ mile trip on the Triumph Bonneville together. 170 miles to be exact. We planned our trip around the “On the River Car Show” that was taking place in Vevay, Indiana.
Saturday morning, bright and early, we started our trip off by heading east on Highway 42 making our way towards Bedford. We crossed the bridge at Milton over into Madison, Indiana. From there, we headed up 56 to Vevay. I believe it took us right at two hours to reach our destination.
Vevay is a lovely small town in Switzerland County, Indiana. The car show was held right off of Main Street in the Paul Ogle River Front Park. 264 cars participated in the show.
After checking out the show and getting a small bite to eat, we decided to head further up 42 and cross back over into Kentucky. We made our way over to the Markland Lock & Dam located in Warsaw, Kentucky. Right as we arrived, a barge was about to make its way through the lock. We stayed around for a bit to watch the whole process take place. Markland has a nice visitors’ park with restroom facilities. The observation deck is currently closed as it is under construction.
We made a brief stop at General Butler State Park in Carrollton, Kentucky. The park has a nice observation deck at the top of a hill that runs through the park. It gives great views of the small city of Carrolltown below.
After our stop at General Butler, we decided to head back towards Louisville. Despite forecast of rain, we had managed to have a nice day out on the bike. No rain drops whatsoever. All in all, a perfect day.