Dodging the RoadkillHenderson, Ky — The wonderful thing about where I live in Middle Tennessee, is that I have a lot of options for spending the day on my Harley.  On this particular day, I decided to go North into Kentucky.

I took a quick run up highway 76 to Tiny Town, Ky, then scooted up to Trenton, Ky where I picked up highway 41 north.  That’s a pleasant ride over to Hopkinsville, Ky where I continued north on 41.

The highway is a two lane country road that winds through the beautiful Kentucky back country, slipping through many tree covered stretches of road.  I just love riding through a shaded stretch of road where the air is clean and fresh and your mind just settles into it’s “happy” place.

You cruise through little towns like Crofton and Nortonville before you come into Madisonville, Ky.  It’s a busy little town with several intersections to pass through before you leave town, continuing North.

Much of the road runs parallel to the train tracks, and if you’re lucky, you’re riding side by side with the train making it’s trek north.

It’s such a peaceful, uneventful ride, just perfect for a day trip.  Hanson, Ky then Sebree, and Anthoston, and you’ve landed in Henderson, where I paused for some grub.

Henderson Kentucky Harley

Henderson Kentucky

Henderson Kentucky has a beautiful downtown district that sits along the river.  I’ve been there during holidays when they have the park filled with American flags.  Henderson also hosts many outdoor concerts and events along the river and is a great place to take your next biker group.

Plenty of restaurants along the river and in the downtown district.

On my return home, I was feeling a “need for speed” and returned south on Interstate 69, which merges into the Pennyrile Parkway to Hopkinsville.  On this trip, I took highway 68/80, a four lane highway, over to Elkton, Ky and then back down highway 181 to Tiny Town, then Clarksville, Tn.

I’ve made this trip numerous times and always enjoy it.  If you’re in the area, give it a whirl.  It’s a treat.