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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    In these days of political correctness if you are in the monuments neighborhood you should go see this before it is vandalized or gone.
    Found this article the other day when I posted the picture.

    https://www.bnd.com/living/liv-colum...201990319.html
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    Thanks for all the great replyís.

    I wanted to make it to Lebanon on a one day ride due to time away from work. Iíll be leaving STL on Friday early, arriving in Lebanon in the mid to late afternoon and setting up camp. Then Saturday, Iíll either take a long or short loop ride and back to the rally. Sunday, Iíll figure an interesting ride back to STL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike m View Post
    I wanted to make it to Lebanon on a one day ride due to time away from work.
    Here's one option.

    https://goo.gl/maps/MbgepJSCpSq
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The 5 hour 21 minute route takes Nashville out of picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    The 5 hour 21 minute route takes Nashville out of picture
    I wonder if you're seeing a different map?
    The map I see only has one route. 7 hours and 7 minutes, 385 miles.

    Here is a screenshot of the route I see in my link.
    Screenshot_2019-01-26 St Louis to Lebanon.png
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I wonder if you're seeing a different map?
    The map I see only has one route. 7 hours and 7 minutes, 385 miles.

    Here is a screenshot of the route I see in my link.
    Screenshot_2019-01-26 St Louis to Lebanon.png
    Looks like good route, this is what comes up on my tablet when hitting your link. It looks it’s picking up your route from stl to Lebanon than changing it to fastest route which must be some default setting on my tablet. Gets to the usual choices all interstate, no interstate, some interstate than the Nashville or not choice.

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    Thanks, that's what I started with, then I modified it.
    Looks like when I copy the link or embed the map it only saves the start and end point and none of the points between.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    Thanks, that's what I started with, then I modified it.
    Looks like when I copy the link or embed the map it only saves the start and end point and none of the points between.
    Above never happens with paper maps

    Lee good route if you donít leave to early, grab lunch in Sikeston at

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    Than a stop at Boomland, cheap gas, beer, discount tobacco products and.

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    You can also camp

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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    grab lunch in Sikeston at
    We stayed in Sikeston last August and I saw there was a Lamberts a mile or two from the motel.
    It was close to 100F so we did not feel like walking or gearing back up.
    We walked across the street to a Mexican restaurant
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    Question Routes too and fro...

    YES ! Many nice routes are available into/from this rally site. What I would NOT do after riding near 8 hours for Fridays arrival...
    is take ANY "long OR short loop" on Saturday.

    Maybe a longer selected ride home on Sunday; but with all there is, and that goes on AT the Rally...
    if your out day riding on the ONE day you have there.... why go?

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    Maps vs Gps.

    I won't tour without both. I prefer a "regional" map from AAA or similar for the big picture. I use the GPS for details of "where I am". I personally don't enter GPS routes - just my next waypoint, either as a destination or a a waypoint Then I follow the route I picked from my MAP. And on the GPS that is seldom either the fastest or shortest. It is my mental calculation of best for me.

    At least 90% of the time I prefer a route different than the GPS. But the GPS recalculation soon catches up. It is not a defect. It my choice vs the "fastest" on the the Interstate and the "shortest" in the the residential neighborhoods.

    My message is riders still need to think, as hard as that might be.
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    Paul is Right

    Paper maps for the big picture! The first thing you should notice for the St. Louis to Lebanon route is that you are going to pass through the Cairo, Illinois area, Paducah, Kentucky, Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, Old Shawneetown, or the Evansville, Indiana area take your choice of one of these places otherwise you are not going to get across The Ohio River. The Mississippi River more choices, the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers you cross in the Land Between the Lakes area or miss them by crossing the Ohio upstream of Paducah. The point I am trying to make many roads few river crossings.
    Next planning point: Nashville, Tennessee if you leave St. Louis Friday morning and screw around much you will hit Nashville during afternoon rush hours and worse yet Friday afternoon rush hour ( triple suck people going home, people leaving town and people coming into town for the weekend ).
    If you go around Nashville and screw around much you get to rally late on Friday.
    Last choice leave Thursday after work if you can and get 3 or 4 hours of the boring riding done, than take a fun route the rest of the way Friday.

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    For those whom may be interested in odd or weird things, feel free to check out the Bell Witch homeplace in Adams, TN. It's more or less on the way between Evansville, IN & Lebanon.

    Regardless of one's belief's in the occult, there's documented issues between the "witch" & the John Bell family. Even Andrew Jackson had a run-in with her before he gained the presidency.

    There's also a cool little town called Red Boiling Springs. Full of bed-n-breakfasts, it also has a neat little motorcycle museum.

    Trivia: Red Boiling Springs high school holds the TN state record for football team losses in a row. Seems like it was 60-something before they finally won one.

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    How bad is plowing through Nashville on Sunday?

    I keep hearing about weekday drive times. But what is I-24 to I-40 like on Sundays?
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    My STL to Lebanon trip route is mostly set thanks to the responses on this thread.

    Looks like its I-255 south of STL across the Mississippi River to Rt. 3 south along the river all the way to Cairo IL. Then, I'll weave my way over to the northern entrance of the Land Between the Lakes and take it to the southern exit. Will work my way east to Clarksville TN----and here is where it's still up in the air----I want to bypass Nashville to the north and come down the other side to Rt. 70 into Lebanon.

    I'm looking to stay off the interstates and on 2 lane roads
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