Posts tagged explore kentucky
Expedition Frankfort: Run| Ride| Paddle - Race Recap

don’t know where Frankfort is (other than the Frankfurt in my home country, Germany) A quick google  search reveals that it is the state capitol of Kentucky - it also reveals clear gaps in my knowledge of geography. A doable 6-hour drive from Chicago. Ok, ok, but I don’t have a Mountain Bike. Still only half-serious I e-mail the race director: “Is it ok to use my Cyclocross Bike?” Almost instantly I get a response from Gerry, the race director: “Yes you can use your bike as the trail is moderate. You should be more than capable of tackling the course.” Excited about starting racing season early I sign up.

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The Secrets of Old Richardsville Road Bridge

Built in 1889 by the King Iron Company of Cleveland, Ohio, this bridge, running across the Barren River, on the outskirts of Bowling Green, KY is one of the last bridges of its kind. For those of you who might know a thing or two about architecture, this is a span bowstring, arch-truss bridge that spans 138.1 ft. The bridge was inducted into the National Register of Historic Places in November of 1980. Thanks to local entrepreneur David Garvin (recently deceased 1943-2014, may he rest is peace), the bridge was kept up with regular repairs, and is still in use daily by area natives.

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