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The Over The Hill Gang

The Over The Hill Gang
Let's ride! Riders are Jerry Cole, Billy Niverson, John Nave, Jack McClain, Larry Davis, Larry Burk, Merle Combs, Charles Thomas, Art Adrianson, Larry Miller.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trail of Death

Ominous title--"Trail of Death".

We rode to Ugalde's Restaurant, across from Grissom ARB on US 31, for lunch. Merle led us along the Wabash River (water is really high) from Peru to Logansport. West of Logansport we rode to Towpath Road, also called "The Trail of Death." The Potawatomi Indians were led along this road on their way to be relocated in Kansas. See this webpage: Trail of Death also:

We crossed over the Wabash north of Delphi and quickly ran into 3-4 miles of newly graveled roads. Finally, we came to IN 25, and rode on into Delphi.

The Wabash and Erie Canal came through Delphi in the 1800s, thus Towpath Road as the towpath was where the mules/oxen/horses walked to pull the canal boats. There is a small section of the canal still in Delphi.

Also, Delphi is the hometown of William "Dick the Bruiser" Afflis - Professional wrestler, for you "old timers!" 

We had coffee and/or ice cream sundaes at McDonald's and continued on IN 18 back home.

Very nice ride, warm temperatures in the low 80s. Six of us rode today-Merle Combs, Larry Burk, Larry Miller, John Nave, Art Adrianson, and myself, Larry Davis.

I rode 145 miles:

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