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« on: September 19, 2017, 03:35:19 AM »

How about a new thread featuring unusual/interesting names of places you've ridden to or thru.  I'll go first.

Introducing Bugtussle KY.





It's literally a wide spot in the road. Population two. Then we left. Population now 0.   Nice roads there and back though.

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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2017, 04:41:04 PM »

I rode through Uncertain TX a while back.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 04:52:07 PM »

Lots of fun named places in Texas.  Been through most of them including Uncertain.  Rarely stop to take pictures though.  Will try to remember to next time I pass through one. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 12:11:46 PM »

I rode through Uncertain TX a while back.

Are you certain about that?

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 12:17:11 PM »

Lots of fun named places in Texas.  Been through most of them including Uncertain.  Rarely stop to take pictures though.  Will try to remember to next time I pass through one. 

Yeah, I figured there would be plenty of fun ones from all over.   It's kinda like the "mail box fun" thread ... I don't stop to takes pics of a lot of them either.  Need to do better for both😀

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2017, 06:16:00 AM »

We have HELL here in Michigan... been there a couple times... Naturally a cheesy tourist stop.
Also a place up in the thumb area of the state called Bad Axe... see, there is a sign over there
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 01:50:11 PM »

 I've been to Hell and back. Also ate a cheeseburger in Paradise(that's Mi.too) on my Hell to Paradise ride.  We made a quick stop at The Gay Bar, in Gay, Mi- not that there's anything wrong with that. A few miles to the south of me is Phoenix. If I head to the north and east, I hit Mexico and Texas( in central NY). I still prefer some  of the towns in Pennsylvania though. I don't know of anyone that doesn't enjoy Intercourse.
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 02:38:11 PM »

Rode my bicycle to Climax. Colorado. Not as exciting as you might think.
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« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2017, 12:24:18 AM »

  Aw man, but this is a great thread!! 
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2017, 12:56:20 AM »

Also been to Big Bone Lick and Rabbit Hash, both in Kentucky.



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« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2017, 05:14:34 AM »

We've got Two Egg here in NW Florida.
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2017, 09:16:32 AM »

There's a Dufus up north under the Macedonian boarder.
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2017, 01:46:18 PM »

A ride we do in MO takes us through Licking then a few miles later Success.   The juvenile in me points this out each time we are on the ride.  


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« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2017, 04:35:44 PM »

One of the routes we ride to the Northeast of Dallas takes us through Frogknot and Telephone.
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2017, 05:26:47 PM »

Then there are several places called New Hope but only one is officially a town.  The others are just communities.
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« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2017, 08:02:31 PM »

There is  place in Nova Scotia called "Black Hole".  We decided when the road crews checked out distances that they went too close to the event horizon and never returned;  because the road sign that points the direction to Black Hole has no distance shown, whereas the same sign post shares a sign giving direction to near by Halls Harbour and the distance is given.  These places are handy Cape Split in the Bay of Fundy.

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« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2017, 10:36:09 PM »

Check this out. A FB friend posted this.

“Pronounced just the way it looks...I grew up nearby. Dad told me the translation = you fish on your side,  I'll fish on my side, no one will fish in the middle.”





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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2017, 05:11:07 AM »

The town name is only slightly unusual, but the team name cracks me up.
I did look up who Nimrod was, but that's not what it means in my neck of the woods.
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2017, 03:37:53 AM »

On our ride today we went through Styx but we didn't cross over the river :-)  Not much to take a picture of there except the name sign.  Picture was right back into the sun so it did not come out to good.  You can barely read the sign. 

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« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2017, 06:40:47 AM »

The town name is only slightly unusual, but the team name cracks me up.
I did look up who Nimrod was, but that's not what it means in my neck of the woods.


Nimrod is biblical 2ed or 3rd generation of Noah. Some kind of king, IIRC.
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2017, 06:41:31 AM »

On our ride today we went through Styx but we didn't cross over the river :-)  Not much to take a picture of there except the name sign.  Picture was right back into the sun so it did not come out to good.  You can barely read the sign. 



Is there a ferry across a river???
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« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2017, 05:52:58 PM »

Cool thread.  Here in WNC we have Luck and Trust right next to each other. Also Blackjack and Fair Play close by in South Carolina. Went through Gaysport Ohio a couple years ago but didn't stop. Wasn't going to take any chances. It's right next to Blue Rock.
Already been through Hell and Paradise as well as had a beer at the Gay Bar and camped one night at Big Bone Lick. Had my long time girlfriend with for that one.
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2017, 08:35:37 PM »

Is there a ferry across a river???


If there were I wouldn't be in any hurry to take it across that river.   

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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2017, 09:49:41 PM »

Fun thread.

Saturday I rode thru the community of Lucky.  I actually lived there 2 years in the 90's.  I did NOT feel lucky to live there though.  In fact, I thought it was the arm pit of the county.  Good place to ride thru .....

Also rode thru Temperance Hall on the way back home ... reckon were that name came from???   Beautiful country side and farm land.  No bars

We have more fun and interesting ones around ... I just haven't had time to get back to them thus far ....

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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2017, 09:52:57 PM »

There's a Dufus up north under the Macedonian boarder.

There's ones of those in D.C. also.  Oh wait, there's many of those in D.C.

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« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2017, 10:00:11 PM »

On our ride today we went through Styx but we didn't cross over the river :-)  Not much to take a picture of there except the name sign.  Picture was right back into the sun so it did not come out to good.  You can barely read the sign. 



Hometown of the 70"s band????  Just wundering?

So if you ever get back thru there, and you Have Too Much Time ON Your Hands, see if there's a Lady there who will Come Sail Away with You.....

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« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2017, 04:37:36 PM »

There's a Dufus up north under the Macedonian boarder.

There's ones of those in D.C. also.  Oh wait, there's many of those in D.C.

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« Reply #27 on: October 05, 2017, 05:03:13 AM »

I'm always amused to go through Possum Trot KY.  It's just outside of Paducah on the way to land between lakes.
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« Reply #28 on: October 05, 2017, 05:07:15 AM »

On the way to the Nashville rally I went through Fly TN, which is already funny. I laughed out loud when I went past the local cemetery and noticed the sign: FLY CEMETERY.
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« Reply #29 on: October 05, 2017, 05:11:38 AM »

I seem to remember looking at a map of AR and found two cities named Midway.  One by man Home and one south of clarksville
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