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April 23, 2009 GMT
32. Louisville, Detroit and the Journey Home

Louisville = Kentucky Derby
Detroit = Stay home after dark

After 2 weeks in Washington I rode to Louisville using backroads, good ride,
stopped at Huntington for the night and from there it was a short ride to Louisville.

Washington to Huntington
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In 3D
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Huntington to Louisville
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In 3D
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I stayed with friends in Louisville, they made me very welcome, thank you for your hospitality.

This place is in Kentucky, some say the Horse Racing/Breeding Capital of the US/World?

Churchill Downs where the Kentucky Derby is held every year.
The interesting thing about this race is that the horse has to be 3 years old.
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Not sure what this has to do with Horse Racing, Derby Hats?
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Derby Silks or Jockey Tops
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The Finish
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The Stands
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Louisville to Detroit
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After a week in Louisville I headed back to Ann Arbor to organise shipping my
bike back, my 6 month visa was about to run out.
I stayed with my old buddy and his family again, without their help and support this trip would have been a lot harder.

Detroit Skyline, Canada on the left and Detroit on the right
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Detroit Car makers
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Detroit Fountain
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Football?
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I'm leaving on a jet plane
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Fall Colours
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Ann Arbor from the air
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Cloud Mountain
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Snow in the Rockies
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California Farms
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California Hills
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San Francisco Airport
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Hong Kong Airport
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Hong Kong, the Best airport, I spent nearly 12 hours there.
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Take-off from Hong Kong
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I landed in Perth nearly 2 days after leaving Detroit, was I glad to be back home.
My bike took 2 months to arrive, I sold it soon after and its now heading for the
Canning Stock Route
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Start to Finish GPS Tracks 23,187 km's, 1,186 litres of fuel
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I am going back to the US, this time buying a bike there, leaving Perth on May 23 and stopping for 2 weeks in Hong Kong on the way.

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Posted by Chris Desmond at 05:08 AM GMT
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