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By WingWanders (422 McR Points) on Jul 25, 2020

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ThomSS
2807 McR Points
August 3, 2020
Been on 39, but not the entire stretch of this…
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Donovan_A
17 McR Points
September 21, 2020
Nice relaxing route that bypasses Indy traffic.…
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Starting either at Lebanon (NW of Indi) or Martinsville (SSE of Indi) is IN 39. It is a well maintained 2 lane road that parallels the west side of Indianapolis. It crosses and has access to all major interstates that go through Indianapolis (I65, I74, I70, I69) and US highways US 40, US 36, and US 136. It does not carry a lot of traffic, but some should be expected at Interstates.

Scenery

You have small towns (Monrovia, Belleville, Danville, Lizton, and Milledgville) besides the larger start and ending towns, hilled areas (remember it's central Indiana, though), sweeping curves through farm lands, suburban homes, and few twisties along the way ... all while avoiding the traffic and conjestion of Indianapolis!

Drive Enjoyment

Ltttle traffic, except where they is construction near I70. Hardest was traveling north in Danville, trying to turn west on US 36 for the jog. Otherwise it's well maintained, south of Danville, it was probably repaved in 2019. Sweeping turns, but also pockets of twisties. Slightly hilly (again central Indiana), few stops except in towns. Southern part rides along IN67 - a beautiful 4 lane road with forested hills of southern Indiana on one side and the White River on the other. In Martinsville, there is construction of I69 onto IN39's footprint.

Tourism Opportunities

Farm land, country homes (new and old), forested hills in fall are outstanding. At any interchange you can hop into Indianapolis and be there in 20 minutes. Plenty of gas along the way and restaurants in larger towns (Martinsville and Lebanon),

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ThomSS
August 3, 2020
2807 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Slingshot
Been on 39, but not the entire stretch of this particular route, at least not at the same time. As I recall southern end north of where 39 splits off from 67 (it's 4 lane where 39 & 67 run together) is nice, tree lined with some curves, but that's only for a 7-8 mile stretch. After that its okay, it can get congested in places, but hey if your wanting to stay away from Indy, yeah, its a nice west side option. Mayberry Cafe in Danville is a pretty cool place to eat, the food is great!
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Donovan_A
September 21, 2020
17 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Nice relaxing route that bypasses Indy traffic. Lots of small towns to stop in if needed, but they do not slow you down considerably. Considerably more relaxing than taking I-465 around Indy.
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WingWanders
August 2, 2020
422 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
Such a breeze to bypass all the congestion, construction, and hectic speed of I65. Some construction around I70 and also where IN39 dumps out in Martinsville since they are constructing I69 there.
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