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One of the biggest rivalries in the area, next to U of L and UK basketball, the St. X/Trinity game is attended by many locals, even those who never attended either school. Played in late September at Papa John's Stadium, it's always a great game and a good time. Both are excellent schools academically, and they often rule the field regardless of who they play. I believe you can buy tickets at the gate.
Every year at Trinity High School, the Catholic grade schools of the city square off in the AA Toy Bowl. It's not a major event by any means, not like the St. X/Trinity game, but it's popular with the families.
For outdoor gear, climbing, camping, biking, hunting, and other sports, go to Galyan's at Oxmoor Mall, on Shelbyville Road right off the Watterson. Galyan's has good prices on some things, some things not as good, but they have a good selection.
Also, if you are looking for a more experienced staff, people who have used what they sell, and know about the products, more so than Galyan's, visit Quest for the Outdoors.
They have two locations, one in The Summit shopping center at US 22 and the Gene Snyder (I-265, aka 841), and one on Frankfort Avenue right across from the public parking lot, Irish Rover and all that good stuff.
I just took a great ride today, Much better than the ride along River Road to the Riverwalk path. This one starts at Cherokee Park, at the corner of Grinstead Drive and Lexington Avenue, and rides along Beargrass Creek for a while. It is great. Anyway, you come out at the dead-end of Locust road. Remember the name of that road and turn right onto a larger road, I think on to Spring Street. Follow the road until you first see downtown, then soon get to the Waterfront Park, and keep going west along the river on the path that goes past Joe's Crab Shack and the Belle and Star of Louisville. Soon you will come upon the locks on the left, and, passing those, the trail will continue to a road. Go on the road and take a right under the bridge. Keep going. There will be, soon after, another road heading to the right. Pass it by just a little and you should see the trail to follow. Soon you will come up under the Sherman-Minton Bridge. Keep right and follow the trail. Here it goes into the woods somewhat. Read the ground, there are signs. Continue, following the trail. It forks right and left, take the left. Now it really gets into the woods. Today, the second of June, 2002, the trail soon became mud. We decided to walk our bikes upwards (away from the river) and on to a golf course (Chickasaw Park, I think). I wouldn't advise riding here, although we did, trying to find the path. Then, turn around and go back, unless you find the path and can go to the end of the county. It was a great ride, and well worth any effort put into it. It isn't difficult, not too hilly, and in all it is about 23 miles, roundtrip!
I wouldn't recommend this to females riding without at least one male, or any single rider, male or female... not that it's dangerous, it's just secluded and you can't be heard too well over I-64's noise.
Sunrise before the OHKT ride
Louisville is soon to get $3.8 million in trail improvements and new trails, thanks to the mayor's plan to get us all fit. Well, as a cyclist in Louisville, it's about time. There are a few trails one can ride, from Cherokee Park to the Waterfront Trail, totalling about 25 miles, if you ride a ways past the end of the trail. Be careful on the trail though; it goes through the rougher end of town. The Louisville Bike Club offers rides most every day. These group rides often use roads and can vary in length and difficulty but are good rides. Check out the website http://www.louisvillebicycleclub.org/vip.htm for contact information, or to join. They have a list of rides at http://www.louisvillebicycleclub.org/touring.htm. Helmets and all are required, but any level is welcome, just pick a ride that fits your style.
Hopefully the new trail system will enhance what we already have, and Louisville is becoming more cyclist-friendly, but is slow.
Photos are Copyright John Morris © 2006 and may not be used in any way. Thank you.
There are a few movie theaters in town. I will talk mainly about the three main ones, where most tourists would be.
Showcase Cinemas: Closed on Bardstown Road. Stonybrook is open on Hurstbourne Lane and has an IMAX.
From the Watterson Expressway, follow signs for Cincinatti/Gene Snyder Expressway. On the Gene Snyder, head south (right) (look right and you should see the back of it) and drive until you get to Westport Road. At Westport Road, take a right. The first chance you get to turn right, do so, and follow the road to a four-way stop. Go straight, and soon you will see the Tinseltown on your right. $7.50/$4.50 matinee
For older films that are no longer out in the two main theaters, go to Village 8. There you can watch movies for about $2.00. To get there, from the Watterson Expressway, go north on Breckenridge Lane. Turn Right at the light onto Breckenridge Lane, and right again at the next light onto Dutchman's Lane. Go straight through the next light, and at the next light, turn right onto Dupont Way. You will see a Chinese restaurant and Village 8 on your left.
Belle of Louisville
Take a cruise on a steamer/paddleboat up and down the Ohio River. The Belle of Louisville has daily rides, or you can rent the whole boat for a party or event.
US-42 is a scenic drive between Louisville and Cincinatti. It continues north beyond Cincinatti, but is most scenic along the Ohio River.
Louisville has many churches, with varied architectural styles that are worth a visit.
Another image of the lay of the land. Kentucky is not at all flat, but sadly the powers that be decided to cut away the land instead of building tunnels. Oh well, it's neat to see.
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