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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 10:50 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Not sure if any of you made it to the hill climb,...

Not sure if any of you made it to the hill climb, but one of the ama riders died. I'm too dumb to link any articles, but local media says he died in the ambulance. -mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 04:41 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Wow indypup, that sucks. Good luck in your...

Wow indypup, that sucks. Good luck in your recovery. -Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 03:39 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
I've got a 110/100. I believe the 120 is is...

I've got a 110/100. I believe the 120 is is nearly too wide and noticiably heavier.- mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2014, 03:05 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Been wondering where indypup's been. Hope...

Been wondering where indypup's been. Hope nothing too serious. -mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2014, 03:09 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Mostly better. Thanks for asking. It's become a...

Mostly better. Thanks for asking. It's become a minor but chronic issue. It wasn't helped when someone ran a red light at 50+ mph and hit my truck in February. I was just in municipal court this...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-13-2014, 02:38 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Hey Sion- I don't know you but I know from...

Hey Sion- I don't know you but I know from lurking that you like covered bridges. There's a newly constructed one near me in Yellow Springs that I went to look at today. I am too dumb to post a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-16-2014, 10:23 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Hey indy, Thanks for posting that video at...

Hey indy,
Thanks for posting that video at dayton dirt riders. I have bad memories of dragging my wrr out of the ravines there.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2013, 03:20 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Seeing the 990 adv in the video above got me...

Seeing the 990 adv in the video above got me wondering about the guy who used to post here frequently that crashed a tenere and bought a new 990 adventure. WHat happened to him and does he still...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2013, 09:33 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
thanks! -Mike

thanks! -Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-17-2013, 12:08 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Can't find old post

A month or two ago someone recommended a certain large tailbag, another seconded the choice, then someone criticized the manufacturer's website. If anyone remembers the model of the bag or can find...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-20-2013, 08:00 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
That fine piece of machinery appears to have been...

That fine piece of machinery appears to have been registered in Dayton, my neck of the woods. Here we really know how to blend fine art and engineering excellence. We are also great at parking. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-15-2013, 10:19 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Heal up soon, Indypup! -Mike

Heal up soon, Indypup! -Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2013, 03:49 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
:thumb I only went a few times and I always left...

:thumb I only went a few times and I always left exhausted after dragging my WRR out of slimy ravines. I didn't understand the importance of a properly sprung/set-up bike until I attemped to ride...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2013, 03:26 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
I remember you asking a year or so ago about...

I remember you asking a year or so ago about Dayton Dirt Riders. Did you join? If so, is still all roots, ruts, and hill climbs? I haven't been for nearly two years and am requesting a trip report...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2013, 12:11 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
The video shows your bike to be very capable,...

The video shows your bike to be very capable, except when high-centered.:lol3 After 291 miles on that seat, my back would never be the same again. Looks like fun. -Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2013, 02:29 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
I'm not "@Buildit", but thats John and Becky -...

I'm not "@Buildit", but thats John and Becky - ADV usernames smilingjohn and pigtails. -Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2013, 09:56 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Last year, I rode one of the two loops (not sure...

Last year, I rode one of the two loops (not sure which one) that you mentioned. It's maybe a third to one-half gravel and not difficult at all. I think the Shawnee rides the guys here have done are...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2013, 07:33 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Indypup, I've never met you and I don't want this...

Indypup, I've never met you and I don't want this to come off as ass-kissing, but that video is awesome. The quick cuts of video are preferable to long stretches of sameness, the content shows what a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2013, 05:18 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
[QUOTE=tt100;21599310]I introduced myself over on...

[QUOTE=tt100;21599310]I introduced myself over on Ride Ohio and here. I live in Beavercreek. I recently agreed to trade a guy a Triumph Bonneville for his DRZ. I just picked it up yesterday and took...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2013, 09:27 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Apropos of the recent 555, 78, best roads...

Apropos of the recent 555, 78, best roads discussion, in my new July Car and Driver, there is an article about taking an Aston Martin to Hocking Hills area and on 555, 78, and Athens area. They said...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2013, 04:43 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
That is pretty sweet. I just read your build...

That is pretty sweet. I just read your build thread and now feel inadequate that I don't/can't do that stuff. Also, not to be all internet stalker-like, but seeing the photos in the build thread of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-23-2013, 03:34 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Today I learned that people will paint...

Today I learned that people will paint essentially new performance cars with what I thought was reserved for Grandpa's pliers handles. Thanks thread! Seriously, look through the forums of that...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-14-2013, 09:11 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Annectdotal, but my brother had bicep tears in...

Annectdotal, but my brother had bicep tears in both arms (different events) and each time recovered faster than he expected. Good luck. -Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-12-2013, 02:10 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Was she on a big metric cruiser? I seem to recall...

Was she on a big metric cruiser? I seem to recall her showing one off that was under a tarp behind the shack/camper. -Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2013, 04:01 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Wow was that hill steep. You're very lucky.-Mike

Wow was that hill steep. You're very lucky.-Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2013, 10:35 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Also clearly a photoshop with the fuzzy edges and...

Also clearly a photoshop with the fuzzy edges and the bright blue of the sign on a background of cool tones. -Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-20-2013, 12:26 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
No kidding. I guess I should never underestimate...

No kidding. I guess I should never underestimate the ability of middle-aged men to yammer and gossip about stuff they assume everyone cares about.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2013, 11:34 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Hey, I know that area. That's exactly where I...

Hey, I know that area. That's exactly where I went 4 or 5 years ago when I got back into dual sport riding. Those trails are all horse trails and there are miles of them. A park ranger would throw...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-15-2013, 10:02 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Armmyjoe- I had an ABS modulator go out on an 03....

Armmyjoe- I had an ABS modulator go out on an 03. I pulled into a dealer, said if it was pricey I'd just pull the ABS fuse and they were very eager to replace a $900 part for free even though it was...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-12-2013, 03:22 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
What Meefzah said about Tusk. I've got the...

What Meefzah said about Tusk. I've got the d-flex cheapies and the hardware is prone to loosening up and the aluminum is bendy.


Sion, I have a strong desire to come paint your garage siding...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-07-2013, 09:23 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Cool video Entrepe-neer, but needs more deer...

Cool video Entrepe-neer, but needs more deer strikes. :D -Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-26-2013, 12:13 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
There are a bunch of gravel roads in that area. ...

There are a bunch of gravel roads in that area. I rode through there last summer using "George's route". Ask in the Cincinnatti Dual Sporters thread. Some of those guys are familiar with the area....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-21-2013, 09:05 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Indypup- That disk guard is pretty banged up. Out...

Indypup- That disk guard is pretty banged up. Out of curiousity, do you think the scrapes and dings are more from laying it down or from riding in deep ruts? -Mike

edit: I seems you just...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-15-2013, 08:39 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Amen.

Amen.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-03-2013, 06:10 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
I'm still on the original stock setup. At first I...

I'm still on the original stock setup. At first I thought I wanted to go lower after experiencing a lack of hill-climbing grunt, but I'm too lazy and cheap to change it. FWIW, I feel sixth gear is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-26-2013, 09:11 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
It's a beautiful area! Although I've never...

It's a beautiful area! Although I've never skiied there, I spent a few summer days hiking in that Interlaken region by riding the ski gondolas up and then walking down about ten years ago. Pray for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-31-2012, 05:57 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
Thanks Sion and gailcallsmekarl for starting...

Thanks Sion and gailcallsmekarl for starting this! -Mike
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-31-2012, 04:50 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
About 3 years ago or so someone (swingset maybe?)...

About 3 years ago or so someone (swingset maybe?) did a great year end post/questionaire about the past year's riding, crashes, milage, new bikes, goals, etc. I remember it being pretty cool that so...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-03-2012, 03:12 PM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
If you are looking for a dinner place near...

If you are looking for a dinner place near Clifton Mill, Yellow Springs is about 3 miles west of there. You could try Peach's Grill (biker vibe), Ha Ha Pizza, or Young's Jersey Dairy (counter service...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-19-2012, 10:40 AM
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Posted By blackdiamondmike
That's a pretty good video, Buildit! Good story...

That's a pretty good video, Buildit! Good story telling concept. -Mike
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