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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2015, 05:04 PM
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Posted By mpenner
Thanks but someone beat you to it. We need...

Thanks but someone beat you to it.

We need to get together and do some riding since we are practically neighbors


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2015, 10:31 AM
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Posted By mpenner
Adventure in Ohio?

On that subject, there was a place that we rode by in Pulaski VA that had 100's of VW vans. I didn't take any pictures but I found this on You Tube

http://youtu.be/2UrAWXjWnI8



Sent from...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 73,051
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Posted By mpenner
Adventure in Ohio?

My chain maintainance is lacking once again. I am sure you are shocked.

I have that HF tool, but as far as I know it is only for chain removal and not riveting, but I have no idea what I am doing...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2015, 08:00 PM
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Posted By mpenner
Chain riveting tool

Does anybody near Central Ohio have a chain riveting tool that they would be willing to let me borrow and/or show me how to use? My Wee is in need of a new chain and sprockets. I have all of the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2015, 07:49 PM
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Posted By mpenner
The Snake Ride

I met up with Mapmakr this weekend to ride some of the routes near Wytheville VA.

http://clawofthedragon.com/maps.html

Jim has a fancy new Triumph Tiger 800 XC.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 73,051
Views: 6,186,631
Posted By mpenner
I have been using the EarFuze DIY custom earbuds...

I have been using the EarFuze DIY custom earbuds and have been reasonably satisfied, but they are a bit pricey and the audio is only adequate. They sell just the moldable part.

Any thoughts on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2015, 07:14 AM
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Posted By mpenner
All is well with me. I have been huddled around...

All is well with me. I have been huddled around the wood stove trying to survive the winter and spending time with my new grandson.

For some reason I am not feeling as motivated to ride this year...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-03-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By mpenner
You will have to excuse my inappropriate language...

You will have to excuse my inappropriate language because I grew up as the only white kid in a family with white parents. The inner conflict between my privilege and oppression sometimes leads to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2015, 06:20 AM
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Posted By mpenner
Both of those buildings have been tags at one...

Both of those buildings have been tags at one time. I think that I got both of them.

It is nice to have you back Craig. This thread is severely lacking in colorful characters without you[emoji15]...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-24-2014, 04:47 AM
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Posted By mpenner
I didn't check the thread for one day and it all...

I didn't check the thread for one day and it all goes sideways. Sorry I didn't help yesterday in retrieving Alan's bike and equipment. I am off this week if there is anything that needs done at...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-15-2014, 01:45 PM
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Posted By mpenner
KLR Cowboy

So I found another use for the KLR. My son-in-law raises cattle as a side job to being a firefighter. He asked me to help him move his cows from their summer pasture to the winter pasture. We...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-30-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,467
Posted By mpenner
Nice tutorial. Thanks. It is really cool to be...

Nice tutorial. Thanks. It is really cool to be able to display tracks on a Nuvi

I used your instructions to create the img file, but then I used another tool on their site to install the map. The...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-29-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 73,051
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Posted By mpenner
You seem to be making quite a habit of saving...

You seem to be making quite a habit of saving people. Congratulations! I am glad that you got some well-deserved recognition for this one rather than a smashed up car.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-26-2014, 05:07 PM
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Posted By mpenner
Yes that was us. I thought I might have to call...

Yes that was us. I thought I might have to call you to rescue us because I was seriously sucking fumes when I pulled into Loudonville. The worst part would have been that my wife told me to stop when...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-20-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By mpenner
Hello.......lo. It's been 24 hours. Did...

Hello.......lo.


It's been 24 hours. Did the website crash?


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Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,220
Posted By mpenner
GPS indicated speed is generally accurate to...

GPS indicated speed is generally accurate to within a tenth of a mph.


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 07:06 PM
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Posted By mpenner
That sucks so bad. I am sorry that you have lost...

That sucks so bad. I am sorry that you have lost a friend, Mark. I never met Tim, but his family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-11-2014, 06:15 PM
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Posted By mpenner
My karma is worse. I can't get away from them. ...

My karma is worse. I can't get away from them. I try to go a little pie with my wife and there they are.

Actually it was pretty cool to inadvertently meet up with the gang at Peggy Sue's. You...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2014, 06:20 AM
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Posted By mpenner
Take someone with you! I don't think of myself...

Take someone with you! I don't think of myself as an overly cautious person, but you need a riding partner in Alaska. We witnessed an accident where the rider would have laid in the ditch and become...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2014, 06:17 AM
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Posted By mpenner
You actually have to take tour in Prudoe to see...

You actually have to take tour in Prudoe to see the Arctic Ocean

We did some camping and stayed in hotels both. You should take camping gear because there are times it is your only choice

...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2014, 06:10 AM
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Posted By mpenner
I have some routes from the trip that we made a...

I have some routes from the trip that we made a couple of years ago if that would help. I suppose you can do it in 3 weeks, but I don't think you should. Our trip was 30 days and we still averaged...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-26-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By mpenner
Thanks for the update. I am keeping him in my...

Thanks for the update. I am keeping him in my thoughts and prayers.


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-25-2014, 08:26 AM
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Posted By mpenner
Any update on Solace? Sent from my cave...

Any update on Solace?


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-22-2014, 04:07 AM
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Posted By mpenner
Adventure in Ohio?

The normal way is to read the first couple of posts from 4 years ago, assume they are current, and make a comment that is completely out of place

Seriously it is like a soap opera, just read for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,012
Posted By mpenner
I am fortunate enough to live on a rural road...

I am fortunate enough to live on a rural road with no painted markings at all. It seems that this is a very rural area as well, so one shouldn't necessarily project their big city experiences here...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-14-2014, 06:54 PM
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Posted By mpenner
Many thanks to Mark & Kim for their hospitality. ...

Many thanks to Mark & Kim for their hospitality. You truly outdid yourselves and I had a really wonderful time. Also thanks to everyone on the Saturday dirt ride for your patience while I plodded...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2014, 03:57 AM
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Posted By mpenner
I have managed to clear the decks for Fri and...

I have managed to clear the decks for Fri and Sat. Am I too late to get on the list?


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 931
Posted By mpenner
El Dorado Cycle just north of you took really...

El Dorado Cycle just north of you took really care of me when I was passing through and needed a chain


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 73,051
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Posted By mpenner
According to Google Maps, it is all part of Mill...

According to Google Maps, it is all part of Mill Rd. That's my story, and I am sticking to it.

Is the bridge that you and Alan are discussing, the one that was marked as "Dangerous - Use at your...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 06:11 PM
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Posted By mpenner
Yes it is. As far as I can tell, it is all...

Yes it is. As far as I can tell, it is all public right of way. It is right near Mills Rd (right near Jug Run as I recall). It has never been a dead end when I have been on it (it may be marked...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 05:50 PM
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Posted By mpenner
First Creek Crossing

I was out today with my brother-in-law and we saw Alan and company going the other way near Bladensburg. I did not recognize the other two riders with Alan.

My BIL got his endorsement this Spring...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2014, 04:54 AM
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Posted By mpenner
The ADV in Ohio thread is a great place to find...

The ADV in Ohio thread is a great place to find out about what's going on around here. In fact, there is a group ride on Monday around the Danville area


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 04:46 PM
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Posted By mpenner
Since you will be in the neighborhood, are you...

Since you will be in the neighborhood, are you interested in a big bike ride when you get done shopping? Maybe some more of that stuff we rode in SE Ohio?

Anyone else?


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 73,051
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Posted By mpenner
I get 8k on the tear and about 12k on the front...

I get 8k on the tear and about 12k on the front on the V. At 8k the tire is pretty bald however


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 06:41 PM
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Posted By mpenner
Found it. It's all yours Sent from my...

Found it. It's all yours


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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2014, 06:30 AM
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Posted By mpenner
I think I have one hiding in my garage somewhere....

I think I have one hiding in my garage somewhere. I will look for it tonight if you still need one.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 73,051
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Posted By mpenner
That is some really nice looking work! I have a...

That is some really nice looking work! I have a portable jig saw with metal blades that I might give a try with
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2014, 06:15 AM
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Posted By mpenner
Like it matters! I bought the thing for $1000...

Like it matters! I bought the thing for $1000 because my wife wanted something comfy to ride on. I rode it to work today because I need to burn up the gas in it that is 9 months old.

Thanks to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 02:16 PM
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Posted By mpenner
That sounds reasonable

That sounds reasonable
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 01:26 PM
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Posted By mpenner
It seems that it would take a long time to grind...

It seems that it would take a long time to grind 3 inches off, wouldn't it?
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