ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-07-2011, 05:19 AM   #39526
buildit
Pumpkin Rider
 
buildit's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Near London, OH "sort of"
Oddometer: 13,755
Copied from another site for those who have asked about fun rides for beginners and big dual sports.
Quote:
FLINT RIDGE ROAD ENDURO

Where: Flint Ridge Park: Corner of St. Rt. 668 and Flint Ridge Rd.,
Brownsville, OH Licking County
When: Sunday October 2, 2011
Key Time: 10:00 am
Sign Up: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Riders Meeting at 9:35 a.m.
Cost: $20.00 ($5.00 for passenger)
Camping Saturday night $10.00 per tent or camper.
Gas Station will be on the course at 60 miles.
No Computers Allowed, only watches or clocks. 30 mph average all day long.
There will be no arrows to navigate by, just your route sheet.
Only 2 riders per minute
*Lunch will be provided at the end of the day.*
Classes: A - Expert
B - Novice
C - Beginner
Awards will be given in all 3 classes.

What is a Road Enduro? It is an adventure ride on back roads averaging
30 mph with hidden check points. Regular Enduro rules apply.
This is ideal for BMW GSs, Suziki DRs and V Stroms, Ducati Multistradas,
Kawasaki Versys and KLRs, KTM Adventures and street legal
EXCs, Honda XRLs and Triumph Tigers. Vintage bikes are welcome.

Contact number: 740 - 281-6761
__________________
Don't trust links? Google ADVFilmer for videos.
http://www.youtube.com/user/advfilmer
buildit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 05:29 AM   #39527
nskitts
Beastly Adventurer
 
nskitts's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Southern Ohio
Oddometer: 2,895
I have ride report over in Day Trippin' for anyone that would like to read about the eastern part of the state and perhaps this could be a route that a group could take part in, it goes from the southern tip to the northern tip:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722467
__________________
"I never regretted any vacation that I took."
--Dad, a few months before he passed.



nskitts is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 06:56 AM   #39528
dox
How much for the ape?
 
dox's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Athens, OH
Oddometer: 2,643
Quote:
Originally Posted by jnor View Post
That's the only motorcycle that I've ever regretted selling....
Sorry to hear that, but it has landed in a happy garage (after spending a few months at EJV's Foster Home for Wayward Motorcycles).

You'd have a tough time prying it away from mrs. dox, she's enjoying it. I'd say it's going to stick around for quite a while.

It's quite a fun little bike. Quick and flickable and light. Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing that it's being enjoyed very much
__________________
║▌║█║▌│║▌║▌█

dox screwed with this post 09-07-2011 at 07:02 AM
dox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 08:41 AM   #39529
ScienceOfDirt
U-Boat Rider
 
ScienceOfDirt's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Snowbelt/Rustbelt of Northeast Ohio
Oddometer: 1,636
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyJoe View Post
I called Title and Vehicle Information Services and they confirmed I could get temp tags with just a bill of sale. So I went to the Westerville Deputy Registrar License Agency and they told me a BOS from a dealer would be OK, but not from another person.

I'll try another office, but it looks like I'll probably have to wait on the title.
Did you try a notarized BOS?
__________________
Friend: That was some trail shortcut. Me: Yep. See how fast we got lost.
ScienceOfDirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 10:25 AM   #39530
ArmyJoe
Studly Adventurer
 
ArmyJoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Oddometer: 963
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScienceOfDirt View Post
Did you try a notarized BOS?
No, my BOS isn't notarized. If I can't find a BMV office that'll take it, I'll just wait on the notarized title. It's no big deal, it just sucks to be hiding / practicing in the cul-de-sac, where I can't get above 2nd gear.

Speaking of that... Does anyone know of places around northwest Columbus or Franklin County where I can ride on dirt without being in anyone's way? I'm thinking dirt lots, power line trails, abandoned commercial properties, ect. I'd like to work on fundamentals before trying a group ride.

Thanks,
Joe
ArmyJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 10:54 AM   #39531
z@ch
Turn it up to eleven
 
z@ch's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Tejas Norte
Oddometer: 4,615
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyJoe View Post
Speaking of that... Does anyone know of places around northwest Columbus or Franklin County where I can ride on dirt without being in anyone's way? I'm thinking dirt lots, power line trails, abandoned commercial properties, ect. I'd like to work on fundamentals before trying a group ride.
It's going to be real tough to find something that's open enough to get any 'real' practice. You're not likely to find any trails in Franklin county and I blame Tony Hawk for that. He got all the kids off bikes and onto skateboards thusly killing urban BMX trails.

The reason you need open space is that the majority of the group ride stuff has a large amount of gravel road riding and you'll be doing over 30 (sometimes WAY over ) and the bike will act WAY different at higher speeds than putting around in an abandoned lot. Trail sections on the group rides are often very challenging single-track stuff that you just can't learn without doing it.

I personally enjoy exploring those kinda areas that you asked about, but I don't think it really helps my offroad skills all that much.

Post up when you're road legal and stuff and I'm sure somebody will be willing to go for an easy cruise. I'll take you on an easy gravel/backroad loop I've got that's east of Columbus if I'm available. I'm also on a WR250R.
z@ch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 11:13 AM   #39532
B-Mac
Aged Beef
 
B-Mac's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Hocking Hills, OH
Oddometer: 512
Perry or WNF

Can Army Joe trailer to: Perry or WNF-Monday creek?? and ride with just a trail permit?

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t.../ride_3301.htm

http://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/t.../ride_27ba.htm
__________________
Brian DL100K4
“The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.” -Sun Tzu
B-Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 11:14 AM   #39533
swingset
Got the knack.
 
swingset's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Central Ohio
Oddometer: 10,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyJoe View Post
No, my BOS isn't notarized. If I can't find a BMV office that'll take it, I'll just wait on the notarized title. It's no big deal, it just sucks to be hiding / practicing in the cul-de-sac, where I can't get above 2nd gear.

Speaking of that... Does anyone know of places around northwest Columbus or Franklin County where I can ride on dirt without being in anyone's way? I'm thinking dirt lots, power line trails, abandoned commercial properties, ect. I'd like to work on fundamentals before trying a group ride.

Thanks,
Joe
It's not super close, but you're welcome to come out to my place and practice on the trails....they range from quad-width easy to single track and technical. I'm adding more stuff, but there's about 3 miles of trails now will be more soon.

I'm about 35 miles east of Columbus.
__________________
The Rant-Fu blog & podcast ->Rant-Fu




swingset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 11:23 AM   #39534
B-Mac
Aged Beef
 
B-Mac's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Location: Hocking Hills, OH
Oddometer: 512
Quote:
Originally Posted by swingset View Post
It's not super close, but you're welcome to come out to my place and practice on the trails....they range from quad-width easy to single track and technical. I'm adding more stuff, but there's about 3 miles of trails now will be more soon.

I'm about 35 miles east of Columbus.
Don't let Swing dress you in a Qaddafi Hat and Glasses and send you down the trail that's marked (Target Maintenance)
__________________
Brian DL100K4
“The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.” -Sun Tzu
B-Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 12:04 PM   #39535
swingset
Got the knack.
 
swingset's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Central Ohio
Oddometer: 10,728
Quote:
Originally Posted by B-Mac View Post
Don't let Swing dress you in a Qaddafi Hat and Glasses and send you down the trail that's marked (Target Maintenance)
Did I mention the single track goes right through the firing range? Meh, small detail. Ride in a serpentine fashion, no problem.
__________________
The Rant-Fu blog & podcast ->Rant-Fu




swingset is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 12:55 PM   #39536
ArmyJoe
Studly Adventurer
 
ArmyJoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Oddometer: 963
Quote:
Originally Posted by z@ch View Post
The reason you need open space is that the majority of the group ride stuff has a large amount of gravel road riding and you'll be doing over 30 (sometimes WAY over ) and the bike will act WAY different at higher speeds than putting around in an abandoned lot.
That's why I'm looking for a dirt lot. This is my first 2-wheeler and until I'm old enough to recognize I'm mortal. In the Army, we use a crawl-walk-run methodology to training to reduce accidents and injuries. I plan to spend some time with Tips and Practice Guide for the Off-Highway Motorcyclist before I jump into the deep end.
ArmyJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 01:10 PM   #39537
z@ch
Turn it up to eleven
 
z@ch's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Tejas Norte
Oddometer: 4,615
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyJoe View Post
That's why I'm looking for a dirt lot. This is my first 2-wheeler and until I'm old enough to recognize I'm mortal. In the Army, we use a crawl-walk-run methodology to training to reduce accidents and injuries. I plan to spend some time with Tips and Practice Guide for the Off-Highway Motorcyclist before I jump into the deep end.
Perfectly understandable, I started out in a very similar manner, but I started out on the street.

Those drills in the MSF dirtbike guide are good ones, but as you've discovered, finding a large, open space is pretty tough. Before you get into the hill and obstacle-related challenges, you can just as easily practice those drills on pavement. There is very little difference in grip when riding slowly on hard-packed dirt or asphalt.
z@ch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 01:21 PM   #39538
rxcrider
Beastly Adventurer
 
rxcrider's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: N Ridgeville OH
Oddometer: 1,174
If you start off running, you can practice crawling and walking after you fall. Throw caution to the wind - being timid will only get you hurt - and if you are riding solo, who will take your picture and post it on the interweb before they ask if you need help getting out from under your bike. But seriously, they will pick your bike up off of you or what ever else it takes to get you home as safely as possible. You will also learn quicker with someone around to give you pointers. If you have the opportunity, take some of these guys up on their offers. Don't worry about not being good enough - you will get there sooner with some help. Even if that just means they are riding behind you yelling at you to stand up. Obviously don't pick an enduro for your first day, but there are plenty of easy gravel rides or trail rides where you can work in an open area while someone else is hitting some single track.
__________________
'95+'95+'96 BMW R1100RS/RSL
'99 Husky WR250
'98 Honda XR 70
AMA, OMTA (ohio organization), BRC, BMWMOA
rxcrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #39539
buildit
Pumpkin Rider
 
buildit's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2006
Location: Near London, OH "sort of"
Oddometer: 13,755
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArmyJoe View Post
That's why I'm looking for a dirt lot. This is my first 2-wheeler and until I'm old enough to recognize I'm mortal. In the Army, we use a crawl-walk-run methodology to training to reduce accidents and injuries. I plan to spend some time with Tips and Practice Guide for the Off-Highway Motorcyclist before I jump into the deep end.

Joe, what side of Columbus are you on? There is a 12 mile abandoned rail road trail from Plain City to Cable. I've recently seen dirt bikes on it, but I highly recommend street legal bikes only. I fear the dirt bikes will inevitably cause issues with land owners along the RR bed.
If your free during the week I can ride it with you. If not I may be free this weekend since it's looking like Tar Hollow will be wet.
__________________
Don't trust links? Google ADVFilmer for videos.
http://www.youtube.com/user/advfilmer
buildit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 03:45 PM   #39540
ArmyJoe
Studly Adventurer
 
ArmyJoe's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Columbus, OH
Oddometer: 963
Quote:
Originally Posted by buildit View Post
Joe, what side of Columbus are you on? There is a 12 mile abandoned rail road trail from Plain City to Cable. I've recently seen dirt bikes on it, but I highly recommend street legal bikes only. I fear the dirt bikes will inevitably cause issues with land owners along the RR bed.
If your free during the week I can ride it with you. If not I may be free this weekend since it's looking like Tar Hollow will be wet.
I have Army Reserve battle assembly this weekend, but thanks to you and the others for the offers and advice.
ArmyJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014