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Old 10-07-2011, 07:20 AM   #40441
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Kokosing Trail, it's nice. I go in spurts, when I ride it I do the first 4 miles from MV to Gambier, then turn arouund and head back, and then do that again; for 16 miles. That's the best part and has no stopping.
Good to know, I'll have to check it out. I'm sure it would be nice with the fall colors.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:31 AM   #40442
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So don't ask me how this happened, but I convinced the wife to let me get a bike! I'm getting a project '72 CB350! Hopefully picking it up next week. Anyway, we'll see how it goes, but hopefully next year I'll be out riding and tagging!
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:32 AM   #40443
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He's like 9 foot 13 inches, and by your own description, you are the opposite.

That's EXACTLY what I thought. One of the people I stand next to and think "if I had legs like that, I'd be a pair of walking boobs"
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:41 AM   #40444
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Kokosing Trail, it's nice. I go in spurts, when I ride it I do the first 4 miles from MV to Gambier, then turn arouund and head back, and then do that again; for 16 miles. That's the best part and has no stopping.
We normally ride to Howard, the halfway point to Danville, and stop for ice cream before heading back to Mt Vernon. It's mostly flat, except for the slight grade in/out of Mt. Vernon. When coming back towing a trail-a-bike, make sure the little SOB is pedalling.

Yahoo maps with terrain.

This route will eventually be part of the Cincinnati-Cleveland bike trail.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:49 AM   #40445
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Good luck with that. Take how long you expect the project to take and how much you plan on spending and triple each number.
Thanks for the vote of confidence I'm looking forward to the project to be honest.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:30 AM   #40446
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Epoxy on a caliper

I've got a vintage caliper that I stripped somewhat when removing the bleeder screw. Apparently the steel was harder than the aluminum. Has anyone ever filled in the bleeder hole, and then tapped it? I think a helicoil will leak even if I epoxy it in, and I don't know if it can be welded.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:36 AM   #40447
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We normally ride to Howard, the halfway point to Danville, and stop for ice cream before heading back to Mt Vernon. It's mostly flat, except for the slight grade in/out of Mt. Vernon. When coming back towing a trail-a-bike, make sure the little SOB is pedalling.

Yahoo maps with terrain.

This route will eventually be part of the Cincinnati-Cleveland bike trail.
The Kokosing gap trail is nice, I've ridden it a couple times this year. I went to Howard and back both times.

The trail I ride from Johnstown to Newark is really nice, especially from Alexandria into Granville and on into the West side of Newark, follows the river the whole way, tree lined and mostly flat. It has the added benefit of often containing hot college girls in tight yoga pants. This helps to increase bloodflow as you work out.

In Newark you can go East all the way out to Hanover, or North up to the OSU Campus and beyond. Some hills and grades in there to challenge you, tunnels, curvy spots in the woods, then it goes long and straight again.

I also like the Olentangy trail in Columbus, I stop and ride that on my way to work a lot, very pretty.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:54 AM   #40448
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The trail I ride from Johnstown to Newark is really nice, especially from Alexandria into Granville and on into the West side of Newark, follows the river the whole way, tree lined and mostly flat. It has the added benefit of often containing hot college girls in tight yoga pants....
Don't forget Knuckleheads (Formerly Harolds Dairy Bar) in Granville. Excellent Barbecue sammich!
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Old 10-07-2011, 01:21 PM   #40449
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Don't forget Knuckleheads (Formerly Harolds Dairy Bar) in Granville. Excellent Barbecue sammich!
Not that I don't agree with you, they have great food, but pretty much everything on the menu is carby, fatty, unhealthy and I've been riding the bike to lose weight.

I suppose I could say that the ride is offsetting the goodies I eat. I really hate eating right, btw.

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #40450
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Not that I don't agree with you, they have great food, but pretty much everything on the menu is carby, fatty, unhealthy ......

I don't really have anything else to add here.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:30 PM   #40451
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I don't really have anything else to add here.
See, I've been starting my rides right there behind Knuckleheads, so it keeps me from temptation because at the beginning of the ride I don't eat all that stuff, and at the end I'd get sick if I did. So, it forces me to ride into the North End of Newark, where I go to the chinese place and get a plate of veggies and some lean chicken...then ride back to the car.

Genius, I tells ya.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #40452
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That's EXACTLY what I thought. One of the people I stand next to and think "if I had legs like that, I'd be a pair of walking boobs"
Can you find me in this pic.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:46 PM   #40453
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My personal rule of thumb is that she is available for you to use (unless my son is using her) as long as I'm along for the ride. Currently I'm up in the air as far as the ride as I'm not sure if the animals come home from the fair Saturday or Sunday. If Saturday, I'm probably good, if Sunday I'm screwed...
thanks big fella. there's a decent chance I'll have Dora back together and running by then. The bearing I needed just came in today, so I can start the reassembly tomorrow.

btw, who's taller, you or buildit?
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:48 PM   #40454
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btw, who's taller, you or buildit?
Does it matter? If you have to look up to us it shouldn't.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:15 PM   #40455
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sat.10-8 ride?

Anyone riding tmw.? If you want to ride some gravel let me know. Alan
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