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Old 12-07-2012, 06:02 AM   #54886
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When I get back, I'll have almost three months before I head back to work, so I'm planning a few multi-day trips. Something that caught my eye is the Trans Eastern Trail (TET). I see that it's worked its way to our eastern border and another leg is snaking to our south.



I think it would be awesome to add to this network of trails, but you guys know these roads a lot better than I do. Is it possible to ride from Wheeling to Huntington on a (mostly) dirt route through Ohio?
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:21 AM   #54887
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Fox Hole, get it right. Stephanie & I stopped by there Sat night, just thought we'd grab a beer & hang out for a few laughs. No beer & it was more sad than funny. Actually it was pretty tragic. I thought I homemade OSB building strip club in the middle of nowhere would = unbridled hilarity, but the result was an offer of a "date" 30 seconds after walking in the door by a girl that was out of here mind on some sort of substance.
I get Fox's Den and the Fox Hole confused, Fox's Den is in Cleveland and about as low-rent and nasty as the Fox Hole is.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:23 AM   #54888
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When I get back, I'll have almost three months before I head back to work, so I'm planning a few multi-day trips. Something that caught my eye is the Trans Eastern Trail (TET). I see that it's worked its way to our eastern border and another leg is snaking to our south.

I think it would be awesome to add to this network of trails, but you guys know these roads a lot better than I do. Is it possible to ride from Wheeling to Huntington on a (mostly) dirt route through Ohio?
A few folks here were talking about making a trans-Ohio leg. I'm not sure if it ever got off the ground or not.

Btw, I've done the wheeling south to glenville stretch of that route a couple time. Good stuff, although they were paving much of it because of the drilling/oil boom.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:27 AM   #54889
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I get Fox's Den and the Fox Hole confused, Fox's Den is in Cleveland and about as low-rent and nasty as the Fox Hole is.

dont forget the Foxhole in Zanesville, which, from all accounts I've read, is pretty much a dump:

https://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8...=A&gl=US&hl=en
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:33 AM   #54890
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Or the Golden Fox at 161/71
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:47 AM   #54891
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Or the Golden Fox at 161/71

closed: http://www.yelp.com/biz/gold-fox-show-bar-the-columbus
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:59 AM   #54892
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A few folks here were talking about making a trans-Ohio leg. I'm not sure if it ever got off the ground or not.

Btw, I've done the wheeling south to glenville stretch of that route a couple time. Good stuff, although they were paving much of it because of the drilling/oil boom.
Never really got off the ground, but I think if we sectioned it off by counties that people are very familiar with, it could still be done - but there would probably still be fairly long stretches of two-lane roads.
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Chance of rain, but warm. Just show up if you want to ramble through Washington & Monroe Cos. If I know you're coming we can be sure to leave after you arrive.
you guys are DEFINITELY getting wet:

http://www.weather.com/weather/map/i...seMap=r&zoom=7

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Old 12-07-2012, 08:10 AM   #54894
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you guys are DEFINITELY getting wet:

http://www.weather.com/weather/map/i...seMap=r&zoom=7

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Yeah, I have resigned myself to the fact that it will be rainy on Sun. My weather app had been showing a chance of partly cloudy but now it's just predicting overcast/rain. Temps look to be ok though so unless it is a torrential downpour here when I'm getting ready to leave I'll be up for the ride.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:30 AM   #54895
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A few folks here were talking about making a trans-Ohio leg. I'm not sure if it ever got off the ground or not.

It has been started, we rode 2 sections a couple weeks ago
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:46 AM   #54896
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It has been started, we rode 2 sections a couple weeks ago
The Minerva to near wheeling ride?
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:20 AM   #54897
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yes, but the 2nd half of the southern portion towards where we stopped sucked, so that has to be redone.

Never know, may ride down that way this weekend and play in the rain
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:47 AM   #54898
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It has been started, we rode 2 sections a couple weeks ago
Anthing I can do to help? I can't ride, but I can research and organize like a mo-fo. I spent an hour going through Garmin MapSource looking for unimproved roads (dashed lines) north of Huntington and west of Wheeling. I'm sure this isn't all of them because the gravel roads I know around Lake Hope are marked like any other secondary road.

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:57 PM   #54899
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yes, but the 2nd half of the southern portion towards where we stopped sucked, so that has to be redone.

Never know, may ride down that way this weekend and play in the rain
What is the goal? From Wheeling south or some south then east meander? It looks like there are several options in WV.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:21 PM   #54900
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What is the goal? From Wheeling south or some south then east meander? It looks like there are several options in WV.
Here's an original thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747559

Not sure what the original goal is/was. We don't really have any other neighboring states with trans-routes to link too, just WV.

That being said, if we could get it from WV up to Michigan or down back to KY or IN, perhaps they'd become motivated to add on to it.

EDIT; looks like KY has an off road loop we could tie into. It's about 60 miles south of the Shawnee State Forest / Portsmouth area. It'd be cool to get our Ohio route over the the Augusta (KY) Ferry crossing.
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