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Old 09-01-2013, 10:37 AM   #61936
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Couple of nice VW's at the Canal Winchester Labor Day festival and car show today.



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Old 09-01-2013, 10:37 AM   #61937
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Does chrome increase your visibility?

I mean, I know it increases the resale value, (duh) but I like to pretend to care about safety when I wear my t-shirt and no helmet. That's why I bought my loud pipes.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:55 AM   #61938
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:23 PM   #61939
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You forgot to watch out for cows in the road, blue hairs, drunks, squids, turkeys and lose bails of hay.
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555 ride it. Its a motorcycle road. You have to use your gas, brakes, and senses. All those things builit mentioned might happen coming over a blind horizon with an off camber turn. It doesn't flow well but its cool in its own way.

Stick around, after this we'll talk about tire pressure and oil.

Have fun!
Jeepers, sorry to start all of that. I was just being nice and trying to give Jules a heads up that there is currently a lot of gravel in corners, more than normal last time I rode it.

/rant on
And yes, there will be awesome fireworks in Marietta next Saturday night, it's Sternwheel Festival. There will also be lots of touristy folks from other parts of the country, some even from northern Ohio. They'll come down here and drive like buttholes in our normally quiet little town. When they are gone, we'll talk about how many Summit county drivers are buttholes and that will turn into how many of those guys come down from up north on motorcycles. Which will turn into how many have been picked up out of the ditches on 26 and 555 and 255 and 260 and so on, along with the extent of injuries. This all keeps our EMS folks busy and everyone down here firmly believes that if your area code is 614, 330, or 419 turns and elevation change are simply confounding. Why else would there be so many crashes on motorcycles on those curvy roads? Down here most of us know you can go 10mph slower and it will be just fine, because there is always gravel in the turns, a hay bale in the middle of the road, a deer, or some old fart on a tractor and mud all over the highway. But we'll still let you come down and ride our fun roads. /rant off.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #61940
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Jeepers, sorry to start all of that. I was just being nice and trying to give Jules a heads up that there is currently a lot of gravel in corners, more than normal last time I rode it.

/rant on
And yes, there will be awesome fireworks in Marietta next Saturday night, it's Sternwheel Festival. There will also be lots of touristy folks from other parts of the country, some even from northern Ohio. They'll come down here and drive like buttholes in our normally quiet little town. When they are gone, we'll talk about how many Summit county drivers are buttholes and that will turn into how many of those guys come down from up north on motorcycles. Which will turn into how many have been picked up out of the ditches on 26 and 555 and 255 and 260 and so on, along with the extent of injuries. This all keeps our EMS folks busy and everyone down here firmly believes that if your area code is 614, 330, or 419 turns and elevation change are simply confounding. Why else would there be so many crashes on motorcycles on those curvy roads? Down here most of us know you can go 10mph slower and it will be just fine, because there is always gravel in the turns, a hay bale in the middle of the road, a deer, or some old fart on a tractor and mud all over the highway. But we'll still let you come down and ride our fun roads. /rant off.
Calling summit county drivers buttholes is too nice.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:04 PM   #61941
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Hey, I'm in area code 330 and we have all that shit up here too, along with 8 row combine heads on back roads taking up from ditch to ditch, moving a mile or so down the road to the next field. But I was raised on a farm and it don't bother me. So wheat and corn harvest time is not the best to be blasting down a back road where you can't see around the curves. And we have quit a few places that bring the cows acrossed the road in the afternoon for milking and put them back across in the morning, can make for a slimmy slick spot on the road til it dries.


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Old 09-01-2013, 01:16 PM   #61942
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Hey, I'm in area code 330 and we have all that shit up here too, along with 8 row combine heads on back roads taking up from ditch to ditch, moving a mile or so down the road to the next field. But I was raised on a farm and it don't bother me. So wheat and corn harvest time is not the best to be blasting down a back road where you can't see around the curves. And we have quit a few places that bring the cows acrossed the road in the afternoon for milking and put them back across in the morning, can make for a slimmy slick spot on the road til it dries.


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I'm sure it's the same everywhere. It's just funny if you're from north central Ohio everyone here calls it Columbus. Everywhere on I77 above I70 is UCLA (upper Canton lower Akron). I suppose everyone from those areas thinks we are hillbillies that grow marijuana in this corner.
However, it is sad how many guys on bikes are hurt on those roads because they think 20 mph over the recommended curve speed is fine. One died across from my grandparents house on SR26. He lowsided, bounced off a retaining wall, and the car coming the other way ran over him. All because he was too hot in a curve with some gravel in it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:08 PM   #61943
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Some shots from the Strom Rally in Millersport this weekend. I took the WRR and a few of us rode some gravel and very light / short off road. We hit Moonville, Kings Hollow, and Santoy. Good times:

http://meefzah.smugmug.com/Other/Big...7581&k=W2SSm8j
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:22 PM   #61944
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Thanks for the ride today Luke. Felt good to get out today and run some gas through the KLR.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #61945
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Thanks for the ride today Luke. Felt good to get out today and run some gas through the KLR.
Agreed. Lets see if it gets me out of my rut.

On another note, I was being ironic about 555. There are so many fun roads down there but getting behind a gawker or coming thru a blind corner to find some good ol' boys sitting in the road having a pow-wow can really frustrate the most patient rider.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:05 PM   #61946
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Agreed. Lets see if it gets me out of my rut.

On another note, I was being ironic about 555. There are so many fun roads down there but getting behind a gawker...
As was I. I have noticed most of the slow drivers are not locals, lots are even on cruisers.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:53 PM   #61947
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Some shots from the Strom Rally in Millersport this weekend. I took the WRR and a few of us rode some gravel and very light / short off road. We hit Moonville, Kings Hollow, and Santoy. Good times:

http://meefzah.smugmug.com/Other/Big...7581&k=W2SSm8j

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"This used to be a dead end road and a private bridge, it has since been rebuilt and has been reverted to public / county maintained. Near Santoy."


I snagged that bridge last summer...this is what it looked like then:



I remember knocking on the door of the house before riding down onto the grass for the picture...didn't wanna get shot by an angry property owner...since no one answered, I took a chance and got my pictures.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:39 PM   #61948
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I braved Cade's Cove today in order to ride Parson's Branch Road. I was not impressed. I didn't even get my feet wet in the "water crossings." The only thing it really had going for it was that its a one way. I could ride at a faster pace with reasonable confidence I wasn't going to hit a pickup coming the other way.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:20 PM   #61949
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Some shots from the Strom Rally in Millersport this weekend. I took the WRR and a few of us rode some gravel and very light / short off road. We hit Moonville, Kings Hollow, and Santoy. Good times:

http://meefzah.smugmug.com/Other/Big...7581&k=W2SSm8j
How was moonville? Always wanted to go there,it just sounds anticlimactic after a few reads.
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:10 AM   #61950
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How was moonville? Always wanted to go there,it just sounds anticlimactic after a few reads.
If you are in the area anyway, it's worth seeing. It's cool, but not worth a trip unto itself.
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