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Old 02-10-2014, 04:38 PM   #64546
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What he said. IMHO 555 ain't worth the hype. 260 or 800 down to the river are both good runs. If you time it right you can grab a bite to eat at the little restaurant where the ferry loads.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sistersville_Ferry

I haven't been across the river there yet but hope to rectify that this season. Thanks for the recommendations Mike!

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Do you need to go to Zanesville? Or you just planning on Zanesville to hit 555?

I don't like 555 in the spring, it tends to stay covered in sinders from the winter (I guess most roads like that will, but I've had bad luck on 555).

If it were me, I'd take 20 East out of Toledo (boring, but necessary), then in Norwalk turn southeast on 250 East (still mostly boring, but gets better towards the end). Take that all the way to Uhrichsville, and turn south onto 800 (Great Road). 800 will take you all the way to the Ohio River, and you'll hit 7 right next to a ferry crossing, which is way more enjoyable then a bridge (but there's a fee, $2 or something).

Then you're in West Virginia, where every road is good. I'd take 18 south from the ferry crossing to the dead end on 47. Then you could:

1) Zig Zag down to 19 south, which is a bigger road, but still twisty, and will take you across the New River Gorge, a worthy pit stop. You'll want to take this opportunity to Fayette Station Road under the bridge too.

2) Cut east to 250 south (same 250 south as way up in Ohio, so I suppose you could just stick with 250 from Norwalk all the way), and take 250 down to Durbin, WV, where you'll pick up CR-1 Back Mountain Road. Killer, tiny, twisty, intense little road. It's about one and a half lanes, and zig zags like crazy. It'll take you all the way down to 219 near Marlington, and 219 will take you about to NC.



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Old 02-10-2014, 04:54 PM   #64547
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What he said. IMHO 555 ain't worth the hype. 260 or 800 down to the river are both good runs. If you time it right you can grab a bite to eat at the little restaurant where the ferry loads.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sistersville_Ferry

I haven't been across the river there yet but hope to rectify that this season. Thanks for the recommendations Mike!
That restaurant is nothing special.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:19 PM   #64548
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This Saturday the 15th heading to Miami Valley shooting range in Springfield near I 70 and RT 72( 309 E Leffel lane phone 937 323 3200). Lisa and I will be there around 1 o clock for some pistol time. Rifles are allowed and they
have no time limit like other ranges. Hope to see you there with eye
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:10 PM   #64549
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For those of you that like small displacement bikes, I just saw this (250cc) on Revzilla's Facebook page. I like it. It looks like the bastard child of a BMW and a WRR.

http://www.minsk-moto.com/en/enduro/trx-300i.html

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Old 02-10-2014, 06:49 PM   #64550
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That restaurant is nothing special.
It's not bad though. Good portions and decent prices.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:53 PM   #64551
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For those of you that like small displacement bikes, I just saw this (250cc) on Revzilla's Facebook page. I like it. It looks like the bastard child of a BMW and a WRR.

http://www.minsk-moto.com/en/enduro/trx-300i.html

Russian? Yeah, I'll let someone else early-adopt that. They can produce robust and elegant designed vehicles, and absolute shit piles I wouldn't wish on someone I hated.

It's a cool idea, tho. I'm a fan of small adventure scoots.
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:17 PM   #64552
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It's a cool idea, tho. I'm a fan of small adventure scoots.

its a heavy bastard though...155 kg = 341 lbs

dunno if thats wet or dry, but either way its a lot of weight for a 250
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:38 AM   #64553
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its a heavy bastard though...155 kg = 341 lbs

dunno if thats wet or dry, but either way its a lot of weight for a 250
I thought it said that was dry... But it includes the luggage and racks, crash bars, and 4 gallon gas tank (albeit empty); a wrr or crf would weigh the same if set up similar.
I like the idea, but not so much the execution. I'd like it a touch more off roady. This has an 18" front tire... Wtf is that? Let's see a wrr with a similar front end and tail end.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:14 AM   #64554
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I think you're right, I bet my WRR weighs every bit of that as it is set up. Better wind protection on this for sure. I see a market for it with smaller/beginner riders that would rather have this than a Ninja 250 or CBR 250. Then again just like those I see a lot of owners wanting more motor within a year. I wish the rumored KTM 350 Adventure would land here.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:18 AM   #64555
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I wonder if it's their engine or sourced from someone?
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:34 AM   #64556
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I wonder if it's their engine or sourced from someone?
From what I read in Thumpers it is a rebranded Loncin motorcycle.
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:54 AM   #64557
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From what I read in Thumpers it is a rebranded Loncin motorcycle.
I can believe that, it lacks the typical Russian 1940's industrial tech look
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:41 AM   #64558
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From what I read in Thumpers it is a rebranded Loncin motorcycle.

Go figure, considering they built the BMW 650 motor for a while.
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:42 AM   #64559
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Go figure, considering they built the BMW 650 motor for a while.
Thought that was Kymco?
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Old 02-11-2014, 07:48 AM   #64560
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Heh, I thought it was Lifan. They all look the same to me.
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