Adventure in Ohio?

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    Haircut assaults put glare on Ohio Amish community


    BERGHOLZ, Ohio — In an unusual public display of trouble among the traditionally guarded Amish, a breakaway group is accused of attacking mainstream members by cutting off their beards and hair, which carry spiritual significance in the faith.
    At the center of the dispute is the group's 66-year-old old leader, Sam Mullet, who said he brought his followers from a community dozens of miles away 15 years ago so they could live by a stricter doctrine without interference.
    Instead, he has gained a reputation for being authoritarian and vindictive, been accused of running a cult, and become embroiled in a feud with the sheriff after a custody dispute years ago.
    "I wanted something better for my children and my grandchildren and the younger ones," he told The Associated Press in a rare interview this week. "I just wanted to drop out of sight and just take life easy."
    Hair-cutting attacks against several people, some of them women, have occurred in recent weeks in the area. Amish men typically grow beards as adults and stop trimming them when they marry, and the beards _ and women's long hair _ are held in high esteem.
    Mullet denies ordering beard-cuttings but says he wouldn't stop them. They're in response to incessant criticism he has received from other Amish religious leaders about his leadership practices, including excommunicating people in his own group, he said.
    The goal was to send a message to Amish in Holmes County that they should be ashamed of themselves for their treatment of the community, which has been called a cult, Mullet said.
    "We'd like to get up in the morning, be left alone, live like normal people," Mullet said Monday, speaking at his farm outside Bergholz, a village of about 700 residents where he established his community in 1995. "They won't leave us be."
    Authorities in Jefferson County on Saturday arrested two of Mullet's sons, 38-year-old Johnny Mullet and 26-year-old Lester Mullet, and another man from the community, 53-year-old Levi Miller, on burglary and kidnapping warrants out of nearby Holmes County, home to the world's largest Amish community.


    link to rest of article:



    http://www.rr.com/news/topic/articl..._assaults_put_glare_on_Ohio_Amish_community/1
  2. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    I saw that, too. I expected them all to be Yoder, but got chuckle when I read Mullet.
  3. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2014

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    I am a live and let live person, except that I strongly feel that

    The deer must die!

    I would extend hunting season to 365 days a year.

    Sorry about the 'zuki, Craig.
  4. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Had an interesting thing happen to the V-Strom yesterday.

    I rode it two days ago down to garage day, and then on some gravel and such with Solace after, about 300 miles total. No problems.

    I got home and parked it, and then yesterday evening I washed both it and the DR.

    After washing it, I went to take it for a spin to dry off the chain and brakes, and the clutch lever was totally limp. It flopped against the handlebar like the cable was broken, which I knew it wasn't, since I had replaced it not that long ago.

    I ended up checking the adjustment at both ends and the adjustment nuts at the bottom, where the cable enters the transmission, had completely backed off. I tightened them and adjusted the cable to spec and it's fine.

    The wierd thing is how / when it happened. How on earth could it suddenly manifest itself while sitting in my garage? I would have expected it to have happened while in use. I had to pull in the clutch in about 600 times on the ride, and had to clutch in right as I arrived int he garage and parked, and it was working 100%.

    Strange.

    That is all.
  5. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    It's appropriate though, given the haircutting.
  6. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    That is weird. Didn't you have a similar problem with the WRR, or am I thinking of someone else?

    Either way, you might be actually infested with one of these:

    [​IMG]
  7. vivid dadas

    vivid dadas Been here awhile

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    I'm not sure why you want to jinx your DR this blatantly.
  8. paulthefermenter

    paulthefermenter excitable boy

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    Do you know of anyone that might have a vendetta against you? :eek1

    (Just makeing light of course)

    Glad you found it before you got on the road.
  9. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Isn't the clutch on the wee strom hydraulic like the V strom? Or did this happen to the DR?
  10. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    It sounds like someone messed with it to me also. :eek1
  11. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Cable on the Wee.
  12. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    My wife's favorite too, saw a similar ride like that at Mid Ohio




    I love those old board trackers. Thought about what'd it take to make one I could make street legal
  13. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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  14. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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  15. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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  16. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    Just wondering, does it meet the criteria of this? (from http://bmv.ohio.gov/moped_info.stm)

    The Ohio Revised Code defines a moped, or motorized bicycle, as any vehicle with two tandem wheels or one front and two rear wheels which is capable of being pedaled and is also equipped with a helper motor. The helper motor may not:
    • have a piston displacement of more than 50 cubic centimeters;
    • produce more than one brake horsepower; and
    • propel the vehicle at a maximum speed greater than 20 mph on a level surface.
    If a vehicle exceeds any one of these criteria, it is legally a motorcycle.
  17. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Nothing I'd own that runs on gas will be slower than I can pedal my bicycle!

    I have no clue how many CC's my heart is and I only average 350 watts (0.47 HP) for 30 minutes but I averaged 23mph for 100 miles so I can at least break one of those criteria :wink:
  18. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    The front forks were re-adjusted, one to each end of the adjustment spectrum, on the WRR.

    I have a hard time thinking anyone would fuck with a man's bike like that. I mean, first of all, you would need some level of knowledge to know what you were fucking with; and then you would need tools; and there are scads better ways to mess with a guy's bike - knocking it over, dropping rocks in the oil fill, removing an axle nut, and so on.

    Plus, it was parked in the garage, so no one had access to it. I'm confident it happened on it's own, while riding. Just wierd that it showed up after it had been parked.


    Hmmm.... the morning of the 30th we are moving and some of our ADV bruthas will be helping us out. Might be a good way to end the day for everyone, stopping in at Crow Canyon.
  19. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I had someone at a race once turn my compression adjust on the rear shock to full on. I never change mine once set and when I almost had kidney failure from a rear shock that wouldn't move, I knew something wasn't right.


    Hopefully your moving party will get you done quick and on the trail
  20. The Toad

    The Toad Let There Be Light

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    Thanks. could a person spend a day or even two there ?