Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Carelessly riding through a mud hole could net you a whole week just trying to get it out! You don't want to ride into anything that you can't see bottom
  2. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    "Famous double-headline bike was owned by legend Bud Ekins."


    The 1949 Triumph Trophy TR5 Scrambler Custom ridden by The Fonz in the television hit series Happy Days will be one of the highlights at Bonhams' upcoming Classic California Sale in Los Angeles.

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    Happy Days, the beloved American sitcom that aired for ten years from 1974 to 1984 and attracted millions of viewers each week, helped launched the career of such actors as Ron Howard, Scott Baio and Henry Winkler. Winkler's character, Arthur Fonzarelli – known famously as The Fonz and Fonzie – was initially just a secondary character that became so popular with fans he was soon made the central figure of the show. As the epitome of cool, the motorcycle-loving Fonzie, dressed in the stereotypical garb of The Wild Ones, spawned countless wannabes among the youth of America and became a cultural icon that still resonates today. And Fonzie's motorcycle, a customized Triumph, was owned off-screen by another cultural icon, Bud Ekins.

    The late Bud Ekins was famous as a motocross racer, Hollywood stuntman (he's the one that made that legendary motorcycle jump over the barbed wire fence in The Great Escape), and as Steve McQueen's best friend. With his warehouse of hundreds of motorbikes, Ekins was the go-to man in Hollywood when producers needed two wheels. So when the people from Happy Days called, it was Ekins who determined what the coolest guy on TV should be riding. Taking an old Triumph in his collection, he simply removed the front fender, replaced the handle bars and spray painted the tank silver and, violá, the Fonzie bike was born. Of course, no one had any idea of just how popular the show would become or the magnitude of fame Winkler's character would achieve.

    This now iconic emblem of American pop culture will be offered by Bonhams at their annual Classic California Sale, held November 12th, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Renowned for offering property from famous actors each year – Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Clark Gable and Bruce Willis, to name just a few – this autumn auction is not to be missed by aficionados of pop and custom culture and entertainment and automotive history.

    For sellers interested in consigning a unique automobile to this prominent sale, please call 415-391-4000 or contact one of the following Bonhams specialists:
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  3. The Toad

    The Toad Let There Be Light

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    Never had that exact problem.. but had more than a few bolts back out on the Wee...the worst was when the rear caliper bolts worked themselves out and my caliper ended up banging on the rear wheel as i was riding down National Road. 2 days before a bolt had worked its way out of the front cowl over the steering stem and wedged itself in. Found that out when I realized I couldnt turn right :huh.. it was like my steering lock was on.. anyway... cable tied the caliper up, limped to a hardware store for some new bolts and thread locker. after that trip I went thru and glued every nut and bolt I could find... fun stuff
  4. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    That's probably not a bad thing. I know from experience that Ohio is anal-retentive when it comes to registering mopeds and will only take those on a short, pre-approved list.
  5. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Oh yeah, it's officially 16 miles, but the thing about Perry is that the place is poorly maintained so people have just made off-trail trails all over and everywhere...in actual measure there's probably 100 miles of trails if you could ride them all.

    As mentioned above there are some mud pits there, but 99% of them are on the marked trails (the blue and orange ones). They're avoidable, and all the fun stuff is the "off trail" sections. The thing I like about it is there's no sense of structure...just trails going here, there, up hills, rock faces, down slimy sides of hills, you name it.

    It's a playground, perfect to build confidence or hone skills. What I would not do is ride Perry alone unless you're comfortable offroad...there is little traffic and it's very possible to get stuck or hurt and not be passed by another bike or quad for a week.

    If you're in town, I'll ride it with ya. Just drop me a line.
  6. mchester

    mchester Honda Cult Member

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    It really has been a shame the weather being so perfect for riding just as I'm starting to feel good enough to take advantage of it, and I'm busy at an out of town wedding or Cyberknife treatment preparation at St Anns to remove my last 2 remaining tumors.

    Oh well, gotta have priorities, and I'm pretty sure the wife won't let me put riding ahead of treatment or my nieces wedding.

    Fall isn't over yet. I'm still going to make it out there. :D
  7. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Let me know if you go ridin'.... I'm going with!
  8. r-3350

    r-3350 Been here awhile

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    Those lousy deer will run into anything. I have seen an accident report where a deer had run into a landing airplane. I once saw an airlpane that had deer whistles installed on its landing gear. Carl
  9. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2014

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    Couple of years ago, a bizjet landing at a "short" WVA field hit a couple on landing and ended up off the runway. I don't think anyone was injured but I felt sorry for the mechanic that was gong to have to clean that up. Happened at night.

    I reported deer to the tower once and got the "Roger, Ya'll be careful now, ya hear?"

    The funniest deer collision is still Swingset's "There I was stopped at a stop sign and a deer runs flat dab into me." Stupid things.



  10. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    I had the Tengai in the truck bringing it home Saturday night. I was on 586 south of Mt. Vernon about an hour after sunset. A small deer ran out and I thought I was going to run it over, but it hesitated then ran into my front driver's side wheel. It doesn't look like any real damage, just a little fur and a few places where the road grime was wiped away. Scared the crap out of me.

    I hate the things!

    I have several hundred apple trees at my farm & they are a huge problem. Seems like all the hunters want trophy deer.....I want them thinned out....all of them.
  11. ohioroadrat

    ohioroadrat It`s YOUR fault !

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    Once on the TAT,I had a deer jump and land in my lap on the KLR at about 30mph......to this day I don`t know how I kept from crashing!!!
  12. Rich B

    Rich B Been here awhile

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    SCQTT sez:

    "Seems like all the hunters want trophy deer....."

    Group I hunt with has a simple rule when it comes to deer hunting....if it is brown, it is down :D

    One of the farms I hunt (which is owned by a distant relative) has a simple rule...if you are a trophy hunter and allow a doe to run by you, you lose hunting privileges on the spot....he doesn't care about the bucks, he wants the doe's eliminated!

    Almost hated to face him a few years ago when 2 of us shot 2 bucks that ran out of the woods....but since we didn't see any doe's, he gave us a pass on the ban.....Guess we have removed enough doe's we are allowed one mistake :evil
  13. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    You can get a nuisance deer permit to kill a lot of them, certain criteria need to be met, but having an orchard / financial hardship from crop loss should fit the bill.
  14. Dagny_Taggart

    Dagny_Taggart John Galt - 2014

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    Check your local airport - they have to control critters on the runway so they will "check you out" but you may be able to bag all you want.
  15. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    I wonder if hitting a dozen with cars in your lifetime qualifies as a hardship. It certainly seems so to me.

    I should be allowed to kill deer anywhere, any time. With machine guns, and bombs, and just because.
  16. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Sounds like your already "drive hunting" them all.:lol3

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  17. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Deer and I have a love/hate relationship, they love to scare the crap out of me and I hate it when they do it.

    The closest in a vehicle was when one used his/her ass to clean all the road grime off the passenger side. It was nice enough to leave the mirror on my truck and no fur,blood or dents, just less dirt to wash off.

    On the bike it's been the same. While I rarely see them in the truck or car, I see them about every 5 rides or so. Luckily during the daylight hours I get a good heads up notice by seeing them early but at night I've been caught off guard twice. Both times were in blind spots, both times I was going a bit fast and both times both deer were in my lane. The 1st instance they wre trying to retreat on a blind hill. Deer 1 was on the double yellow and 2 was on the shoulder, I couldn't stop so I aimed between them and made it. The second time was in a corner, deer 1 was crossing the yellow and 2 was crossing the white. My bark buster almost cold cocked the one on the side of the road and I just missed the ass of the one crossing the center.

    Like the viral video going around right now , they'll take a bicyclist down too. While pedaling the ANF one year I saw a blur and shadow as a deer jumped off an embankment over the road and my head and down the slope on the other side. A gent in Gatlinbugr years ago had a buck plow him over and was DOA. A guy I ride with on occasion was barreling down a hill in the Cuyahoga Valley and hit one head on while pedaling at 40+ fracturing his skull in multiple places.

    Deer whistles on my Transalp always seem to piss the dogs off so I took them back off since the dog run ins were outnumbering the deer.
  18. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    In that case, it looked like he was attacked. I'd link the vid, but the corporate overlords don't allow access to Youtube.
  19. invisible monster

    invisible monster Been here awhile

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    I could care less about trophy deer. If you are looking for someone to come out and relieve you of a few 'regular' deer, let me know.
  20. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    For the guys (& gals) that deer hunt. My place in not that big, but it is a hot spot for traveling deer. Not certain if I'd travel across the state to hunt there, but if you're local you might give it a shot. I only have about 5 acres of big woods, but it backs up to about 80 (some of those land owners are OK, some are not)

    No one has been in my woods for bow season, but I do have a few of my dad's old friends coming for the start of gun season.

    If you are interested email me at SCQTT@yahoo.com & I will let you know when no one is scheduled to be there.

    Really easy place to get around and there are two "deer houses" to hunt from. Great place to hunt with a kid.

    Spring turkey season? forget it.....those are mine!