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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    It's not too often you find out you have a legend in your own back yard.

    Last weekend GCMK's bike got damaged when she found out the previous owner had stuffed a 1/2" drain plug into a 12mm hole and ruined the threads.

    I brought the beast home in an attempt to repair it. I knew this guy had a machine shop and used to race speedway bikes. Rumor was he won a national championship doing so.

    I met the guy and his name is Scotty Brown. He loaned me without hesitation the taps to repair GCMK's bike. I asked him how far up the rankings he made it in speedway. He said he only made it to 7th in points and as high as 4th in races, never a podium. To me that's still pretty damn good!

    The he said he did win the National ice racing championships AND the World Ice Racing Championships! His shop is only a short walk down the street, I pass it all the time, it's in the basement of a vintage commercial building from an era gone by and full of vintage speedway parts and such. He also had a KX250 smoker, FT500 Ascot and a Goldwing.

    So if you ever need a gas tank or a 60 tooth 520 sprocket for your Jawa, I can hook you up! :thumb
  2. GregsBro

    GregsBro a.k.a. Scott

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    Cool, I love speedway racing, don't know why it isn't more popular here. I used to go all the time when I was stationed in SoCal back in the early 80's
  3. sion

    sion sigh-own

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  4. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    More old footage from 2008 when the Cavemen decided to play host to the visitors at BYOB. Notice all the people from out of town here? Was it something we said? :rofl Love these old files and hope some of my good friends get a kick out of seeing them again. :D
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  5. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    lol, why don't you just take the bridge? :D
  6. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    :shog Like I said, "I was such a Noob". :lol3
  7. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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    Call me :1drink
  8. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Sunday is my window for a mt bike ride. Tim Craig?:ear
  9. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    Yes it is! Let me tell you it has taken MANY years of work to get ODNR to the point where they would consider a project like that. To see it finally starting to happen makes many of us feel that the time and effort has been worth it. OMTA President Bill K. (inmate Buckeye Dualsporter) will have more info to share at the meeting about the status of the project. He attended a riding tour/meeting of Burr Oak with senior ODNR officials 2 weeks ago. I know it is hard to believe that ODNR is working on a public trail project with a meaningful amount of trails miles; and even I with inside knowledge of the project still have a slightly skeptical "I'll believe it when I see it" attitude, but this is happening!
  10. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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  11. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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  12. GregsBro

    GregsBro a.k.a. Scott

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    I think I'll ask at work if they would like to donate one for me to ride to Alaska for a road test:lol3

    I was wondering if they would actually produce it. I was working at the motorcycle plant back when they were developing that stupid "Fury" chopper thing. I tried to tell some of the new model team guy's that the chopper thing was already over even then and they should be working on an adventure tourer.
  13. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Negative for me, have bowling tournament Sunday morning.
  14. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Cool. That is a really great park in the heart of a really depressed area, I look forward to the new trails.
  15. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    +1

    Any possibility (I know this probably very early in the process) that single-track could be incorporated in addition to multi-use (quad width) trails?

    Seems a shame to just re-create Wayne in Burr Oak, IMHO.
  16. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    That is something we are pushing for.
  17. jonny2g

    jonny2g Adventurer

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  18. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    My laugh for the day was provided by a DID chain rep. :deal


    Think I can get him to admit the chain shouldn't have done that?:deal
  19. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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  20. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    I had a heck of a time getting DID to warranty a VM2 chain that was puking rust after 4,000 miles...from nearly every o-ring. There are too many good chains on the market to put up with that, IMHO, I won't buy another.