Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    I am.......no, really.
  2. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    He is. Really.

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  3. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Just in case you were wondering.....I'm finally making progress again on this.

    Headlight, brake switch got here today. Just waiting on the stator and weighted fly wheel to begin the icky electrical part. Koubalink lowering link was installed a couple weeks ago and lowered the thing to an acceptable RFS chic level.


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  4. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Hey Tdub. Forget about the past 1000's of pages. What's done is done. You'll want to check in here often from here on though, and you'll find plenty of folks wanting to ride at different days/times/places.

    The closest known 'trails' are at Perry APV area, outside of Somerset. More often for us (on dual-sports); playing on old and forgotten roads (which can be degraded to the point where they are harder/funner than true trails). To find these hidden gems, you'll want to start coming on group rides. There are two common starting points; Laurelville down southeast, and Danville to the northeast.

    I'm riding this Thursday if you're interested. Probably leaving mid-morning (10am?) and returning around 6pm, but that's all flexible.

    I know the tw200 bike, but I'm not to sure of it's capabilities, can it cruise at 60-65 mph on country roads?
  5. blackdiamondmike

    blackdiamondmike Been here awhile

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    Through hiking the trail is on my bucket list. He must either be a fast hiker or not mind the snow. I thought most people started much earlier in the year to finish before late fall when it gets snowy in the mountains. Wish him luck and safety! -Mike
  6. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    You just gotta learn how to "turn it off" speedzilla. :lol3
  7. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    Congrats buddy!


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  8. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    I am terrible at looking up to see my PM's, and for some reason if I check ADV on my phone I dont get a popup saying I have a new PM. Sorry and thanks for the invite. Long story short I am a day late but hope you found a place to bury the dead hooker.

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  9. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    :baldy:baldy:baldy


    AdvRider was my only escape from this junk... and now even this place is spoiled!

    Marriage; Pff who needs it. Who's With Me???

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    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    BTDT Not planning on making that mistake again anytime soon. ;)
  11. Alacrity

    Alacrity Semi Pro Bar Vaulter

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    All good man, can always use an extra shovel tho :evil
  12. jimjim

    jimjim Just another FF!

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    Marriage is okay as long as you're the king of the castle like me and Whitey are. :lol3
  13. Alacrity

    Alacrity Semi Pro Bar Vaulter

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    Traded up and got a riding partner .... But ain't williing to revisit anything formal. C
  14. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    +1

    Did the formal gig once. Not again. Unless there are children, no point in it except entrapment. I'll just do the riding/camping partner, thank you. Just a silly social and legal convention. I'm not one to follow conventional wisdom anymore.

    but hell, congrats! LOL! You've been together that long, I'm sure it will be fine.


    Really.
  15. ohioroadrat

    ohioroadrat It`s YOUR fault !

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    Did I see someone had a dead hooker for sale? How much?
  16. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Mutha Fucking Night Riiiide.... update


    Zach and I spec'd out the route today.

    63 miles as GPS indicates (74 as my odo indicates, so take your pick). It took us 2 hours but we were stopping a lot to take notes. I'd reckon 3.5 - 4 hours would be a good time estimate in the dark and with a group of 5 or so riders.

    22 miles of that is paved, which is more than I would have guessed, although it is all short connector stretches. The longest bit is 4.9 miles which will either be the first thing we ride or the last. The shortest bit is a few hundred yards. The balance is dirt, gravel or abandoned dirt roads.

    The route will be a loop from Danville, back to the starting point. Gas will only be available at the start and end due to time of day. The Lyons Den BP is a pretty well stocked convenience store so there will be food and beverages available, too.

    We deleted all off road portions except one 1 mile bit through farmers' fields (with permission), and one un-unimproved portion of the unimproved portion of the Mohican Valley Trail as I think the rest might be too technical in the dark. As it is, I think Stone Quarry and similar will be a real challenge in the dark, and a lot of the gravel roads have unmarked corners and such which will be interesting at midnight.

    There are two minor water crossings and a old railroad bridge which is decomposing quite nicely but should support most of us. Whitey goes last.

    Other than that, I think based on the dust today, you'd be smart to wear goggles and a dirt helmet, and bring a rag and some glass cleaner.

    I will have a first aid kit, electric air compressor, metric tools, 21" tube, and some repair items (wire, wire ties, etc.).

    Last little blurb: Meredith and I are riding it again tomorrow, in reverse, so if anyone wants to come they are welcome to do so. It's fun but not really challenging in the daylight, and we will not be deviating from the route since I want to get a feel for it as it runs in reverse.
  17. indypup

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    So I'm assuming you and Whitey are going to shoot and bury the Go-Pro'ers in an undisclosed location? :wink:
  18. Alacrity

    Alacrity Semi Pro Bar Vaulter

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    Shit!! Knew I shouldnt have taken the first offer:bmwrider

    Congrats on the pending nuptials - tho I lost track of who is actually getting hitched.
  19. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    His last day of work (retiring from post office) is Friday June 1st. He's leaving immediatley after and starting in Maine. Most people do start earlier from Georgia and go north. He should be OK heading south.
  20. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Hard to video shit in the dark.