Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    You won't learn much from me, I'm not that good, and I'm still nursing a pretty sprained up right hand. I can ride ok, but I won't be doing anything daring or stupid.

    Usually my lessons consist of "how to remove rear-fender without tools", and "land face down in the only puddle within 100 square yards". It's very instructive tho.

    I'd like to do Sion's ride, but I don't have the bike for it anymore.
  2. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    I need to give some lovin' to my other bikes. The WR is making them all jealous... :evil

    I'm addicted to the dirt though....:eek1
  3. ssreed84

    ssreed84 Adventurer

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    If you guys are riding trails and not roads let me know when and a place and I might join you guys. Kind of a tune up for the Burr.
  4. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Hi guys!!
    I'll be back in Ohio Oct 6-7, leaving sometime on the 8th with the big ass moving truck. I'm trying like hell to figure out when I can try to see my bike peeps one more time.

    Rented a place further North than originally intended and a lot further from civilization than Zach intended. (just West of Tioga, TX)

    You are all welcome to layover at any time, perhaps as a pit stop to Big Bend.

    The great thing about the place is its on a gravel road, so my morning commute will always start with a smile.

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  5. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Oh, it'll be trails one way or another...question is will there be roads in between 'em. I'm thinking Perry since it's close, free, and isn't too wet this time of year.
  6. BOB RAMSAY

    BOB RAMSAY Not in the Clique -

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    I'm expecting to (road) ride down to the Marlington, WV area very soon. I've been reading some posts above about crossing on the ferry at Fly, O. and then taking WV 2 down to WV 16. I see that 16 runs much further south than 18 but is there a reason to avoid 18? It seems that everyone is taking 16 (and avoiding US 250).

    Then I look to go a little east toward Buckhannon and down WV 20.

    Also, looking to take in the Skyline Drive and on into DC. I heard great things about SKD and I heard that it's 35 mph.

    BTW - what do they charge for that ferry ride?

    Advice and suggestions. . . . . .

    Thx guys - BR
  7. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    18 is a great road, 20 is even better. Not much elevation changes on 'em, but great curvy roads with good scenery. I like to do the 18/20 loop and go back across the Ohio in a day. 18 and 20 were being worked on in the spring, but might be smooth sailing now.

    I like them both better than 16....if I'm headed towards 219/Elkins.
  8. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    I've been wanting to hit big bend. I was going to go a couple of years ago in Feb. I figured it wouldn't be so damn hot then. ;) I may have to put Big Bend on the to do list for next Feb. ;)
  9. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    Maybe we can talk Kory into leading us around. :D
  10. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    He can lead all he likes, chances of me keeping up are incredibly slim.
  11. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    I followed him around one day and it wasn't so bad. He was showing me the real easy stuff though. He asked me if I was A, B or C and I said F as in "Falling, Flailing, and Failing" lol
  12. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    I've been all over Perry, there's only a few things I won't attempt...mainly the sheer cliff-face climbs, but I'm not real fast at the moment.
  13. BOB RAMSAY

    BOB RAMSAY Not in the Clique -

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    Thanks - I didn't quite understand - since the ferry drops off right at 18/Sistersville - why run down along the river to get to 16. . .
    I saw a couple of years ago that the coal mine collapse in French Lick is on Rt. 20. Probably smaller than the town in Justified. Isn't Dickie still on the lam?
    As for 'not much elevation change' - my little experience down there was that if you weren't going up to the ridge or going down from the ridge, you were riding along a creek/river bed. Or just riding along the ridge.
    I haven't been down to WV for a few years but it's always like getting back to 1963 - and I can use a some of that.
  14. Landon

    Landon Been here awhile

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    Its been a couple years since I rode 18 but I remember it being rough and in bad shape, maybe its been fixed since.

    I think the ferry ride was free, I could be wrong though as it was a few years ago. Might have been a different ferry that was free.
  15. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    :wave

    Hi Mike, I hope all is good and the family are doing well!
  16. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    The ferry is $3 now.
  17. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    Just for us Yankees. :lol3
  18. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    +1 :ear
  19. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    18 is good. Ferry is $3.00.
  20. ssreed84

    ssreed84 Adventurer

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    Ok just let me know whats going on and I will try to make it. I never have been there I usually just ride around here so it will be nice to try some where new.