Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. PeteH

    PeteH Adventurer

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    Exactly. The only problem with the dry ones is that they are also the hot ones-think July and August. As far as being a hazard is concerned I'm not sure how the ACES series draws rows but I can't imagine they would let sportsmen start on an early row. Usually most of the really fast guys are on the first twenty rows or so. Remember its up to the faster riders to pass you. You don't want to hold them up, but you shouldnt have to lose your rythym to let them around either. Of course there will be a few loudmouthed jerks out there. The biggest issue I had with enduros is all of them are pretty far away and they start early Sunday morning. Hence you have to drive Saturday afternoon and stay overnight. Not like loading up Sunday morning and going to a local hare scramble. Some of the ECEA races in PA are actually a shorter drive than the southern OH events.
  2. Moparmanpete

    Moparmanpete The Cracken has risen!......again

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    That was some hail storm we had in lancaster today at 5
    :lol3 I was caught in it on my way home, man those stones were big :eek1 Peanut M&M sized, I couldn't see for crap and the guy in front of me couldn't see past his cell phone
    My wife was filming the storm as I got home.
    Here's the video link
    http://youtu.be/_JtB2rJEDVc
  3. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    I drove past your work today and saw your bike sitting outside...then when the storm hit I thought "Gee, I hope Pete got home already."
  4. Moparmanpete

    Moparmanpete The Cracken has risen!......again

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    If it wasn't for the ass hat in front of me, Next time I'm lane splitting :lol3
    There was a nasty wreck at Arlington and Memorial, I did take a detour behind the old funiture store and across the grass of Fairfield Christian church :D
  5. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    You can race any of the WVMBA XC races on a tandem. They'll put you in the Clydesdale class. I think the Shogrens placed in the cyclocross nats on their tandumb (as Gunnar calls it). I kind of miss racing SS mountainbikes.
    I went back to school full time as well as working, no chance of getting back in winning cycling shape for me for a couple seasons. 10 mile trail runs and 5-10k races are it for me until I graduate (yet again). :cry
  6. motodirtlover

    motodirtlover Motodirtlover

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    I think I could do it. There would be a few spots that I'd really have to think about. ( by then I would get passed by everyone)
  7. motodirtlover

    motodirtlover Motodirtlover

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    I am the President of Aces-Races this year, and I am going to try something new at the Norwich event. ( Ohiowoodsriders.com) May 5th.

    I am going to run a dual sport at 8:45, with the last bike out by 9:00a.m. That'll put the DS'ers almost 100 minutes ahead of the fast(er) enduro riders. With the "resets" that the enduro has, the DS riders SHOULD be able to stay ahead of the Enduro riders all day.
    It'll be the same course, and same arrows. Most dual sport rides in Ohio are just enduros without the checkpoints anyhow....

    As far as comparing our events to a hare scramble.. really? We typically have 100 mile events with 60+ miles of really good trail. That is about 8-10X the amount of trail that you'll get at a harescramble.
    We have it made around here. Most races / DS rides are within a 4 hour drive. Guys in Ill, and Indiana drive 7-8 hours to hit events.

  8. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Like it! :clap Gotta mark this event. :deal
  9. ssreed84

    ssreed84 Adventurer

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    I would start with the dryer ones first. As for the fast guys get out of their way when they run you down they will give you a little yell to let you know they are there and are faster then you. If you can't get over at that moment throw,your arm up so they know you are trying to get out of their way. They will usually thank you as they fly by. If you refuse to give in and try to race them you are free game. I have never had any bad experiences in a race. Just remember those guys mean business their sponsorships depend on how they place. I don't know if you have tried any of the dual sports events but they run most of the same trail at a more relaxed pace.
  10. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Good to hear there's another SS rider around here. I tried to get my friend Lorena to do the Ice Man Cometh on tandem. Her comment was something along the lines of 'Are you f-ing nuts? I'm not getting on the back of that thing with a nut like you!!"

    We have a road and a mtb tandem, both are fun.

    Steel is Real, The beast...

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  11. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    AWRCS - depends. If I have to pay more to ride longer quad trails, maybe not. Last I saw, the GNCC people are racing side x sides now which means there probably isn't a shred of single track any more.

    Buckeye Series - Conveniently close. I went to Peggy to get this series started about 10 years ago when I got fed up with guys like the Harry's who were winning the yearly points because they never missed a race and were always the last rolling finisher in their classes. Those of us who had a life didn't want to do 40 scrambles a year so I suggested one race at each track for the series. Evidently it's working, it's still being run.

    Junior - I love a good challenge! It won't take long before he's dusting me
  12. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    There's a single speed sitting next to my christmas tree. :uhoh
  13. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    I've got one too...but it's really a Haro 1x10 that's got a broken derailleur so I took some links out and now it's a SS.

    :wink:
  14. dox

    dox How much for the ape?

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    Googled a photo of the Haro, looks interesting, haven't heard of the make before. I have no clue about this stuff, it's more confusing than trying to figure out which dirt bike to buy. Can't seem to get my head wrapped around all the options out there, and what is the best fit for my needs.
  15. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    I didn't know there were other options. Is there a group that organizes these rides or a website that lists them?
  16. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    I have a steel frame Redline Monocog that I ride at Alum Creek. I have another Monocog with an aluminum frame and 110 mm spacing in the rear (bmx standard). I bought a Shimano bmx hub that should support two gears and plan to turn it into a dingle speed.

    Would love to hook up with you guys when I get back. My MTB friends have either given up or become roadies.

    My ride:

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  17. OhioPT

    OhioPT Adventure Wannabe

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    Since we're on this topic, here's mine:
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  18. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    One of my favorite pics of me & my aluminum Specialized Stumpjumper SS. This is crossing the Blackwater at the end of Revenge of the Rattlesnake in Davis, WV a couple years ago. The river is about mid thigh deep in the middle.

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    I broke that frame in two places, I think it cracked at the Off Road Assault on Mt. Mitchell (think 11,000 vertical on a SS). Specialized gave me a carbon S-Works Stumpy SS as a replacement since they don't make light aluminum SS bikes anymore.
  19. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    We need to get the band back together this spring and ride. Count me out on the SS. Tim, swing :ear looks like we have a couple more interested
  20. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Haro bikes are huge in the BMX world, not so much in mountain bikes...kind of a mid-level brand, really. I picked it up for super cheap, it's a nice frame just needs some component upgrades and it's going to be a nice bike. Mine is the Flightline Comp.

    I also have a GT 29'er that I bought new, and I like it a lot. It's a normal 2x10 gearing tho, better for all the hills around here. I can't imagine riding a SS at Mohican or Lake Hope...not with my stamina.

    It's too much like motorcycles, there's no one bike that completely suits all your needs unless you only do one type of ride. But, if I only had one bike an XC29'er would be the ticket. It's a joy on the trails, rolls over roots and rocks easily and it's fun for back roads and paved trails too.