Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    ok mike, I'll take a shot at it. craig originally only had 9 questions, but I added one


    1. How was your 2012 on motorcycles? Did you do a lot of riding? Take the trips you wanted to?

    my 2012 was both good and bad, and a fair amount of both at that.
    the bad: continued trouble with the XR; hitting a deer at 55 and crashing
    the good: got a new (to me) bike out of the crash; did a lot of riding: several thousand miles on the Magna prior to the deer strike, over 10K on the Sabre, lots of hours on the XR (in the first half of the year, anyway).

    as for trips, I only had my yearly jaunt to Tellico Plains, but it was fun as always

    2. What do you have planned for 2013? Any special trips or events you're looking forward to? Are you in the planning stages or dreaming stages?

    trips for 2013 include Tellico in April and most likely Maine (another SabMag event) over the Labor Day Weekend. these trips are in planning stages

    in the dreaming stages you can put pretty much everything else: the rest of the USA, Alaska included, Baja, Canada, South America, Africa, Europe, Australia and most of Asia ('cept for India, that looks like a massive clusterfuck of a country from the ride reports I've seen).

    3. Do you have a new bike or bikes in your vision?

    I hope to get the XR running well enough to sell it, then I want to get a either a WR250R or maybe even a brand new bike...still mulling that over

    4. What are you going to do this winter during the bitter cold? Big repairs, maintenance, plan, say fuggit and ride, drink?

    Now that I've got some heated glove action, I'm gonna ride as much as the snow and ice will let me. when snowed in, I'll watch videos and read ADV for my moto fix.

    5. How do you view your riding right now? Anything changed or your focus or goals still what they were? Do you want to learn or do anything different?

    My street riding is coming along. I'm better than I was last year, so I just hope to continue to improve. I've probably regressed a bit dirt/trail wise, due to lack of riding over the last 6 months, but I'm hoping that will change once I get rid of the XR for something more reliable

    6. Did you have any wrecks or get-offs this year? If so, how are you doing afterwards? Back to your old self or still coming back? Has it changed your riding?

    I think everyone knows about my deer strike (if not, click the link in my signature). Physically, I had no real damage, but it did affect my head a bit. I'm more focused and attentive now than I was before, and more intent on looking for them damned forest rats.

    7. Going with that subject, if for some reason you weren't able to ride, what would you do with yourself?

    what a ghastly thought...not sure how I would deal with that. get a Can-Am Spider I guess :huh

    8. Where are some places you haven't ridden you're dying to?

    everywhere (see question 2)

    9. What oil is the best?

    ANY oil is better than no oil.

    10. What tires are the best?

    radials :lol3
  2. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    most of yinz have seen this, I'm sure, but for those few who havent, enjoy:


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  3. blackdiamondmike

    blackdiamondmike Been here awhile

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    Thanks Sion and gailcallsmekarl for starting this! -Mike
  4. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    1. 2012 on motorcycles? Rode less often but rode further

    2. 2013? Race more, practice more, travel more

    3. New bike? Only if I get a new job

    4. Winter? Save money, ride less, prep bikes, train more

    5. How do you view your riding right now? Boring

    6. Wrecks or get-offs? If you don't wreck, you're not going fast enough

    7. Couldn't ride, what would you do with yourself? Become a mechanic and write

    8. Where are some places you haven't ridden you're dying to? Dakar Rally

    9. What oil is the best? Extra Virgin Olive Oil, doesn't taste bad, biodegradable, and washes off in the shower with soap and water.

    10 Tires? As fast as I go through them, what ever is on sale or free
  5. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    I'll play:D

    1. How was your 2012 on motorcycles? Did you do a lot of riding? Take the trips you wanted to? I think I sort of fizzled out because I rode so much last Winter. Not complaining, I had a blast. Just kind of got burned out I think.

    2. What do you have planned for 2013? Any special trips or events you're looking forward to? Are you in the planning stages or dreaming stages? Not yet.

    3. Do you have a new bike or bikes in your vision? Nope

    4. What are you going to do this winter during the bitter cold? Big repairs, maintenance, plan, say fuggit and ride, drink? Working and working on home projects like electric to the barn and learning more about guns.

    5. How do you view your riding right now? Anything changed or your focus or goals still what they were? Do you want to learn or do anything different? I feel confident but unmotivated

    6. Did you have any wrecks or get-offs this year? If so, how are you doing afterwards? Back to your old self or still coming back? Has it changed your riding? Nope, last winter got me over the Oh I went down blues

    7. Going with that subject, if for some reason you weren't able to ride, what would you do with yourself? No idea

    8. Where are some places you haven't ridden you're dying to? Colorado

    9. What oil is the best?[/QUOTE] The stuff in my bike.:lol3
  6. Moparmanpete

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

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    My turn
  7. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    I have several of our local douchebag's social security numbers, dates of birth, plate numbers, and addresses committed to memory...

    ...but I can't remember Meredith's birthday.
  8. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    1. 2012 on motorcycles? Craptastic, really. Crashes, injuries, and not much time for the saddle.

    2. 2013? Don't repeat 2012, hopefully.

    3. New bike? Nope.

    4. Winter? Work out, heal myself, fix the bikes.

    5. How do you view your riding right now? I look at the garage door, and imagine the bikes are in there doing something exciting. Probably not tho.

    6. Wrecks or get-offs? Yup. Lucky, but bad enough.

    7. Couldn't ride, what would you do with yourself? Guns, music, golf, I have no shortage of other interests.

    8. Where are some places you haven't ridden you're dying to? Alps, Asia.

    9. What oil is the best? Doc Johnson's Joy Jelly.

    10 Tires? Black ones, rounder the better.
  9. Oceanbum

    Oceanbum Been here awhile

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    Great seeing everyone today!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
  10. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    happy new year!
  11. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Better New Year for everyone.:deal

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  12. Benly

    Benly Been here awhile

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  13. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Found it! (I'm bored). Thank you Swingset! And great idea Mike!



    1. How was your 2012 on motorcycles? Did you do a lot of riding? Take the trips you wanted to?

    2012 was awesome, mostly because I started riding motorcycles. Rode The Dragon and a bunch of trails and met amazing people.

    2. What do you have planned for 2013? Any special trips or events you're looking forward to? Are you in the planning stages or dreaming stages?

    Big Bend is planned for March. I technically "have to" go to Colorado due to a bet I have with a new TX ADV friend. (Darn)

    3. Do you have a new bike or bikes in your vision?

    Dream bike is being constructed. Just a few more mods and she's perfect. For now.

    4. What are you going to do this winter during the bitter cold? Big repairs, maintenance, plan, say fuggit and ride, drink?

    Moved to Texas.....but I work on bikes when it's crappy


    5. How do you view your riding right now? Anything changed or your focus or goals still what they were? Do you want to learn or do anything different?

    Be able to ride nastier trails and find my faux balls again.

    6. Did you have any wrecks or get-offs this year? If so, how are you doing afterwards? Back to your old self or still coming back? Has it changed your riding?

    Yep. Lots. It's what I do best (MGorman, so sorry for smashing into you all those times! But thank you for your patience!)

    My best wreck was just yesterday. Video to be posted soon. I hear it was spectacular. I just saw my bike fly out from under me. I promise the video will be short and just a wreck.

    7. Going with that subject, if for some reason you weren't able to ride, what would you do with yourself?

    I'd make someone take me out for a ride. I'm not ashamed to ride bitch

    8. Where are some places you haven't ridden you're dying to?

    Mexico!!!!! Argentina.


    9. What oil is the best?

    I just know I need to check it before every ride, even if it is a Honda.
  14. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    Here's a little video to celebrate... :D

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  15. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    1. How was your 2012 on motorcycles?

    I didn't ride in 2012. I'm out of town on business. :rofl

    2. What do you have planned for 2013?

    On the WR250R, I'm planning a 1500+ mile trip in the spring: Columbus > National Road > OH-555 > Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike > Blue Ridge Parkway / Blue Ridge Trail > Deals Gap > Trans East Trail > Wilderness Road / Cumberland Gap > US-68 > US-62 > Columbus. On the Spyder, I'm planning a trip to the Ozarks in Missouri.

    3. Do you have a new bike or bikes in your vision?

    No, two is enough.

    4. What are you going to do this winter during the bitter cold?

    Compiling a shopping list of farkles to turn the WR250R into a road-worthy tourer.

    5. How do you view your riding right now? Anything changed or your focus or goals still what they were? Do you want to learn or do anything different?

    I'm a noob on two wheels. I believe that amount of miles riding is more important than the amount of years of riding, so I plan to ride as much as I can. In addition, I'll be taking the MSF Advanced RiderCourse (Army requirement). I may also take a http://www.americansupercamp.com class because it looks fun.

    6. Did you have any wrecks or get-offs this year?

    No riding = no wrecks.

    7. Going with that subject, if for some reason you weren't able to ride, what would you do with yourself?

    I'm joining the Zanesville Rifle Club and will be competing in Service Rifle / Highpower shooting matches.

    8. Where are some places you haven't ridden you're dying to?

    Colorado and Utah.

    9. What oil is the best?

    I've never done an oil change on this bike.

    10. What tires are the best?

    I don't know, but D606's are on my shpping list.
  16. steveb126

    steveb126 Adventurer Anonymous

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    1. How was your 2012 on motorcycles?
    Fantastic ! 7 Moto camping trips !!! Tagging, couple rides with inmates here. Up to a couple weeks ago made it pretty much throught the whole year carless.

    2. What do you have planned for 2013?
    More: Breathe, Eat, Ride. Family, Friends.

    3. Do you have a new bike or bikes in your vision?
    Yes, some type of DS. Thanks for the suggestions and PM's.

    4. What are you going to do this winter during the bitter cold?
    Fight off SAD, with ADVrider, DAKAR spectating, maybe some moto maintenance.

    5. How do you view your riding right now? Anything changed or your focus or goals still what they were? Do you want to learn or do anything different?
    It must be ok, because I didn't crash. Maybe I'm not going fast enough:D. Goal: don't crash. I will learn some things in 2013 whether I like it or not. Sometimes time is a cruel teacher.

    6. Did you have any wrecks or get-offs this year?
    No.

    7. Going with that subject, if for some reason you weren't able to ride, what would you do with yourself?
    Play guitar more, spend more time with friends and family.

    8. Where are some places you haven't ridden you're dying to?
    Out West.

    9. What oil is the best?
    Walmart SuperTech in the bike, then recycled into whatever beater car I'm driving that needs it.

    10. What tires are the best?
    I find the round ones work best:D



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  17. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    You say that like it's a bad thing. :rofl And it's Spyder.
  18. Rich B

    Rich B Been here awhile

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    1. How was your 2012 on motorcycles? Did you do a lot of riding? Take the trips you wanted to?

    Got to ride a lot, so it was good :D

    2. What do you have planned for 2013? Any special trips or events you're looking forward to? Are you in the planning stages or dreaming stages?

    I'll do the usual vintage events in 2013....2014 is the big year.....Ohio to California on a 1952 BSA for an event...... :eek1 Thats the plan anyway......

    3. Do you have a new bike or bikes in your vision?

    NO MORE BIKES...I have enough...might even make a few go away

    4. What are you going to do this winter during the bitter cold? Big repairs, maintenance, plan, say fuggit and ride, drink?

    All of the above :rofl

    5. How do you view your riding right now? Anything changed or your focus or goals still what they were? Do you want to learn or do anything different?

    I need to get my lazy ass on the trials bike more......and work on my own weight....

    6. Did you have any wrecks or get-offs this year? If so, how are you doing afterwards? Back to your old self or still coming back? Has it changed your riding?

    Just the usual bouncing off trees/ground when riding the trials bike :huh

    7. Going with that subject, if for some reason you weren't able to ride, what would you do with yourself?

    Hoping when I get to the point I can't ride...I am drooling down my chin and don't know what day it is :lol3

    8. Where are some places you haven't ridden you're dying to?

    Southeastern Europe, southern Germany, Switzerland, And pretty much anyplace that hills and twisty roads

    9. What oil is the best?

    Have to agree....EVOO is great oil..

    And oil inside the engine is good oil too...no oil or oil outside the engine, not so much :rofl

    10. What tires are best?

    I find tires with no sidewall cracks, some tread, and holding some air work pretty well
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  19. Rich B

    Rich B Been here awhile

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    Thats simple.......her birthday is once a year....the local douchebags, you deal with writing down that information about every other day.......:rofl
  20. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    1. How was your 2012 on motorcycles? Did you do a lot of riding? Take the trips you wanted to?

    Overall, pretty good. No long, multi-day rides this year .. first time in 8 years. Did trailer the 230 to Colorado and Michigan for some fun. Thank you to the inmates who participated in those trips. Good times. Seriously, very good times. I'd do it again.

    2. What do you have planned for 2013? Any special trips or events you're looking forward to? Are you in the planning stages or dreaming stages?

    I promised 'Flaggerwife that we'd go to the beach this year. Need to figure out how to get an m/c involved in that trip. Wouldn't mind taking the new CRF250L on a 3-4 day trip somewhere. TWVT, anyone?

    3. Do you have a new bike or bikes in your vision?

    Well, the F800GS is for sale in the flea market, to be replaced with something more suitable for two-up touring. And I just purchased a CRF250L that replaces the CRF230F which will be up for sale later this Spring.

    4. What are you going to do this winter during the bitter cold? Big repairs, maintenance, plan, say fuggit and ride, drink?

    Nothing major planned, continued build-up of the CRF, I suppose.

    5. How do you view your riding right now? Anything changed or your focus or goals still what they were? Do you want to learn or do anything different?

    Always room to improve, especially off-road.

    6. Did you have any wrecks or get-offs this year? If so, how are you doing afterwards? Back to your old self or still coming back? Has it changed your riding?

    Many dirt oriented biffs, but most embarrassed by the new-tire related low-side at the end of my driveway. Leg was trapped under the bike for a few seconds ... unfortunately, there were witnesses.

    7. Going with that subject, if for some reason you weren't able to ride, what would you do with yourself?

    Not sure. If a three-wheeler of some sort was feasible, it'd be a hack.

    8. Where are some places you haven't ridden you're dying to?

    Baja. Alaska. Southeast US. Happy Valley-Goose Bay (crashed 120 miles short)

    9. What oil is the best?

    The Honda products I get on discount at work. :deal