Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    Good day of dual sport style riding once again....Mike, Alan, and I stumbled on a nice run of single-ish track, did the normal stuff, and had the strangest experience involving some "Deliverance" style amish kids and a old timer with a canoe......
  2. Solace

    Solace Temporarily on IR

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    If there are no pictures then it didn't happen!

    My annual Jim-Bo's Ride is tomorrow. I'll leave Columbus at 10:30 from the BP station on US23 just south of I-270 on the south end of town.

    Will get to Jim-Bo's in South Bloomingville at noon. Eat a big-ass hamburger, kick some tires then continue riding.

    Later,
    M
  3. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    So which one of you squealed like a pig? :huh
  4. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    which way you coming past me? I'll try to hook up with you
  5. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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    We're headed to Marlington area of WVA tomorrow afternoon. Leaving East main st. MickeyD's ( Chillicothe )about 1:30p.m.. If anyone wants to ride along, just show up. Coming home Monday.
    We are actually going to look at a cabin a friend's uncle's estate has for sale. Plan is to sleep there if the key's out. If not, we'll stay in Marlington.
    Bring a sleeping bag.
    Prolly quick way down, scenic way back.
  6. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    snag the Farnsy tag on your way there/back
  7. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Passed a red Strom and a yellow GS near SR 800 and Moravian Trail Rd., near Dennison a half hour ago. Both riders in hi viz jackets.

    I gave ya the finga!!!!

    Anyone here?
  8. GregsBro

    GregsBro a.k.a. Scott

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  9. Danjal

    Danjal Insert wit here.

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    Id say. Ran right into them without any problems turning before and not at high speeds.
  10. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    There's a metric shit-ton of Harleys out today. Well, technically an SAE shit-ton.

    I've about had my season's fill of bandannas, Oakley M frames, perpetual scowls, stupid goatees and shaved heads, loud exhausts, and pointless engine revving at red lights. The last idiot I was behind at a red light was working the throttle as enthusiastically as a monkey picking at it's own anus, and his goddamn bike was running so rich that I swear, I could wring my shirt out right now and gas would sqeeze from it.

    Fuckmooks.
  11. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I fixed one of those throttle jockeys a few weeks ago. He was behind me revving and blipping like he was intimidating me. About the 3rd or 4th light, I turned the kill switch off for a few moments, clutch out and rolling. Just as he rolled up revving, I turned the bike back on resulting in a rather loud backfire that brought peace and quiet. Wish I could have seen his face, those pipes are eyeball high to a cruiser rider.


    At mile 575, hour 13.5, crossed the Indiana border 14 times in 100 miles, 2.5 hours to go
  12. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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  13. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    I just got home from the Grassman DS ride. I decided to check it out when my riding buddy couldn't make it to Renfro. OMG, was it tough. Kory's enduro buddy's were loving it. It was definitely the toughest ride I've ever attempted. MGorman, you probably would have loved it. Not sure if I saw your bike there or not. ;) I think I finished most of it except the grass trails at the end. I skipped those. ;)
  14. CloneBoy

    CloneBoy Future Adventurer

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    anybody throw up a thread with pics yet or anything?
  15. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876263

    Not much on it yet.

    I left my spare batteries for the gopro in the car so I only got video from the 1st hour. Whenever I can get buildit to edit the video, I'll post it over there. ;)
  16. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    I was the guy on the KTM supermoto that rode with you yesterday. Wish i could have stayed with you guys longer, I had a blast.
  17. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Oh cool, I put a message up on OR since you mentioned that site. Dude, you were destroying that gravel on street tires, and two up! We were all impressed.

    It was nice to meet you and your girl. Hope to ride with you again!
  18. steveb126

    steveb126 Adventurer Anonymous

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    I saw 2 blue bikes and 1 orange bike on a trailer pulled by a white van early morning yesterday 250 & 77. When I was heading home I thought I seen the same set up on 39 off 77. Grassman participants ? Inmates ?
  19. invisible monster

    invisible monster Been here awhile

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    Well my first shot at an organized DS ride didn't quite go as planned. iPup and I started out together but got separated almost immediately. I missed one of the turns in the woods and ended up running part of the trail twice. I was all amped up trying to get looped back around to figure out where I missed my turn and went down at the bottom of a steep downhill section. When I went to pull my bike up I felt a rip in my right arm. Looks like I've torn my bicep where it attaches at the elbow. I was able to ride ok but I knew if I fell again I probably wouldn't be able to pick the bike up. While tip-toeing my way along the trail looking for a place to jump off and head back to my truck I got hung up on a couple of logs. Waited for a bit until the sweep guys came along. They got me unstuck and pointed in the right direction to get off the single track and back to my truck. Going to see my doctor today to get a verdict on the arm...
  20. ruppster

    ruppster Long timer

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    Ouch, that sucks. One of the guys at work tore his at the shoulder, took about 2 weeks before he was using a shovel, full capacity in 6.