Adventure in Ohio?

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

  1. OhioPT

    OhioPT Adventure Wannabe

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    For the Columbus and surrounding area folks, I'm looking for some input on the towns of Pickerington and Carroll. My wife and I are discussing relocating somewhere in the future. We have family that lives in Powell, so Columbus always comes up in the conversation. I was thinking somewhere in the southeast corner of the city, since it's a little closer to the enduro and adventure riding scene. Plus, there are a couple places nearby to mountain bike (Pickerington Ponds and Chestnut Ridge), although I don't know how good the trails are. It looks like Pickerington and Carroll schools are rated well- our son is going on 2 years old, so it's something we need to consider. My wife and I both work in healthcare and we'd like to be near a hospital for employment opportunities, and Mount Carmel East and Diley Ridge Medical Center are not too far away. So would this area be a nice place to live? Is crime low? Anything else we need to know about?
  2. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    Personally, I'd pick Carroll over Pickerington...Picktown people seem snobbish to me. Carroll seems more down to earth...I'm sure it's less expensive.
  3. B-Mac

    B-Mac Aged Beef

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    How about a little farther south east in Hocking Hills/Logan area? I know of a nice log home going on the market this spring! You have Hospital's in Logan and Lancaster for employment. Wayne NF for off-road riding and great asphalt street riding. Old Man Cave! Nice schools and the friendliest folks in Ohio down here. Columbus is only a 40 Minute drive (with a Radar Detector/Jammer) and Mad Skills.:wink:
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  4. BigOhio

    BigOhio Been here awhile

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    Pickerington traffic can be tough to get around in but nice school facilities. We were in Bloom-Carroll school district before moving to Lancaster and I wasn't impressed with their schools. The bigger school districts do provide more opportunities than many of the smaller ones so that is something to keep in mind. Our son graduated from Lancaster and we were generally happy with education provided so you might want to consider that also.
  5. indypup

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    Oh, crap I forgot all about meeting you at the range until I just read this...oops. I'm sure you got along just fine without me though..lol

    Oh, and my radar detector still works so why replace it. Hell it took me 19 years to replace the escort (ford that is)...lol
  6. indypup

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    I left the radar detector going off part in to amuse just you Meef. ;) I usually don't go over 10 MPH on rural interstates. I've had cruise set to 75 in 65 before at night and had a Meef come up next to me and look over at me and then go on just to pull over someone camped out in the left hand lane. :clap
  7. indypup

    indypup ╭∩╮( º.º )╭∩╮

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    Since I was 4 wheeling I figured Country music was appropriate...lol

    I have allergy's officer thus the reason for the bloodshot eyes/sunglasses. :wink:

    Breakin' period? :huh :cry
  8. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    I think he meant break-in period...or as I like to call it: drive it like you stole it :lol3
  9. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Cant speak for the snobish people or schools but Carroll seems less congested with traffic, pickerington is very suburban and lots of traffic. I'm a rural guy so Carroll appeals to me more.
  10. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Meef knows how I ride and I ride like I drive without the falling down. :lol3 Seeing how Meef has lead some rides I know he uses common sense speed analysis. Since I've also ridden with you I know you're slow as bread rising. But I always wait for you so you don't get lost. :rofl

    I realize descriptions of my vehicles have now been issued to all law enforcement agencies so they can pull me over. :shog
  11. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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  12. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    :freaky
  13. Mgbgt89

    Mgbgt89 Long timer

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    Thats a good assessment.
  14. ruppster

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    Must have been on the Spyder. You'd have to drop the WRR out of a plane to obtain that speed. Although there seem to be a few in Thumpers that believe it can. :lol3
  15. Mikef5000

    Mikef5000 Long timer

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    Well, through an odd coincidence, I ended up at a range today myself! A cousin requested, for his birthday, to shoot a real gun (he has airsoft and a BB guns). His farther, my uncle, has also never shot a gun, and wanted to try it out.

    He texted me asking where they could go and rent/shoot a gun. I ended up bringing a handful of mine, so they could try different types, and meeting them at the new range on Bethel road.

    Nice place, and very fair range prices. It's my new favorite indoor range. They also have this:
    Sounds intriguing!

    In any case, my uncle took this action shot! This is what a 9mm round looks like coming out of a 2" barrel:

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  16. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    Wonder if Hoot is gone for good this time.
  17. bikeridermark

    bikeridermark Long timer

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    Doubt it. He posted yesterday.
  18. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    Yes, it was. It has the same V-twin 990cc Rotax engine (detuned) that was also in the Aprilia V1000 sport bike. That engine really likes high RPMs and I swear it seems to get smoother the faster it goes. I know a lot of the cruiser guys that bought the RT (touring) model Spyder really didn't like the characteristics of that engine. In response, the 2014 model now has a 3-cylinder 1330. :huh

    For the record, the fastest I've had the WRR is in the mid to low 80s, but it wasn't fun. My windshield caused an oscillation that almost made me crap my pants.
  19. ArmyJoe

    ArmyJoe Long timer

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    That's just 5 min down the road from me. I keep forgetting it's there. I need to get over there and check it out.
  20. OhioPT

    OhioPT Adventure Wannabe

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    Thanks for the input on Pickerington and Carroll. Sounds like Carroll is more what we are looking for. You guys pay some serious real estate and additional income taxes over there in Columbus!