Cincinnati Area Dual Sport Group

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by DYNOBOB, Jan 23, 2012.

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Dinner Location?

  1. Golden Corral

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  2. Asian Buffet

    13 vote(s)
    15.9%
  3. J Gumbo

    18 vote(s)
    22.0%
  4. Marions Pizza

    39 vote(s)
    47.6%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Yippee Ki Yay

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    Wish that my Saturday wasn't already spoken for - I'd like to meet some of you guys. Have a good ride.
  2. tungstang

    tungstang Been here awhile

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    I could be persuaded...
  3. tonusmaximus

    tonusmaximus maximus

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    Possibly in also. need to get out and practice for a bit.

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  4. pbblaster

    pbblaster Adventurer

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    I plan to go. Anyone have the address? I'dlike to use the gps.
  5. tungstang

    tungstang Been here awhile

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    I have never been, but this is the only place I could find on 125;

    Lynx 1st Stop
    16782 State Route 125
    West Union, OH 45693

    Somebody please chime in if this is not correct.
  6. cobrat

    cobrat Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, the marathon gas station in Lynx is the meet place. See address above.

    10am and wheels up from Lynx.
  7. cobrat

    cobrat Been here awhile

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    Great ride in Shawnee yesterday. 6 riders took some of the usual gravel, pavement and doubletrack and had a great time.

    The big breakout news is that some of the logging trails can be ridden now and they are awesome! Lots more exploring of those trails is our next challenge.

    Every pic I took yesterday is of my thumb! Dummazz!
    If anybody got any good pics yrasterday, throw em up!
  8. tonusmaximus

    tonusmaximus maximus

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  9. LexLeroy

    LexLeroy Yippee Ki Yay

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    I'll keep listening to this station.... :ear
  10. tonusmaximus

    tonusmaximus maximus

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  11. tonusmaximus

    tonusmaximus maximus

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  12. duckboy810

    duckboy810 Been here awhile

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    Awesome day of riding at Shawnee. Cobrat lead the ride and held a solid pace with a good mix of dirt to aspahlt. It was really nice to finally make it to one of the bigger group rides. Great riding from everyone! I ended up camping after the ride at the camp ground on 125 and it was nice. It was a bit pricey @ $18 bucks but with the chance of rain and giving back to the park for the nice riding i was worth it. I have videos as well and will try and post them when i can.

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    Met up at around 10am at Lynx, clean bikes and ready to ride

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    Stop for lunch at the lodge

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    Exploring some of the cleaned up logging parcels

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    Camp set up. clear night got down to maybe high 40's started to feel some cold soaking through to my back early in the a.m., saw a red sunrise so it was time to make food and head out! (red sky at night sailors delight, red sky at morning sailors take warning is usually more right than wrong... got sprinkled on the way back. temperature was about 56-60 on the way back had just a tshirt and gear without thermal liner and was fine.

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    Here was my kit for the overnight which i rode with all day to test out and had zero issues.
    L to R - hammock rain fly w/ 6 mini msr tent stakes, rei camp chair, rei 0degree down, food compression sack w/spare socks boxers, hammock kit w/ 30' of webbing (need to go parachord), two pairs of gloves, gopro, tire repair, cooking kit, lighting, and never forget the bug spray! all i would need for a longer stay is more water/food.
    I should have brought my tent ground cover to put all my stuff on underneath my hammock


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  13. tonusmaximus

    tonusmaximus maximus

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    You just sold me on that bag!

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  14. Kbowling

    Kbowling Been here awhile

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    Looks like you had a good day. How do you like the hammock over a tent?
  15. duckboy810

    duckboy810 Been here awhile

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    Tonusmaximus
    i was disappointed at first that it is not 100% waterproof but i seam sealed it and will keep rocking it because its absolutely bombproof

    kbowling
    it can be really comfortable if you set it up and get situated in it correctly. Some people use hammocks exclusively but i dont think they are necessarily a replacement for tents just another option to go light and be comfy. i have an ENO (single person), but i would have gone with the double for more room.
  16. duckboy810

    duckboy810 Been here awhile

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    some excitement turn it up and watch in hd on the website! Ill have to upload the other videos later i maxed out my upload limit

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/65515790" webkitallowfullscreen="" mozallowfullscreen="" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" width="500"></iframe>
  17. cobrat

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    Duckboy, great post on camping -- and thanks for the vid too!

    Regarding your hammock and coolness in the morning, would a synmat have taken care of that? More/less needed?

    I'm thinking of that double wide (like me!) cot you mentioned and wondering about the sleeping pad needed for it.
  18. duckboy810

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    I have used my old style green rectangular (tall version) thermarest pad with the hammock and that was good for 45 degrees - havent tried colder. I would say any pad would work with a hammock specially a syn mat where you would be able to adjust the amount of air you put into it making it more flexible. It will take some time to get tucked in at night because to be comfortable you should lay diagonal and the sleeping pad does not want to. Its all about moving around and pushing the material of the hammock around to get comfortable.

    If a pad doesn't quite work they do sell down and syn under quilts which can be pricey but people use them in sub freezing temps
  19. tonusmaximus

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    I use a Warbonnnet Blackbird hammock that has a dual bottom layer that will accept a ridgerest diagonally. It takes the bite out underneath. if it gets real cold i use a closed cell foam pad between the layers and the ridgerest under my bag.
    P.S. when in camp mode I anchor a 10ft 550 cord about 6ft to the ground perpendicular to hammock and give i a light pull and it swings me to sleep.

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  20. indypup

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    I'm going to have to check out Shawnee sometime. Looks like fun! ;)