NEOhio ADV & TAG!

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by SlipChip, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Glov3r

    Glov3r ThrottleJunkie

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    Do you need some type of permit for that?
  2. FatherX

    FatherX riding in circles

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    Yep, $10/day . Available at several locations including the campground we are staying at.
    http://theforestlodge.net/

    Some of us are arriving Friday and Leaving Sunday. I anticipate Saturday being trails, and Sunday being a mix of trails and forest roads for me and mine.
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  3. FatherX

    FatherX riding in circles

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    My bad , OHV trails

    https://paohv.org/

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/allegheny/recreation/ohv/?recid=6083&actid=93

    Select ATV trails open for Columbus Day weekend
    As of Oct 2, 2017

    Enjoy the fall colors! The Timberline and Marienville ATV trails will be open for enthusiasts to enjoy the fall colors over the Columbus Day holiday. Trails will be open from 8:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6 until midnight on Monday, October 9. For more information, contact the Marienville Ranger District: 814.927.6628.
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  4. Dahapstah

    Dahapstah Adventurer

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    Who wants to run the "bike loop"?
    "23 miles of agony" sounds like a great way to say goodbye to the trails for the season......
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  5. FatherX

    FatherX riding in circles

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    Is it open?
  6. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    I think we rode the Timberline section a few years ago. It was pretty easy and fun.
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  7. Dahapstah

    Dahapstah Adventurer

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    Yep it's open. I'm told 75% of it is great riding and the rest - about 5 or 6 miles worth is ledgy and rock gardeney. This is from my Snapon guy, who is not totally full of crap. He claims a time of 1 hour 40 mins on a quad. I am a bit dubious about that, as well as his prices....
  8. everready

    everready Stuck in Ohio....Ugh!!!

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    I haven't made reservations........
    A few years ago myself, Alanz and another guy rode big bikes on the forest roads around Marienville. It was a good time.
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  9. FatherX

    FatherX riding in circles

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    Just call them tomorrow. Super laid back, and lots of spaces.
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  10. Honda Scoot

    Honda Scoot Time To Ride

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    Trucking the bike. See you at Forest Lodge!

    Hap, Your "Paris to Danville" decals will be there.

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  11. 2a2gtis

    2a2gtis Been here awhile

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    im going for Sat and Sun
  12. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    I've ridden all the trails up there on my 950. If you plan to do the bike loop, be prepared to push, pull and shove if you aren't confident. There is a bypass for the big hill but it's almost as bad. I feel like I'm a little above average when it comes to big bikes but that hill makes me sweat every time I climb it, which is typically alone. I've never made it up on the big bike without pausing from a run in with a boulder. I can clean it on the foofoo bikes.

    If you struggle on the small climb 5 or so miles in, the big one will not be any fun. That big hill is the beginning of the long section of rocks, not the end. Also, treat the wooden bridge over the marsh like ice if it's wet. If you ride a Strom without a skidder, bring a spare oil filter, maybe some JB Weld.

    Do not take all your cases, leave them at camp so you don't break a leg.

    Yesterday at Crow, using my cases as trash cans. You won't encounter anything this narrow but you don't need the weight or the struggle.


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    Mark Meftah's pictures

    https://meefzah.smugmug.com/Allegheny-National-Forest-Trip/
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  13. 2a2gtis

    2a2gtis Been here awhile

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    Good looking out @mgorman .
    Im going to avoid that whole section. I don't want to screw my bike or back up.
    Update. Surgery approved. Will schedule tomorrow!
    Edit* I saw video of that "rock garden" area. Looks like a case puncher for my bike.
  14. mgorman

    mgorman Crashing since 1964

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    Not really any avoiding, once you are there, you either go up the trail I was looking up in the pictures, or the one I was riding up. One is longer, less grade, smaller rocks, the other, shorter, a bit steeper since they arrive at the same spot, with rocks of a more substantial size.

    Once you all have everything set in stone, I'll see if I can make it over. The 950 hasn't been touched since Colorado and I just put a new radiator on the 500 due to an incident with a steel pole protruding from a slab of concrete. It's amazing how tough those KTM radiators are, my horn hit it hard enough to cut a slice in the plastic and put a significant spiral twist in the radiator crushing one of the veins, and it never leaked. I actually did not know it was smashed until I removed my over sized tank and the horn fell off.

    This is near the top of the bypass where my bike got kicked sideways, I am looking straight up the trail. They were were taken a year or two before Mark's photos. It was the 1st time there on the 950 and was by myself during the week, I rode with caution.


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  15. Jon

    Jon Adventurer

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  16. BigArn

    BigArn Long timer

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    Tag Chardon square
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    Next up. Little bit south.
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  18. 2a2gtis

    2a2gtis Been here awhile

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    Good times. 936A7F42-C04D-41C0-BDC6-B2657B9D7FBA.jpeg
  19. BigArn

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    That's so cool!!

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  20. 2a2gtis

    2a2gtis Been here awhile

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    I love this bike even more. I still need a single. (Dropped it twice :D)
    It still handled off road surprisingly well!
    Edit.
    On the way home google detoured me around rt 6 bridge closure on a gravel rd.
    at 10:30 at night - in the rain ahahhaa. ran that at like 45~50 mph )
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