NEOhio ADV & TAG!

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

  1. Prime Mover

    Prime Mover Anything Can Happen

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    New guy, been lurking for a good bit. I'd like to jump in on any NE Ohio rides that might happen. Got a run-of-the-mill V-Strom that does just nicely on the NE Ohio roads. Here's a pic or two of Rte 164 near the OH/WV border.

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  2. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    Welcome to the asylum PM!:wave
  3. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Yo, Prime.
  4. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    I won't touch a driveway for under $30. That chases off most of the people who want to have driveways done because the Craigslist plow pros will push em for $5. I don't do any occupied residential drives anymore for the exact reason you are shy about it, it's a headache. I don't care how careful you are, their driveway will be scratched, their grass will be torn up, of your snow plow will wake up aunt Mildred at 3am and they will complain.

    As far as parking lots, I have a formula for how long it takes us to take 2" of snow of of a square foot. You can measure the square footage and estimate that way. I used to use that method, it sometimes works, nowadays, I just look at the lot, try to estimate how long it will take me to plow (remembering that you are going to eat time backdragging parking spaces, loading docks etc) and take that number times whatever you think your rate per hour should be. I'm able to get $80-100 an hour in Columbus pretty easily because I work on a word of mouth basis and people know I get shit done.
  5. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Very nice pix Prime Mover. When rides do happen they are usually posted here. Good to have another rider join in on the fun.
  6. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    Thanks. I checked with the insurance guy. Since we will be plowing on property not owned by us, we would have had to add bonding etc. Not worth it, since we're not wanting to make a business of it.

    I'll tell him to try craigslist. :lol3
  7. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    Insurance isn't all that bad. When I was flying solo, a 1m policy was only about $50 a month.
  8. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    That's about what I was quoted. If I was going into the business, its not bad, but just to plow a few neighbor's lots and drives, the money's not there for the headache.
  9. PeteH

    PeteH Been here awhile

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    Been trying to function with whatever it is that's going around since Tuesday. Right now I'm freezing and sore all over. In regards to travel, it took me an hour longer than usual to get to the farm friday afternoon. Tractor trailers were spinning, unable to make the hills, blocking the road. I did see something I haven't seen in Ohio in a long time-truckers running chains on their drive wheels-they were all O&G related rigs. I guess they know what it takes to get around in all types of conditions. Quite a bit more snow south of Rt. 30 than up here. -3 F at the farm this morning. Agree-great pictures there Prime Mover. I split time between Boardman and my place in Carroll County. Keep that camera handy, it doesn't take much of an excuse for this group to go riding.
  10. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    Welcome! You a fan of the works of Iain M. Banks?
  11. dazz

    dazz Been here awhile

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    Can't wait to get back this summer.
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  12. Jon

    Jon Adventurer

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    Riding out or trailering?
  13. Jon

    Jon Adventurer

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    Good deal you got going there. I have a friend in Steamboat that I use for base camp as well. Thinking of either trailering the little bike out or riding the big one since I haven't been West on a bike in a few years.
  14. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Tag. Colwood Rd near Wilmot.
  15. edhead

    edhead Been here awhile

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    Looking to buy a used KLR, and want to make sure of something.

    The person I am buying it from has a lien on it with the bank. His suggested process is I pay him, he writes a bill of sale and I take the bill of sale and the bike home. He then gets the title from from the bank and gets the title to me.

    Is this the proper way to go about this. Seems OK to me, but figured you guys would know what to look out for.

    thanks
  16. Gonzo_Matt

    Gonzo_Matt Random Hero

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    Is it a big bank or little local deal? If it's local, go to the bank with him, pay it off and get the title. If it's a big bank, make the check out in the bank's name, or go down to a branch, pay it off, and get some sort of documentation.

    Of course I have been burned a few times on stuff like that, so i am paranoid about getting ripped off.
  17. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    Agreed, go to the bank with him. Plus the bank can notarize the title which saves a little time doing it elsewhere. If he is unwilling to do that, I'd walk.
  18. hateithere

    hateithere anytime now

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    Bill of sales do'nt always mean much, and if you do get ripped off the hassle of getting unripped off is just not worth it, there are tons of good deals on klrs out there
  19. MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Next up, second photo is your clue.

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  20. S2P

    S2P Been here awhile

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    Tom passed you on rt 30 after you dropped off Michael,did you hit the wall of water before you made it home? It was raining buckets around Paris to E Canton when I went through. I told Michael I was watching for guys out today, I went down to Calcutta and area (Beaver Local Schools) for a few hours for work.