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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by SlipChip, Sep 11, 2007.
I'm jealous, wish I were there
NE Ohio Classic
Matt, thank you so much for your dedication to helping get us some new trails. I can tell you that if you keep pushing, they will respond. The local MTB club has made some great progress in the past year getting new trails approved, and volunteers are out cutting new trail as we speak. They love seeing this passion and involvement from the community. I'm so glad they got rid of that Shipley asshat. I sent him e-mails and he never responded. Perfect example of wasting our tax dollars.
I don't know if ODNR even needs to lease more property. There is a big chunk down this way that isn't being used for anything (the Beaver Creek State Forest). Some of it is designated wildlife area though, but I think most of it is not. This area is absolutely beautiful, and offers some of the best views in Ohio. I outlined this property in red. I think the land owners adjacent to ODNR property might be willing to lease if need be. Best of all, there is someone local who would love to cut in some single track here (ME!!):
What's the seat on the KLR? Height?
Nice looking bike!
Due to regulations included in the funding "wildlife" property cannot have motorizec trails.
There are advantages to procuring property, if we spend "motorized" dollars to procure land, it is protected FOR motorized use much the same way wildlfe land is protected against it.
Thanks. Sargent seat maybe an inch lower than stock. Best seat ever.
Pegs are some big steel ones, can't remember.
I work about a city block from this place. Send SASE and $50 for more information!
Decent winery. The Concorde grape wine is different,but good.
For those who are down for bike week:
This Rally is an overland challenge in which you will have to follow a route sheet (route holders are highly recommended).
The Trans- Florida Rally -Route Starts in the Flager/Ormond Beach Area of A1A on the Atlantic Ocean and travels to Cedar Key, on the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday March 9th. There will be a Party and Dinner in Cedar Key Saturday evening. Everyone will need to make arrangements to stay in the Camp Ground in Cedar Key or one of the local motels. There are many motels for under $90 a night if camping is not your thing. Split a room with a buddy and this will be a great time. There are also 2 RV parks should you have a ground crew for your Rally Team.
March 10th, Sunday will be the return trip, a different route and new objectives. Sunday, early evening will be the closing party/ceremony at a Beach Front Restaurant.
The route will be traveling over paved and unpaved roads. This intended to be big bike friendly, (however, not for those who have never been offroad). This is NOT a beginners ride.
The Route Sheet will include objectives that must be met each day. These objectives will be simply to locate the road side feature and take a picture. Or get a receipt when filling up with fuel at one of the gas stops. It may also be a receipt for ice cream in a certain small town. The instructions will be provided in the route sheets. The days are long 200+ miles, however they will wind through old historic areas of Florida, seldom seen by tourists. Gators, bears and such are a possible feature.
If your Rally Team has logistical (wife/husband) members who prefer a more laid back day, they can enjoy the town of Cedar Key while awaiting your arrival, with your hot tub and sleeping quarters .
This Event is a Rally Type Event in the Following
Bike Size Catagories
Class A 800+
Class B 550-750
Class C 250-549
Class D Classic (Older than 1995)
The Rally Riders Meeting will be at 8:00am
Rally Fees - There is no fee. You will however need to make your own camping/motel arrangements. There is only one camp ground in Cedar Key so most will likely be there. You will also be responsible for your own meals. We will be making party arrangements at a restaurant at both ends. How and where you want to eat is up to you. This is intended to be a low cost way to enjoy Florida and Bike week while visiting our State.
This Rally is put on by a very small group of ADV volunteers in North Florida loosely referred to as CADS. We have a thread in the Sandbox for some background on us. This event is intended simply for the enjoyment of old and new friends with motorcycle interests.
In the weeks leading up to the Rally we will be posting up more details.
If you plan on joining the fun please post up that you are IN, so we can make enough route sheets and give establishments some heads up in the objectives areas .
So get ready to start your engines...... <!-- / message --><!-- edit note -->
<HR style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #d1d1e1; COLOR: #d1d1e1" SIZE=1>kaosrider screwed with this post 02-07-2013 at 10:54 PM
So I'm supposed to be working on this speech I'm giving to all the ATV/MC dealers on Thursday. Total freaking writers block. Inspiration? Suggestions? What would you say? To date dealers in Ohio are shockingly uninvolved with anything to benefit the riders and public trails.
Get off your lazy asses and support your industry and customers?
It crossed my mind... but there's that whole thing about catching more flies with honey.
How about the right sized vehicle appropriate to the the riders age/size? Treading lightly and noise issues?
Where's the meeting?
Have any interesting stats regarding the amount of sales dollars from off highway and dual sport bikes, quads & side x sides vs. street bikes? How does that ratio compare to the amount of advertising and event / promotion dollars dealers spend on off highway vs. street. Does it show a lack of investment from the dealer base in a segment that makes them money?
Is there another state with comparable data that shows how increased dealer involvement in off highway trails, training, politics, etc. can grow their sales?
I'm sure you can get buy in from dealers who trail ride, but can you show a financial reason for the rest of them to become involved? at the end of the day, they have businesses to run and limited resources. Will promoting trail riding and handing and OMTA flyer out with each off highway vehicle bring them more sales or profit or notice than sponsoring another bike night or stunt show?
Can you offer them a dealer membership that they can write off as a donation that allows them to sign each new owner up for a free or discounted one year OMTA membership? Can a larger OMTA and increased dealer involvement bring a trail system like Michigan's to Ohio? Would this help their sales?
What has OMTA already done for them that they aren't aware of?
What are the immediate threats to off highway riding in the state and what is the 10 year outlook if we stay on the current course?
I have been lurking for a bit now and I thought it was time for an introduction. I will keep it short. I am going to try and get some of the tags this year an maybe post a few or my own. Dont really have anything else to say haha.
Here are a couple cool to me pics i grabbed on Sunday, i do not think they are tag worthy.
Welcome, Lurker - anyplace is tag worthy so long as it fits the rules on the first page - you just need to find the find the previous tag, photograph and claim / post it first so you can put your new one up. Nice Bike - Did you ride through the Brandywine parking lot with another rider on a sport bike a few weeks ago?
That first one is totally tag worthy, love it!
Good stuff, keep it coming.
The 10 year outlook for sales may be effected by the fact that we already have a TON of bikes and quads and no place to ride.
Gorman, this is a convention for dealers in Columbus, so it's not open to the public.
Let me ask this another way. I am liking the idea of using some questions from Ohio riders. So on the issue of we need the dealers to support efforts for increased trails, rider's rights (all the sort of stuff you know I and OMTA work on), what is the one short question or statement you would like me to present on your behalf to all these dealers?