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  1. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger Supporter

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    First, am I in the right forum?

    Second: I'm thinking of actually trying to get on some fire trails and stuff for the first time with the Capo.

    Any suggestions, ride-ins, whatnot would be appreciated!

    I'm in central Ohio, but I'll take info from anywhere within a hundred miles or so from Columbus.
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  2. Zeewe70

    Zeewe70 Beer and more Beer

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    You find the fire roads I'll join you. Akron, OH.
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  3. Farnsrocket

    Farnsrocket Manos arribas!!!

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    Hey, I am in Columbus. Haven't hit any real trails or anything but I am sure southern OH, ie hocking hills and that area has stuff to ride on.
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  4. XPADREX

    XPADREX Funslinger Supporter

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    Sweet!

    I know there are a bunch of Ohio folks who have been long time members here, but frankly, I'm not sure if Ohio is considered EAST or CENTRAL with this new forum setup.

    Personally, I'd prefer "Great Lakes Region".

    Those guys are veterans- they know the roads we can find.

    :freaky
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  5. McD

    McD Nothing

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    good call
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  6. Rider

    Rider Spectacularly Correct

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    I prefer "Great Lakes Region" too. :thumb
    It could encompass Ohio, Michigan, Indian, Wisconsin, Illinois ... :nod
    I'm in Columbus. In case any of y'all ever want to get together, let me know by PMing me or emailing me at bmwrider@advrider.com.
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  7. ktrjc

    ktrjc Displaced Yooper

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    I vote for Great Lakes region too. Used to live in the U.P. of Michigan, now live just southeast of Columbus. Have a V-Strom 650, don't know how good it would do on fire roads with the stock Bridgestone Trailwings, but hey I will try almost anything once. If I end up dead I won't do that again.


    Ken
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  8. Zeewe70

    Zeewe70 Beer and more Beer

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    Great Lakes Region sounds good. Just let me know, the Hocking Hills area sounds like a good place to ride. PM me if you all want to get together, just got the bike and want to ride.
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  9. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    Or at least list the states encompassed by the "Central" title, like Thumpertalk does.
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  10. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Xman,

    Check out Wayne National Forrest. Trailheads around the New Straightsville area and Murray City are the ones I'm familiar with. Tons of trails :thumb
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  11. iceweazel

    iceweazel mechanic-ly inclined

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    heh. I was going to suggest Wayne NF as well.
    Got an old KLR and I'm looking to find some good riding around the state as well. Just let us know what kinda tires the rides you find take.

    If you hit the WNF page, don't let the weird text on APV reg fool ya. If you have a current valid license plate, registration, and drivers license WITH Motorcycle endorsement, you only need the trail permit.

    Not sure if you could ride with M-temps. dirt bikes and 4 wheelers need that weird APV reg now. I'd never heard of that so I called the ranger station and asked about dual sports.

    Woman said they have almost no street or DS riders come through. Sounds like it's time to change that!

    Found this page that lists a few state forests with apv trails. http://www.placesohio.com/ohio-state-forests/


    Ed
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  12. Farnsrocket

    Farnsrocket Manos arribas!!!

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    I just stopped in Iron Pony motorcycle accessory shop off St. Rt. 161 (Dublin-Granville Rd) and noticed they had a sign for Wayne National Forest permits. They are $25 seasonal pass, $10 for two days and $5 for a daily pass. They also have really nice topo maps of the area and trails along with the rules, directions and contact numbers. The map was free!
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  13. somecallmetim

    somecallmetim Surf &/or Die

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  14. pilot

    pilot ...

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    Any of you Ohia boys going to Cro-Mag's?
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  15. chain

    chain Go Fly Supporter

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    basically all lands ruled by the chaingolian dynasty :evil with the exception of the big O :lol3
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  16. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    Man I sure would like to but I've been taking a bunch of time off this summer.
    Let's see how it goes

    You know work? yff :lol3
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  17. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    Expadrex, I sure wore out a lot of enduro machines down around Athens, Vinton, Meggs and Hocking counties back in the 60s and 70s. I don't know if you still can but Wayne Nation forest had some really bitching trails. The gravel roads are pretty good in that earea as well. Haven't got to ride up there in over 30 years, sure miss it. I am burning up the road here in the south now on my GL1800. Gonna own a 1200GS soon so I can re-capture the thrill of mud roster tails. Anyway, hope you find some on the Metzeler 450 tracks I left up there.

    Tom AKA Texas Black Bird
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  18. iceweazel

    iceweazel mechanic-ly inclined

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    From the odnr site:

    "Four all-purpose vehicle (APV) areas are provided at Maumee, Pike, Perry, and Richland Furnace State Forests. Vehicles are limited to 48 inches width or less, and 40 horsepower or less. Except within the Perry APV Area, riding is restricted to designated trails."

    Toss in the national Forest, and the SE of the state, looks like some fun close to home. :D


    I'd love to hit Cro-mags, but I'm thinking about Copper Canyon Mexico with the Horizons Unlimited folks. Gotta save my pesos.
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  19. pilot

    pilot ...

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    Who, me? I never touch the stuff! :D





    I hope it works out. I'll buy you a cervasa.
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  20. dragoon

    dragoon I'm the REAL Dingo Joe

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    You can buy me won in Ouray :thumb :lol3 :freaky
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