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Ohio riders Epic ride.
« on: May 05, 2013, 05:35:47 pm »
Had 75 of us show up yesterday, split groups up in various speeds, comfort levels and experience. I led a slow group "and it grew as the day went on", we were very much slow the first half of route and I was about to fall asleep, but the 2nd half was much better. There was only to be between 10 and 15 per group, but I ended up with around 30 at one point. I tried to mix up the speeds depending on what I saw behind me, I stressed to the #2 and 3 riders that they set the pace for the rest of group. When this vid was shot I was starting to get a bit antsy and wanted to speed up the pace a bit, the twisty bits on this road were not shot but I think you get the point that I was wanting to get on down the road. The shoulder felt pretty good all things considered, NOBODY in my groups went down, bit 3 riders went down in 2 other groups.  ;)




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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2013, 06:09:43 pm »
Very cool Poke. Hope the downed riders are OK. Any post crash analysis?
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2013, 07:38:15 pm »
  Grew up in Warren and lived in Youngstown for awhile before moving east.  I miss riding in Ohio. There is something about the lack of crowded backroads that I miss.  Also miss riding the ruler straight roads going up near the lake that is so relaxing.  Thanks for the video!
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2013, 09:05:32 pm »
Hopefully, you'll be leading group of Canadians later this season.....has the date been set yet for your famous "Buckeye Bash"? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the stars to line up for us!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2013, 09:18:00 pm »
Sounds like good time Poke!  :chugbeer:

 

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2013, 09:38:15 pm »
Hopefully, you'll be leading group of Canadians later this season.....has the date been set yet for your famous "Buckeye Bash"? I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the stars to line up for us!


You betcha Tom, and you had better be there this year!!!  :thumbs:  Aug 30th on Friday it begins, Saturday we go have some fun!!! I will post something up on here as time gets closer, I already think after yesterday that I might be drawing a good crowd from Ohioriders.
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2013, 09:44:15 pm »
Very cool Poke. Hope the downed riders are OK. Any post crash analysis?



2 of the 3 are fine and their bikes are gonna be ok after a bit of tlc and money spent. But the worst crash involved a broken collarbone and it seems he is having surgery too. I am at a loss of how or why he wrecked, it was not a bad curve at all. This guy was a pretty experienced rider from what I hear too.




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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2013, 03:47:55 am »
Damn, right off the road.  :o
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2013, 09:45:14 am »
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 08:22:02 pm »
Taking a friend down to southern Ohio in September to explore - our first time in the state, really pumped as I have always heard great things about the area.  May use Marietta as home base and do loops out from there.  Question to those in the know: What are road conditions like on average?  Loaded question perhaps but any feedback appreciated.  Video clip above looks great, tarmac wise.

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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2013, 08:09:09 am »
Great video and ride. Very few cars in your way...a goood day!   JP
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2013, 12:58:38 am »

2 of the 3 are fine and their bikes are gonna be ok after a bit of tlc and money spent. But the worst crash involved a broken collarbone and it seems he is having surgery too. I am at a loss of how or why he wrecked, it was not a bad curve at all. This guy was a pretty experienced rider from what I hear too.




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Looks like he went into the corner a bit hot and then instead of trail braking and counter steering and leaning over more he hit the brakes and stood the bike up which caused him to go straight off the road... where he was probably looking.

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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2013, 10:23:42 am »
Taking a friend down to southern Ohio in September to explore - our first time in the state, really pumped as I have always heard great things about the area.  May use Marietta as home base and do loops out from there.  Question to those in the know: What are road conditions like on average?  Loaded question perhaps but any feedback appreciated.  Video clip above looks great, tarmac wise.


Check this web site out if you have not already done so. Click on Ohio and the area that you plan to ride. Many folks have left their comments on a variety of the roads and conditions. South of Columbus in the Hocking Hills area is some of the smoothest asphalt with twisties and sweepers that you will enjoy. There is great riding in all directions from Marietta. Good luck.

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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2013, 08:40:11 pm »
From Marietta, just about anything East of 77 and south of 70, including 26, 260, 800, 255 536 (Ohio's Dragon), 556, and cross the river and just about anything in WV is awesome, including 16, 47, 74, 33, 18, 20, 14, 5.  West of 77, hit 676, 550, 555, 370, 78, 669.  If you make it all the way over to Hocking Hills, 56, Chapel Ridge Rd., Big Pine Rd., Thompson Ridge Rd., Jack Run, Buena Vista (most of the SRs are packed with tourists and I use them to get from one named road to another).

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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2013, 05:35:10 am »
Looks like he went into the corner a bit hot and then instead of trail braking and counter steering and leaning over more he hit the brakes and stood the bike up which caused him to go straight off the road... where he was probably looking.

Didn't look like he was going too fast to me.  He never leaned the bike over.  Just rode it straight off the roadway.  BTW:  Trail Braking starts before entering the curve to compress the suspension to help with turn in.  Not while already in the curve.  He need more throttle and a commitment to lean the bike over.
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