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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2013, 09:22:34 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.


If you are working out of Marietta you should include 78 going west through McConnellsville to Nelsonville then on west to 56. There are other places to stay. Working out of Lake Hope State Park is nice. Cabins have a screen back porch, living room and 2 bedrooms. Burr Oak is also a good place to for motorcyclists. Nice article to use http://www.roadrunner.travel/magazine/read/march-april-2012/page/68/ if you are planning . Let me know when you are over that way....I just may have to spend the weekend at the girlfriends house in Lancaster and join up for a ride. BTW 555 was a wreck when we were on it last fall . Fresh CHip seal the whole ride made it miserable. 78, 56 and 93 south of jackson are much more fun.
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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2013, 10:35:47 pm »


If you are working out of Marietta you should include 78 going west through McConnellsville to Nelsonville then on west to 56. There are other places to stay. Working out of Lake Hope State Park is nice. Cabins have a screen back porch, living room and 2 bedrooms. Burr Oak is also a good place to for motorcyclists. Nice article to use http://www.roadrunner.travel/magazine/read/march-april-2012/page/68/ if you are planning . Let me know when you are over that way....I just may have to spend the weekend at the girlfriends house in Lancaster and join up for a ride. BTW 555 was a wreck when we were on it last fall . Fresh CHip seal the whole ride made it miserable. 78, 56 and 93 south of jackson are much more fun.



Some good advice given, and yes stay off 555 for many reasons. Rode one of my favorite routes on Memorial day, Eastern and NE OH has some great roads!!!
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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2013, 07:32:03 pm »

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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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2013, 04:59:52 am »
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.

+1 I can't imagine what he was doing there. Maybe he fell asleep?
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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2013, 11:01:36 am »

http://www.stromtrooper.com/events/117953-big-bs-labor-day-weekend-rally-2013-a.html


Awesome.

I will be staying in Lancaster at the SO's place and rendevousing at Milersport each day. Sounds like a winner.

Looking forward to meeting many new folks
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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2013, 12:09:33 pm »
Awesome.

I will be staying in Lancaster at the SO's place and rendevousing at Milersport each day. Sounds like a winner.

Looking forward to meeting many new folks


Good deal, and you might very well not be the only Connie rider there.  8)
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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2013, 08:13:24 pm »
Great Ride/ great weekend Brian. Well Done.

Really good riders sharing the route you planned. A pleasure to ride with that many riders with good skills. 2 up on the Connie with all you guys on the  ADV bikes was quite the challegne through the Hocking Hills and twisties of South East Ohio. Nice rifing off the back and relying on the speed and acceleration to make up what we lost in the corners. I am glad I took the bags off for the first time ever. Needed every bit of handling help through there.

Laurie and I noted that Tom and Sandy rode in the middle of the group on Saturday .....on Sunday they literally ate up Ohio 93 heading South to Ashland KY, we rarely saw the bottom side of 70 mph. In 50 or 60 timers on that road I have always found slower traffic. For some reason we had clear sailing from Jackson OH clear to Rock Hill...nary a car.....could have used a break for a minute as Tom was burning the glass smooth freshly laid pavement .....arguably 93 has become one of the best cycling roads in the State of OHIO.

thanks for the weekend and the hospitality. We will be back.

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« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2013, 02:55:51 pm »
Great Ride/ great weekend Brian. Well Done.

Really good riders sharing the route you planned. A pleasure to ride with that many riders with good skills. 2 up on the Connie with all you guys on the  ADV bikes was quite the challegne through the Hocking Hills and twisties of South East Ohio. Nice rifing off the back and relying on the speed and acceleration to make up what we lost in the corners. I am glad I took the bags off for the first time ever. Needed every bit of handling help through there.

Laurie and I noted that Tom and Sandy rode in the middle of the group on Saturday .....on Sunday they literally ate up Ohio 93 heading South to Ashland KY, we rarely saw the bottom side of 70 mph. In 50 or 60 timers on that road I have always found slower traffic. For some reason we had clear sailing from Jackson OH clear to Rock Hill...nary a car.....could have used a break for a minute as Tom was burning the glass smooth freshly laid pavement .....arguably 93 has become one of the best cycling roads in the State of OHIO.

thanks for the weekend and the hospitality. We will be back.





So glad you came, rode with us and spent some quality time with us. Awesome to meet you both, no doubt I will be hosting this for years to come! Lets go ride together some more, we have more exploring to do! :thumbs:
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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2014, 08:38:55 pm »
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more info on this weekend for 2014

Gotta get Concours KZ and other locals to stop out on Saturday.

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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2014, 09:17:17 pm »
Pokey

more info on this weekend for 2014

Gotta get Concours KZ and other locals to stop out on Saturday.


Had to cancel my Labor Day rally "obviously", so the new date for the get together is now the weekend of the 20th. Folks are coming in on Friday "several at least" and then we ride all day Saturday, and possibly some on Sunday. Hope you can join us this year, shoot me a PM if you need more info.
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Re: Ohio riders Epic ride.
« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2014, 09:35:31 pm »
sounds good. I am going to see about getting over there Friday as usual and getting a good ride in on Saturday. I will hit you with a PM once I get the weekend freed up. Hopefully some of the other Concours riders in the area will come down. As always, looking forward to SEO and thanks to you for hosting.

You ever look at Big Muskie Drive as part of the ride? Found it when the road south to McConnelsville was closed and needed a way to get down to 83 a couple of weeks back.
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