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2023 Ohio Ride

Started by mollusc, Jul 26, 2023, 11:21 AM

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mollusc

I should have a bit of stuff to post here in a little while, once I get back into the swing of things, but I wanted to get this placeholder thread set up.  I spent this past weekend out in southeastern Ohio, riding with a couple of long-term forum members who trailered down from northerly regions of the US.  I rode out from NY on Thursday, July 20, and came back on Monday, July 24.
In between there was a lot of beautiful riding weather, many fantastic twisties, a few stomach-dropping crests, some incredibly slow Harleys, a flaky electrical connection, a severely imbalanced tyre, a waterless waterfall, and more than a few tar snakes.  Easily one of the best weekends of riding I've ever done.

Stay tuned for pics and (hopefully) video once I do some editing.
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2012 Honda NC700X
2005 Vespa GT200
1982 Yamaha Maxim 550 (sold)
2006 BMW R850R (sold)
1981 Honda CX500B (sold)

mollusc

The group arrives at Hocking Hills Park, having picked up an unknown rider on our way.  Turns out that our Fearless Leader knew the guy from the FJR Forum.



Some of Hocking Hills Park.



About Face!



Motorcycle Parking Only.



It was THIS big.
(Bear in mind that Fearless Leader is approximately 19 feet tall.)



Just one scoop, please.



Ohio River Overlook at Kiedaisch Point Park.



Absolutely the most interesting location in Piatt Park Rocks Park.
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2012 Honda NC700X
2005 Vespa GT200
1982 Yamaha Maxim 550 (sold)
2006 BMW R850R (sold)
1981 Honda CX500B (sold)

naskie18


mollusc

Aaaaand here's the video.  Only two months to get this one done!

1984 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2012 Honda NC700X
2005 Vespa GT200
1982 Yamaha Maxim 550 (sold)
2006 BMW R850R (sold)
1981 Honda CX500B (sold)

Larry Fine

#4
Please let me know when you're planning another ride like this in VA, WV, OH, MD, PA, etc.
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Gene

Wow, looks like a good time. Wish I could have attended, but number one reason is the distance, (Calif)
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mollusc

Does the video come through in a low-res version for anyone else?  It's uploaded in HD and the source looks fine at home, but when I checked it from the office it was all blocky.  Hopefully that's just a connection speed issue.
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2012 Honda NC700X
2005 Vespa GT200
1982 Yamaha Maxim 550 (sold)
2006 BMW R850R (sold)
1981 Honda CX500B (sold)

Pete in PA

Going to watch on my big screen, I'll let you know.
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mollusc

Solved.  YouTube on the office computer was defaulting to 360p.
1984 Honda Nighthawk 700S
2012 Honda NC700X
2005 Vespa GT200
1982 Yamaha Maxim 550 (sold)
2006 BMW R850R (sold)
1981 Honda CX500B (sold)

DesignFlaw06

Quote from: Larry Fine on Sep 27, 2023, 01:06 AMPlease let me know when you're planning another ride like this in VA, WV, OH, MD, PA, etc.

The location was a last minute change. The original destination was Vermont, but due to extensive flooding, we had to abandon that.  Southeast Ohio is a place the FJR groups gather regularly so I called in a favor to get routes, lodging, POIs, etc. to have a ride together in short notice.


naskie18

Quote from: mollusc on Sep 26, 2023, 09:41 PMAaaaand here's the video. 
I guess the "Time Riding in Rain: NONE" was the trip highlight  ;D