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« on: April 12, 2011, 01:09:46 pm »

Here is the official plan for ESTN 2011:

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Microtel Inn and Suites Marietta
506 Pike Street
Marietta, OH 45750 US
Phone: 740-373-7373
Fax:740-373-3609
http://www.microtel.com

Lodging Rate: $64/night plus tax for a room with two queen beds (double occupancy) using the "Best Available" rate and the "Stay 2 -Save 20%" promotion. Total for 2 nights is $144.64

Dates: Friday Sept 16 through Sunday Sept 18

NOTE: We do NOT have a block of rooms reserved. BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW TO LOCK IN A SPOT. You can always cancel up to the day before.

I'm not kidding about reserving rooms NOW. Many motorcycle groups use Marietta as a home base. The Microtel is the top-rated hotel in Marietta and it's very affordable. IT'S  GOING TO SELL OUT.

The Super 8 across the highway is also available for cheap and the Hampton Inn is next door to the Microtel for about double the money.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 01:16:04 pm »

I just made my reservation using the Microtel web site. My total for the two nights is $144.64. I have until 4pm on Thursday Sept 15 (the day before the rally) to cancel.

I STRONGLY recommend that if you're even thinking about attending ESTN that you book a room NOW (yes, right now). You can always cancel later if things don't work out.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 01:51:35 pm »

  In. Done. Booked. Packed. Is it September yet?
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 03:28:36 pm »

Room Booked!   Thumbsup
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 03:44:22 pm »

Cablebandit and I have our room and I just put that Friday on my boss' calendar as "Beth - OFF!"   Bigok
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 04:52:08 pm »

I'm in!

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 08:14:39 pm »

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Me too! Hey Gary, let's ride down together Smile
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 08:45:41 pm »

The Super 8 across the highway is also available for cheap and the Hampton Inn is next door to the Microtel for about double the money.

Be careful looking for cheap rooms. There is a Days Inn in Williamstown [just across the river] from the Microtel and it really sucks. At least I don't have to worry about a room as I live 4 miles from the Microtel.
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011, 09:39:46 pm »

Based on work travel already booked the following Monday for Lexington, KY and the fact I'm headed to Oregon the week after, I doubt I can make this year's ESTN.   Sad
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 06:47:47 am »


Based on work travel already booked the following Monday for Lexington, KY and the fact I'm headed to Oregon the week after, I doubt I can make this year's ESTN.   Sad


Oh come on now Doug. This is practically in your backyard. You should at least be able to make a day trip out of it and join us for saturday night dinner.  Bigok
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2011, 06:51:00 am »



Me too! Hey Gary, let's ride down together Smile


Sounds good Nick. Planning on taking the friday off and heading down that morning. Still trying to talk Dave into coming along as well.
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« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2011, 09:18:35 am »

I have high hopes to be in.  First group event of any kind on any bike.  This should be good.  I have been on group rides for fund-raisers but this is my first outing with this group.  I look forward to discussing this with my riding partner.
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 09:27:26 am »


I'm in.  First group event of any kind on any bike.  This should be good.  I have been on group rides for fund-raisers but this is my first outing with this group.


The group rides at STN events tend to be pretty informal and small (10 - 12 riders per group max). Sometimes people offer to lead rides. If so, contact the leader if the route/ride seems interesting. You can find out about things like pace, time between breaks, etc. Other times groups informally form during the parking lot BS/beer session the night before or first thing in the morning.

We don't do rolling roadblock parade type group rides. Think single file twisty strafing at your own pace and re-grouping at road changes. Having groups get spread out over several miles due to different paces and/or traffic is normal and expected. It's no big deal to re-group at road changes, but those can be 10, 20, or 30 miles apart.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2011, 09:43:25 am »

That type of informal ride rules sounds very good to me.  Some of the bigger rides I have been on were populated with control freaks and speed junkies that are just an accident looking for a place to happen so I have avoided them ever since.  I like to just ride my ride and take it easy most of the time.
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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 10:14:39 am »


The Pace is hosting a ride from Northern Delaware down to Barber Motorsports starting that weekend (18th - 24th). But... maybe... maybe... I can head down to ESTN Saturday morning (the 17th), and meet up with the rest of the ride down there. Maybe. We'll see. Doubtful that I can, but it's worth exploring the option.  Thumbsup



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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2011, 12:23:51 pm »


Think single file twisty strafing at your own pace and re-grouping at road changes. Having groups get spread out over several miles due to different paces and/or traffic is normal and expected. It's no big deal to re-group at road changes, but those can be 10, 20, or 30 miles apart.


I'd be doin good if I was only 20 or 30 miles behind Garry at the first break.  

Reservation made just the same.  I'm really looking forward to exploring SE Ohio.

Hopefully work won't screw my plans up this year.
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« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2011, 09:10:44 am »




Sometimes people offer to lead rides.


Or are volunteered.  I planned on a very small group at the national last year and had 10 people waiting on me when I came out to get on my bike.  Crazy
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Or are volunteered.  I planned on a very small group at the national last year and had 10 people waiting on me when I came out to get on my bike.  Crazy


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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2011, 07:13:28 pm »

Hmmm... I'm a definite maybe.
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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2011, 11:44:32 pm »


Based on work travel already booked the following Monday for Lexington, KY and the fact I'm headed to Oregon the week after, I doubt I can make this year's ESTN.   Sad


You riding down? I'm nearby and can prolly put together a ride iffen you want
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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2011, 12:54:46 am »

Tentatively In with reservation made.

I have many date conflicts this season including this event.
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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2011, 08:45:04 am »


Tentatively In with reservation made.

I have many date conflicts this season including this event.


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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2011, 01:42:36 pm »


Tentatively In with reservation made.

I have many date conflicts this season including this event.


Would the promise of cold beer and outrageous lies sway you?
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2011, 04:11:00 pm »

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Would the promise of cold beer and outrageous lies sway you?

Yes and finding out that Spanky and the Cablebandits will be there. Ya know, the entertainment...and COOKIES!
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or both....
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or both....
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« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2011, 06:22:37 pm »

Went down for the first time last year. Going to try and make plans to do the same several times this year, this being one of them. Great roads and beautiful scenery.
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Or are volunteered.  I planned on a very small group at the national last year and had 10 people waiting on me when I came out to get on my bike.  Crazy


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« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2011, 12:24:07 pm »

Hmmp.. this sounds interesting. Any ride routes planned yet? I have done quite a bit of riding in SE Ohio. Awesome roads....I will not book aroom but will proly camp somewhere.Although why do I think this interferes with the Hayabusa in the hills rally?
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Hmmp.. this sounds interesting. Any ride routes planned yet? I have done quite a bit of riding in SE Ohio. Awesome roads....I will not book aroom but will proly camp somewhere.Although why do I think this interferes with the Hayabusa in the hills rally?


Yes, there are several routes planned already, but I haven't posted them yet. I was waiting for the Potomac Highlands meet to be over before starting to hype ESTN. I hope to get a really nice day soon and head out there to record several hours of video of the best roads.
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« Reply #31 on: May 23, 2011, 08:52:06 pm »

Rate dropped from $144 to $130.
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« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2011, 04:52:54 pm »

I am IN!!! Room reserved, got a rate of $57.60 with AARP  Razz
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Yes, there are several routes planned already, but I haven't posted them yet. I was waiting for the Potomac Highlands meet to be over before starting to hype ESTN. I hope to get a really nice day soon and head out there to record several hours of video of the best roads.


Went for a day ride in SE Ohio today, I am happy to report the roads I were on today were all in good shape, most of these roads were repaved last year and made it thru the winter just fine....  There was some gravel in the slow right handers (which is normal for SE Ohio).  I was on 313, 566, 147, 148, 26, 556, 255, 26, 537, 260, 78
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I am IN!!! Room reserved, got a rate of $57.60 with AARP  Razz


Thx Jack.  You just saved me ~$16. Smile  IOU Beerchug  Cancelled the reservation I made in April for $64.80 per night & re-booked at the AARP rate.

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« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2011, 01:02:02 am »

   damndamndamn, that's the weekend before inventory on Monday.  No can do, and I love that area.
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« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2011, 05:34:44 am »

I did a scouting run to eastern Ohio yesterday to check on the condition of some roads for a northern loop. I should have a first set of routes ready to publish soon.

Anyone out there have graphics/art skills for a T-shirt design? I think combining a roller coaster, the number "555", and a motorcycle (as the roller coaster car) might work with a theme of "Buckeye Roller Coaster". Or something cheesy like that. Once you ride the roads, you will understand the roller coaster theme.

Here's a photo of a real moto roller coaster. I'm sure there are others:

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At this point I am not looking into a group dinner. I figure groups will self=form and head off to whatever local restaurants catch their fancy.

So we have a date, a hotel, a lot of great routes (soon), and a T-shirt idea.

I also had an idea for an ESTN Photo Tag contest of some sort. Person who grabs the most tags from a list wins a little prize. Have to think this one through. Just an idea for something different to do for the Saturday ride.
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« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2011, 10:33:28 pm »

Anyone heading up from the Asheville area?  If I can go, I might stretch this out an extra day and hit Cherohala and a few other roads on the way home...
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« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2011, 07:23:46 pm »


Here is the official plan for ESTN 2011:

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Microtel Inn and Suites Marietta
506 Pike Street
Marietta, OH 45750 US
Phone: 740-373-7373
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Lodging Rate: $64/night plus tax for a room with two queen beds (double occupancy) using the "Best Available" rate and the "Stay 2 -Save 20%" promotion. Total for 2 nights is $144.64

Dates: Friday Sept 16 through Sunday Sept 18

NOTE: We do NOT have a block of rooms reserved. BOOK YOUR ROOMS NOW TO LOCK IN A SPOT. You can always cancel up to the day before.

I'm not kidding about reserving rooms NOW. Many motorcycle groups use Marietta as a home base. The Microtel is the top-rated hotel in Marietta and it's very affordable. IT'S  GOING TO SELL OUT.

The Super 8 across the highway is also available for cheap and the Hampton Inn is next door to the Microtel for about double the money.

More info on routes, things to see/do, etc, etc to come.

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A date might help!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2011, 11:05:05 pm »

Just booked. Room rate was only $57.60 per night for 2 nights.
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« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2011, 10:30:44 pm »

I'm in!  Bigok I've been out of the loop while acclimating to my (insanely busy) new job at WVU...but heck, Morgantown is only a couple hours away...that's almost a let-down! LOL (Riding to the meet is usually half the fun!) But I'm sure I can stretch out the ride there.

Looking forward to checking out your routes Garry. I might be able to do a scouting run over there too between now and then.

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« Reply #43 on: July 28, 2011, 03:49:13 pm »


I'm in!  Bigok I've been out of the loop while acclimating to my (insanely busy) new job at WVU...but heck, Morgantown is only a couple hours away...that's almost a let-down! LOL (Riding to the meet is usually half the fun!) But I'm sure I can stretch out the ride there.

Looking forward to checking out your routes Garry. I might be able to do a scouting run over there too between now and then.

Now I just have to talk w/Jamie to see if she wants to come (and if so, who'll watch the baby!)

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« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2011, 03:56:09 pm »

Can we get an updated "who's in" list?  Or should I start a new thread for it?
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« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2011, 04:40:41 pm »

Start a new list that people can post to. I have failed to update the list in the OP. It'll be easier to just have a thread.
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« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2011, 12:07:50 pm »

Still looking forward to this.  I'll roll in to Marietta sometime Friday.  What time and where is dinner Friday night?

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« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2011, 12:45:15 pm »


Still looking forward to this.  I'll roll in to Marietta sometime Friday.  What time and where is dinner Friday night?


I am hoping to hit the brewpub on night (probably Friday) and one of two mexican places the other night (probably Sat). I've had lunch at the Tampico mexican restaurant several times (pretty much my go-to place in Marietta) but rumor has it the one close to the hotel is quite good too.
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« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2011, 12:50:19 pm »

Just keep telling yourself that this isn't really organized.  Bigsmile

Thanks for putting this all together.
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« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2011, 12:47:30 pm »

Hmm looks like I could make a nice 10 hour 500 mile run off the interstates up for this but I leave that Sunday headed to other way to Georgia Tech for work. 5 days of long hours in the class room and home work in the hotel room at night. Wish I could have made this but have too many things on the damn schedule this year.
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« Reply #50 on: August 21, 2011, 11:45:11 am »

I just attempted to book my room at the Microtel Inn.

I called on the phone, and the rate was $78/night.  He said it would be cheaper if I booked on-line.

I tried that, but still get a total of $180.00 for two nights.

Is the "Stay two nights, 20% off" promotion over, or does it show up when I authorize the transaction?

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PS  Any body have a room they want to split?   Smile
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« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2011, 02:44:03 pm »


PS  Any body have a room they want to split?   Smile


I do. Spare bed is yours if you want it Jimmy. I will be a bit jet-lagged as I'm traveling back from Europe on Thursday and getting on the bike Friday morning.
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« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2011, 03:08:23 pm »

Thanks Garry.

We'll be a fine pair!  I'm having a mucoid cyst removed from the inside of my lower lip on the Wednesday.

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« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2011, 09:15:21 am »

I keep checkin' to see if the dates get changed.    Unfortunately (or fortunately), I have my divorce hearing on the 16th and the kids for that weekend.

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« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2011, 12:30:05 am »

My job has eaten my life this summer (technical lead on two big software projects) and we're trying to get the house ready to sell so that we can move closer to where I work. Bottom Line: I haven't invested much energy into planning/hyping ESTN as I would have liked. Life happens...

So I'm flying to Switzerland on business on Saturday and will be flying home Thursday the 15th. I will get on my KTM 950, jet-lagged or not, early Friday morning and will be taking the long way to Marietta. Seems this will be a smaller ESTN than in recent years. I'd love it to be 50+ people, but hanging and riding with a gaggle(?) of STN'rs is always good fun regardless of numbers. I'm looking forward to it.

I will lead a ride on the Ohio Sampler on Saturday. Hopefully my brain is in gear so that it'll be fun (sporty pace, not hair on fire). I would strongly prefer to keep the group small (6 or less), but we'll see what happens in the parking lot Saturday morning. I haven't ridden my KTM in anger since June, so I'm either going to be slow, or chomping at the bit and pushing it.

Due to work, I'm killing my plan to head to The Snake after ESTN, so it'll just be a 3-day weekend for me. Sigh... Maybe I can take a week and do the Snake and the Dragon and north Georgia in October...
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« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2011, 10:30:36 am »

Have a safe/good return flight.

Ohio sampler sounds good since I'll be heading south on Sunday.

And I expect to be sssslllloooowww compared to all the big bikes around.  Never had a problem keeping up with everyone on a 600, but I have no idea how a 250 will do.  Smile
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« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2011, 12:47:09 pm »

Marietta, eh?   That's pretty close,  but I'm bikeless...  
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« Reply #57 on: September 08, 2011, 12:52:10 pm »


I will lead a ride on the Ohio Sampler on Saturday. Hopefully my brain is in gear so that it'll be fun (sporty pace, not hair on fire). I would strongly prefer to keep the group small (6 or less), but we'll see what happens in the parking lot Saturday morning. I haven't ridden my KTM in anger since June, so I'm either going to be slow, or chomping at the bit and pushing it.


Sounds good as long as BigBird and the 2 bitches get to be one (or three :>) of the 6 Lol 
I'm betting on the "chomping at the bit and pushing it" option  Bigsmile
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« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2011, 08:40:34 pm »

What time and where is dinner Friday night?
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« Reply #59 on: September 13, 2011, 11:31:01 am »

Nothing formal planned AFAIK. For me, it'll be Mexican one night and the brewpub the other.
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« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2011, 03:35:18 pm »


Nothing formal planned AFAIK. For me, it'll be Mexican one night and the brewpub the other.


Are the restaurants right next to the hotel?  I don't know Marietta at all.  I'm trying to figure out how early I need to leave central TN that morning and how much I can play in the Daniel Boone Forest.
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« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2011, 03:44:58 pm »

There is a Mexican place within walking distance.  A Bob Evans right next to it, and some stuff across the street.
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« Reply #62 on: September 14, 2011, 04:28:03 pm »

The question still is what would be a good time?

Like 1more said i need to know how much time i have to play.
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« Reply #63 on: September 14, 2011, 05:33:45 pm »

Flying home from Switzerland tomorrow. Hope I'm not too jet-lagged on Friday for the ride to ESTN. Hope to be at the hotel by 6pm.
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« Reply #64 on: September 14, 2011, 09:04:19 pm »


Flying home from Switzerland tomorrow. Hope I'm not too jet-lagged on Friday for the ride to ESTN. Hope to be at the hotel by 6pm.


Garry, I'm flexible as far as Friday goes. Just let me know how you're feeling. I'm up for a marathon day of twisties...something inbetween...or just relaxing here most of the day then cruising straight to Marietta in time for dinner.

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« Reply #65 on: September 15, 2011, 09:34:11 am »

leaving in a half an hour. see you all Friday.
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« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2011, 03:10:49 pm »

Leaving for Cleveland around 5PM.

See y'all tomorrow.

Remember, bring beer to the guy with the swollen lip!!  (bottom lip, in case there are more of us around)  Lol
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« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2011, 08:26:18 pm »

Back home from Switzerland. Pretty brain dead from 18 hours of travel. Gotta get the GPS loaded, then off to bed! See ya'll tomorrow evening (6ish?)
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« Reply #68 on: September 16, 2011, 09:41:47 am »

I was hoping to head out around noon and take my time through hocking hills today, but the power just went out at the office, so I'll have to hang around until that gets sorted out. Still hope to hit Marietta around 5pm.

Thankfully, I have a fully charged iPad with 3G.

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« Reply #69 on: September 18, 2011, 06:15:58 pm »

Got home a little bit ago. Had a great time. Thanks to all who attended. Hope everyone makes it home safe and sound...
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« Reply #70 on: September 18, 2011, 06:39:38 pm »

Had a great time Garry,to all of those who missed this, shame on you for 6 weeks, you folks missed some of the best riding there is
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« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2011, 06:53:08 pm »

I managed to stretch a 2 hour 20 minute ride home out to 6.5 hours, and got home about 4pm. Gotta love my wife, she had mowed the lawn for me Thumbsup

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« Reply #72 on: September 18, 2011, 07:38:53 pm »

Well, I'm home.  Pulling the headlight fuse, and one of the tail lights did the trick.  

412 miles to my door.  whew!!

My only scare was crossing the border at the Peace Bridge, because a Buffalo Bills game was letting out, but I made it through without much drama.

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« Reply #73 on: September 18, 2011, 07:57:11 pm »

Great to hear you made it back ok.
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« Reply #74 on: September 18, 2011, 10:14:52 pm »

Home.  Not that I ever made it up to OH.  KY was great!
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« Reply #75 on: September 19, 2011, 08:34:05 am »

Here's a pic I took from my room of the parking lot. Not everyone parked out front, so I didn't get them all.

I thought the flag was a nice touch  Bigok
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Here's a pic I took from my room of the parking lot. Not everyone parked out front, so I didn't get them all.

I thought the flag was a nice touch  Bigok


You got the most important bike (mine - not yours Lol)  Thanks for posting

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« Reply #77 on: September 19, 2011, 11:02:17 am »

Mr. Awsome (Gary) and Dave rode down from Michigan and met me for breakfast Friday morning just outside of Toledo.  We had a nice warmup on 60 down to Zanesville before jumping on 555.  I’m following Dave and in an instant, poof, his rear tire is completely flat. Sad  Luckily it wasn’t in a turn.  I had a CO2 patch kit that only put 12 psi in the plugged tire (two cartridges, the third one went off prematurely).  After stopping at a gas station, we continued to Marietta on 676.  When we got to the parking lot Gary checked his tires only to find a nail in the rear tire. Sad Sad  After removing the nail and plugging the hole, Garry brought over his little electric pump that runs off of the bike battery.  While a bit slow, it filled the tire to 40 psi.  I’m putting one of those on my christmas list this year.

Saturday, Dave went to get his tire repaired while Gary, Tom (kltk1) and I took off on an abbreviated “Ohio Sampler” (thanks Garry for providing a great selection of roads to choose from Thumbsup).  Evenings were filled with good food, good beer, good conversation, and lots of advice on how to fix Honda electrical problems!

My ride back to Toledo Sunday morning was surprisingly enjoyable.  I took 83 North to Millersburg OH, about 150 miles of more gentle twisties on great tarmac with a smattering of one-stop towns along the way.  What a great way to spend a late summer weekend, riding my Duc through SE Ohio with like-minded friends.  Can’t wait till next year! Smile
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« Reply #78 on: October 11, 2011, 01:29:57 pm »


Well, I'm home.  Pulling the headlight fuse, and one of the tail lights did the trick.  

412 miles to my door.  whew!!

My only scare was crossing the border at the Peace Bridge, because a Buffalo Bills game was letting out, but I made it through without much drama.

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« Reply #79 on: October 12, 2011, 03:04:59 pm »

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« Reply #80 on: October 12, 2011, 05:46:21 pm »

To be honest, I am in the middle of seven weeks of training, and have only ridden the bike with the headlight fuse removed.

Testing still indicates a grounded stator, so I will replace that.

Jack, I'm sorry if the condition is contagious.  I had no idea!   Wink
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« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2011, 08:58:46 pm »


To be honest, I am in the middle of seven weeks of training,


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« Reply #83 on: October 13, 2011, 05:10:30 pm »




Really?  You are trainable? Lol


It's normally a three day course!!!!!!!       Lol
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« Reply #84 on: October 29, 2011, 04:08:39 pm »


I think my Triumph caught whatever his Honda had... damm Japanese electrons screwed with my Limey bike  Twofinger


It could be worse Jack, triumph could still be using lucas electrics.   Crazy
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« Reply #85 on: October 31, 2011, 09:00:52 am »




It could be worse Jack, triumph could still be using lucas electrics.   Crazy
LOL been there, rode that, its why I have few fond memories of old Triumphs  Wink
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