Would you like to know how to load routes into your GPS, plan routes and stops while you’re riding, or create routes on Basecamp? Have you run into problems using your GPS or Basecamp? Or do you have tips you’d like to share, or an amazing route you created you like to show to the group? Good news – the GPS/Basecamp Users Group is going to meet…[Read more]
<div>Larry, you’re right about the road hazards you mention, but what makes me most squeamish is those “guard rails” made of two cables and metal stakes with the stakes protruding above the upper cable. They would surely rip one’s guts out if you had the misfortune of running into one.</div>
Our last Saturday Club Ride of the year will leave Bob Evans in Macedonia at 10 AM Saturday, October 19, and take us north on Chillicothe and Caves Roads to the Holden Arboretum for a rest stop. From there we’ll ride along the Lake Erie Bluffs taking some small roads (all paved, but a few short stretches are in poor shape) that are tree canopied…[Read more]
I revised the Friday afternoon to take SR 278 and 160 from Nelsonville to Gallipolis which will give us a little more forest riding and not duplicate the likely Sunday route home following SR 7 along the Ohio River.
The weather forecast for Gallipolis for this Saturday is 76 and mostly sunny, perfect for our fall weekend ride. Rooms are still available at the Quality Inn so its not too late to sign up – as of now I’ve heard from 13 folks who will be going. Friends are welcome.
Be at Bob Evans in Macedonia by 10 AM this Friday, October 4, if you want to ride…[Read more]
AIMExpo is this weekend at the Columbus Convention Center. I plan to ride down on Saturday, leaving from Bob Evans at the Medina exit on I-71 (3049 Medina Rd) at 9:30 AM. If I get up early enough I’ll be there at 8:30 for breakfast. Anyone who cares to join me is welcome. Tickets are available on the MOA website for a reduced price of $12.
For those interested in off-road riding Saturday in the Wayne National Forest here is an excerpt from the National Forest Map.The area west of Dean State Forest (in blue) shows the most unimproved roads (double dotted lines) and is about an hour’s ride from the hotel.
Our fall weekend ride for 2019 takes us to Gallipolis (GAL-ə-pə-LEES) on the banks of the Ohio River, 70 miles southwest of Marietta and next door to the Ironton district of the Wayne National Forest. Gallipolis was settled in 1790 (only two years after Marietta, the oldest city in Ohio) by a group of French aristocrats and merchants es…[Read more]
BMWMOC conducts regular day rides throughout the year:
Wednesday Rides – Meet at Bob Evans in Macedonia, at I-271 and Rte 8, every Wednesday of the year. Departure 10:00 AM, come at 9:00 for breakfast. We ride on days the weather permits.
Saturday Rides West – Meet at Bob Evans in Brunswick, at I-71 and Rte 303, the first Saturday of the mon…[Read more]
We had a great time this past weekend riding the amazing roads in southern Ohio and northern West Virginia. The weather wasn’t optimal, but the roads were. We had a total of 24 bikes and 25 riders (see final roster in Post #1). The camaraderie, mutual support, and shared enthusiasm for motorcycling were something to behold.
A special thanks to…[Read more]
The Ride (see updated maps below)
This year’s ride will take us on some outstanding Appalachian roads within a 100-mile radius of Marietta Ohio. This area that is part of the unglaciated Allegheny Plateau, a particularly remote and rugged section of the Appalachians.
Friday we’ll ride to Zanesville for lunch at the Muddy M…[Read more]
Roger, you can try my Corbin on your F700 any time – next Wednesday if you’d like. It’s definitely more comfortable than the stock, but wider throughout making it a bit more challenging to flat foot the bike.