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Old 05-23-2012, 01:50 PM   #49201
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Mutha Fucking Night Riiiide.... update


Zach and I spec'd out the route today.

63 miles as GPS indicates (74 as my odo indicates, so take your pick). It took us 2 hours but we were stopping a lot to take notes. I'd reckon 3.5 - 4 hours would be a good time estimate in the dark and with a group of 5 or so riders.

22 miles of that is paved, which is more than I would have guessed, although it is all short connector stretches. The longest bit is 4.9 miles which will either be the first thing we ride or the last. The shortest bit is a few hundred yards. The balance is dirt, gravel or abandoned dirt roads.

The route will be a loop from Danville, back to the starting point. Gas will only be available at the start and end due to time of day. The Lyons Den BP is a pretty well stocked convenience store so there will be food and beverages available, too.

We deleted all off road portions except one 1 mile bit through farmers' fields (with permission), and one un-unimproved portion of the unimproved portion of the Mohican Valley Trail as I think the rest might be too technical in the dark. As it is, I think Stone Quarry and similar will be a real challenge in the dark, and a lot of the gravel roads have unmarked corners and such which will be interesting at midnight.

There are two minor water crossings and a old railroad bridge which is decomposing quite nicely but should support most of us. Whitey goes last.

Other than that, I think based on the dust today, you'd be smart to wear goggles and a dirt helmet, and bring a rag and some glass cleaner.

I will have a first aid kit, electric air compressor, metric tools, 21" tube, and some repair items (wire, wire ties, etc.).

Last little blurb: Meredith and I are riding it again tomorrow, in reverse, so if anyone wants to come they are welcome to do so. It's fun but not really challenging in the daylight, and we will not be deviating from the route since I want to get a feel for it as it runs in reverse.
So I'm assuming you and Whitey are going to shoot and bury the Go-Pro'ers in an undisclosed location?
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:52 PM   #49202
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Did I see someone had a dead hooker for sale? How much?
Shit!! Knew I shouldnt have taken the first offer

Congrats on the pending nuptials - tho I lost track of who is actually getting hitched.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #49203
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Through hiking the trail is on my bucket list. He must either be a fast hiker or not mind the snow. I thought most people started much earlier in the year to finish before late fall when it gets snowy in the mountains. Wish him luck and safety! -Mike
His last day of work (retiring from post office) is Friday June 1st. He's leaving immediatley after and starting in Maine. Most people do start earlier from Georgia and go north. He should be OK heading south.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:28 PM   #49204
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So I'm assuming you and Whitey are going to shoot and bury the Go-Pro'ers in an undisclosed location?
Hard to video shit in the dark.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:51 PM   #49205
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Hard to video shit in the dark.
Here's my epic video from a night ride last year. At the 27:45 mark, you can tell I barely missed a rut but I saved it.

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Old 05-23-2012, 06:01 PM   #49206
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Hard to video shit in the dark.
Well since you haven't seen my videos of night rides...YOU and Whitey would think that.. ;)

For everyone else:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U27cG0EEI0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mxl1vlWBvw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AVj9YnZrNI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzeck_ZuvcA
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:03 PM   #49207
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Here's my epic video from a night ride last year. At the 27:45 mark, you can tell I barely missed a rut but I saved it.

Dam, that was a long video.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #49208
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I'm catching up to you Luke...

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Old 05-23-2012, 06:43 PM   #49209
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Dam, that was a long video.
I thought the creek crossing @ 51:32 was awesome
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:22 PM   #49210
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Marriage is okay as long as you're the king of the castle like me and Whitey are.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:26 PM   #49211
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Hard to video shit in the dark.
I tried using that line too, and my wife still says no.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:27 PM   #49212
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I tried using that line too, and my wife still says no.
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #49213
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Here's my epic video from a night ride last year. At the 27:45 mark, you can tell I barely missed a rut but I saved it.
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Dam, that was a long video.
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I thought the creek crossing @ 51:32 was awesome
I just woke my kids up laughing so hard and loud!
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:32 PM   #49214
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Well since you haven't seen my videos of night rides...YOU and Whitey would think that.. ;)

For everyone else:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U27cG0EEI0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mxl1vlWBvw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AVj9YnZrNI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzeck_ZuvcA
Pretty cool vids, thanks. For the record I dont hate videos, I am an avid youtube enthusiast. I just didnt like scrolling past them all while on here. But I subbed ya btw.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:08 PM   #49215
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Let me tell you all the epic tale of Maggie vs The Young Buck:

So there I was, out enjoying a spirited ride through the Hocking Hills. Having just run the length of Big Pine from 56 to 664 and back (what a fun road that is) I was on 56 east of Laurelville, just cruising at the speed limit, when this jumped out in front of me:







I had time to think "SHIT!" and reach for the brakes. Dont think I even got them applied when the impact happened. I exited the vehicle to the left while it carried on to the right and onto the berm.







Thanks to the the value of good gear and an ATGATT attitude, I was able to walk away from the wreck with only some bruises and scrapes on my hands (shoulda been wearing the better gloves). Maggie took significantly more damage than I did, but she still starts up and runs, while the deer is lying dead along side rt 56 as we speak. So I'm scoring it Maggie 1, deer 0.


As a result of this event, Maggie has aquired a new name and is now known as Maggie Deerslayer. I was able to recover both antlers which shall be mounted on the bike to go along with her new name.

BTW, anyone got a headlight lens for a V65 Magna laying around?
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