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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2018, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Put a few miles on the bike this year

Greetings everyone,
I was reading some of your adventures posted here and got to thinking about just where I have gone during this years riding season.

* South Carolina (beaufort area), Savanna Georgia and some low country riding.
* Maryland - in and around the Cumberland area
* From Akron, OH. around Lake Erie and back (nice ride through the Canandian side).
* Just reciently road the back roads to the Ohio river to Marietta,OH., down Rt. 93 & Rt.555 (those of you from Ohio should know that route). Than back up Rt. 26/800 through the Wayne National Forest. Best riding in Ohio!
* As well as the usuall all over the place local riding.

Like I said I got a chance to put a few miles on the VTX this year and see some of this great big beautiful country or ours (as well as Cananda of course). For my money there is no other way to really see and be part of your travels than on the back of my bike.

I have always taken really good care of my VTX and since 2004 when I bought my bike new, we have seen a good part of this country without any issues. We may perhaps have a short ride or two before the snow flys up here but all it all it's been a very good riding season.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2018, 08:27 AM
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to the Ohio river to Marietta ,OH., down Rt. 93 & Rt.555 (those of you from Ohio should know that route). Than back up Rt. 26/800 through the Wayne National Forest. Best riding in Ohio!

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as stated... on routes... I have been going down there since the 1970's.. on motorcycles..
I would ADD Ohio route 9... and the lower section of US 250 (Cadez)... to the river.


you should contact River13 on the VTXCafe.. he has a 555 ride every year.. with a bunch of VTX owners. and a tech day...
he is out of Zanesville..



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Well Big Al! You are just a riding freak... but there is one problem with this posting here.

We all are BIG picture whores and you've not shared a smidgin of one of your adventures or the machine that allowed you to enjoy it all.
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[QUOTE=chuck_VTX F;4562116]as stated... on routes... I have been going down there since the 1970's.. on motorcycles..
I would ADD Ohio route 9... and the lower section of US 250 (Cadez)... to the river.


you should contact River13 on the VTXCafe.. he has a 555 ride every year.. with a bunch of VTX owners. and a tech day...
he is out of Zanesville..


Went to college in Eastern Kentucky (back in the late 70's),, and still remember riding Ohio Route 9. If it's still as pretty now, as it was then, I would go out of my way to ride it again!!!
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as stated... on routes... I have been going down there since the 1970's.. on motorcycles..
I would ADD Ohio route 9... and the lower section of US 250 (Cadez)... to the river.


you should contact River13 on the VTXCafe.. he has a 555 ride every year.. with a bunch of VTX owners. and a tech day...
he is out of Zanesville..


Went to college in Eastern Kentucky (back in the late 70's),, and still remember riding Ohio Route 9. If it's still as pretty now, as it was then, I would go out of my way to ride it again!!!



more farms... roads are nice.. lots of twist and turns.. hills and valley's.



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We had a regular ride which we used to do, but haven't for some years now whcih is;
Route 43 (or 44) south into carollton, pick up Rt. 9 south, ride it to Cadiz, then pick up Rt. 250 W and stop at Tapin resevor, then on to I77 north back home.

Really nice (mabye) a 1/2 days ride - and you fellows are right, Rt. 9 is just a "must" to ride if you haven't.
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Well Big Al! You are just a riding freak... but there is one problem with this posting here.

We all are BIG picture whores and you've not shared a smidgin of one of your adventures or the machine that allowed you to enjoy it all.
Sorry Travis,
I'm not much of a "camera guy" - I still have an old flip phone -
I have some pictures, I will see if I can up-date my account and toss a few of them in here.
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Sorry Travis,
I'm not much of a "camera guy" - I still have an old flip phone -
I have some pictures, I will see if I can up-date my account and toss a few of them in here.



I figured it out... anyone can..


I use flickr as a photo host... its Free. then just copy and paste here.



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I figured it out... anyone can..


I use flickr as a photo host... its Free. then just copy and paste here.
Thanks - got it. Looks pretty strait forward, I should be able to figure it out.

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