SE Ohio Trip, 2017

I went down to Coshocton, Ohio with the club to ride some of the fantastic roads there. There were six members that showed up for the ride. The weather was pretty brutal, reaching the low 90’s all four days. Pat and I rode down on Thursday, pulled into the Downtown Motel about 4:00. This was an ideal “home base” as it was the central point for most of our planned rides.

Friday morning, first stop was breakfast.

Then Pat and I rode south to ride the 555 loop I had found on a web site. The other members headed out for the dirt roads, as we were the only two who weren’t riding dual sport bikes.

This part of Ohio has some really great riding with lots of twisty, hilly roads to cruise. And it seemed that at least half of the roads had new pavement, making them even better. We saw very little traffic, and if the weather had been about 10-15 degrees cooler, it would have been perfect riding.

Friday evening back at the hotel, after a short rest and a good shower, we went to a local Mexican restaurant for dinner.

Saturday morning breakfast at Bob Evans, we planned the days rides. Pat and I made a new route in Basecamp and the left to ride the new route.

Saturday evening, after cleaning up and another nap, we all walked to Rosco for dinner.

Sunday morning found all six of us at Tim Horton’s again, before heading off to various destinations. At one point, just outside of Sandusky, Pat and I got stuck waiting for a train that wasn’t even moving when we first pulled up. So we pulled of the road into an abandoned lot and waited it out under the shade of a tree.

You can’t even see the end of the train just above the bikes. After about ten minutes the train was past, and while the traffic cleared up, we got our gear back on and took of. We split up just outside of Toledo, Pat heading home and I went to meet Jonathan over in Toledo for lunch.

I was kinda hoping I lost about ten pounds in sweat, but no such luck. I definitely have to wash the gear before I put it back on though. Despite the heat, I had a great time and I’m thinking about when I can go back again to ride some more of those great roads.

Here’s my video from the trip.