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  1. 12 points
    Making OR Great Again Some of you may have noticed we are dying here. While there are many things we could do I think rides are what we need to do. But we need to do them differently. We usually post up a ride, tell the noob or slow person we will wait at each corner and don't worry......that isn't going to work. For several reasons. One, it's no damn fun for the slow person. They are basically riding on their own. So why not do that or find folks their own speed. Two, even though we say and mean we don't care how slow they are or how long we have to wait at each corner it still creates stress, worry... anxiety....whatever you want to call it. And they end up pushing themselves. Maybe not dangerously but certainly above their happy zone. I know this to be a fact because it happens to me every time I ride with you. And I was told this exact same thing by a long time member here just recently. So I will plan 4 or 5 rides this summer that will be slower rides and post them up. If you want to come and stay behind me cool. But you will not take off and go like hell and wait at corners and basically create the same situation. If you do, I will pair my Sena with you at the corner and shoot you. If 5 or 6 of us lead a few rides like this we will easily have 20+ sane social rides this season. Maybe shorter rides around the Atwood Lake area for example. And we will still have plenty of time to go like hell on other rides. Might help, might not. But the current course leads to a non existent OR by this time next year imnsho.
  2. 8 points
    ok boys I had to post it as im super happy.... Last fall I yard sale'd my bike counterclockwise at Grattan during a WERA race. the Covid made getting parts a bit difficult at first but here she is in 99%of her glory... -Decals by Pop Shadow Decals -Bodywork and paint by MotoXpRicambi everything else was sourced as I normally had them. vortex, renthal, driven, woodcraft, Penske , GP suspension and misc other goodies.. still a pump gas 126hp at the rear monster SuperStock motor Still have to get the wheels Powder coated to the same neon flouro orange and some misc decals and new seat pad Everything off that was broken
  3. 8 points
    You, Tracy and SherBear?
  4. 8 points
    This was not how I imagined the last few days in Ohio to be. I was hoping to meet and ride with every awesome folks i met through our the years. I think it will be safe for me to brag that I have met with most number of OR folks and rode with them over the years than the rest of you all. Not just group rides but through PMs and all have met with those “shy” OR Members who don’t post much but still wanted to give group rides a chance etc. From that collection of over 150 active riders spread 10 yrs only like 30 active folks left. And will miss you all and these roads (not this weather) I am not exaggerating but being honest when I say most of you folks has been closest to family and friends for me. I might not show it in words and deeds since I am socially awkward but truly appreciate that OR existed and got the chance to meet and ride with you all. I still wished I could meet few more regular OR peeps who I never got to meet. End of April I finish work here, I had taken 40 days off and was planning to travel with family. We been planning for these days for almost a year as this is the first true extended holiday we were getting. But alas things have changed completely. Timed my move from Ohio around May 15 so I would have 2 free weeks to meet and ride with you all again in these amazing roads once more before I left. Alas that opportunity is in question as well. I was hoping to post one last epic ride thread, hoping to have a multiday WV tour, was hoping to hit the track once more before I left. All plans got sidelined. But I will still Try to do a “social distance friendly ride” with at least few of you before I pack up. As long as we stay in our bike fully geared and ride safe without risk of crash I still vouch for motorcycling during these times, but then again I am biased. To communicate we can stay far away and use our Sena right Tonik hope you guys still continue with the gap trips, I hope to make it there at the same time. May be another Marion Virginia 3 day trip, that’s a spot we can meet and explore lot of good roads. Anyways just 20ish days left and the nostalgia is too much to handle, deep down I am a romantic I guess. Most of all I really miss Jerry. I know it would have been a difficult good bye with him, but we already did that part Been watching lot of video of rides we did together, dayuuum those were some good times. I started tying out personal goodbye to folks in this thread and that became too huge too long. Delete, trim. Will just text you all asshats 😆 Hope to see and ride with you all some day again soon. 👍 Ride on Ride safe
  5. 8 points
    Yes the virus doesn’t seem that scary if you are young and healthy. but if you or your loved ones are weak, older, have comorbid diseases, immunocompromised this virus is deadly on them. Near 50% fatality for such folks. the virus spreads crazy fast, you will be okay, but you will carry this to someone who will die. Always look at this way, all the talk about quarantine and social isolation etc is not for just for you. but for others who might die because you carried it to them. panic and wrong information definitely is not the answer. Preparing for “walking dead” scenario is not the answer. Only thing to do is take proper and adequate precaution. This is to delay spread. Sooner or later everyone going to get it if this lingers around. Just don’t want it to happen all together by being stupid. humans are flawed and society cannot survive without interaction, hence it will eventually spread, it will be around for a while etc, but at least if the rate is slowed down the hospital And health care won’t be taxed to its limit. we don’t want a situation to arise where 50 sick ones show up together in a span of few days with only 20 ventilators available. no body wants their grandma’s plug pulled some of the main players are poor respiratory condition, things like smoking copd asthma obesity etc are known entity. Imagine how the US population looks like a tasty treat for this virus. but If anarchy and systemic cleansing is what we are after this is the perfect answer. Darwinian law of survival of the fit and strong and able. If this spreads like crazy the society will be forged in fire, all the old weak and wilting will be weeded away and only the young and strong survive to forge a new beginning. And all of this will happen despite how many toilet rolls we have in our storage.
  6. 8 points
    And fuck all of you that said this would never be done. I on the other hand will be hanging with the Governor Friday when he signs this bill into law. The law will go into effect 90 days after he signs it. Thank you all for the help, it has been a fun ride.
  7. 7 points
    I just want to take a moment to thank @TimTheAzn and @Jester_ for pulling into track days after nearly 9 -10 yrs since last track day. Without tim making the day easy to sign up and join etc i would never have been able to join. Whats with these asian guys helping you to make your first track day easy - must be a culture thing. Hi ... How you doing.... let’s go for a track day ? ( @jbot ) Last year end on a cold fall day got to do one in PIRC. Wanted to do one more with you guys before i left But i couldnt. But i really enjoyed the day, less stressful and lot of fun all because you guys and big timmy and others where there. And i went ahead and did one more this summer here in NC and just wanted to share a brief write up. Even for this one, tim made it easy by arranging sign up all the way from ohio short review of track day day I did before the blistering summer heat started. This first para for who ever dont want to read big wall of text: I will never be a track junkie , will always enjoy street ride. I don’t have the competitive edge or aggressiveness or the desire for high velocity straights, but corners.... man corners I love them. And the big difference is i think i will slow way down in the streets and enjoy the destination and travel and leave the speed and adrenaline to the track where it was safer. Is track costly, repetitive and boring for a street touring fan, yes if you look at it that way. But if you look at it in a way where you pay speeding ticket money up front for a max speed licence and pushing your limit with as much protection as possible. Exorcism of your speed demon in a chapel meant for it. Big win long version The track : NCCar is all about smooth flat rounded ones. There are tricky ones like double apex decreasing ones and my favorite an almost 360 non stop circle. A very high horse power liter bike friendly track. Covid difference: I can almost say this was perfect place to be for a covid time entertainment. every one is restricted to their own individual canopy spaced at least 10 feets apart and carrying your own food. The rider meeting was open space short and spread out. Few including me still wore a mask and plus the quintessential funny look due to that from few. Otherwise there is never a moment where you interact or have contact with others, except the bathrooms where you have to be careful. The rider: The bike handled so beautifully that after couple warm up session I am literally passing everyone in novice without even trying. Esp on the outside of the long 360. (the only place where they allowed corner passing) Destroyed the pucks by the end of the day, again remember I am no track junkie and this technically first track day in a year and first time in this track in this bike. Still the bike gave me so much confidence and it’s so fluid. Body position is difficult compared to full sports bike but manageable. Race tuck and straight ways I will need suspension adjusted for me and a heavy oil mod for steering dampener. A set of adjustable rear set might help, I was able to improve my bad habit of toes sticking out a bit by the end of the day still not 100% confident in these rubber pegs and still dragging end of toe sliders. The bike: Tires full grip from power cup2 front and Michelin GP rear. Pics of the tires at the end of the day attached. Ran a higher cold pressure of 31 33 and it still gripped well and didn’t get destroyed. No mechanical issue, heating never went above 4 bars. The small screen definitely helps me. Brakes never faded but I hardly used it except for the long straights. But thats mainly due to the track layout. Everywhere else it was almost throttle play to keep it smooth. QS works best in this high speed high rpm Environment. Flips through the corners Easy, transition in S turns is a breeze, late brake into corners inside other high power bike and still no panic and can make the corner without running wide. All in all, makes it enjoyable and not intimidating to do a track day. Logistics: just a short word on this, bike is so light that this is the first bike I felt comfortable loading on to the back of truck. Very easy to just push it around and work with it. At the end of the day when your dead tired this was quite helpful. Final verdict: this bike just went from 10/10 in my favorite list to 11/10. it made me love something I never thought I would like, ... track days. Now I am kind of hooked. Definitely this bike made it a very enjoyable experience. Will be making at least a handful of track days if schedule and budget allows.
  8. 7 points
    took my race bike from oh no to oh yo! still more to do but yeeees!
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  10. 7 points
    @redbarron77 has all the images. Gist of my understanding of ORdN. Don't use real names or call people by them Leg hump until the girl leaves or toughens up... or Stay in the kitchen until given a pass Go 1.80 on the highway doing a wheelie and flipping the bird It's Dads fault All sales are GLWS LBTS No thread is permitted to stay on topic Hookers and blow Gen got peni and left CBR girl requested a few to leave... And they are gone If your ex-boyfriend has your bike, don't play with midgets First one to pass out gets the hotdog photo .... There are more rules but this will get you started... Last one... Nothing is to be taken serious on the internet ORdN will protect, help and share all they can in real life to help someone... They are all a little soft on the inside...
  11. 7 points
    Follow up CT scan today. All clear. Now switching to 6 month scans.
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  13. 7 points
    Stickers are from the fairing's original owner. Haven't gotten around to taking them off yet. To his credit he did an actual GYTR build... dang crazy money spent. This isn't 100% finished, I want to do something with the belly pan and probably the sides. Nothing major but some sort of color that follows the angle of the subframe/tail section.
  14. 7 points
    Hope every ones doing okay, Sorry was not active here much, but the one place I didn’t want to talk “work” was here and the discussion were more intense here than at work lol Either ways I suspect me wife and kid had the infection about 2-3 weeks ago. All symptoms fit at that time the rapid tests were not available. The first week was real bad to the point I almost felt like going to the hospital, but gradually improved. I got swabbed and quarantined but test came back negative . I continued quarantine for few more days until symptoms got better 99% but had to go back to work Eventually since lack of staff to cover. I still maintained “social distancing” as much as possible. Fortunately being kidney doc, 95% decisions can be made based on labs and tests. And I was able to avoid direct patient contact for couple more weeks. I probably will get antibody tested just to reassure myself. But at this point all bets are off with this disease with people reporting tons of stuff based on half baked research which drowns out proper research. Now a days there are two kinds of healthcare workers, ones who takes care of covid patients and ones who give interviews. I see lot of docs online and in tv dishing out advises and information. Literally only 10% of the them actually took care of patients. Most of them have no business shelling out advises. Been talking to colleagues from various places. Depending on where you work the attitude and reality is different. I have over heard ophthalmologist in physician lounge complain to the ENT guy that this is all a media hoax, Ian the same hospital where we just lost a 50 ish healthy guy to covid that morning. If I was more of an in your face guy I would have shoved him to the wards and asked to take a walk around rather sit in his cocoon passing judgement and conspiracy theories . Any ways over the weeks things have slowed down. As of now ground reality for me at least, as expected from numbers cases from general public in the two hospitals i cover slowed down. The ones coming in are not aggressive and sick etc. I believe this is because of social distancing. I say this because the third hospital covers for prison population and nearly more than half the ICU beds are filled up with prisoners with covid. The one place where they cannot social distance effectively. This makes me wonder what will happen Come May if they lift social distancing completely. Step by step reopening might be okay. Opening up restaurant, malls and other “socializing and mass gathering areas” to be delayed perhaps. the disease is less understood, the progression and variability and questionable strains all make this one of the most challenging times to deal with. I completely understand the tough situation some folks are in due to lack of work minimal savings and difficult survival. Where to strike a balance is difficult. Hopeful gradual ease back of non essentials will be the key. hope everyone and family is staying safe.
  15. 7 points
    Ohio is on the way of decline phase, if we are able to keep the current scenario Tight and intact we likely will be on the way to stable state by end of April. Of course anything can change. But At least light at the end of the tunnel. dewine did a lot of things right at the right time despite a lot of people denouncing him and sentencing him to the stake Glad to see majority of people followed the right step. sad to see still lot of people peddling out fking conspiracy theory when people Are loosing life. We lost more life’s than 9/11 slowly painfully and worst part; all alone during their final days and hours. All these conspiracy peddlers should walk through the hospital / ICU floor to see ground reality. We probably escaped the major brunt because of timely action taken and followed. here is to hoping that may 2020 is back to normal for us.
  16. 7 points
    Put a Sargent seat on the Kaw H2 SX SE bike and rode 265 miles today, seat is very comfortable.
  17. 7 points
    Participant trophy for everyone 🏆 It's a 2015 BMW R1200R
  18. 7 points
    I like to do Both
  19. 7 points
    So after 54k miles and 40 states, I parted ways with my beloved FJR yesterday. I went an entire day without a motorcycle until I rode home my new 2018 Goldwing. Never in my dreams would I had thought a Goldwing be this much fun to ride, but I love it. Plus, I got the bike for a smokin deal so that helps too!
  20. 7 points
    Thanks guys, Lucas Eugene will be a staple figure at future motorcycle events. I look forward to introducing him to many of you. Katie's doing great, no meds, girl's a fucking beast. 16 hours labor to get the 7lb 2oz 21" scream machine out.
  21. 7 points
    all the sudden he thinks he's lance armstrong.
  22. 7 points
    300 zoomy miles on the Hyper. I am going to get in serious trouble on that bike. It invites irresponsible behavior and then rewards the shit out of it.
  23. 6 points
    I took my usual route down to Zanesville and headed out 146. Jumped on 284 south, it was in bad shape from mowing and storm debris, plus a lot of gravel. Took 78 to 536 south. The first 2/3rds of 536 was nice, after that there were two spots that were one lane from construction. Stopped at the locks in Hannibal and then headed north on 800. 350 miles for the day. The bike turned over 95,000 miles today.
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  25. 6 points
    Anyone that can't take the heat should stay on reddit where they belong. Not everything needs to pander to the least common denominator. I am tired of accommodating people I do not know that feel I owe them something. The door swings both ways. Suit up, throw a leg over.. or piss off.
  26. 6 points
    Instead of fighting the trolls, I made them mods. 😂
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  28. 6 points
    How about not locking the thread in the first place. Who in the hell posts here thinking that any thread will stay on topic let alone complain that it hasn't. That's some baby bullshit and coddled by an overactive moderator.
  29. 6 points
    I made the best of the crap weather I was dealt for my weekend, and rode 502 miles of West Virginia (and Maryland!) mountain roads. Only got about 30 minutes worth of rain the entire day.
  30. 6 points
    I don't even let my kids put shit in my driveway.
  31. 6 points
    Tell him your old neighbor let you raid his liquor cabinet in the middle of the night and gave you handies.
  32. 6 points
    Only thing that I have changed is riding to work. I don't want tire tracks in the kitchen.
  33. 6 points
    Just trying to give some optimistic outlook based on some numbers. Just keep this as a positive thought and don’t expect it to be true course. source : Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Just an estimate. as of now it’s just a guesstimate even since non of the pattern followed any common sense so far. The growth of new cases in Ohio has slowed until last Saturday 3/28 cases in Ohio were growing by 20%+ every day. after that Sunday 3/29 - 17.57% Monday 3/30 - 16.94% Tuesday 3/31 - 13.76% Wednesday 4/1 - 15.83% Thursday 4/2 - 13.94% Friday 4/3 - 14.13% Saturday 4/4 - 12.89% Sunday 4/5 - 8.13% Based on this these guys revised and saying Ohio is now projected to peak in hospitalizations in 2 days, on April 8. By Sunday, April 26, Ohio is projected to need less than 200 hospital beds across the entire state. Ohio is projected to have 0 shortages in terms of regular beds or ICU beds. Ohio is projected to need 223 ventilators, down from the previous projection of 615. All seems positive, on ground lvl I can tell you at one point they were making arrangement to convert all the closed of cafeteria sections into make shift wards to cover demands and of course to make lot of money etc, but we never saw the extreme brunt, we never had the tough job to choose who gets to go on the ventilator. Whtr the grandma with sniffles or the young dad with sniffles and large goober. They all got put on ventilator of course for more billing and money is money. there is an old saying, it’s easier to wake people up when they are sleeping. But when they pretend to be sleeping it’s difficult.
  34. 6 points
    Going on a pub crawl tonight. Going to put a shot of apple pie in each room.
  35. 6 points
    My wife is now officially in the pool of workers to sit at home with full pay and wait till they are needed. She has to be availibale at a moments notice to work at any Ohio Health Facility to do any job they tell her to do. She will get her full 40 hour pay check to sit at home on standby and will get her usual pay when ever called into duty for what ever job she's assigned. And she can't turn any assignment down. So if they call her and say they need someone to clean shitters and take out the trash she has to do it. They are doing this to have a work force on stand by that also will be healthy for when the shit hits the fan. For those that don't know, she is a xray tech that normally does mammograms and is also a licensed STNA from years back. So most likely she would be call upon for something of those lines but she's willing to do what ever they ask. She's a worker not a complainer.
  36. 6 points
    Rode the hell out of it this afternoon.
  37. 6 points
    I decided to pivot my for sale add.
  38. 6 points
    So far, possessing information that could incriminate the Clintons has cost more American lives than COVID-19
  39. 6 points
    There are already billions of bars of soap. Wash your damn hands.
  40. 6 points
    Holy shit. It went from committee to the floor the same day!! We passed the Senate with 100 percent yes votes this afternoon. We are otw to the governor now! We fucking did it.
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  44. 6 points
    Wife and I rode it for 390 miles. First big ride since the operation. It was great and I feel good.
  45. 6 points
    Few Pics from Nelsons this past weekend.
  46. 5 points
    So first off, fuck @SpecialEd He questioned my latest physical lab results and jinxed me. The actual appointment didn't go so well. During the exam it was discovered that one of my nuts was not like the other, it was enlarged. Now those of you that have seen me ride know I have seriously big balls. But they should be the same size. When they are not it means one thing, testicular cancer. So never really sick, no operations and bam I got the big C. I can tell you, that feeling really sucked. Ultrasound by a hot lab tech confirmed it was a tumor. Would have been really cool having a hot lab tech rubbing my nuts with lube if it hadn't been for the circumstances. Next was blood work and and a full body CT scan which got us our first good news. No traces of cancer in the blood and no signs of cancer elsewhere. Within a week of the physical I am at the surgery center to have my nut cut off. Scared to fucking death, never been down this road. Kicked my wife out for a sec and had my son swear he would take care of her if I died on the table. Had to walk myself into the OR, that was hard. Did not want to go through that door. Fuck do they keep ORs cold. Already had an IV in, get on the table and the anesthesiologist says he just gave me the juice. Don't remember anything after he said that. Wake up, mind is clear as a bell which I didn't expect. Pain was not too bad actually. They don't take it the way you would expect. I figured an incision on the sac and pull it out. Instead they put a two inch incision in your groin and pull it out from the inside. I suspect that is to make sure they get it out intact and don't bust loose any cancer cells. Few days later the pain kicks in. I learned real fast everything you do uses your groin muscles. So everything you do hurts. So at that point I jumped on the Oxy for a few days. Went back to work 6 days afterwards. No heavy lifting or motorcycling. Took a few days for the pathology on the tumor. It was stage 1, so it has not spread. Second round of blood work and no tumor tracers in the blood. Follow up Cats every 3 months for the next 2 years to be sure. So I am good, you fuckers are stuck with me. Can't say enough about using the Cleveland Clinic. I got appointments, lab work and surgery and test results insanely fast. Not having to wait and wonder helped with my sanity. The main point of this post is guys, you need to Check Ya Nuts. I didn't know this. We have to check them just like women check their breasts. And this is not an old man's disease, very rare at my age. It hits men 25 to 35 the most. Found out several young dudes at work only have one nut. FYI, there were a few OR peeps that were on a group text the day of surgery so Deb could keep them posted. After they got the all clear they busted out in one nut jokes. I warned them, they continued and I threatened them with a pic of my one remaining nut if they didn't stop. They didn't stop and they got a pic of my nut. I still have that pic and am not afraid to use it. You have been warned.
  47. 5 points
    And there is your problem. You seem to be afraid of conflict with this neighbor. Until you tell him to stop, he has no reason to stop. The longer it goes, the worse it gets. You're letting yourself be taken advantage of.
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    Just had my first 3 month follow up CT scan. All clear, I am pretty much golden now.
  50. 5 points
    I missed the part where I asked for comments.
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