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    MORGA

    And we need red MORGA hats.
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    MORGA

    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 created 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.
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    April 25: 6th Annual NEO Meat & Greet

    I can totally see you doing this.
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    Triple Nickel 2/28

    Damn straight we are trading bikes a few times this summer.
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    Triple Nickel 2/28

    Maintain. If you don't the rear could hook back up too soon and you may high side. If you roll off it has to be extreamly gradual. Better not to. Keep your body wherever it is. If you are leaning off stay there, and be lose on the bike. Let it find its own way. It is smarter than you are. Avoid counter steering too, the natural track of the bike is already counter steering. If you add any it is too much. Everyone should start or do some time in the dirt to learn what it feels like.
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    Track Day Newb

    Dude is dead, I would do fine.
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    Triple Nickel 2/28

    When you started to slide I would bet you were smart enough to be throttle neutral and not on the brakes. Since you didn't fuck it up the bike didn't need to save you.
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    Broke ass kid

    I rubbed my nut on that before you bought it.
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    April 25: 6th Annual NEO Meat & Greet

    He doesn't have a bike.
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    Triple Nickel 2/28

    Rain the night before and it will be in the 20's. I think you are pushing your luck.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    If you had been paying attention you would have heard Gojira as the music before they cut to the live scene, and the Representative that mentioned None Inch Nails.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Go here: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislators/find-my-legislators and find your Rep and Senator. Copy and past the below in. Yea, I know I caved on the earphone issue. But if we go for that at the same time we will lose on both. One thing at a time. Hello, I would like to discuss with you a needed change to Ohio law, specifically ORC 4511.84 http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4511.84 This law prohibits the use of earphones and earplugs while riding a motorcycle. While prohibiting earphones may make sense, the prohibition on earplugs does not. This law is antiquated and does not account for the medical community’s better understanding of hearing loss and it’s causes. In fact the Ohio BMV handbook for new motorcycle riders says: “Long-term exposure to engine and wind noise can cause permanent hearing damage, even if you have a quiet motorcycle and wear a full-face helmet. Whether you choose disposable foam plugs or reusable custom-molded devices, properly worn hearing protection reduces noise, while allowing you to hear important sounds like car horns and sirens.” I have a quiet motorcycle, and I wear a full face helmet. When I don’t wear ear plugs I can clearly tell my hearing has been impacted after a day of riding. They ring and buzz, just like being at a loud concert. Yes, I ignore the law and wear ear plugs as do a great many other riders I know. One of whom just got a $95 dollar ticket for doing so. I can assure you I can hear sirens and horns. Ear plugs are selective in what noise they block. Simply put the State has a law forcing a motorcycle rider to suffer permanent hearing loss. It has no moral right to do so. 4511.84 needs to be amended with an exception for hearing protection for motorcycle riders as many other states have already done. Please let me know what I can do to help make this happen and thank you in advance for your help in this matter.
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    Ride 2/23

    For someone wanting to borrow a bike you sure are picky. Only certain bikes on certain days.
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    Ride 2/23

    I know where there is a spare key hidden on The Whale.
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    North Cincy rider

    Woot, we got an MG in the house!
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    The picture that came from that move was worth it.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    For the record, the law takes effect 90 days after my friend Mike DeWine signed it. That would be May 21st.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Dude, look at the cleveland.com comments.
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    CBus peeps help?

    DVR abc 6 and fox local tonight. I will be on tv!
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    Would you own a classic bike?

    Guy at the school district had one of those in red with gold trim. Was cool as hell.
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    CBus peeps help?

    No need, but appreciate the effort.
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    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    https://www.wdtn.com/statehouse-news/dewine-signs-law-allowing-motorcyclists-to-wear-earplugs/
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