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About BudDaytonRat

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  • Birthday 11/10/1947

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    Dayton, OH
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    2001, Truimph, Bonneville 2013 Ducati Monster EVO.

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  1. BudDaytonRat

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    I received a reply from my State Senator. Her reply and my reply to her email. Is the law repealed or is still illegal to use earplugs? Mr. Bingham, Thank you for contacting our office. I always appreciate hearing from constituents who have thoughts or concerns about issues facing our state and community. As you may know, House Bill 129, introduced by Representative Riordan McClain, would permit a person to wear earphones or earplugs for hearing protection while operating a motorcycle. H.B. 129 is currently assigned to the House Transportation and Public Safety Committee, where it had its first hearing on March 26, 2019. While I am not a member of this chamber, I will be sure to keep your thoughts in mind should H.B. 129 come before me in the Senate. Thank you again for your correspondence. If you have any additional questions or concerns in the future regarding state issues, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Sincerely, Peggy Lehner State Senator 6th District My reply. Thank you so much for the reply. The way I understand what is going on with this. As you stated the law has been repealed. However it was left out of the Transportation Budget verbiage. Still keeping it in place. I hope you are correct and the law is no longer valid.
  2. BudDaytonRat

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    I received this email. Probably lip service but at least I got a response. Good morning, Thank you for your email. Representative Antani works very hard to learn about each issue, and always appreciates the input of his constituents. I have passed along your email to Representative Antani and he will look into the issue. If you have any additional comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. Thanks, Jonathan Fausey Legislative Aide Ohio House of Representatives Office of State Representative Niraj Antani District 42 614-466-6504
  3. BudDaytonRat

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    I called my State Senator. I did not speak to anybody. I left a message about the earplug issue.
  4. BudDaytonRat

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Jim, I was a little late coming to this party. I have posted your original post on Britrider.com, www.triumphrat.net, Ducati Monster Forums, and Ducati. org. Below is a reply to my post on Triumph.Rat. The rider is from Lorain County Ohio. I will ad your last post to my posts on these sites. Hopefully we can get this stupid law repealed. Any idea how many riders in Ohio have been ticked for the earplug violation? Great idea - Thanks for providing the link & an example letter. I just sent my own letter to Senator Manning (District 13). Hopefully they'll listen!
  5. BudDaytonRat

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Done, I'm going to share with all my Moto Pack Pals.
  6. BudDaytonRat

    What makes for a good "Day Ride".

    When the Wizard of February gets rid of most of the road salt and grants one an almost 50 degree sunny day. What do you Do? You take a 107 mile motorbike Excursion, you get the tag for our Pack's MOTO Tag game. The tag was a a Veterans Memorial for all the Services. I did this ride Sunday, The Veterans Memorial is just west of Shandon, OH.
  7. BudDaytonRat

    What makes for a good "Day Ride".

    Thanks for the replies all. Did anyone check Drew's blog?
  8. What’s makes for a good “Day Ride”? This question was asked by my good friend and RAT PACK Pal Drew Faulkner in his latest Moto Adventurer Blog post. Good question Drew. When I go for a motorbike Excursion my normal rides are between 100 and 200 miles. I have done 300 to 400 mile rides in a day. I take a ride to Newberry, IN to visit my mother grave which is a 400 plus mile ride. I also take a ride to my old home town of Lebanon, IN a couple of times a year. Those rides are 300 mile plus rides. A lot of our group rides are 200 miles or more. Drew also wants to break down the ride as follows. How far is a good day ride? 100-400 miles works for me. How many hours in the saddle is “just right”? Depends on ride distance. Is it about the roads, or is it about the stops along the way? Both, I love backroads and stops for food, photos etc. Which is a better story, the awesome things you saw, or the unscheduled road-side repair you had to make on the way? The awesome things I see, unscheduled repairs ain't paying any rent. Is it the photos, the smells of the countryside, the flavor of local food, or the good company that joins you on the journey? All, of those things. Being the RAT PACK Historian I take a lot of photos. Exactly what do you look for in a “day ride”? Good weather, route, grub works for me riding solo, with one rider or a group ride. So what do you all think, what makes a good day ride? You can find Drew's blog here if interested. https://motoadventurer.com
  9. BudDaytonRat

    Hello from Franklin, OH

    Welcome to the forum. FYI we have a local RAT Pack sponsored by Joe's Cycle Shop in Dayton, OH. Lean more about the Pack at www.Brirtrider.com
  10. BudDaytonRat

    2012 Suzuki S40 Boulevard $3,500.

    I'm helping a friend of mind sell this motorbike. Please see the spec sheet and photo of the bike.
  11. BudDaytonRat

    70's Tomorrow, anybody riding?

    This is BudDaytonDuc from Dayton. The bike looks better in these photos then the ones on the Home Page. You might want to check out this web site. BritRider.com I have a 2001 Triumph Bonneville in edition to my 2013 Monster EVO. We do monthly rides weather permitting. All riders are welcome. I need another Ducati Rider since my friend Andy who has had serval Ducati motorbikes was transferred to Nashville. I'm BudDaytonRat on BritRider.
  12. BudDaytonRat

    SOLD: 2005 Triumph Sprint ST

    Lee, did you sell the your Sprint?
  13. BudDaytonRat

    2002 Ford Ranger Ext Cab Pickup Truck.

  14. BudDaytonRat

    I'm thinking about buying a cruiser

    2013 Triumph Speedmaster (865 cc), Matte Black 44,000 miles, Single Owner Service performed per owner’s manual by myself or Joe’s Cycle Shop (Records included with manual) Heated Grips, Tall Sissy Bar with Luggage Rack Asking $4,600 A friend has this Speedmaster for sale in Moraine, OH. PM me if any interest.
  15. BudDaytonRat

    Fill the Helmets August 6, 2016.

    Joe's RAT Pack is hosting an event to benefit The Battle Buddy Foundation Saturday August 6th. We will be in front of Joe's Cycle Shop from 10:00am-4:00pm. The Battle Buddy Foundation helps veterans acquire specifically trained service dogs to assist with mobility and psychiatric/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) disability. Joe's Cycle Shop is located at. 3315 N. Dixie Drive Dayton, OH Lean more about the Battle Buddy Foundation at. www.tbbf.org