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Rt. 555 from Chesterhill to Zanesville

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I believe that I will make a run down 555 tomorrow. I usually ride the whole thing. I haven’t rode it this year. It’s one of my favorites.

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@Skinny guy, Jason and I rode 555 last week. It had been a while. Took it all the way to 7 and then sat in construction traffic for 20 minutes. Do yourself the favor and double back once you hit the bottom. 

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I live, basically, right along 555 in Muskingum county. After the big storm the other night, between Zanesville & 669, there was a little gravel washed onto the road but it seems to be mostly gone now. 

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lol, 555 isn't historically a road, it's the descendant of a wagon trail built of logs that ran from Zanesville to the Ohio River. Speed limit was probably single digit. I still like it, but don't believe any of the signage that's there. Multiple signs in a turn means "everyone wrecks here anyway" and is not likely a normal turn in a road. Think horses and wagons...

I was also impressed by some of the blind turns in the road where you couldn't see it, after topping over a rise you didn't know was there. One in particular (North-bound) would have launched from the peak in the road and over the top of a house trailer and off down into a meadow valley.

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8 minutes ago, ReconRat said:

lol, 555 isn't historically a road, it's the descendant of a wagon trail built of logs that ran from Zanesville to the Ohio River. Speed limit was probably single digit. I still like it, but don't believe any of the signage that's there. Multiple signs in a turn means "everyone wrecks here anyway" and is not likely a normal turn in a road. Think horses and wagons...

I was also impressed by some of the blind turns in the road where you couldn't see it, after topping over a rise you didn't know was there. One in particular (North-bound) would have launched from the peak in the road and over the top of a house trailer and off down into a meadow valley.

Yeah.. I think homeowners are required to carry flying motorcycle insurance on any structure within 50' of the road. Lol

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I did ride it Friday, start to finish. Overall it was pretty clean. The section south Ringgold is wonderful with the fresh pavement. I took 144 back to 329, hit 377 and 78 west through Glouster. 340 miles for the day.

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I prefer 78 over 555.  Too many blinds as previously mentioned on 555. 

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20 hours ago, Howabusa said:

I did ride it Friday, start to finish. Overall it was pretty clean. The section south Ringgold is wonderful with the fresh pavement. I took 144 back to 329, hit 377 and 78 west through Glouster. 340 miles for the day.

Temps look great for a fast loop tomorow 6/13.  Little fog early but going to do the same route but 78E out of Glouster to Ringold and then the same loop back to the Hock.

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