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2018 Spring Epic Ride (AL-Z-Heimer Memorial Ride) - May 19, 2018

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The year's spring ride will be in memory of a friend and fellow OhioRider member who lost his fight to cancer this past year. Jerry, aka @Al Z. Heimer.    

 

Details for route and meet location will come up soon as I can come up with something... maybe new this year?   I'd like to do a little memorial send-off for Jerry at the meetup spot so maybe we can collaborate on something for that as well.  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Please post below if you plan on attending so I'm aware of how much food to purchase.  If you are +1 or more please include that as well.   EpicRideFinal_zpsfpah3v43.png

Date: SATURDAY - May 19, 2018

Rain Date: Sunday - May 20, 2018

All details are subject to change - so please follow up to this thread before the event to verify all details are the same!

Meet Place: TBD

Time: Meet by 10:30; Pre-Ride Speech, Photo, and Group Organization at 11:00; kick stand to ride by 11:30

Route: TBD

Request: Be ATGATT if possible, and try and sport an OR t shirt if you have one.

Facebook Event Page: Link TBD

T-Shirts

T-Shirts will be available for purchase about a month prior to the event. .  

After the ride is complete, weather permitting, we will be grilling hotdogs & hamburgers, providing chips, drinks, etc for everyone to enjoy together afterwards before people start heading back. 

 

Some etiquette to help us all better as suggested by many riders:

Everyone is responsible for themselves, so ride within your limits. Crashing is not something we want to have happen.

Ride within your limits and stay safe. Our goal is to have a fun safe day of riding with a bunch who share the same passion. Crashing only ruins that fun, not only for you, but for others as well. Food will be provided at the end of the ride. 

Ideal maximum group size is ten riders with a lead rider and a tail (sweep) rider. These two riders should be interchangeable in skill level so that the sweep rider can evaluate and help the riders in front of them: These two riders need to know the count of how many riders are in their group.

The lead rider needs to wait at all stops for the sweep rider to give him a thumbs up.  At each stop the leader or sweep rider can switch or at their discretion ask and allow a new formation of the line. Do not allow passing other riders in same group once the ride has started except at starts.

Passing slow moving vehicles may be needed for the faster group; when doing this each rider makes times and judges it for themselves.  Don't wait for the group to pass as a whole.  At times, riders might have to cross a double yellow to pass.

Group leaders and sweeps should know the route well and if possible have ridden it prior to event.

Do not allow changes of groups at stops (Unless both ride leaders of both groups are aware of the change and it does not raise the group count to over ten riders. If a rider has to leave a group early, please make sure they tell someone in the group.  Do not pass other riders within a group, except at stops or if the rider in front waves you passed. Try and avoid 'pushing' a rider in front of you (this means to give the people in front of you space so they don't feel pressured to go faster than they are comfortable).  If you picked the wrong spot in line of your group ask to change positions at stops or if a rider signals you to pass.

Start the ride with a full tank of gas.

Many folks are planning to grab a bite at the end of the ride, those with time should do it as it will be fun. The unfortunate long haulers will start back to get home before dark.

 

Video from Previous Years: 

 

 

 

The Groups

Always start one group below what you feel you ride. Meaning if you think your fast, start with medium fast group and if you are comfortable move to the fast group during gas break after letting the lead and sweep know. Better to be safe than sorry. Remember we might be riding roads very new to you.

Fast:

Usually 70mph on the straight and 25-30 mph over the posted limit of curve.

The people who belong to the group know they belong to this group, they dont think they belong here.Dont jump in here unless you been riding with such fellows for some time. eg: UP, Midgettodd, Hutch, Core rides

Medium-Fast:

65-70mph on the straight and 20-25 over the posted limit of curve.

This is the usual fast rides some group rides do, still rather fast• Jump in here if you been riding for a while and is comfortable at these paces on most roads

Medium:

65 mph on the straight and 15-20 over the posted limit of curve.

This is the everyday regular group rides pace,Jump in here if you been riding for a while and is comfortable at these paces on most roads

Slow:

60 mph or around posted limit on the straight and up to 10 over the posted limit of curve.

This is the a very comfortable yet fun group ride. Jump in here if you like doing friendly fun rides and also new riders must join here.

If you could please announce if you plan to attend and which group so I can keep an ongoing list. If you plan on bringing someone else from outside of the forums, or those who don't post, please add a +1 for each member, so we can kind of figure out how many groups we will need to plan for.  Also post if you are willing to sweep or lead so we can get a list for that as well.

Disclaimer: The following words "Ohio Epic Ride" refers to this specific ride.

By attending the "Ohio Epic Ride", you agree to the following;

You acknowledge that you understand that motorcycle riding and touring is hazardous and may result in serious injury or death. You understand that this activity in which you are voluntarily participating has inherent risks (including death, loss of limb and permanent disability, and damage to or loss of property) that you assume. You certify that you are duly licensed and competent to operate a motorcycle in a safe manner, and the vehicle you will be operating during the ride is in safe and legal operating condition. You are solely responsible to determine the speed and operational characteristics of your motorcycle and your ability as a motorcycle operator while participating in the ride. You hereby agree to expressly and voluntarily accept and assume all risks involved in operating a motorcycle or participating as a motorcycle passenger while participating in the ride. You hereby covenant, as a motorcycle operator or motorcycle passenger, not to sue Ohio Epic Ride, their organizers, agents, employees, officers, directors, managers and representatives for any and all loss or damage including property damage or loss, personal injury, permanent disability and/or death, arising out of your participation in this activity (including but not limited to riding, touring, transportation to and from the activity, and at all lodging and stops). "Ohio Epic Ride" makes no warranty regarding conditions, safety of roadways, weather, lodging or stops, and the rider to assume all risk that the conditions, safety of roadways, weather, lodging or stops are other than what is expected. You understand and agree that "Ohio Epic Ride" is acting as my agent only to provide guidance as to routes, and I hereby release and hold harmless "Ohio Epic Ride", its organizers, agents, assigns and heirs against any and all claims, causes of action, or any other liability of any kind arising from my operation of a motorcycle, or as a motorcycle passenger during my activity of motorcycle riding.

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Ha that 2016 video makes me regret selling the daytona.

How is she doing btw @Perception

Edited by TimTheAzn

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In, Slow or Medium. I'll do Lead or Sweep if needed.

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That's an OMRL race weekend, so @snot and I cant commit to this just yet - so we're a maybe at this point.

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Looks like I'm out for this again. The 19th is my daughters graduation party and the 20th we are leaving for Myrtle Beach.

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Are you designing the shirts with a "in memory of"?

I think Gap trip should have shirts for Jerry, too. 

Maybe something like "Riding for Jerry"?

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May be out of town for work, will make it out if I'm not. 

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I've got a wedding to attend that weekend and I have the boy. I'm out. I'll keep an eye out if the date changes.

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Sounds great!  I'm in tentative, need to verify my kids game schedule when they come out.

I'm a medium fast rider on roads I know well, so I'd better ride with the medium group on this event.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

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Sup Derek, man sorry to hear about Jerry. I remb a post about him being sick, but figured he would pull through. RIP Jerry! :(

I remb riding with him in 2015 summer, leading my lost ass around on my way home. If it weren't for Jerry pointing me to I-75/US23. lol

(keep in mind that time I had a flip phone, no GPS unit, no maps... just Me) :)

 

Anyhow, yea I plan on attending once again! I hope to see yall again!

I will likely be SOLO again :)

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I'm a probably depending on on call schedule and weather. 

 

Nevermind.  On call.  Have fun peeps. 

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Will definitely be in for this - have missed the last few.  May 19 at this point looks clear.  Thanks again, Derek.

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