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unOFFICIAL 2019 EPIC RIDE - MAY 11, 2019

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Date: SATURDAY - May 11, 2019 

Rain Date: Sunday - May 12, 2019

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: Boat Ramp @  2439 S Riverside Dr.  McConnelsville, OH 43756

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

Route: https://goo.gl/maps/3eFDHhQNN442

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

Facebook Event Page: Link TBD  

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. 

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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I suppose posting this on April Fools Day is quite silly, but rest assured this is no fools day joke. 

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Glad to see this is happening again this year, but unfortunately I can’t make it this year. Between JO volleyball and AAU basketball my daughters pretty much have my weekends monopolized until Memorial Day weekend. 

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46 minutes ago, snot said:

We are a NO. I graduate that weekend.

Congratulations! 

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51 minutes ago, snot said:

We are a NO. I graduate that weekend.

CONGRATS! 🎉 

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If I am in town that weekend, I will be there. I will decide the group when I get there. 

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I am a strong maybe. If I do make it, I can lead a group (preferably fast or med/fast).

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I am there for sure as long as I am not working :) 

 

In 2 years we would have 10th anniversary of this ride hehe the first year video, lot of effort but the quality was crappy in capture and edit those days. 

 

Over the years it looks like may be a handful of people are constant in OR most of these folks are not active in forums these days :( Always wanted to meet everyone and capture them for video or pic :) 

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holy hell some of those old names and faces I used to roll with a ton!

 

@TimTheAzn and @Tonik need to see this video. Specifically the 5:15 mark in the good ol days.

Except pretty sure this is when @Likwid stupid friggin harley rammed my rear wheel when we were leaving the lot and bucked me off the VFR. Only time that sweet sweet ride was ever down

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48 minutes ago, Bad324 said:

holy hell some of those old names and faces I used to roll with a ton!

 

@TimTheAzn and @Tonik need to see this video. Specifically the 5:15 mark in the good ol days.

Except pretty sure this is when @Likwid stupid friggin harley rammed my rear wheel when we were leaving the lot and bucked me off the VFR. Only time that sweet sweet ride was ever down

That makes it 2 times I've seen you actually on a motorcycle in the past 10 years....

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6 minutes ago, TimTheAzn said:

That makes it 2 times I've seen you actually on a motorcycle in the past 10 years....

Epic Rides and Gap trips were about the only times I did ride once you started coming around :lol:

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6 minutes ago, Bad324 said:

Epic Rides and Gap trips were about the only times I did ride once you started coming around :lol:

Psh, the two occurrances I remember like it was yesterday. 

1. When you met up with us in Logan when we trailered down to the epic ride.

2. That video.

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I’ll be out of Ohio by then. 

Have a good one folks. Stay safe

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In for a two up in the slow group for starters.

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Mostly in, don’t know what group yet.

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Hell yeah!! Ill be there in med or med fast. Hopefully we have a great turn out. Im sure # of riders will determin the # of groups. Regardless itll be great to ride w everyone. Thanks Derek!!

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Will there be Donuts and O.R. stickers at the meet spot. I need 4 in white.

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I should be there in attendance. Probably two up so probably not open lead the fast group but I’d be fine with sweeping it two up. 

But I am still bikeless so let’s not lock that in stone just yet 😂

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17 hours ago, B-Mac said:

Will there be Donuts and O.R. stickers at the meet spot. I need 4 in white.

Remind me when we tear up the backroads next. I should have a few laying around

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In. @Pauly owns the doughnut hauler now so he will be bringing those. 

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