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Old 05-20-09, 06:10 AM   #1
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NE Ohio Memorial Day Weekend Rides

We have a Saturday freebie century / half century sponsored by the Lorain Wheelmen
details at http://www.lorainwheelmen.org/jjj.htm

and a Monday (Memorial Day) social ride, details to follow.
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Memorial Day Social Ride

The Memorial Day social ride will start at the Silver Creek Metro Park at 1pm (tentatively) on Monday, May 25, 2009 and will be a 30-50 mile rolling ride through parts of Summit, Wayne and Stark counties. Maps of the route and the meeting spot to follow, but wanted to get the day, time and meeting point out there now, so people can plan.

Please respond in this thread if you plan on joining us.
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I'm a 90% participant for the Monday ride How far from Columbus is the Metro Park?
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I plan on being there as long as nothing comes up.
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If it's not raining, snowing or 50mph winds, I'll be there.
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I'm a 90% participant for the Monday ride How far from Columbus is the Metro Park?
Bout 100 miles....you sure you wanna drive that far for a 3 hour bike ride?
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Directions to Silver Creek Metro Park
Google Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?sourceid...ns-to&resnum=1

From Cleveland area:
1. Take I-77 south
2. Take the Rt 21 split (right lanes) just after the Rt 18 (Fairlawn) exit
3. Continue south on Rt 21 until you come to the Rt 585 Wooster exit (Next exit south of I-76 interchange)
4. Stay in right lane and take the first exit (within a 1/4 mile) at Hametown Rd.
5. Turn left (north) on Hametown...you will see the entrance to Silver Creek Metro Park on your left within a 1/4 mile or so...turn left into Silver Creek Metro Park.
6. Within 1/4 to 1/2 mile of entering Silver Creek, you will see a road on the right which is the entrance to the parking area where we will meet.

From east/west of Cleveland
1, Take Ohio Turnpike to I-77 South exit
2. Take I-77 south
3. Take the Rt 21 split (right lanes) just after the Rt 18 (Fairlawn) exit
4. Continue south on Rt 21 until you come to the Rt 585 Wooster exit (Next exit south of I-76 interchange)
5. Stay in right lane and take the first exit (within a 1/4 mile) at Hametown Rd.
6. Turn left (north) on Hametown...you will see the entrance to Silver Creek Metro Park on your left within a 1/4 mile or so...turn left into Silver Creek Metro Park.
7. Within 1/4 to 1/2 mile of entering Silver Creek, you will see a road on the right which is the entrance to the parking area where we will meet.

From Akron/Medina areas
1, Take I-76/Rt224 to Rt 21 south
4. Follow Rt 21 south until you come to the Rt 585 Wooster exit (Next exit)
5. Stay in right lane and take the first exit (within a 1/4 mile) at Hametown Rd.
6. Turn left (north) on Hametown...you will see the entrance to Silver Creek Metro Park on your left within a 1/4 mile or so...turn left into Silver Creek Metro Park.
7. Within 1/4 to 1/2 mile of entering Silver Creek, you will see a road on the right which is the entrance to the parking area where we will meet.

From Columbus
1. Take I-71 north
2. Take Exit 209...I-76 East towards Akron
3. Take I-76 to the Rt 21 South exit
4. Follow Rt 21 south until you come to the Rt 585 Wooster exit (Next exit)
5. Stay in right lane and take the first exit (within a 1/4 mile) at Hametown Rd.
6. Turn left (north) on Hametown...you will see the entrance to Silver Creek Metro Park on your left within a 1/4 mile or so...turn left into Silver Creek Metro Park.
7. Within 1/4 to 1/2 mile of entering Silver Creek, you will see a road on the right which is the entrance to the parking area where we will meet.
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Well I was definitely interested, but I guess I could just wait til something gets organized a little closer to home?
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Well I was definitely interested, but I guess I could just wait til something gets organized a little closer to home?
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Where in the park would we be meeting?
Here is a map: On page 2

Also, what is the proposed route?
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Where in the park would we be meeting?
Here is a map: On page 2

Also, what is the proposed route?
As per the directions I wrote, it is the first road/parking area on your right when you enter the park from Hametown (Pheasant Run).

The route is still being finalized to ensure it's fairly easy and in the 30ish mile range. I'm thinking we'll either ride to Marshallville, then over to Canal Fulton for some ice cream, then back, or down to Dalton for a snack at one of the gas stops and back, or some combo thereof. Traffic levels on these roads is usually med-light to scarce.
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Kristen, you should come. it's only 100 miles. you could ride it and have a century on us before you get there!

Gary, I assume this means youre in? I certainly hope so.

Has anyone talked to the guys that were on the first trip? I think they might be down.

Do we have a route finalized yet?
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Gary, I assume this means youre in? I certainly hope so.
I am trying.....I would love to meet all of you as well. Memorial day is tuff because I feel like a heel for leaving the family. In fact Saturdays JJJ ride which I have had penciled in for sometime now is running into issues. The wife SAYS she does not mind me going but again...I feel like a heel for chucking the wife and kids on a holiday weekend for a bike ride.......
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I'll be there, with the 15 year old who kicks my butt on hills. Are we still planning on a potluck gathering after? I can bring the "good" beverages.
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If anyone is worried about going too slow. I know the area well, and I am probably slower than anyone else. I have only ridden once this year. (Last NEO ge ttogether)
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Of course you can...if Scott ain't makin you work.
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I'm off tomorrow, so I'll probably take a ride to finalize the route. I'm gonna make it easy...30-40 miles, mostly rollers, perhaps a 14-15mph average speed, no drop. Since we have to start so late and Tuesday is back to work, I doubt we'll have time to do a pot luck afterward. I've got a couple possible ice cream stops in the area tho...I'll check tomorrow to see which will be open on Memorial day (most likely the one in Canal Fulton)

So what do we have...a couple of for sures and a couple of maybes?
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I'm a 90% sure... need to get away for awhile.

I'll be happy to ride sweep with Half bent.
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Findlay is what..80 miles? You're gonna make Kristen look like wussy.
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Findlay is what..80 miles? You're gonna make Kristen look like wussy.
Well.. I ain't riding over

wussy you will see when the road starts to climb.


Only thing I ever climbed was the overpass.
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Most of the rollers are no steeper than the overpass, though some may be a little longer. The steep ones are mercifully short.
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I am 99.9% sure I will be there monday.

Edit: Oh wait, there might be Ice cream involved?? I am now 99.999% sure
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Of course you can...if Scott ain't makin you work.
Derrick and Amanda say they'll be coming, and possibly Doug, Brent and Kevin. I'm gonna invite Aubrey too...but she wasn't working when I was down there today.
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