Thursday, August 25, 2011

Crazy ads

ATV riding is fun.  Wayne National Forest is fun.  Hocking Hills is Fun.  Polaris ATVs are fun. 

Thank you.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Spam (and not the kind that tastes yummy when fried or grilled)

I really wish people would stop Spamming me with comments.  The filter catches them, but it's just not cool.  I had 39 in the last 3 days, 16 on Thursday alone.  I have turned on the word verification for comments.  Don't want to, but it looks like I have no choice.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

And the winner is....

Yamaha with 11(37%) votes followed closely by Polaris with 9 (31%) votes.
The remaining were:
Honda  4 (13%)
Suzuki  3 (10%)
And one vote each for Kawasaki and Arctic Cat (3%)

Thanks for voting and I will post another poll soon....

Sunday, July 17, 2011


With only twelve days left on the poll, it looks like Yamaha has taken the lead with 43% of the votes, followed by Polaris so far with 30%.  I am surprised that Honda does not have more votes.  If you are a new visitor, make sure you vote, please!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mud everywhere!

Me and me with mud. The "good ole days"! Most likely mid 1990's.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blast from the Past!!

The old gang of riders at Richland Furnace. Dave, Steve and Lee.

Saturday, June 04, 2011


Gotta love weather. We can't live without it and we can't change it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Scrambler rear brake

If anyone knows how to get the rear auxiliary brake to work on a 2003 Scrambler, please let me know! I bleed it and bleed it and it is still soft. I guess lots of people have this problem. It's got new brake pads on it. It's been like this almost since the day the warranty ran out. Mostly I just did without. If you have any ideas, please let me know!

Thursday, May 05, 2011


Rain, rain go away, please come back some other day................

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Is it Spring yet? April 15th is the day Wayne opens for riding. Some year I would like to be there at midnight April 14th and start riding as soon as it opens. I wonder if anyone does that?

Anyway, happy Spring and see ya on the trails soon!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Wayne National Forest

Cheesy Potatoes! It's already 2011 and I have not posted about my ride to Wayne the day after Thanksgiving! Well here goes....

We get there and sure enough, the parking lots are paved and so is the road going in to Dorr Run, which is actually quite nice. You don't have the huge trailer swallowing pot holes in the marginally cared for gravel road anymore. Also you will not have to worry about muddy parking lots while changing clothes. Not truly necessary, but it was nice. Now if they could just get running water and decent restrooms in at least one of the parking areas.......

As for the trails, most of them are the same....water filled and semi challenging. They did groom a few of the trails making them super fast. I enjoyed that for a while, it makes for a fun workout. If not for following most of our group, I would have been flying down those trails! My Scrambler just begs to go fast and those trails sure were fun! By the way there were nine of us, probably the biggest group I have ever ridden with.

We missed the vending trailer as they had already packed up for the season. The trails were not real busy, but our parking lot was almost full. The other lots only had a few people in them. It was rather chilly out and if you were not dressed for it, you would have been cold. It was very wet with puddles filling the trail in plenty of spots. My Scrambler offers little protection from the mud for the rider, so I had quite a bit of mud on me.

We did have a flat tire incident, with the tire off the rim, but a guy on a sweet Sportsman XP 850 that sounded like a small block Chevy V-8, came by and had an air compressor that worked a miracle. So we were back at it after a little break.

We went back to the trucks for lunch, I topped off the gas and then we went back out for a while.

Over all it was a fun ride, a little cold for some, but I was plenty warm with my multiple layers of clothing. We loaded up before dark and headed home, stopping at McDonalds for supper on the way. I only wish it was closer, then I could buy a season pass and it would be worth it.

Well that's all for now. Winter has set in and the trails will be closed until April 15, so everyone keep warm and ride!