Triple Nickel (Route 555 in S.E. Ohio)

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#21 Unread post by ZooTech » Wed Jun 21, 2006 4:05 pm

*UPDATE*

Here are some pics of the ride Loonette and I took yesterday (6/20/'06) to the Triple-Nickel and elsewhere:

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#22 Unread post by CentralOzzy » Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:44 pm

Look Great!! 8)
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#23 Unread post by Z (fka Sweet Tooth) » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:41 pm

I wish we had more intresting roads like that around here. Hope you guys had a good time.

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#24 Unread post by ZooTech » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:03 pm

Sweet Tooth wrote:Hope you guys had a good time.
About 400 miles worth! 8)

It was my second trip to the 555 and, all I have to say is, that road is downright treacherous!. Steep hills concealing blind, peg-scraping turns covered in loose gravel always make the day more interesting!

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#25 Unread post by Loonette » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:52 am

Woo-hoo - 400 miles baby!! It was quite a blast. I have to say, it was my sloppiest riding ever. I must have locked up my rear brake a 1/2 dozen times. The blind hills were the scariest part for me. ZooTech is quite masterful on those sorts of roads - VERY IMPRESSIVE RIDING on his part. The only reason he was able to get a photo of me riding was because he had enough time to stop and wait around for me to catch up! Taking that route has really inspired me to brush up on my skills. We just don't have those sorts of roads very close to home. It took us about two hours just to get to that route.

We also managed to get in some high-energy, rush-hour traffic riding both on the highway and in the city. Always good practice!!

The most bizarre part of the ride - seeing ZooTech with a protective jacket on as well as a helmet... :wink:

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#26 Unread post by KarateChick » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:11 am

Glad you dug up the Sept pics (think I missed them the first time) - that looked like a lot of fun.

The ride the other day sounds like/looks like you had a great time! :D
Loonette wrote:... The most bizarre part of the ride - seeing ZooTech with a protective jacket on as well as a helmet... :wink: ...
What?? No pictures of that event?? :laughing:
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#27 Unread post by Loonette » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:15 am

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Loonette wrote:... The most bizarre part of the ride - seeing ZooTech with a protective jacket on as well as a helmet... :wink: ...
What?? No pictures of that event?? :laughing:
I KNOW!! My husband ("ScanEvalExec") was out of town with the kids and the camera. I had thought about taking my SLR along, but really - it's so big and would have been a bit of a hassle to unload for photo-ops. I will, however, attempt to get a shot of this anomaly in the future.

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#28 Unread post by t_bonee » Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:08 am

Just getting a picture of the elusive Zootech in general is a challenge. I have one such picture. but it is low quality and fuzzy. It's thought not to be authentic by photo experts. I try to tell them thats what happens with cellphone cameras, but they still don't believe.
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#29 Unread post by zarakand » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:24 pm

Wow does that road look great. There's nothing the least bit like it around here. I just mapquested it 434 miles from home to there. Hmm, it sounding like a real possibility in August when I have a week off.
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#30 Unread post by KingRobb » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:44 pm

zarakand wrote:Wow does that road look great. There's nothing the least bit like it around here. I just mapquested it 434 miles from home to there. Hmm, it sounding like a real possibility in August when I have a week off.
While not quite that level there are sure to be some decent roads in southern illinois....46 and 45 across southern indiana are a lot of fun...and southern ill is pretty similar in terrain.

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#31 Unread post by zarakand » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:46 pm

I'm not familar with Southern Indiana or Illinois. Though they're both within fun riding distance for a day. If you want a find a time in the coming weeks to explore the roads PM me and we'll figure something out.
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#32 Unread post by Relsek » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:58 pm

Did the guy in the video say his arms got a workout? What do you ride that gives your arms a workout, a wheelchair?
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#33 Unread post by Bman » Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:11 pm

Did you guys ride the whole length of 555?

I've attended OU for two years now and all the locals say it is a must to ride 555. I haven't checked it out yet, but I'm excited to hit it in the fall.

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#34 Unread post by ZooTech » Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:14 pm

Bman wrote:Did you guys ride the whole length of 555?
Last year we did, but Loonette and I caught it in Bartlett and rode north to Zanesville, so we missed the last few miles.

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#35 Unread post by jmillheiser » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:04 pm

Hmm. did Loonette trade her blue mean streak in for one of the red/black 06 models?

I did 400 miles up in some of the mountain passes in colorado yesterday.

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#36 Unread post by ZooTech » Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:36 pm

jmillheiser wrote:Hmm. did Loonette trade her blue mean streak in for one of the red/black 06 models?
She's been reluctant to update her blog or otherwise let the forum know of her latest aquisition but, yes, that's more or less what she did. The special edition paint scheme is just plain sick! Pics don't do it justice, though, it's even better in person.

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#37 Unread post by jmillheiser » Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:08 am

ZooTech wrote: She's been reluctant to update her blog or otherwise let the forum know of her latest aquisition but, yes, that's more or less what she did. The special edition paint scheme is just plain sick! Pics don't do it justice, though, it's even better in person.
I know I have seen that paint scheme in person. It really is pretty sick

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#38 Unread post by zarakand » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:45 am

ZooTech wrote: She's been reluctant to update her blog or otherwise let the forum know of her latest aquisition but, yes, that's more or less what she did. The special edition paint scheme is just plain sick! Pics don't do it justice, though, it's even better in person.
Hmm, odd that she's been reluctant. In any case congrats Loonette!
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Re: Triple Nickel (Route 555 in S.E. Ohio)

#39 Unread post by ZooTech » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:16 am

For those not familiar, the Triple Nickel (Route 555) is an 80-mile motorcycle playground in SE Ohio. Since these old posts were made, the area has become a motorcycle Mecca and now boasts NINE routes and over 1000 miles of beautiful riding. Athens is an awesome little college town with great food and nice people. If you're able, stay a few nights and enjoy as many routes as you can fit in!

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Re: Triple Nickel (Route 555 in S.E. Ohio)

#40 Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:40 am

I'll be looking into this, thanks for the tip. 😊

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