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    Ohio's Windy 9

    Just completed a Windy 9 trip and had a blast. (www.windy9.com)

    The city of Athens has been promoting this and we had a great time riding in and around the Hocking Hills area. Our group of five usually camps, but we decided to try one of the excellent cabins at the Hocking Hills State Park. We did parts of most of the 9 routes, with the highlight stop being the Triple Nickel Diner in Westerhill. http://www.triplenickeldiner.com/

    Our group consisted of a R1150RT, R1100s, K1300GT, and two R90s's. My 140k R90s ran better than new with only a slight adjustment of the points to cure a poor idle issue. From then on, it was in it's element in that cool weather.

    My buddy's R90s started doing the same thing and his points had closed down to .002" so we set them and his too ran so much better....until he pressed his horn button and blew a fuse, and lost his charging. About 45 min in a gas station, we theorized that he hooked up the horn backwards after replacing the front cover, shorting the hot to ground. We fashioned a fuse with the original porcelain connector and order was quickly restored. Matt Parkhouse would have been proud of our quick solution.

    I have a new found love for my old Airhead, perfectly at home on some of Ohio's best roads.

    RickR90s

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    Hi there, tell me about the windy9. Ive done the I think it was the triple nickle and 66. they start near the ohio river and run towards the middle of the state. lots of roller coaster farm land. fun ride and I would like to do another ohio ride. something different than these east TN mountain rides. Thanks JB

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    Windy 9

    Quote Originally Posted by jba111 View Post
    Hi there, tell me about the windy9. Ive done the I think it was the triple nickle and 66. they start near the ohio river and run towards the middle of the state. lots of roller coaster farm land. fun ride and I would like to do another ohio ride. something different than these east TN mountain rides. Thanks JB
    It's a collection of roads that the Athens area started promoting. In conjunction with Road Rider magazine I believe. I've ridden some of the roads in the past on my way to WV or the Blue Ridge Parkway. Always enjoyed S.E. Ohio and my fellow riders usually comment that there's no reason to go any further for great riding.

    Of the collection (www.windy9.com), I personally think the Triple Nickel is the most challenging and technical. We stayed at the Hocking Hills State Park. One of the rides we did was 664 north to Logan. Definitely check out the M&M Diner with owner Michelle giving you crap if you're not a Buckeyes fan. lol

    Head north on 93 out of Logan and head east to New Straitsville. From there, take 216 S.E. , 78 east to Ringgold where you'll hit the Triple Nickel. Stop in Chesterhill at the Triple Nickel Diner for incredible lunch and dessert.

    From there, we just completed a loop back to the State Park via Routes 377, 550, 13 North (to stay away from Athens) 682 west and south to 56 west, all the way back to South Bloomingvale.

    Every road is beautiful with scenery and plenty of peg scraping.

    Best enjoyed on a vintage R90s.

    RickR90s

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