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post #1 of 7 Old 02-03-2011, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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A Road on my list to ride ---- RT. 555, Triple Nickel, Southern Ohio

Been hearing about this road in Southern Ohio......(its around 6 hours from Michigan)

....its called the triple nickel or Route 555...... You start in Zanesville, OH ---- and end up in Chesterhill. Looks like an amazing 60 mile stretch of twisties. If you want.....you can cut from Chesterhill to the Blue Ridge Parkway... and ride the entire Blue Ridge to Deal's Gap. (which in itself would be a 3 day trip or so....)

Been looking for good video of it on You Tube --- really haven't found much.... either the footage is bad, or the riders are being stupid with bad form. The footage below is with a few riders being painfully slow --- but the video gives you a very good idea of what the road is like....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOrZ8WpLkEI

Here's the map...

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and some more info from MotorcycleRoads.com

The Triple Nickle - Route 555: Ohio Motorcycle Rides

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It is a good ride. I would suggest hitting it during the week. The weekends bring out the campers and vacationers as well as the farmers headed into town. The last time I was on 555 there were parts of it that were in terrible condition, but that was 2 years ago or so. Perhaps they have resurfaced it recently. There have been a lot of resurfacing projects going on in our riding area over the last year due to all the Obama money. It is worth a ride even in unknown condition, just beware of all the usual hazards on such a road.

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Ohio is FULL of twisty roads, some better than 555..

I ride with a group of guys out of Pittsburgh and we do trips thru Ohio and WV... its a long day of riding but TONS of fun.

Hey fehren2800, you should join sportsbikealliance.com im sure are rides could meet up with you sometime.

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It is a good ride. I would suggest hitting it during the week. The weekends bring out the campers and vacationers as well as the farmers headed into town. The last time I was on 555 there were parts of it that were in terrible condition, but that was 2 years ago or so. Perhaps they have resurfaced it recently. There have been a lot of resurfacing projects going on in our riding area over the last year due to all the Obama money. It is worth a ride even in unknown condition, just beware of all the usual hazards on such a road.

When do you plan on coming down for a ride?
We for sure are going to detour through the 555 on our way to Deal's Gap in the Spring.... thinking of leaving early Friday morning May 13th and getting to Zanesville at around Noon..... maybe finding a place at the end of the 555 for lodging for the night.

I'd also like to do a 2-3 day trip and simply stay in a hotel down there....get up every day and ride a different set of roads in the area. Maybe in July or so....

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You riding the whole way or hauling the bikes down?

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I'm riding the entire way down on the 919 this year. (with 2 others....zx14 and a Blackbird) Though, with the 555 thrown in, we can stop somewhere for the night to break things up.

The bike is ready....w/soft luggage, SW-motech handle bar risers, cramp buster for throttle, Bead Rider seat pad, and an MRA Roadshield windscreen. The 9ers better equipped than the other bikes.

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WTH at 2:57? Get off the back brake dude.

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