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« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2018, 02:11:05 AM »

When I was in Cuyahoga County, we got mail at the door. In Lake County where I now live, mail is delivered at the street.
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« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2018, 01:14:39 AM »

Smoley hokes you were in my home area, Kirtland Temple, our high school choir sang there You missed going further east to covered bridge country, rt. 84 would have taken you there in about an hour, Ashtabula Co. then there's rt.6 to Chardon and Little Mountain road area. Staying around the Grand and Chagrin river areas will get you some good rides there.
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« Reply #32 on: July 06, 2018, 08:34:37 PM »

Smoley hokes you were in my home area, Kirtland Temple, our high school choir sang there You missed going further east to covered bridge country, rt. 84 would have taken you there in about an hour, Ashtabula Co. then there's rt.6 to Chardon and Little Mountain road area. Staying around the Grand and Chagrin river areas will get you some good rides there.

Hopefully next time I go back I'll have more time to ride and explore.
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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2019, 03:38:44 AM »

I'm heading up to Ohio on Saturday to help my parents get ready to move.  I'll be bringing a scooter so hopefully I'll have some time to do some more riding in the area. 
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« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2019, 04:13:50 PM »

I won't have that much time to ride this week but I did get out the first morning I was here.  It was so nice to have temperatures in the high 50s and 60s during the ride instead of 80s and 90s of Alabama.



I took some of the same pictures last time but it was a different scooter in the picture.



I like these old metal bridges.



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« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2019, 04:58:16 PM »

More wandering.

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« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2019, 07:01:47 PM »

Wonderful pics as always!
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« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2019, 10:42:56 PM »

Agreed. Delightful pictures. Such a pleasure to view.
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« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2019, 01:46:29 AM »

Wonderful pics as always!

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« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2019, 01:47:58 AM »

Agreed. Delightful pictures. Such a pleasure to view.
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« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2019, 01:51:07 AM »

A few more from today.  Squires Castle.



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« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2019, 04:08:59 PM »

Ok.  Always lived in Chicago. Mail gets delivered to the front door.

I remember to door delivery as a kid, both in St Louis and Louisville.  But that seemed to end for new addresses in Louisville in the late 50s ... when we moved from an established neighborhood to a newly built house in 1959, we had to install a rural mailbox on the street.  Whether you do or don't is likely a function of how long your address has been in use, the neighborhood you're in (if most neighbors get it, you likely will as well), and the local postmaster's decision (probably funding driven more than anything else).

"As of 2013, about one-third of U.S. addresses received to-the-door delivery, most of which were located in large cities."  So two-thirds did not.

Historical note - when to the door delivery first started the carrier had to knock on the door and hand the mail to an occupant.  Given that it was deemed "personal" mail service, i suspect if no one answered, the carrier would try again later (that day or subsequent days).  One article I read related that deliveries were made as many as 6 or 7 times a day early on.
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« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2019, 04:47:19 PM »

Great photos. Where is the brick road? Also liked where the chip sealer wrote his name "Karl". Guess it was a boring day to lay tar snakes.
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« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2019, 05:11:16 PM »

The Brick road is on the edge of Chagrin Falls.
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« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2019, 06:26:38 PM »

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« Reply #45 on: June 27, 2019, 10:16:28 PM »

WOW! I just remembered having seen Squires Castle when I was a kid living in Cleveland, before we moved to Avon Lake. Then, when I was nine, we all got our Visas and moved to Southern California...
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« Reply #46 on: June 28, 2019, 04:14:19 AM »

There are several more brick roads in Painesville - none of which are as smooth as that Chagrin Falls road. Yet, they are not any worse to ride on than many of our tarmac or concrete roads.
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« Reply #47 on: June 28, 2019, 10:11:12 PM »

Someone posted this cool video of squires castle on ADV: https://vimeo.com/79452647
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« Reply #48 on: July 08, 2019, 12:42:17 PM »

I'm back in Ohio for a week.  This will most likely be my last time riding this area as my parent will be moving and I probably won't be coming back after they move.

I did get out for a ride yesterday.  Typical NE Ohio roads. This was Chagrin River Road.



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So why did I bring my Like with it's 12" wheels to ride these crappy road surfaces? Speed limits are typically 35 but as low as 25 and rarely over 40. Riding my other bikes around here would be like using a sledgehammer to drive nails. With all the traffic and cops around here it would just be frustrating on a bigger bike.

One advantage of the low speed limits? I stopped for gas and calculated 100 MPG :D

Shortly after filling up I got on a road with a 50 MPH speed limit

So I twisted the throttle almost to ludicrous speed....OK maybe around 55.

Then the engine started cutting out and losing power.
Crap!!

I pulled off some stuff to get to the motor.


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« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2019, 12:43:01 PM »

OK, it's a complicated fuel injected motor with a computer controlling the FI and ignition. I have a screwdriver and wrench. What am I going to be able to fix?
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« Reply #50 on: July 08, 2019, 01:39:22 PM »

Bad fuel? Check plug for fouling or loose wire. Did it stop or just stutter? Add fuel injector cleaner like Techron or Seafoam. Not much you can do roadside other than minor checks but just filling up makes me think it may be bad gas. Hopefully that is all.
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« Reply #51 on: July 08, 2019, 01:59:16 PM »

Luckily it was just a loose spark plug cap.  I put it back on, put the scooter back together and continued on.

One of Cleveland's crown Jewels is it's Metro Parks system. There is something called the "emerald necklace" which is a string of beautiful parks that pretty much surround the metro area. These next two pics are taken in one of those parks.


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I'm hoping to ride the whole "necklace" later in the week but today my goal was to check out the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The Park was not like any other national Park I have visited and is not clearly marked. I think the next pic might show part of the park. The bridge is an interstate highway.



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« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2019, 05:30:42 PM »

Wow! Glad it was just a spark plug cap and you;re back under way. As always, thanks for sharing your wonderful pics!

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« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2019, 06:00:21 PM »

Beautiful pics. Glad it was a minor issue.
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« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2019, 06:08:57 PM »

How about some combat touring through the urban jungle?  Not everyone's cup of tea and normally something I normally avoid but.....I decided to do it.  Some pics taken from the scooter.

East side of Cleveland.



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« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2019, 06:10:55 PM »

Downtown.



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« Reply #56 on: July 17, 2019, 09:41:03 PM »

 
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« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2019, 03:26:53 PM »

No pics @ the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame? That's a must see when in Cleveland for us old folks!
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« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2019, 04:32:12 PM »

No pics @ the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame? That's a must see when in Cleveland for us old folks!

I didn't quite make it there.

I did make it reasonably close but I didn't want to get stuck out in rush hour traffic.

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« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2019, 04:36:36 PM »

After downtown I crossed the Cuyahoga River via one of the big bridges and I was on the West side.



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Two of the most common things in the area were tar Snakes and construction zones.



Then, just like that I left the urban jungle behind and descended into the rocky river valley.



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And on to the Lake Erie shoreline.

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