The Spirit of the ride…
Hello friends of TRO! I hope this finds you doing well. Needless to say, we have all had our share of challenges the past couple of months, yet, on the other hand, we have a lot to be thankful for.
Reflections of May…
The spirit of the ride had shown bright on the first Saturday of May. Hundreds of women from all over the country gathered to honor International Female ride day. Although it officially was postponed later in the year, it did not keep woman from making the best of that day. I was fortunate to be a part of a group of 10 that met in Mansfield. Together, we trailed through SR 226 to SR 514 to our first stop at Honey Run Falls.
By the looks of the number of people out that day, the thought of a pandemic didn’t even cross our minds.
The tepid temps made for the ideal ride. We continued to SR 715 to Walhonding which boasted a very good scenic route. Along that route stands the historic Iron Bridge. Even though it is not assessable via vehicle, a group of dirt bike riders were eager to explore the rustic surroundings. As you continue on 715, you will cross over Mohawk Dam. Continue on and follow signs to the Gospel Hill Lighthouse. It is situated on a high elevation which makes for not only a good break stop, but for photo ops. Continue on 715 until you come to US 36 which takes you into Warsaw. On the main street is a nice ice cream shop with plenty of good parking. Once in Warsaw, you are not far from Roscoe Village for a food stop at the Warehouse Steak n’ Stein. They have an outdoor patio with a full service menu. Venture a few miles east of SR 36 to visit Wooley Pig Farm Brewery. Located on 90 acres in Appalachian, Ohio, they specialize in traditional German lagers with up to 8 – 12 beers on tap in the tasting room. Don’t be too surprised to find some very “wooly pigs” on the farm.
Riding into June…
I visited a few local biker establishments today. As I stepped into each business, I could smell the fresh scent of pine sol and disinfectants along with tape measures in hand to restructure the 6’ distance seating arrangements. As Ohio continues to make allowances for eating establishments, here are a few local biker pubs who are working hard to make your visit enjoyable. Let’s show up and patronize our favorite local eateries, caged or un-caged! I see them working hard to make you feel safe and welcome! All establishments listed below have indoor seating outlined with state guidelines.
Gearheadz Pub and Drive Thru 9977 Lafayette Road, West Salem. Gearheadz has recently added a new full service outdoor patio offering pizza, burgers and fries. The outdoor patio has stamped concrete flooring, fire pit and plenty of parking.
J’ville Pub 8 Main Street, Jeromesville. J’ville is making progress in front of the building for outdoor eating. Specializing in fresh, prime and Ohio sourced burgers, wings, stuffed shells, meatloaf and more.
The Jailhouse Taverne ~ 15478 Avon Belden Road. Grafton. This biker friendly establishment is rearing to go with great outdoor seating, great service and food.
Hopefully, we have a good 4-5 months of doing what we enjoy outdoors! Support local businesses when possible and have a great month!
Don’t count the wheels, just enjoy the ride.
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