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 COLUMBUS OUTDOORS
 August 2006                                           www.outdoor-pursuits.org                                                  Volume 46 No.8

    Volunteers, Our
    Greatest Asset




Columbus Outdoor Pursuits is a volunteer-based, participatory organization created to provide opportunities and education for outdoor recreation and activities
TOSRV GOBA Bicycling Whitewater Boating Caving Rock Climbing Backpacking Skiing Hiking Inline Skating Education
                                  Columbus Outdoor Pursuits
                                  1525 Bethel Road, Suite 100
                                 Columbus OH 43220-2054



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                                 (614) 442-7901
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                                 office@outdoor-pursuits.org
                                 Columbus Outdoor Pursuits:
                                 www.outdoor-pursuits.org                               by Jack Hornsby, Bicycling Activity Leader
  Tour of the Scioto River Valley: www.tosrv.org
  Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure: www.goba.com                       Last month I wrote of house Bill 389, the Better Bicycling in Ohio bill.
  This newsletter is published monthly by Columbus Outdoor
  Pursuits as a benefit of membership. Columbus Outdoor
                                                                   I’m happy to report that the bill has now been passed and signed. Gover-
  Pursuits offers outdoor recreation, education, and inexpensive   nor Bob Taft attended the opening ceremonies for GOBA in Xenia and
  travel to all people, regardless of race, creed, or religion.    signed the bill at those festivities. It will take effect September 15, 2006.
  Columbus Outdoor Pursuits is a non-profit, nonpolitical          The bill clarifies, statewide, many bicycling laws, including allowing a rider
  organization exclusively for charitable and educational          to pedal while standing as opposed to having to be on his seat at all times.
  purposes and is dedicated to greater understanding of the        For a complete list of revisions see http://www.ohiobike.org/hb389.html.
  world and its peoples.
  MEMBERSHIP                                                       For the first time Governor Bob Taft elected to ride the first full day of
  For membership information, contact the office at the phone      GOBA. I was honored when Governor Taft invited my riding buddy,
  number or email address shown above. Membership forms            State Representative Larry Wolpert, and myself to ride with him. GOBA
  are also periodically printed in this newsletter and are also    director, Julie Van Winkle, presented the Governor with rider number 1.
  available on our website.
  ADVERTISING
                                                                   As you might imagine the number generated many questions along the
  Commercial advertising is accepted. However, content must        route. The Governor is an experienced and avid bicyclist and our small
  be “substantially related” to our mission. Your ad must be       group averaged over 12 MPH for the day.
  approved before it is submitted. Contact the Editor for more
  information.                                                     My GOBA was unusual this year for a couple of reasons, hills and rain. I
  EXECUTIVE BOARD                                                  loved the hills on the two off day loops. I hated the rain on several other
  PRESIDENT & WINTER ACTIVITIES Glenn Beachy –                     days. I think I was luckier than many others in that my gear was only
               614/268-4904 president@outdoor-pursuits.org         mildly wet after the storms. I will certainly use more dry inner bags to
  VICE-PRESIDENT Tom Lester – 740/927-8106                         pack everything in the future. I was even able to combine both issues on
               vpres@outdoor-pursuits.org                          the Thursday Hocking Hills one hundred mile ride. I was one of about a
  SECRETARY Sharon Seslar - 614/ 334-9352                          hundred riders who elected to do this ride. It also happened that I was one
              secretary@outdoor-pursuits.org
  TREASURER Brad Lutz – 614/561-7001
                                                                   of six riders around the 98-mile mark when the Sag crew was instructed to
               treasurer@outdoor-pursuits.org                      pick us all up due to impending severe weather. I then spent the next hour
  ELECTED MEMBERS –                                                and a half in the Information Tent waiting out one of the worse storms I
  Deb Evans – 614/895-8278 devans_23006@msn.com                    have seen in a while. Again my luck held out as I found my tent to be dry
  Keith Finn – 614/890-6269 orcafinn@wowway.com                    inside. Between TOSRV, XOBA and now GOBA I have learned to enjoy,
  John Lunn – 740/969-4836 ofamanda@mycidco.com                    or maybe the word is tolerate, riding in the rain. It does require a higher
  Kathy Hoke - 614/ 276-5562 kathleen.hoke@sbcglobal.net           level of awareness and carefulness. One disadvantage is that the camera
  David Seslar – 614/334-9352 dseslar@rrohio.com                   must stay in the dry bag, no picture on rainy days.
  Chad Stucke - 614/775-9111 cstucke@juno.com
  ACTIVITY LEADERS –                                                                                                                Remember           to
  BACKPACKING Kim Hiser – 740/666-1509                                                                                              mark your calen-
               backpack@outdoor-pursuits.org
  BICYCLING Jack Hornsby - 614/877-3085
                                                                                                                                    dars for October 14
               bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org                                                                                       and 15. This will
  BOATING Walt Taylor – 614/351-3413                                                                                                be our first year for
               boating@outdoor-pursuits.org                                                                                         the      Delaware
  CAVING Sheila Sands – 937/644-9152                                                                                                Double Feature,
               caving@outdoor-pursuits.org                                                                                          our season close our
  CLIMBING Tom Lester – 740/927-8106                                                                                                tour. Join us for
               climbing@outdoor-pursuits.org                                                                                        two days of casual
  EDITOR Ann Gerckens – 614/442-7901
               editor@outdoor-pursuits.org
                                                                                                                                    riding thought fall
  HIKING Pete Rogers – 614/873-1530                                                                                                 foliage, indoor and
               hiking@outdoor-pursuits.org                                                                                          outdoor camping
  RISK MANAGER Tom Lester – 740/927-8106                                                                                            and a celebration of
               vpres@outdoor-pursuits.org                                                                                           Delaware.
  TOSRV Charlie Pace – 614/461-6648
               cpace1996@aol.com                                                                                                    E-mail me at
  XOBA Walt Williams - 330/283-8657 xoba@outdoor-                                                                                   bicycling@outdoor-
               pursuits.org                                                                                                         pursuits or call
  ORGANIZATION STAFF                                                                                                                614/877-3085
  OFFICE MANAGER Ann Gerckens – 614/442-7901                                                                                        with your com-
               office@outdoor-pursuits.org
  GOBA Julie Van Winkle – 614/273-0805
                                                                                                                                    ments or sugges-
               goba@compuserve.com                                                                                                  tions.
                  August 2006 • Volume 46 • Issue 8
                                                                    Governor Taft signs HB 389 at GOBA 06. Photo by Jack Hornsby.
2 • August 2006 • Columbus Outdoors
                          Fall-N-Leaf                        Bicycle Tour                                                 What’s Inside
                     Mid Ohio Bikers, www.midohiobikers.org
                                                                                                                                                      Volume 46 •No.8
                       Date: Sunday, October 15, 2006, 8:00 a.m.,                                                          2     Pacelines
 Place: Quality Inn, 4 mi. S of Mansfield, Ohio, at intersection of I-71 & St Rt 97 (exit 165).
                                                                                                                          4      Announcing a New BikeTour!
                   Distance: 34 miles and 62 miles. Hilly, challenging terrain.
                                      $15.00 prior to 9/30                                                                 5     Activity Schedule
                                       $18.00 after 9/30.
                                                                                                                          5
                                                                                                                         13 Bike Law 101
                   Bike swap: info available online or email: dvolk@pss-i.com                                            14 GOBA 06 is History
              Registration Forms are available online. www.midohiobikers.org
                                                                                                                         15 CFC Registration Reg Form
                            Accommodations: Quality Inn                                                                  17 Delaware Double Feature Reg
                           Saturday 10/08/05 $99.95 plus tax
                           Sunday 10/09/05 $65.00 plus tax                                                              18 Classified Ads
                                                                                                                         19
  Please make your reservations As soon as possible, it is a Mid Ohio Race weekend
        &Motels fill up quickly. Ask for the M.O.B. Special rate. (419) 886-7000

                                  Contact: Doris Noe (419) 756-2252                                                      For Sale:
                                       doranoe@earthlink.net                                                             Schwinn Sprint Bicycle with hel-
                                                                                        Paid Advertisement               met and cable lock. New condi-
                                                                                                                         tion. $50 OBO.
                                                                                                                         Mitzy Kirkbride 478-5915
                                                                                               12
                                                                                        Cover Photos:                    For Sale:
                                                                                        Lower Right, GOBA                2000 Terry Symmetry Frame size 19
                                                                                        Director Julie Van Winkle
                                                                                        and Gov. Taft. Photo by
                                                                                                                         $300.00, 2003 Litespeed Blade Time
                                                                                        Elliot Rice.                     Trial Bike Frame size 59CM, 2005
                                                                                                                         Cannondale Cyclocross Frame, fork
                                                                                        All others of TOSRV Friday       and brakes $400.00, Trek 5200 US
                                                                                        night and GOBA Packet            POSTAL, 54cm $1,200.
                                                                                        Stuffing volunteers, by Ann      contact rrick@columbus.rr.com for
                                                                                        Gerckens                         questions or picturesF
             Left: GOBAville Hillsboro from the air. Photo by Lois Hunt


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                                                          the 5th day of the preceding month.
                                                          BACKPACKING Kim Hiser              740/666-1509 backpack@outdoor-pursuits.org
                                                          BICYCLING        Bob Waddell 614/871-7965 bikinbob@columbus.rr.com
                                                          BOATING          Toni Hartley 614/523-3191 toni_hartley@hotmail.com COP Boating in subject line
                                                          CAVING           Sheila Sands      937/644-9152 caving@outdoor-pursuits.org COP Caving in subject line
                                                          CLIMBING         Tom Lester        740/927-8106 tlester46@gmail.com
                                                          HIKING           Pete Rogers       614/873-1530 hiking@outdoor-pursuits.org
                                                          INLINE SKATING & WINTER ACTIVITIES Glenn Beachy 614/268-4904 winter@outdoor-pursuits.org
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Lower Left: Governor Taft rides the first day of GOBA     2 DELIVER 1525 Bethel Rd(office, (call 614/442-7901 first)                1525 Bethel Road Suite 100
             06. Photo by Jack Hornsby                                                                                              Columbus, OH 43220

                                                                                                                   Columbus Outdoors • August 2006 •                      3
       Announcing..
                                           The First
                            Delaware Double Feature
                                         Bicycle Tour
                                October 14th & 15th 2006 Delaware, Ohio
                                              Presented by:




       The Delaware Double Feature is a fully supported COP tour, with quality mechanics and
       great stops. A half and full metric century each day, routes are moderately rolling through
       Delaware, Union, and Morrow Counties. Good quality roads and what should be great
       fall foliage. Gymnasium sleeping and camping are available at Mingo Park in Delaware,
       Ohio.
       Saturday night enjoy a “Taste of Delaware” as the Delaware Chamber of Commerce and
       the restaurateurs of Delaware host dinner.
       Come out and join us at the first fall tour in Delaware to finish out your cycling year!




4 • August 2006 • Columbus Outdoors
                                                                            and Pleasant View Road. (TTD=+7) Be sure to bring

                  Bicycling
                Leader: Jack Hornsby 77-3085 bicycling@outdoor-pursuits.org
                                                                            enough water and a snack as the only food will be at
                                                                            stores. If you have never heard of those places you will
                                                                            most likely be satisfied with the somewhat less demand-
                                                                            ing 65 miles route.(TTD=5) and the short version-35




                                                                                                                                                 Activity SCHEDULE
STARTING TIMES: Times listed indicate when the miles route will be flat to gently rolling.(TTD=2). No
ride rolls out of the parking area. Please arrive early food, no sag, no whining. You should be in good shape
enough to depart at the prescribed time. Note that by now and ready for more challenging rides just ahead.
rides are listed in three categories below:                                 Covered Bridge starts at David Evangelical Lutheran
                                                                            Church at 300 Groveport Road, 1/2 miles west of
• Weekly Recurring Group Rides Listed by Day of downtown Canal Winchester, Take US 33 Southeast
    Week                                                                    from Columbus toward Lancaster. Exit Southbound
• One Time Group Rides Listed by Date                                       (right) at Gender Road (SR675). Cross the railroad tracks
• Annual Budget & Special Tours Listed by Date                              and turn Left (East) onto Groveport, David’s Lutheran
   ANNUAL BUDGET AND SPECIAL TOURS - LISTED BY DATE                         Church is one half mile on the left. I have never seen a rain
                                                                            in September that would cancel this ride nor can I remem-
20th Ride The Darby - Saturday                                              ber not riding it because of rain. Columbus Outdoor Pur-
August 5 7:00-9:00 AM. Grove City.                                          suits members $2, all others $4.
Scenic routes along the Big Darby watershed are being David Hoodin, Dhoodin1@juno.com or 486-2123, before 9PM
planned with multiple mileage options from 30 to 100
miles. Budget tour.                                                         16TH Tour of the Hocking Hills
Dave Brokaw 614/875-9599                                                    Saturday September 16 7:00-9:00 AM.
                                                                            Circleville. 75-100 mile routes. All options are hilly.
19th Ridge Runner Ramble - Saturday                                         Tune-up for Columbus Fall Challenge. Budget tour.
August 12 7:00-9:00 AM.                                                     Jon Schaer 614/447-2200 jschaer@columbus.rr.com
New Albany Elementary School, 87 N. High Street,
New Albany. Ride the ridges on routes of 30/55/80/                          16th Knox County Bicycle Challenge
100 miles. Short route has three hills; longer routes                       Saturday September 23 8:00-10:00 AM.
have many more. Budget tour.                                                Gambier. Full-service tour. Ride the beautiful hills of
Tim Faigley 614/885-4819 tcfaigley@core.com                                 Knox down for buggies. Lower-cost short routes have
                                                                            bike-path option with ice cream in Danville. Longer
23rd Covered Bridge Century - Saturday                                      loops are CFC tune-ups.
September 9 Registration opens 7:30, closes promptly at 9                   Gary Schmidt 614/657-9669 gtschmidt@wideopenwest.com
See the Bridges of Fairfield County on this Budget Tour.
Roads are excellent with little auto traffic, especially                    31st Columbus Fall Challenge
for those who start early. Your choice of 100, 65 or 35                     Saturday and Sunday September 30-October 1
miles, more or less. The century includes scenic Re-                        7:00-8:30 AM. Starting at the OSU campus in New-
venge, challenging Chicken Coop, McDonald Ridge                             ark, OH. Overnight stay in Marietta and return on

   COP RIDER GUIDELINES
   Please review these guidelines if you are new to COP rides. By           A 19-23 MPH: our fastest pace. Licensed racers frequently attend these
   choosing the correct pace and arriving prepared, you will help ensure    rides, which might be listed as A+ rides in this schedule. Be prepared to
   our rides are as safe and fun as possible for everyone.                  maintain this pace over 30-50 miles on a weeknight ride, and 60-100
                                                                            on a weekends. Stops typically are few and short. Average speeds can be
   SAFETY                                                                   over 20 mph.
   A CPSC, ASTM, or SNELL approved helmet is required on all
   COP rides. Other recommended safety items include a rear-view            B 16-19 MPH: a fast recreational clip. The ride distances will be somewhat
   mirror, a rear flasher, and bright, visible clothing. Cyclists under     lower than the “A” group, and the stops can be longer and more frequent.
   age 18 must have written permission and the liability waiver release     Opportunities for regrouping will be more frequent.
   signed by a parent or guardian. For safety reasons, children two and
   under are not permitted on COP rides. Please respect the laws of the     C 13-16 MPH: an enthusiastic pace. Many of our longer-distance riders
   road and rights of other road users.                                     ride in this pace range. The mood will be less competitive and more
                                                                            social. Groups will tend to stay together more, but the riding will still be
   PACE                                                                     consistent. The routes often avoid the hilliest options.
   All COP bicycle tours are “open” paced events, with maps and road
   markers provided; however, the tour organizer does not specifically      D 10-13 MPH: a very social pace. Riders can be experienced, or fairly
   accompany the riders. COP day rides have designated leader(s) at         new, but are usually familiar with the basics of cycling on the open road
   one or more paces, and only maps are provided. The ride leader will      and in groups. Distances are modest, and often a meal stop or sight-
   accompany the group in the manner that best supports the entire          seeing is involved.
   group, not an individual rider. COP highly recommends that you
   contact the ride leader if you have any questions about the ride/tour.   NR: no designated speed. These rides are specifically oriented around
                                                                            introducing new riders to the sport. The pace will be dictated by those
   Pace classes are intended to give a rough idea of the common “riding”    who attend, and often these rides are intended as an introduction to
   speed of the group, rather than the average speed. Completing a          cycling. NR rides can use bike paths or roadways.
   century ride (100) miles in 5 hours indicates a mathematical average
   of 20 mph, but the common riding speed to required to complete           DOWR: Depending On Weather and Riders, usually for winter rides.
   this ride in 5 hours can easily be in the mid-20s. Variables such as     This note in any ride listing indicates an “open” condition, and will
   wind, hills and time off the bike can greatly detract from an average,   usually be included iwth a pace class. The leader may choose to leave the
   as it is a time-based figure. The speeds listed to the right refer to    pace, distance, and destination to be decided by the group, so maps may
   common “riding” speeds.                                                  not be included for these impromptu rides.




                                                                                                                           Columbus Outdoors • August 2006 • 5
                 Sunday. Full-service tour. Two days of climbing through         or 25 mile route to Plain City stop for ice cream.
                 the most scenic part of the state for 200+ miles. Rider         Andy Johnson 614/589-9911 Tom Davis 614/876-8491
                 limit: 500. Registration form on page 15                        ***NEW CLASS D GROUP*** This ride is for those entry
                 Bruce & Barb Meyers 614/882-9407 t75bjm1@sbcglobal.net
                                                                                 level riders wanting to learn to ride safely with a group,
                 1st Delaware Double Feature •                                   safety, commands/calls to other riders, pacing, shifting
Activity SCHEDULESaturday & Sunday, October 14-15                                and overall fitness to move to a C level rider.
                 Mingo Shelter building. Mingo Park. Delaware, OH.               Linda Adams captmadamadam@hotmail.com 740/666-1529
                 Two days of touring with festivities and overnight in           Licking County • Tuesdays
                 Delaware. 50 to 60 mile supported routes each day. A            August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, September 4, 11, 18, 25
                 Columbus Outdoor Pursuits full service tour.                    9:00 AM Class C. All riders welcome. Come join us
                 Woody Barry 740/375-5906 wbarry333 (AT) verizon.net; COP
                                                                                 on scenic rural roads for riding, eating and socializing.
                 614/877-3085 bicycling (AT) outdoor-pursuits.org http://out-
                                                                                 30+ miles and lunch stop. Meet at east end parking lot
                 door-pursuits.org/biking/tours.htm Registration form on pg 17
                                                                                 at RR tracks, 1/2 mile S of Route 16 at Main (Rt 310)
                  WEEKLY RECURRING GROUP RIDES - LISTED BY DAY OF WEEK           and Front, down town Pataskala.
                                                                                 Kathleen Boston 614 262 4025 kboston@columbus.rr.com
                 Groveport • Sundays                                             Steve Gassman 740 927 2468
                 August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30                Charlene Schaffner 740 927 8582
                 8:00 AM Class B,C. 45-60 miles depending on weather.            Dick Seebode 235 7669
                 Routes include a mix of hills and rolling terrain. Brunch       Westerville • Tuesdays
                 always before return. Meet at Groveport Freshman                August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, September 4, 11, 18, 25
                 School, Hamilton Road south from I-70 or US33,                  6:00 PM Class C. Mileage varies with amount of day-
                 turn left (east) on Main/Groveport Road through town.           light. Park at Quest Community Church (formerly
                 Jim will lead the B group, Dick will sweep at C.                New Albany Christian Church) in rear lot only. Church
                 Jim Wakefield 614/309-2962                                      is located at 4877 Central College Road in Westerville,
                 Dick Seebode 614/235-7669                                       approximately 1 mile East of Hoover Resevoir.
                                                                                 Kathy Seeds 614/208-4476 ohseeds@earthlink.com
                 Grove City • Mondays                                            Bruce Courts 614/899-0272 brucecourts@hotmail.com.
                 August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 3, 10, 17, 24
                 6 PM Class A, B. Average speeds of 15-19 mph. Meet              Newark-Lickin Da Hills Ride • Wednesdays
                 at Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Rd between               August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 5, 12, 19, 26
                 Stringtown Rd and Rt 665.                                       6:00 PM Class B,C+. A’s can come too, if you want to
                 Randy Brownfield wrbohio@columbus.rr.com 614/875-3252           hang with the B’s. No Beginners Please. Meet at the
                 B Group Dave Brokaw 614/875-9599                                YMCA Pool Parking Lot at 470 W. Church St. This
                 Lancaster • Mondays                                             ride is for riders that want to improve on their hill riding
                 August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 3, 10, 17, 24                   techniques or just do some hills. We will be riding sce-
                 6 PM Class C,D. Come learn to ride the hills that cy-           nic routes around Licking County, which will run from
                 clists talk about without worrying about being dropped.         flat to hilly, with more aggressive hill routes as we get
                 Meet at the north parking lot of Ohio University                further into the season. The route lengths will be in the
                 Lancaster on St. Rt. 37 north of the fairgrounds, and           20’s, starting in April, and move up into the 30’s, as we
                 south of Coonpath Rd. Routes 20 miles and longer                get more daylight. Through this ride we hope that you
                 with more hills. Plenty of encouragement will be sup-           will learn to LOVE hills, or at the least, not hate them
                 plied by Dave “Coach” Roderick. We stop for a brief             as much. You just never know, you may want to do
                 rest and refreshment mid ride.                                  one of those big hilly rides with us in October? Maybe
                 Dave Roderick 614/836-3106 droderick@greenapple.com             the CFC or the Hilly Hundred? To get to the YMCA,
                 Julia Hilty - Co-leader attyosu@hotmail.com                     exit off SR16 at 21st St. and go south to the first light,
                                                                                 which is Church St. Turn left and the YMCA will be
                 Canal Winchester • Tuesdays                                     on the left. The outdoor pool parking lot is in the rear.
                 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, September 4, 11, 18, 25                Steve Houck bikersteve@adelphia.net 740/344-7515
                 6:00 PM Class A,B,C. Mileage will vary depending                Amanda Orr a.orr@sbcglobal.net 614/861-5956
                 upon daylight. Ride leaves promptly at 6:00pm. Take             Jim Richardson bykerjym1977@yahoo.com 614/314-6251
                 Route 33 south towards Lancaster, right at High St,             Worthington • Wednesdays
                 Canal Winchester exit (corner where Speedway is). Go            All Year 9:00 AM Promptly Class C, D.
                 through town. Immediately after the light, there is an          NEW START LOCATION!!!
                 alley on the left with a public parking sign. Park in the        Meet at Worthington Hills Park on RT. 315. One mile
                 public parking lot behind Shades Restaurant.                    north of I 270. South end of the Olentangy Valley
                 Donna Bush 614/506-8294 (cell) 614/837-6744 (home)              Shopping Center (former Worthington Hills Shopping
                 bikedonna@sbcglobal.net
                 Steve Hewitt 614/421-1427 (home) 614/323-1030 (cell)
                                                                                 Center). One mile north of Wilson Bridge Rd. This is
                 stevehewitt@gmail.com
                                                                                 the new north end of the Olentangy River Bike Path.
                                                                                 Restaurant destination will be determined day of ride.
                 Hilliard Rails-To-Trails • Tuesdays                             Bring money for lunch. Approximately 25 mile ride.
                 August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, September 4, 11, 18, 25                New and beginning riders welcome. We meet for break-
                 6:15 CLASS A B Heritage Rail to Trails ride the 35 mile         fast, if we can’t ride due to weather.
                                                                                 Gail Falkinburg 614/861-4478

   6 • August 2006 • Columbus Outdoors
New Albany • Thursdays                                      Corn Festival Ride To Millersport
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, September 6, 13, 20, 27           Saturday September 2 •
6 PM Class B,C 25-50 miles, TDD=2-6, Park at the            9:00 AM From Bloom Carroll High School, Carroll,
New Albany Elementary School located at 97 N High           OH. Take US33 TO Carroll. Turn left into Carroll to
Street (SR 605 just north of the US 62 intersection).       the High School. Come out and join JET and Al Moore




                                                                                                               Activity SCHEDULE
Park on north side of building in rear lots only. No        for the annual ride to the Millersport Corn Festival.
parking allowed in the front lot along Rt 605.              We will be riding a total of 50 miles. Bring $$ for
Jim Richardson bykerjym1977@yahoo.com 614/314-6251          food.
***NEW CLASS D GROUP*** This ride is for those entry For more information contact Janice (JET) Thomas 614/837-
level riders wanting to learn to ride safely with a group, 1873 or Al Moore 740-756-9218
safety, commands/calls to other riders, pacing, shifting Cycling, Hiking, Boating
and overall fitness to move to a C level rider.
Mary Beth Blome mbblome@earthlink.net 614/542-0224
                                                            Head for the Hills
                                                            Sept 1 - 4, 2006
Hilliard Dutch Kitchen Ride • Saturday                      Join Terry, Vikki and Glenn on this members only trip
August 12, 19, 23, 30, September 8, 15, 22, 29 no ride      to Niches Retreat in Vinton County . For $145-$160
on August 5th - will be doing Ride the Darby                each tripper will receive 3 nights lodging in Niches rus-
7:30 AM Class A & B & C. Start from Heritage Rail           tic cabins and six meals Friday night to Monday morn-
to Trails ride to Dutch kitchen for breakfast. After        ing exc. Sunday dinner at a restaurant. Activities in-
breakfast ride to the cheese shop or Resaca or Milford      clude cycling, day hikes, canoeing and swimming at
Center or West Jefferson.                                   Lake Alma or Lake Hope , hammock testing and story
contact Tom Davis 614 876-8491                              telling around the campfire. Be prepared to relax in a
Bobbi Bddinghaus 614 777-4618                               quiet, reflective setting. As Lou DeWein, founder of
Susan Shuter 614-850-0897
Hank Colijn 614-766-2255
                                                            Niches, put it “Although people come to Niches for a
                                                            variety of reasons, common to all of them is a desire to
          ONE TIME GROUP RIDES LISTED BY DATE               be in a natural setting. By consciously putting limits
Thornville, OH • Saturday                                   on the degree of technology employed on the grounds,
August 19 • (Saturday Roving Ride Series)
                                                            Niches enables its guests to be in more intimate con-
Ride will start at the Thornville Elementary School, 70 E   tact with nature with minimal distraction by the usual
Columbus Street, Thornville, OH 43076; This is a scenic     accoutrements of urban life.” See www.niches.cc
and challenging course through Perry, Muskingum and         Camping option (only if cabins fill up) $100. Limit
Licking Counties. Lonesome Rd, Stage Coach and              14 trippers. Deposit of $50 due by Aug 15. No re-
Palamino, Butcher Knife Rd - You can do it! Directions:     funds after Aug 20.
                                                            Contact Terry
Take I-70 East to SR13 (exit 132, Newark/Thornville),       Smith         at
South on SR13 to SR204, Right on SR 204 to Thornville       madisonlake
Elementary School (on right). Allow about 1 hour travel     @ columbus.
time from Columbus.                                         rr.com or
Steve Hewitt 614/421-1427 (home) 614/323-1030 (cell)
                                                            430-9395.
stevehewitt@gmail.com
                                                            Those who
Newark Blue Jay Ride                                        wish to cycle to
Saturday August 26 • (Saturday Roving Ride Series)          Niches on Fri-
8:00 AM Class A,B,C++ 70 miles.                             day morning
Jump start your CFC training with this challenging          should contact
hilly ride in the hills of Licking, Muskingum and Perry     Glenn         at
counties. Very scenic route through the Flint Ridge area    gbeachy2000@
featuring Blue Jay Road. Lots of climbing with ample        y ahoo.com for
food stops available to purchase fuel for the climbing.     more informa-
Meet at the Newark YMCA, 470 W. Church St., From            tion.
Columbus; exit SR16 at 21st St. and go south to the
first light which is Church St. Turn left and look for
the YMCA on the left. Chipotle after the ride!
Jim Richardson bykerjym1977@yahoo.com 614/314-6251 Tim
Faigley tcfaigley@core.com 614/885-4819
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          ATTENTION BICYCLING LEADERS
   Please submit all bicycling activities to be included
   in the newsletter schedule to Bob Waddell at
   bikinbob@columbus.rr.com or contact him at 614/
   871-7965. All new ride leaders must first obtain
   approval for rides from the Bicycle Activity Leader:
   Jack Hornsby

                                                                                                  Columbus Outdoors • August 2006 • 7
                                                                                                Post Birthday Paddle

                                     Boating
                                     Leader: WaltTaylor 351-3413 boating@outdoor-pursuits.org
                                                                                                August 13, Class I/II trip
                                                                                                Sunday trip in Central Ohio (new trip on the schedule)
                                                                                                Let’s find some water and ice cream! It’s after my birth-
                                                                                                day and I should be out paddling. We’ll find water some-
Activity SCHEDULECOP’s volunteer leaders run these generally low bud-                           where! Location to be determined by the trip leader. It
                 get and communitarian type trips; expect to pitch in                           will be dependant upon water levels and it could be up to
                 and help. Costs are typically gas + food. If inter-                            class II waterways. Final determination of location may
                 ested in trip leader training, contact the activity chair,                     be made as late as Friday. Moving water experience is
                 Walt Taylor, at boating@outdoor-pursuits.org or                                required! PFD to be worn on and near the water at all
                 614/351-3413. For other trip info, call the leaders                            times, by all participants. It is highly advised to have your
                 listed below. Note: Per insurance rules, only COP                              boat current on registration. The fines are hefty! You are
                 members can participate on trips with Class III or                             on your own for transporting your boat. See the newslet-
                 greater whitewater                                                             ter for boat rental information. Hopefully, the weather
                 The COP home page provides you with a link to                                  will be good and we can get ice cream after the paddle!
                 previous newsletters. Boating school applications are                          Contact Toni Hartley @ 614/523-3191 or email
                 printed in the monthly newsletter. If you need an                              toni_hartley@hotmail.com (use Post Birthday Paddle in subject line,
                 application, you can print off an application found                            if you want your email opened.)
                 in the monthly newsletter. And, don’t forget, the                              Mad River Family Trip
                 COP boating page provides you with a link to the                               August 19, Class I trip (note change in date)
                 current year trip list and trip leaders.                                       Saturday trip in Central Ohio
                 Check These Sites Out Today And Check Them Often For Updates!                  Paddle the Mad River- Families, new boaters, and ALL oth-
                 http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/activities/boating/                            ers! A great beginner river with clear cool spring fed water.
                 index.htm                                                                      Even on a hot day, the Mad is cool and inviting. If you need
                                                                                                to rent a boat, you can transport your own. If there is a
                 http://www.outdoor-pursuits.org/activities/boating/                            volunteer to tow a trailer, then more boats will be available.
                 triplist.htm                                                                   Duckies are also suitable for this river. Sign up early, since
                 As boating season progresses please note the class level                       this trip fills up fast. E-mail wwaterjen@yahoo.com or call
                 of the trips listed. A guide of what these river classi-                       614-890-6269. Trip leader-Jennifer Thurmond
                 fications means, is published here in our newsletter.                          Penn/W. Virginia Trip
                 Please use this listing as a guide in evaluating boating                       August 18-20 Class III-IV
                 trips. Our priority is to have a safe and fun trip for                         Friday-Sunday——Weekend trip out of state
                 everyone involved!                                      Summer has arrived so let’s go padding! River levels permit-
                                                                         ting, we will be paddling either tributaries of the Cheat River
                 Intermediate Whitewater                                 basin, the Tygart Valley River basin, or New/Gauley area in
                 August 4-6 Class II-III                                 WV, or various creeks in southwest Pennsylvania. Exact river
                 Friday-Sunday——Weekend trip out of state                sections to be paddled will depend on water levels, weather,
                 Let’s go boating somewhere! As this description is and paddlers. We’ll leave Friday evening and camp out Fri-
                 being written, water levels for the weekend are un- day & Saturday nights. Dine out or cook in depending on
                 known, so we’ll just have to see what’s running be- weather and interest. Costs: camping, gas, food (plus equip-
                 fore we leave. Email/call trip leader if you are inter- ment rental, if applicable). Per insurance rules, COP mem-
                 ested or have questions. River & camp locations to bers only.
                 be announced a couple of days before the trip. We’ll Dave Seslar dseslar@rrohio.com 614/334-9352
                 leave Friday night and camp out, but could eat out
                 or cook in depending on weather/trip location.          Local Paddle and Pedal,
                 Sharon Seslar hsus@rrohio.com 614/334-9352                                     August 20, Class I trip
                                                                                                Saturday, local trip in Central Ohio
                 Essentials of River Kayaking                           All COP boating events require paddlers to wear PFDs while on
                 August 5, Saturday - 4 hour class in Central Ohio      or near the water. Ohio law requires canoes and kayaks to be
                 This one-day class is designed for beginning kayakers currently registered. Location to be determined by water levels.
                 who want to learn how to paddle safely and enjoy- Andy Jones 740-332-1025, 614-390-6364 or ajones77777 (AT)
                 ably on gentle rivers. Kayaks and other necessary hotmail.com
                 gear will be provided. Course length is approximately
                 8 hours. The course will be held on a Central Ohio Lower New River
                 waterway, but the exact location will depend on wa- August 25-27, Class III+ - IV trip
                 ter levels. Before signing up for this class, students Friday-Sunday——Weekend trip out of state
                 should be comfortable performing a wet exit and Class III + to IV trip depending on water levels. Extended
                 should have some very basic kayaking experience. See weekend trip out of state. Join Jim for a trip down the mighty
                 the July newsletter for an application. Applications New. If water levels are condusive, lunch will be at the Halls
                 should be mailed to Doug Eldridge, 49 Amazon of Karma (Bottom of Lower Keeney) for underwater en-
                 Place, Columbus 43214. Cost: $55. Prerequisite: thusiasts. Maybe Andy can make an appearance/disappear-
                 ACA QuickStart Your Kayak; COP Kayak I; or ance! This is good warm-up for the Gauley. This is a class
                 equivalent experience. Reg form can be found on pg III+ trip so COP members only. All hard boaters should
                 4 of the July issue or at www.outdoor-pursuits.org have a fairly reliable roll and solid experience on Class 3.
                 Doug Eldridge dougeldridge@earthlink.net                                       Conact Jim Murtha at 614-235-8193

   8 • August 2006 • Columbus Outdoors
Southern Whitewater                                               Local Paddle
August 31-September 5 Class II-III                                September 10 , Class I-II trip
Extended Weekend trip out of state                                Sunday- Local trip in Central Ohio (new trip on the sched-
Let’s go boating somewhere! As this description is                ule)
being written, water levels for the weekend are un-               Let’s find some water! There’s gotta be water some-




                                                                                                                       Activity SCHEDULE
known, so we’ll just have to see what’s running be-               where in September. Location to be determined by the
fore we leave. Email/call trip leader if you are inter-           trip leader. It will be dependant upon water levels and it
ested or have questions. River & camp locations to                could be up to class II waterways. Final determination
be announced a couple of days before the trip. We’ll              of location may be made as late as Friday. Moving water
leave Friday night and camp out, but could eat out or             experience is required! PFD to be worn on and near the
cook in depending on weather/trip location.                       water at all times, by all participants. It is highly advised
Sharon Seslar hsus@rrohio.com 614/334-9352                        to have your boat current on registration. The fines are
                                                                  hefty! You are on your own for transporting your boat.
Cycling, Hiking, Boating                                          See the newsletter for boat rental information.
Head for the Hills                                                Contact Toni Hartley 614/523-3191 , toni_hartley@hotmail.com
Sept 1 - 4, 2006                                                  (use Local Paddle in subject line, if you want your email
Join Terry, Vikki and Glenn on this members only                  opened.)
trip to Niches Retreat in Vinton County . For $145-               Lower Gauley
$160 each tripper will receive 3 nights lodging in                September 15-17 Class III+ - IV trip
Niches rustic cabins and six meals Friday night to                Friday-Sunday- Weekend trip out of state
Monday morning exc. Sunday dinner at a restaurant.                Have a reliable combat roll and ready to use it on
Activities include cycling, day hikes, canoeing and               some bigger water? Join Stephen and Mary as we
swimming at Lake Alma or Lake Hope , hammock                      challenge ourselves on the big water rapids of the The
testing and story telling around the campfire. Be pre-            Lower Gauley. We’ll leave Friday evening and camp
pared to relax in a quiet, reflective setting. As Lou             out Friday and Saturday nights. Cook in or dine out
DeWein, founder of Niches, put it “Although people                depending on weather and interest. Costs: camping,
come to Niches for a variety of reasons, common to                gas, food. Per insurance rules, COP members only.
all of them is a desire to be in a natural setting. By            Stephen Smith sjs@khadrin.com (614) 561-4292
consciously putting limits on the degree of technol-              Mary Smith mspikowski@msn.com (614) 868-8201
ogy employed on the grounds, Niches enables its guests            Local Paddle and Pedal,
to be in more intimate contact with nature with mini-             September 17, Class I trip
mal distraction by the usual accoutrements of urban               Sunday, local trip in Central Ohio
life.” See www.niches.cc Camping option (only if                  All COP boating events require paddlers to wear
cabins fill up) $100. Limit 14 trippers. Deposit of               PFDs while on or near the water. Ohio law requires
$50 due by Aug 15. No refunds after Aug 20.                       canoes and kayaks to be currently registered. Loca-
Contact Terry Smith at madisonlake@columbus.rr.com or 430-9395.   tion to be determined upon water levels.
Those who wish to cycle to Niches on Friday morning should con-   Andy Jones 740-332-1025, 614-390-6364 or ajones77777 (AT)
tact Glenn at gbeachy2000@yahoo.com for more information.         hotmail.com



 International Scale of River Difficulty
 Adapted from American White Water. Thanks for their permission to use.
 This is the american version of a rating system used to compare river difficulty throughout the world. this system
 is not exact; rivers do not always fit easily into one category, and regional or individual interpretations may cause
 misunderstandings. it is no substitute for a guidebook or accurate first-hand descriptions of a run. Please visit
 www.americanwhitewater.org for additional information.
 Class I: easy. fast moving water with riffles and small waves. few obstructions, all obvious and easily missed with
 little training. risk to swimmers is slight; self-rescue is easy.
 Class II: Novice. Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels which are evident without scouting. Occa-
 sional maneuvering may be required, but rocks and medium sized waves are easily missed by trained paddlers.
 Swimmers are seldom injured and group assistance, while helpful, is seldom needed
 Class III: Intermediate. Rapids with moderate, irregular waves which may be difficult to avoid and which can
 swamp an open canoe. Complex maneuvers in fast current and good boat control in tight passages or around
 ledges are often required; large waves or strainers may be present but are easily avoided
 Class IV: Advanced. Intense, powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent
 water. Depending on the character of the river, it may feature large, unavoidable waves and holes or constricted
 passages demanding fast maneuvers under pressure.
 Class V: Expert. Extremely long, obstructed, or very violent rapids which expose a paddler to added risk. Drops
 may contain large, unavoidable waves and holes or steep, congested chutes with complex, demanding routes.
 Class VI: Extreme and exploratory. These runs have almost never been attempted and often exemplify the
 extremes of difficulty, unpredictability and danger.

                                                                                                     Columbus Outdoors • August 2006 • 9
                                                                                           Wednesday Night/ Saturday Morning Paddles
                                  ? Need a Boat ?
                  You can rent one from Columbus Outdoor Pursuits!
                                                                                           The weather is cooler and night falls earlier. Beginning
                                                                                           in September, WNP will change to SMP’s.
Activity SCHEDULE Whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, canoes, duckies, and rafts are avail-     PFD’s must be worn at all times when on or near the
                  able. However, only COP members are entitled to rent our boats,          water. All trips will be run rain or shine but we will
                  and first priority is given to boating schools and trips. Per new
                  liability insurance requirements, COP membership is required for ALL     not paddle in thunderstorms. Distance 5-10 miles de-
                  individuals using our boats on Class III or greater whitewater. Rental   pending on conditions and available light. Check each
                  rates include necessary accessories. PFDs must be worn at all times      event for it’s own start time.
                  while on or near the water; helmets are required to be worn at all
                  times on Class II and greater whitewater. Renter paddling skills will    Call Jacalyn Slemmer for detailed schedule or location
                  be assessed as part of our safety process.                               614-451-2325. Rental boats available with adequate
                  RENTAL RATES
                                                                                           advance notice. If you need a boat, see rental informa-
                  Old canoes (aluminum)            $10 per day
                                                                                           tion at the beginning of the boating schedule.
                  New canoes (plastic)             $15 per day
                  Whitewater kayaks                $15 per day                             August 2, Wednesday ~ Time 7 PM Start
                  Rafts (per seat) & duckies       $10 per day                             Madison Lake, London, OH Madison Lake State Park.
                  Sea Kayaks (solo or tandem)      $25 per day, $45 per weekend            Returning between sunset and full dark. Canoe or Kayak
                  Recreational Kayaks              $25 per day, $45 per weekend            with flashlight or boat light required. PFD must
                  CONTACT Volunteers                                                       be worn.
                  Rental requests need to be made well in advance (at least a week)        Leader Terry & Vicki Smith 614-430-9395
                  of needing boats.                                                                madisonlake@columbus.rr.com
                  For sea kayaks: John Lane 614/486-4548 lane.30@osu.edu.
                                                                                           August 9, Wednesday ~ 7 PM START
                  For canoes, or inflatables: Joyce Deleo 614-488-9387 or
                                                                                           Griggs Reservoir, Riverview Drive (NOT RIVERSIDE):
                            joycedeleo@yahoo.com
                                                                                           Paddle north to Hayden Run Road. returning between
                  For whitewater kayaks: Dave or Sharon Seslar 614/334-9352                sunset and full dark. Canoe or Kayak with flashlight or
                           dseslar@rrohio.com or hsus@rrohio.com                           boat light required. PFD must be worn.
                     COP Boat Rentals are available to COP members only!                   Leader Jacalyn Slemmer 614-451-2325
                                                                                                    JacalynSlemmer@wowway.com
                 New/Gauley Trip                                                           August 16, Wednesday~Time 7 PM Start
                 September 22-24, Class IV trip
                                                                                           Middle Alum Creek Reservoir, Cheshire Road Boat
                 Friday-Sunday, Weekend trip out of state.
                 Let’s go boating somewhere! As this description is be-                    Ramp:
                 ing written, water levels for the weekend are unknown,                    Paddle across and north into Big Run Creek and then
                 so we’ll just have to see what’s running before we leave.                 north on Alum Creek and return. Returning between
                 Email/call trip leader if you are interested or have ques-                sunset and full dark. Canoe or Kayak with flashlight or
                 tions. River & camp locations to be announced a couple                    boat light required. PFD must be worn.
                 of days before the trip. We’ll leave Friday night and                     Leader Jim Hill 614-457-8071 hill.2@osu.edu
                 camp out, but could eat out or cook in depending on                       August 23, Wednesday ~Time 7 PM Start
                 weather/trip location.
                 Dave Seslar 614/334-9352                                                  North Hoover Reservoir, Baldridge Launch Ramp:
                                                                                           Paddle north to Oxbow islands. Returning between
                 Annual Fall Hocking River Clean Up                                        sunset and full dark. Canoe or Kayak with flashlight or
                 September 23 Class I trip                                                 boat light required. PFD must be worn. Leader Beth
                 Saturday day event in Central Ohio                                        Thomae 740-965-4285
                 The Friends of the Hocking River is sponsoring activi-                    bthomae@dublin.oh.us & Butch Weaver 614-890-2169
                 ties on the Hocking River.                                                Butch_Weaver@hotmail.com
                 For more information, contact Andy Jones at 740-332-1025, 614-
                 390-6364 or ajones77777 (AT) hotmail.com.                                 August 30, Wednesday ~ Time 7 PM Start
                                                                                           Hargus Lake, A.W. Marion State Park:
                                                                                           POT LUCK DINNER on the island. Returning be-
                   Boating Newsletter Submissions                                          tween sunset and full dark. Canoe or Kayak with flash-
                   The deadline for boating trips write ups, stories and photos for the
                   COP newsletter will be due to me, by 9:00pm on the 3rd of every
                                                                                           light or boat light
                   month. Items are due 1 month prior to, the month that you want
                                                                                           required. PFD must be worn.
                   an item published. For example, April Newsletter items will be          Leader Terry & Vicki             Smith        614-430-9395
                   due by March 3. We publish 2 months worth of trips at a time. In        madisonlake@columbus.rr.com
                   April, we will publish April and May trips. All submissions need to
                   be either in a word doc, rich text doc or within the body of an
                                                                                           September 6 Wednesday~Time 7 PM Start
                   email. They need to be sent to my home email address. Also,             O’Shaughnessy Reservoir, Area C:
                   please do not send your submissions to the COP newsletter editor        POT LUCK DINNER & paddle north. Returning
                   or the webmaster directly. If you have any questions, please feel       between sunset and full dark. Canoe or Kayak with
                   free to contact me directly.                                            flashlight or boat light
                   Toni_hartley@hotmail.com 614/523-3191                                   required. PFD must be worn.
                                                                                           Leader Nancy Goldschmidt, 614-263-7680
   10 • August 2006 • Columbus Outdoors
September 9, Saturday Morning Paddle
Time 10 AM Start
North Alum Creek Reservoir, Howard Road Boat
Ramp, Area P: Paddle north to Kilbourne. PFD must
be worn. Recommend packing a lunch.
                                                                                         Hiking
                                                                                         Leader: Pete Rogers 873-1530 hiking@outdoor-pursuits.org




                                                                                                                                            Activity SCHEDULE
Leader Doug Hurst 614-777-5003 hurst@hal-pc.org                             Blendon Woods Metro Park
                                                                            July 18th Tuesday 7:00pm
September 16,, Saturday Morning Join Jack Kyle as he kicks off his Tuesday evening Metro
Paddle, Time 10 AM Start        Park walking series. Cool off from the summer heat on a
Griggs Reservoir, 6375 Riverside Drive Griggs Nature                        shady stroll through Blendon Woods Metro Park. Meet
Conservatory.                                                               at the nature center by 7:00 pm Bring a bottle of water
PFD must be worn. Recommend packing a lunch.                                and plan on an easy walk for about two hours.
Leader TBD                                                                  Leader: Jack Kyle 263-5042
September 23, Saturday Morning Blacklick Metro Park
Paddle, Time 10 AM Start                          July25th Tuesday 7:00pm
North O’Shaughnessy Reservoir, Area Q, Bellpoint.
                                                  The second of Jack Kyle’s Tuesday evening Metro Park
                                                                            walks. This time Jack will lead us through beautiful
PFD must be worn. Recommend packing a lunch.                                Blacklick Metro Park. Another easy walk of about two
Leader Walt Taylor 614-351-3413 kayak54@sbcglobal.net                       hours. Bring a bottle of water. Meet Jack at the nature
                                                                            center by 7:00 pm
Alum Creek Boating Event (ACBE)                                             Leader: Jack Kyle 263-5042
                                                                            Three Creeks Metro Park
Tuesday night Alum Creek Boating sessions have re-                          August 15th Tuesday 7:00pm
turned. ACBE is held June through August. This is an                        The next in Jack Kyle’s series of summer evening Metro
opportunity for canoeists and kayakers, to practice on                      Park Hikes. This time Jack will lead us through Three
Alum Creek and work on strokes, rolls and rescues.                          Creeks Metro Park near Groveport. Can you name the
This is not an instructional or trip lead event. This is                    three creeks? Plan on meeting at the confluence trail bulle-
an open practice session. All skill levels are welcome.                     tin board off Bixby Rd. As usual bring a bottle of water
Participants provide their own boats. Participants are                      and be prepared for a casual walk of about two hours.
required to sign a liability release, at the event. Alum                    Hike leader: Jack Kyle 263-5042
Creek Boat Events are at the NORTH end of Alum                              Pickerington Ponds Metro Park
Creek Lake State Park Beach. This is the part of the                        August 22ndTuesday 7:00pm
beach, furthest from the dam on the west side of the                        Join Jack Kyle as he winds up his summer evening
reservoir. Check on the COP Boating Event Web page                          Metro Park walk series. Perhaps a chance to observe
for last minute updates. http://www.outdoor-                                some waterfowl while enjoying a leisurely walk around
pursuits.org/activities/boating/schedule.htm Start time                     Pickerington Ponds Metro Parks. As always, bring a
approximately 6:30 pm.                                                      bottle of water to drink and plan on about a two hour
                                                                            walk. Meet by 7:00 pm at the Glacier Knoll Picnic
Date                Contact                                                 Area (west side of Bowden Rd)
August 1            Toni Hartley (614) 523-3191                             Hike Leader: Jack Kyle 263-5042
August 8            Doug Hurst (614) 777-5003
August 15           Toni Hartley (614) 523-3191
                                                                            Cycling, Hiking, Boating
August 22           Mary & Stephen Smith (614) 868-8201,
                                                                            Head for the Hills
                                                                            Sept 1 - 4, 2006
                    (614)561-4292
                                                                            Join Terry, Vikki and Glenn on this members only trip to
August 29           Toni Hartley (614) 523-3191                             Niches Retreat in Vinton County . For $145-$160 each trip-
                                                                            per will receive 3 nights lodging in Niches rustic cabins and six
                                                                            meals Friday night to Monday morning exc. Sunday dinner

            Caving
            Leader: Sheila Sands 937/644-9152 caving@outdoor-pursuits.org
                                                                            at a restaurant. Activities include cycling, day hikes, canoeing
                                                                            and swimming at Lake Alma or Lake Hope , hammock test-
                                                                            ing and story telling around the campfire. Be prepared to relax
                                                                            in a quiet, reflective setting. As Lou DeWein, founder of Niches,
                                                                            put it “Although people come to Niches for a variety of rea-
Carter County area -                                                        sons, common to all of them is a desire to be in a natural
August 12 - Saturday                                                        setting. By consciously putting limits on the degree of tech-
One day cave trip to one of the caves located around                        nology employed on the grounds, Niches enables its guests to
Olive Hill, KY. Leave early Saturday morning and re-                        be in more intimate contact with nature with minimal dis-
turn back to the Columbus area around 10 pm. Need                           traction by the usual accoutrements of urban life.” See
to bring lunch, will eat lunch before entering cave. Need                   www.niches.cc Camping option (only if cabins fill up) $100.
to bring water. COP has cave equipment to rent, mem-                        Limit 14 trippers. Deposit of $50 due by Aug 15. No refunds
bers $13 & non-member $17 plus $2 trip fee. Will                            after Aug 20.
stop in the Portsmouth area for dinner, bring money Contact Terry Smith at madisonlake@columbus.rr.com or 430-
for dinner. For all the details about the trip contact    9395. Those who wish to cycle to Niches on Friday morning should
Greg Karoly: gregkaroly@yahoo.com or 614-837-3627                           contact Glenn at gbeachy2000@yahoo.com for more information.

                                                                                                                    Columbus Outdoors • August 2006 • 11
            Backpacking
                   Leader: Kim Hiser 740/666-1509 backpack@outdoor-pursuits.org
                                                                                                 Meetings, etc.
Archers Fork Trail - August 12,13                                                 Board Meeting
This 9.5 loop trail is part of the North Country Trail, in south-                 Thursday, August 3, 7-pm
ern Ohio, that traverses a rugged forest with numerous rock                       Meetings are held 7 times a year. Meetings start at 7pm and
shelters and vintage oil wells. Cross Irish Run Natural Bridge                    are held at the COP Office, 1525 Bethel Road, west door,
(uncommon in Ohio). We’ll meet at the trailhead Saturday                          downstairs. All are welcome, however, if you have business
morning and backpack approximately 6 miles, and on Sunday,                        to bring before the Board you need to contact the President
3 1/2 miles.                                                                      one week in advance to get on the agenda.
Contact Lisa Drugan at 846-3749 or lrdrugan@netzero.net.                          Glenn Beachy 614/ 268-4904 or gbeachy@yahoo.com
Zaleski - September 9, 10                                      The next Board Meeting will be Thursday, Sepember7th
Backpack this 10 mile loop trail in Southeastern Ohio through
hollows and on prehistoric routes. We’ll pass sandstone cliffs Monthly Program Meeting
and rock shelters. We’ll meet at the trailhead Saturday and 7pm COP Office
backpack approximately 6 miles and on Sunday, 4 miles.         Program Meetings are held the third tuesday of September,
Contact Lisa Drugan at 846-3749 or lrdrugan@netzero.net.       October, November, January, February, March, April and
Wildcat Hollow - October 14,15                                 May. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the COP
Backpack this 15 mile loop through Wildcat Hollow. More Office, 1525 Bethel Road. Park on the west side, come in
                                                               the west side door and down stairs.
                                                                                  The September meeting will feature Hiking

            Climbing
            Leader: Tom Lester 740/927-8106 telstar46@gmail.com
Wall sessions every Wed @ 7:pm & Sat 5 pm.                                        Annual wall pass available for $175.00.
Cost $7.00 members only.                                                          Climb when you want as often as you want at the COP wall.
Leader Tom Lester. Call for Saturdays, sessions depend on attendance. 740         Contact Tom Lester telstar46@gmail.com, 740/927-8106
927-8106 (Note: No Saturday session mothers day weekend)
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12 • August 2006 • Columbus Outdoors
                                                                                                            owner.
BIKE LAW 101 - THE POLITICS OF CYCLING
By Steven M. Magas, BikeLawyer@aol.com
                                                                                                            Round Bottom Road is a mile or so from my
                                                                                                            house and is an extremely popular route for cy-
                                                                                                            clists due to a lack of traffic, a country setting
In addition to having had the honor of repre-           to provide testimony to the Transportation          and nice long, rolling stretches. You don’t see a
senting more than 100 injured or killed cyclists        Committee supporting passage of the “Bike           lot of kids, mostly experienced cyclists riding
over the past 20 years or so, I have also been          Bill” which the Ohio Bike Federation & oth-         for fitness or fun. However, Doug Evans, owner
actively involved in the “politics of cycling.”         ers have been pushing for quite a long time.        of Evans Landscaping, has his business on Round
These political battles have increased in inten-        Our 2:30 pm Conference Committee hear-              Bottom and every spring his huge dump trucks
sity recently and in this article I’m going to show     ing didn’t start until almost 7:00 pm Tuesday       roll out, providing much of suburban Hamilton
you how YOU can become involved in “bike                night due to the “politickin” going on!             County with mulch, topsoil, gravel, boulders,
politics” on a National, State and Local level                                                              sod and more. Mr. Evans decided to go to the
                                                        When the Committee finally met, the chair,          Trustees meeting to complain about those pesky
TODAY, within two minutes after reading this            Senator Armbrustor, put our bill to the front
article!                                                                                                    bikers. Mr. Evans’ remarks were, at best, cal-
                                                        of the agenda. We had been led to believe that      lous as he took the “This road ain’t big enough
The National Bike Summit                                this was a “shoo in” - and that the bill could be   for both of us” approach of a Texas gunslinger.
 This year I learned how other cities have imple-       favorably voted on by the Committee that            He complained that “something” has to be done
mented incredible bike plans, bike facilities and       evening.                                            about these bikes on the road before some car
sat in with a group of lawyers who discussed            A few of us offered very brief testimony due to     or truck wipes out “not 2 or 3 but 10” bike
the Kentucky Supreme Court case upholding               the lateness of the hour. Suddenly, things          riders. His key point seemed to be that HE and
a cyclist’s right to use the roads as well as a Colo-   changed. The minority senators offered up a         his business “paid taxes” and bike operators do
rado cycling group’s incredibly organized use           surprise amendment - a Mandatory Helmet             not.
of the internet to its advantage in an intense          Law! This took us by surprise. Fortunately,         Instead of writing this article last night, I wrote
public relations battle with its State Highway          this was on issue on which I have done consid-      a lengthy letter to the reporter, Liz Carey. I ex-
Patrol. At the end of the day, all advocates were       erable research and when a question arose over      plained that yes, bicycle riders DO pay taxes -
brought up to speed on the “hot button” na-             the definition of the word “roadway” in the         those of us who work for a living anyway. How-
tional cycling issues in preparation for a day of       bill, I was able to provide that information on     ever, the roadways of the State of Ohio are open
lobbying.                                               the spot as well as set forth arguments as to       to ALL vehicles - cars, trucks, busses, bicycles,
Thursday is “Bike Day” on Capitol Hill. Meet-           why such an amendment would be unwise.              slow moving farm equipment, Amish buggies
ings are scheduled with members of virtually            After some snarly debate, the amendment was         and more. The fabric that makes up “traffic” is
every Senator’s “transportation people” as well         killed by a partisan vote and the bill was unani-   very wide and brightly colored. I explained that
as House representatives. Our 300+ contin-              mously adopted by the committee. As of this         cyclists have the legal right to ride, a right which
gent of cycling advocate each wears a brightly          writing [8:00 am, 5/24] I can report that the       was affirmed by yesterday’s vote in the Ohio
colored cycling pin. Our eight member del-              bill was voted on by the entire Ohio Senate         Senate! I explained that Ohio law requires his
egation from Ohio visited almost all of Ohio’s          yesterday and passed there as well. Since the       drivers to accommodate cyclists. I also stated
representatives, meeting personally with several.       bill has already passed the Ohio House, it will     that if cyclists were violating the law, riding more
We had excellent meetings with all and found            now go to Governor Taft’s desk for signature!       than two abreast or otherwise, they should be
our elected officials very receptive to our agenda.     You can read about this important bill and the      ticketed just as motorists should be ticketed for
It’s a very exciting day!                               changes it implements to make life better for       improper passing or other concerns.
In March 2005, we hit Capitol Hill pushing              cyclists at www.ohiobike.org. The Ohio Bike         In addition to sending this letter to Ms. Carey,
the Transportation Bill. In August 2005, Presi-         Federation is also pushing for passage of an-       I copied the Presidents of the Cincinnati Cycle
dent Bush signed “SAFETEA-LU,” a massive                other bill - SB 158. We are part of a coalition     Club and Queen City Wheels, I also copied
transportation bill that includes over FIVE             of cycling & motorcycling groups urging the         members of the Ohio Bike Federation, with
BILLION dollars for cycling and a Safe Routes           state to pass this bill. The bill would increase    whom I serve on the Board. Finally, I copied
To Schools program we have been working                 penalties for motorists involved in “minor” traf-   the members of the Township’s “Transporta-
on for years! In March 2006, we pushed for              fic accidents relative to the injuries those “mi-   tion Advisory Committee” which deals with
passage of a Bicycle Commuter Act that would            nor” crashes cause. YOU can get involved            promoting cycling in this area. This morning
amend the tax code to provide commuting                 TODAY by emailing the Senators on theTrans-         I sent a letter directly to Mr. Evans complaining
fringe benefits for cyclists! That bill was intro-      portation Committee and thanking them for           of his comments, but offering to assist as a liason
duced in May, 2006.                                     supporting bicycling in Ohio. You can ask for       between him and the cycling community rather
YOU can participate.                        Go to       their support on SB 158 as well! You can get        than play the Rhetoric Game in the papers. I
www.bikeleague.org. Read the stuff we’re                information from the OBF website or go to           advised him that he and his good will would
working on. Get email addresses for your                the legislature’s website which provides a very     LOSE any such game since cycling has such a
local Senator and representative’s. Send                easy search program to find bills, YOUR rep-        strong grass roots appeal!
them a note urging them to support the                  resentatives and Committee members.                 YOU can become involved in this or other lo-
bills! Better yet, Go to Washington with                Local Politics - Grassroots Help Needed To          cal issues. Send a note supporting cycling to to
us next March. It’s a great time to be                  Protect Your RightTo Ride Your Favorite Roads       the paper or to your OWN paper! Keep the
there!                                                  As I sat down to write this last night, I opened    pressure on our elected officials. They work for
Hot Issues At The State Level                           the local “Forest Hills Journal” - a weekly com-    YOU and need to know what YOU think is
On 5/23/06, I rode my motorcycle to Co-                 munity newspaper that serves my little niche        important!
lumbus, Ohio and watched a most raucous                 of the county. I was very surprised to see the      In TWO minutes, YOU can become an ag-
day of political wrangling on the floor of the          headline “Round Bottom Road Rough For               gressive, active and educated advocate for cy-
Ohio Senate. The GOP/DEM fights were                    Truckers, Bikes.” The article went on to de-        cling at the national, state or local levels!
partisan and intense, with the speaker actually         scribe another raucous political session - this     WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
ordering the microphone of one of the state             time an Anderson Township Trustees meeting          Crank up the computer and let’s
senators turned OFF during debate! I was there          where bike rides were chastised by a business       goooooooo!
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                                                          Ro b e r t K n i s l e y,                       trants. 1,397 of our riders were male;
                                                          General Manager                                 1,907 (78%) were from Ohio; 301
                                                          of the Xenia Bob                                were COP members; 34 states were
                                                          Evans. In the                                   represented as well as Canada and En-




                                                                GOBA in the rain. Photo by Jack Hornsby
                                                          opening ceremo-                                 gland; 365 riders were age 15 or un-
                                                          nies at the Fair-                               der; 44 have ridden all 18 tours.
                                                          grounds, GOBA                                   Some of the special activities this
                                                          was treated to a                                year included:
                                                          welcome by the
                                                          G ov e r n o r, f o l -                         “Father’s Day on Main”, street festi-
                                                          lowed by a unique                               val in Downtown Wilmington;
                                                          experience: the                                 Hillsboro Mayor’s Proclamation;
                                                          Governor signed                                 Namaddu African performers; bus
                                                          House Bill 389                                  tour to Serpent Mound and Seven
                                                          into law right in                               Caves; the Grand Prix Bicycle Races;
                                                          front of the                                    pumpkin burgers; Roundtown walk-
                                                          GOBA audience.                                  ing tours; the Hocking Hills;
                                                          This bill clarifies                             London’s Strawberry Festival; Cae-
                                                          and enhances the                                sar Creek State Park; Lynchburg’s
                                                          Ohio Motor Ve-                                  Covered Bridge; the entertaining

 GOBA 2006 Is Now History                                 hicle Code to fa-
                                                          vor bicycling.
                                                          Then, we were off
                                                                                                          gymnasts and dancers in New
                                                                                                          Vienna; Tarlton Cross Mound; Lo-
                                                                                                          gan Elm State Memorial; Green’s
                                                                                                          Heritage Museum; Harrisburg street
                                                          to enjoy over-                                  party; Clifton Mill; Wilberforce
Julie Van Winkle, Director            nights to Wilmington, Hillsboro (2                                  National Afro-American Museum;
The 2006 Great Ohio Bicycle Adven- nights), Circleville (2 nights), and                                   and the grand finale, the Song Con-
ture (June 17-24) enjoyed its begin- London, before returning to Xenia.                                   test on Friday night in London on
ning in Xenia with a 3-mile long bi-                                                                      the Courthouse steps.
cycle parade through downtown, Terrain was flat to gently roll-
with a grand array of officials: Gov. ing to hilly. The weather was
Bob Taft and his wife, Hope, Ohio mixed: Most days were in the
Representative Arlene Setzer, Greene upper 70’s to 80’s; Thursday, an
County Commissioner Rick Perales, optional century day, was very
Xenia Mayor Phyllis Pennewitt, and humid and in the 90’s; but
                                      nights were very comfortable.
                                      We also experienced an early
                                      evening squall with some minor
                                      wind damage and on another
                                      day, some serious lightning.
                                      Riders were able to take cover ei-
                                      ther in camp or on the route.
                                      Some even commented that their
                                      best GOBA experience was tak-
                                      ing shelter on a a farmer’s front
                                      porch and enjoying food, bever-                                       After the rain. Photo by Jack Hornsby
                                      age, and the family’s hospitality. Sev-                             Once again, I’ve enjoyed working
                                      eral days of gray skies and light rain                              with the best volunteer crew, a com-
                                      kept the riding actually cooler than                                bination of veterans and newcomers,
                                      usual.                                                              who worked hard and worked hard
                                          The week started with 2,442 regis-                              together to make this the best GOBA
                                                                                                          ever!




                                          Chris Cakes in Flight. Photo by Jack
                                                       Hornsby
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                                                                                                                              2006
                                                                Columbus Fall Challenge
                                                                              Weekend of September 30 &October 1,2006
                                                                                                        Newark, Ohio
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits
Ride Description: CFC is a challenging ride, for the rider who likes steep climbs, swift descents, and breathtaking (if you even have any
                  left) views from the hills of Southeastern Ohio. It is a strenuous, two-day ride that covers over 200 miles, starting and
                  ending at the Ohio State University Campus in Newark. Marietta will be the overnight stop this year.
                 See your confirmation letter for the exact start location in Newark, Ohio. Registration packets, available for pickup
                 from 7-8:30 am will contain: 1) wristband; 2) detailed route map; and 3) luggage tags.
        Support: Your rider fee provides am and pm snack stops, lunch on both days, and breakfast in Marietta on Sunday morning.
              There will be limited SAG service provided. As with a ride of the caliber of CFC, it is expected that you and your bike
              will be in above average condition. SAG support is provided for those unexpected emergencies. We will also try to have
              a bike mechanic available at the end of the day. All major emergencies/accidents will require you to contact local
              authorities (sheriff, Highway Patrol, etc.) All law enforcement jurisdictions will be advised of our bike route.
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   Overnight: The overnight gym space is at the YMCA in Marietta. The luggage truck will deliver your bag there. You are limited
              to 2 bags totaling no more than 25 lbs. Showers will be available there, and Sunday at the end of the ride
      Age Limit: All Riders under 18 yrs must have a parent or guardian sign their release. Riders under 17 years old must have a
                 responsible adult with them on the tour. Riders under 15 yrs must ride with an adult family member.
        Safety: Obey all traffic laws, ride at a safe pace, be alert and check your bicycle for a hilly day. Although the routes are planned
                 to minimize traffic, you will be sharing the road with other vehicles.
        Helmets: That meet CPSC, ASTM, or SNELL standards will be required while riding the bike.
        Contact: Bruce & Barb Meyers t75bjm1@sbcglobal.net 614/ 882-9407

        !                 !            2006 Columbus Fall Challenge Registration Form                      !           !              This space
                                                                                                                                       reserved
                                                                                                                                        for COP
                                                                                                                                      office use
   Name ____________________________________                               Gender ____M _____F              Age ________
   Address ___________________________________                             Email Address ___________________________
   City/State/Zip _______________________________                          Emergency Contact Name ___________________
   Phone (________) __________________________                             Emergency Contact Phone (______) ____________
          Breakfast and patch are included in the registration price. Quantities will be ordered according to the response.
          I will attend Sunday buffet breakfast _____Y ______N
          I would like to order a patch _____Y ______N

                       Cost: COP Members (postmarked on or before 9/15/06) ...............$40.00
                              Non-COP Members (postmarked on or before 9/15/06) ......$45.00
                              All Registrants (postmarked after 9/15/06) ............................$55.00
                              Day of Rider (limited to first 25 registrants!!!)........................ $65.00
                      Shirts: Long-sleeve 4-color, 100% cotton..........................................$20.00 each
                                  S____ M____ L _____ XL _____ XXL _____ (mark qty/size)
                                                                               Total Due $ ___________            _
               Make Checks Payable to: Columbus Outdoor Pursuits/CFC 1525 Bethel Rd Ste 100 Columbus OH 43220-2054
             Important: ALL Registration Forms must be accompanied by a SIGNED Liability Waiver (on the reverse side of this form).

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                                                        Econo Lodge          (740) 522 - 6112                   Americas Best Value Inn           740/373-7373
                                                        Best Western         (877) 237 - 8717                   Best Western                      740/ 374-7211
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                                                                                                                Comfort Inn                       740/ 374 8190
   Staff: Staffed entirely by volunteers, please thank the World’s                                              Holiday Inn                       800/ 465-4329
          Greatest Volunteer crew at any opportunity




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                    Basic Liability Waiver, Indemnification Agreement, Permission to Provide Medical Treatment & Publicity Release
                                                                 Read Before Signing
In signing this agreement for myself or for the named participant (if the participant is under age 18), I know that those participating will be exposed to risks
of serious bodily injury, sickness, or death due to circumstances inherent in this event, including the negligent acts or omissions of others. I also understand and
am aware that there are a variety of specific risks and dangers inherent in a voluntary activity such as this including, without limitation, falls, and collisions with
other participants, motor vehicles, or stationary objects. I may be participating out of doors and exposed to adverse weather conditions, poor sanitation, air or
waterborne microorganisms, exposure to frost bite, rising water, drowning, or falling objects. I am aware that anyone who is inadequately prepared, trained or
in inadequate physical condition is more likely to be injured or killed. I further understand that there is a risk of becoming lost or separated from the rest of the
group and I may incur personal liability of for the costs of rescue of me or members of my family. I also understand that I may be injured while on land or while
traveling via motor vehicle or on foot due to my own carelessness or because of the negligence of others. Despite these risks and in exchange for being permitted
to participate in this event, I voluntarily agree to assume all of these and other risks inherent in the event.
I acknowledge that I (or the participant for whom I sign if under age 18) am physically capable and sufficiently trained for the completion of this event. I also
attest that the equipment used by me (or the participant for whom I sign if under age 18) has been inspected by me and is in good condition and that I am
familiar with its proper use. I am also aware that any medical support provided for this event, if any, is likely to be limited to that provided by volunteer
personnel with limited first aid training, who may be called upon to provide assistance to me during the event. I consent and authorize any such volunteer to
assist me (or the participant for whom I sign if under age 18) or to perform such assistance as, in the opinion of such person, may be necessary or appropriate.
I understand further that any such medical or other services provided to me (or the participant for whom I sign if under age 18) is not an admission of liability
to provide or to continue to provide any such services and is not a waiver by any of said parties’ rights under this agreement.
I understand that Columbus Outdoor Pursuits assumes no responsibility or liability with respect to my participation in this event. I agree, however, to abide
by any decision of any official of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits relative to my ability to safely participate in this event. I promise, as well, for myself or the named
participant (if the participant is under 18) to wear any safety equipment as required by an official of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits such as, but not limited to,
helmets, guards, or personal flotation devices. The bicycle helmet will meet the standards of CPSC, ASTM or SNELL and be worn at all times while riding the
bicycle. I agree to waive my rights to any benefits associated with this event if I fail to wear appropriate safety equipment.
Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits’ acceptance of my application for participation in this
event, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, do hereby agree to release, hold harmless, and discharge Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, all sponsors,
representatives and volunteers, any involved municipalities or other organization and the boards, trustees, officers, employees, or volunteers of any of them,
from any and all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation and/or my own acts of negligence in this event whether or not liability may arise
out of negligence, recklessness or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities named in this waiver.
I also grant permission to Columbus Outdoor Pursuits and its sponsors to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any record of this event for
legitimate purposes.
I further agree to indemnify the persons and entities listed in this agreement for any liability they incur to me, a member of my family, or the participant in
connection with this event.
I further agree that if, in breach of this agreement, I institute any judicial proceedings against any of the persons listed in this agreement in connection with this
event, I shall bring them in the Common Please Court of Franklin County, Ohio, or in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio,
located in Columbus, Ohio, and I consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts. I further agree that, if in breach of this agreement, I institute any such
proceedings, I am responsible for all costs and attorneys fees of any person or entity against whom I institute such proceedings.
                               HAVING READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS AGREEMENT, I VOLUNTARILY AND KNOWINGLY SIGN IT.

  Signature of Participant (Custodial Parent of Guardian if participant is under age 18)                     Date

16 • August 2006 • Columbus Outdoors
                                                                               2006
                                                              Delaware Double Feature
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits                                               Saturday and Sunday October 14&15,2006
Presented by: Raisin Rack Cycling Team                                                           Delaware, Ohio
                    www.Team-COBC.com
    Sponsored by: Park National Bank, Delaware Chamber of Commerce, Raisin Rack Natural Food Market

 Ride Description: The First Delaware Double Feature will operate out of Mingo Park in Delaware Ohio. Two days of touring with
                   festivities and overnight in Delaware. 30-60 miles of supported routes each day.
                   Registration packets will contain: 1) wristband; 2) detailed route map
               October 14th -8-10am start day one tour (metric century and half routes, snack stop on half, lunch on full
               route Overnight at Mingo Park. Use the optional support listed below to join us for a “Taste of Delaware”,
               or tend to your own needs for dinner and breakfast.
               October 15th 7-9am start day two tour (metric century and half routes, snackstop on half, lunch on full route
  "                     "                          "                         "                        "
      Support: There will be limited SAG service provided. SAG support is provided for those unexpected emergencies. We will    "
               also try to have a bike mechanic available at the end of the day. All major emergencies/accidents will require you to
               contact local authorities (sheriff, Highway Patrol, etc.) All law enforcement jurisdictions will be advised of our bike
               route.
     Optional The Delaware Chamber of Commerce and member restaurants will be running a special option for DDF
      Support: participants who choose to join a “Taste of Delaware”. For a $15 fee, riders will be given vouchers that are
               redeemable at the host restaurants. Each restaurant will be having special menu items for the DDF, to make
               sure that your Dinner and Breakfast needs are taken care of.
    Overnight: The overnight gym space is at the Mingo Park Shelter, Mingo Park Delaware. We also have tent camping
               available on the grounds of Mingo Park. Of course restrooms and full shower facilities are available at this
               great location that hosted the 2006 MOC.
    Age Limit: All Riders under 18 yrs must have a parent or guardian sign their release. Riders under 16 years old must have a
               responsible adult with them on the tour. Riders under 14 yrs must ride with an adult family member.
       Safety: Obey all traffic laws, ride at a safe pace, be alert and check your bicycle for a hilly day. Although the routes are
               planned to minimize traffic, you will be sharing the road with other vehicles.
     Helmets: That meet CPSC, ASTM, or SNELL standards will be required while riding the bike.
      Contact: Woody Barry 740/375-5906 wbarry333@verizon.net                                   this is a pre-registration only event
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                                                                                                                         This space
                            2006 Delaware Double Feature Registration Form                                              reserved for
                                                                                                                         COP office
     Name ____________________________________                       Gender ____M _____F        Age _______                 use
     Address __________________________________                      Email Address ________________________
     City/State/Zip ______________________________                   Emergency Contact Name _________________
     Phone (________) __________________________                     Emergency Contact Phone (______) _________

Cost: COP Members (postmarked on or before 10/1/06) ……$40.00                    ! I will stay at Mingo Park in the indoor space
      Non-COP Members (postmarked on or before 10/1/06) $45.00                  ! I will use the Mingo Park camping option
      This is a Pre-Registration Only Event                                     ! I have made arrangements to stay elsewhere
      Taste of Delaware………………..$15.00
                                             Total Due $ ___________
  Make Checks Payable to: Columbus Outdoor Pursuits/DDF 1525 Bethel Rd Ste 100,Columbus OH 43220-2054
         Important: ALL Registration Forms must be accompanied by a SIGNED Liability Waiver (on the reverse side of this form).

                                                                                            Columbus Outdoors • August 2006 • 17
                                                 Mingo Park is located on Lincoln Ave., just east
                                                 of Sandusky St. Use US 36 or US 37 to come
                                                 into Delaware from the East or the West. Both
                                                 intersect with Sandusky St. US 23 has exits to
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits                        Sandusky St both from the North and the South.



           Start: Delaware Double Feature will start at Mingo Park in Delaware, Ohio.
                  Delaware is located on State Route 36, 37, and 23 just north of Co-
                  lumbus.
                  Checkin 8-10am on Saturday, please be on the road by 10:30
         Support:
         Support Mechanics will be available at the Start, Lunch and Snack stops. A sag
                  vehicle will be available, contact them by notifying a volunteer



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                    Basic Liability Waiver, Indemnification Agreement, Permission to Provide Medical Treatment & Publicity Release
                                                                 Read Before Signing
In signing this agreement for myself or for the named participant (if the participant is under age 18), I know that those participating will be exposed to risks
of serious bodily injury, sickness, or death due to circumstances inherent in this event, including the negligent acts or omissions of others. I also understand and
am aware that there are a variety of specific risks and dangers inherent in a voluntary activity such as this including, without limitation, falls, and collisions with
other participants, motor vehicles, or stationary objects. I may be participating out of doors and exposed to adverse weather conditions, poor sanitation, air or
waterborne microorganisms, exposure to frost bite, rising water, drowning, or falling objects. I am aware that anyone who is inadequately prepared, trained or
in inadequate physical condition is more likely to be injured or killed. I further understand that there is a risk of becoming lost or separated from the rest of the
group and I may incur personal liability of for the costs of rescue of me or members of my family. I also understand that I may be injured while on land or while
traveling via motor vehicle or on foot due to my own carelessness or because of the negligence of others. Despite these risks and in exchange for being permitted
to participate in this event, I voluntarily agree to assume all of these and other risks inherent in the event.
I acknowledge that I (or the participant for whom I sign if under age 18) am physically capable and sufficiently trained for the completion of this event. I also
attest that the equipment used by me (or the participant for whom I sign if under age 18) has been inspected by me and is in good condition and that I am
familiar with its proper use. I am also aware that any medical support provided for this event, if any, is likely to be limited to that provided by volunteer
personnel with limited first aid training, who may be called upon to provide assistance to me during the event. I consent and authorize any such volunteer to
assist me (or the participant for whom I sign if under age 18) or to perform such assistance as, in the opinion of such person, may be necessary or appropriate.
I understand further that any such medical or other services provided to me (or the participant for whom I sign if under age 18) is not an admission of liability
to provide or to continue to provide any such services and is not a waiver by any of said parties’ rights under this agreement.
I understand that Columbus Outdoor Pursuits assumes no responsibility or liability with respect to my participation in this event. I agree, however, to abide
by any decision of any official of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits relative to my ability to safely participate in this event. I promise, as well, for myself or the named
participant (if the participant is under 18) to wear any safety equipment as required by an official of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits such as, but not limited to,
helmets, guards, or personal flotation devices. The bicycle helmet will meet the standards of CPSC, ASTM or SNELL and be worn at all times while riding the
bicycle. I agree to waive my rights to any benefits associated with this event if I fail to wear appropriate safety equipment.
Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits’ acceptance of my application for participation in this
event, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, do hereby agree to release, hold harmless, and discharge Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, all sponsors,
representatives and volunteers, any involved municipalities or other organization and the boards, trustees, officers, employees, or volunteers of any of them,
from any and all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation and/or my own acts of negligence in this event whether or not liability may arise
out of negligence, recklessness or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities named in this waiver.
I also grant permission to Columbus Outdoor Pursuits and its sponsors to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any record of this event for
legitimate purposes.
I further agree to indemnify the persons and entities listed in this agreement for any liability they incur to me, a member of my family, or the participant in
connection with this event.
I further agree that if, in breach of this agreement, I institute any judicial proceedings against any of the persons listed in this agreement in connection with this
event, I shall bring them in the Common Please Court of Franklin County, Ohio, or in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio,
located in Columbus, Ohio, and I consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts. I further agree that, if in breach of this agreement, I institute any such
proceedings, I am responsible for all costs and attorneys fees of any person or entity against whom I institute such proceedings.
                               HAVING READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS AGREEMENT, I VOLUNTARILY AND KNOWINGLY SIGN IT.

  Signature of Participant (Custodial Parent of Guardian if participant is under age 18)                     Date
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WHY JOIN COLUMBUS OUTDOOR PURSUITS?                                                     MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
- Choose from an extensive schedule of activities year-round.                           YES! I want to become a member of Columbus Outdoor Pursuits. I understand I will
- Receive this monthly newsletter, filled with trips, events, and articles.             receive a full 12-month membership and all other benefits of membership. Renewal
- Learn by doing in workshops on canoeing, bicycle maintenance, rock                    Discount rates are only available within three months of current membership expira-
climbing, backpacking, wilderness first-aid, leadership skills, and more.               tion date. The expiration month will remain the same.
- Develop your leadership and organizational skills with volunteer opportuni-                 !   Youth (15-17)                                            $ 15.00
ties.
                                                                                              !   Adult New Member (18-54)                                  30.00
- Take advantage of low-cost outdoor equipment rentals for members
- Make new friends who share your interests and have fun.                                     !   Adult Renewal (w/in 3 months of last membership)          25.00
                                                                                              !   Senior Citizen (55 & over)                                20.00
VOLUNTEER!                                                                                    !   Family (2 or more people living in the same household)    45.00
Columbus Outdoor Pursuits success results from the willingness of many                        !   Family Renewal (w/in 3 months of last membership)         35.00
people to donate their time. We expect that all our members will pitch in.
                                                                                              !   Life                                                     300.00
Please check off the items below where you will help.
                                                                                              !   Replacement Membership Card                                2.00
! TOSRV            ! Bike tours-foodstops                  ! Telephoning
                                                                                                         Total Amount Enclosed:                  $______.____
! GOBA             ! Bike tours - reg                      ! Computer support
! XOBA             ! Bike tours-arrows                     ! Publications                     Make check payable to: Columbus Outdoor Pursuits
! Office (weekdays)! Bike tours - sag                      ! Trip Leader (training            Mail to:    Columbus Outdoor Pursuits
! Publicity        ! Bike tours-foodstops                     provided)
                                                                                                          1525 Bethel Rd, Suite 100
!Data entry        ! Mailing                               Activity? ____________
                                                                                                          Columbus, OH 43220-2054

ACTIVITY INTERESTS
Circle ”1” for primary interests, “2” for secondary interests, and “3” if you are         Name: ________________________________________________
willing to lead trips in that activity.
                                                                                          Address: ________________________________________________
Backpacking        123          Caving          123                 Kayaking    123
Bicycling          123          X-C Skiing      123                 Sea Kayak   123       City:________________________                State: ____ Zip:_______________
Mt. Biking         123          Downhill Skiing 1 2 3               Rafting     123
                                                                                          Home Phone: (___)____________ Email Address:_________________
Camping            123          Hiking          123                 Rock Climb 1 2 3
Canoeing           123          In-line Skate 1 2 3                 Other ___________     Birthdate: _______________ Previous Membership #: __________




Classifieds
                                                                    For Sale :
                                                                    Four Raleigh 10 speed bicycles vintage                    Remember to bring your
                                                                    mid 70’s. Raleigh Professional which is                   current Columbus Outdoor
                                                                    repainted, Raleigh Gran Sport, Raleigh
As a benefit of membership, 2 classified ads per year of 60 words   Super Course and a Raleigh step through                   Pursuits activity card to all
or less are free of charge. Please limit content to equipment       model unknown. Included are extra parts                   trips and events.
buy/sell ads. Non-members cannot place ads. Please include          and wheels and a Schwinn Exerciser sta-                   Memberships may be obtained from the
your membership number when submitting a classified.                tionary bicycle. Everything is sold to-                   COP office by calling 614/442-7901, or via
                                                                                                                              email, office@outdoor-pursuits.org.
For Sale:                                                           gether no bicycle sold separately. Price
Dagger Piedra (purple) white water kayak                            $400                                                      If you have any questions about the
                                                                                                                              Columbus Outdoor Pursuits trip program,
with skirt. $200                           call Bill at 614-846-8318 Worthington                                              contact the appropriate Activity Leader. If
Dagger Animas (lime green) white water For Sale:                                                                              you have questions about a particular trip,
kayak with skirt. $200.                    Santana Solana TANDEM (24 1/2" and                                                 call the leader listed with the trip. To
                                                                                                                              maintain the high quality of all organization
call Harry or Dorry at 614-898-7884        22"). Bar-end shifting, 15 sp., rim and                                            trips, you are encouraged to submit
                                           disc brakes. $800                                                                  comments or suggestions, to the appropri-
For Sale:                                  Univega Competizione RACING BIKE                                                   ate leader and participate in our numerous
                                                                                                                              schools.
Whitewater kayak Dagger GT 7.8 light (24 1/2"), downtube shifting, 12 sp.,
green, Virtually new with only a few Suntour Superbe Pro components. $250                                                     Need to renew?
scratches. Garage stored $550              Both bikes like NEW, each ridden less                                              Membership renewal notices for Columbus
                                           than 500 mi.                                                                       Outdoor Pursuits will be sent by the office.
Steve Foster (614) 239-6810                                                                                                   If you want to be a member of Columbus
foster.239@osu.edu                         Yakima 3-bike ROOF RACK SYSTEM,                                                    Outdoor Pursuits but your membership has
For Sale:                                  attaches to luggage roof rack, 3 separate                                          expired and you haven’t received a renewal
Triathlon bike 54 cm.Specialized Allez A1 mounts, SKS (single key security). A very                                           notice, please fill out the membership
                                                                                                                              application on the inside back cover of the
Alum.w/Areospoke wheels,Verestein solid rack in very good condition. $100                                                     newsletter and send it with a check made
tricomp tires,Tiagra F&R derail,Ultegra Yakima 2-bike roof rack, attaches to                                                  payable to Columbus Outdoor Pursuits.
9spd cassette.Durace Quickshifters on raingutter. $20
Profile Carbon Stryke aerobar,Profile Raleigh Gran Sport Touring-14 Superbe                                                   Moving?
bullhorh handlebars,carbon fork,spd (24 1/2"), good condition. $50                                                            The Post Office will not forward Non-Profit
                                                                                                                              rate mail.. Please send your new address to
pedals,comuter.Metallic blue,also original                                                                                    the Columbus Outdoor Pursuits office.
wheels& cassette.$1000/best offer.         Schwinn Le Tour (22") Women’s bike,
                                           good condition. $40
Chuck Luzader-bikerchuckles@earthlink.net
614-361-4669 member#794                                             Call J. Breeding at 614-451-5245..

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August 2006                                                                                    NON-PROFIT
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              Columbus Outdoor Pursuits                                                      COLUMBUS, OH
              1525 Bethel Rd Ste 100
              Columbus OH 43220-2054                                                           PERMIT 172




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