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Ride Report-Harrison County, Ohio(21 posts)

Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 8:51 AM
Now that the racing season is over I'm back to doing what I love to do in the off-season, studying county maps and finding new roads to ride.

I've been trying to put together a route in Harrison County near Tappan Lake for some time and just finished up doing a final recon mission yesterday.

The route traces itself around Tappan Dam, Clendening Dam, and Piedmont Dam so I've decided to call this route That Dam Ride.

For 45 miles you climb nearly 5K feet, but nothing too steep.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 8:52 AM
The ride starts on highway 250 just east of the Tappan Dam in Harrison County.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 8:54 AM
While riding east on 250 you get some spectacular views of Tappan Lake.[
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 8:55 AM
Taking a break after the 2 mile climb up Deerville Ridge Road.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 8:56 AM
After the climb into Deerville it's all downhill on highway 799 running next to Clendening Lake.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 8:57 AM
After decending down highway 799 to Clendening Lake you climb up out of the valley and turn onto CR 20-Kennedy Ridge Road.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 8:58 AM
After riding along Kennedy Ridge Road you descend down CR 16-Old Piedmont Road. This is a rough descent that winds along the edge of a a ridge that has some killer views of the valley below.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 8:58 AM
Another shot from Old Piedmont Road.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 8:59 AM
One more from Old Piedmont.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 9:00 AM
Getting close to the bottom of Old Piedmont.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 9:01 AM
This is where it gets real hairy. Lots of holes to dodge on the way down.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 9:02 AM
Once you get to the bottom of the hill it's a nice flat ride through the valley.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 9:03 AM
Old Piedmont eventually leads you to highway 22.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 9:04 AM
Taking highway 22 brings you to the last of the dams-Piedmont Dam.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 9:04 AM
From Piedmont Dam its a hilly ride starting with CR 10-Piedmont Road, not to be confused with Old Piedmont Road. I guess this is the newer version.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 9:05 AM
From there it's a long climb up CR 6-Norris Road until you're on Moravian Trail Road, which runs along a ridge above Tappan Lake.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 9:06 AM
After riding the ridge you're rewarded with a fast downhill on Eslick Road leading back to Tappan Dam.
re: Ride Report-Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 9:11 AM
If anyone is interested in the cue sheet let me know, or better yet, if you have a route you'd like to share let me know.

Thorman
http://www.ScottThor.com
Where is Harrison County, OhioPaulCL
Sep 15, 2003 9:55 AM
What part of Ohio?? Let me guess...eastern Ohio near PA...right? Looks like a great place to ride.
Where is Harrison County, OhioThorman
Sep 15, 2003 3:07 PM
Your exactly right.

http://www.harrisoncountyohio.org/
Pretty route; flexible hamstrings, too!pedalAZ
Sep 15, 2003 9:26 AM
That saddle to bar drop is huge. I envy your flexibility.