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  #31  
Old January 13th 21, 07:00 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
AMuzi
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On 1/13/2021 10:13 AM, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 1/13/2021 12:23 AM, Joy Beeson wrote:

Man, I miss stopping at Sweet Dreams when I'm almost home
after a
Saturday ride, to buy a sandwich and get out of cooking
supper. But
they are open only in tourist season anyway.


You have tourists? Wow! We don't have tourists.



All these years of r.b.t. and NO ONE wants to pack up the
station wagon, drive across the country to cruise your
street and wave?



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  #32  
Old January 13th 21, 07:18 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:00:23 AM UTC-8, AMuzi wrote:
On 1/13/2021 10:13 AM, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 1/13/2021 12:23 AM, Joy Beeson wrote:

Man, I miss stopping at Sweet Dreams when I'm almost home
after a
Saturday ride, to buy a sandwich and get out of cooking
supper. But
they are open only in tourist season anyway.


You have tourists? Wow! We don't have tourists.


All these years of r.b.t. and NO ONE wants to pack up the
station wagon, drive across the country to cruise your
street and wave?


If that Great American Rail-Trail goes through his village, it will be come a cyclo-tourist Mecca!

Actually, some of the towns on the old TransAm route seemed to be hanging on due to the flow of cyclists back in the '70s and '80s. I remember stopping at a store in Jeffrey City, Wyoming and hearing store clerk complain about the cyclists being a bunch of hippies and whale-savers responsible for closing their uranium mines. This sto https://media.istockphoto.com/videos...3504?s=640x640

That's what happens when you're mean to the cyclo-tourists. You become a ghost town.

-- Jay Beattie.





  #33  
Old January 13th 21, 07:46 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tom Kunich[_4_]
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On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:18:04 AM UTC-8, jbeattie wrote:
On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 10:00:23 AM UTC-8, AMuzi wrote:
On 1/13/2021 10:13 AM, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 1/13/2021 12:23 AM, Joy Beeson wrote:

Man, I miss stopping at Sweet Dreams when I'm almost home
after a
Saturday ride, to buy a sandwich and get out of cooking
supper. But
they are open only in tourist season anyway.

You have tourists? Wow! We don't have tourists.


All these years of r.b.t. and NO ONE wants to pack up the
station wagon, drive across the country to cruise your
street and wave?

If that Great American Rail-Trail goes through his village, it will be come a cyclo-tourist Mecca!

Actually, some of the towns on the old TransAm route seemed to be hanging on due to the flow of cyclists back in the '70s and '80s. I remember stopping at a store in Jeffrey City, Wyoming and hearing store clerk complain about the cyclists being a bunch of hippies and whale-savers responsible for closing their uranium mines. This sto https://media.istockphoto.com/videos...3504?s=640x640

That's what happens when you're mean to the cyclo-tourists. You become a ghost town.

-- Jay Beattie.

I suppose this is a possibility. When we used to ride down the coast when we stopped at general stores and the like to get sandwiches and drinks it was unusual for cars to be much of a customer base.
  #34  
Old January 13th 21, 07:56 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 1/13/2021 10:00 AM, AMuzi wrote:

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All these years of r.b.t. and NO ONE wants to pack up the station wagon,
drive across the country to cruise your street and wave?


I don't think that Ohio has ever been a big tourist destination, and
r.b.t. hasn't helped with it.

I was rooting for Ohio State in the BCS National Championship game, but
it didn't help.
  #35  
Old January 13th 21, 08:06 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 1/13/2021 12:56 PM, sms wrote:
On 1/13/2021 10:00 AM, AMuzi wrote:

snip

All these years of r.b.t. and NO ONE wants to pack up the
station wagon, drive across the country to cruise your
street and wave?


I don't think that Ohio has ever been a big tourist
destination, and r.b.t. hasn't helped with it.

I was rooting for Ohio State in the BCS National
Championship game, but it didn't help.



Something for everyone. I've visited:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyblbohmFnk
https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/mu...nbrunn-village
https://www.wpafb.af.mil/
a cute girl in Shaker Heights and my uncle's bar, the Italo
Club, among other excitements.

All under America's only pennant shaped State Flag.

--
Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org/
Open every day since 1 April, 1971


  #36  
Old January 13th 21, 09:26 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On 1/13/2021 11:06 AM, AMuzi wrote:
On 1/13/2021 12:56 PM, sms wrote:
On 1/13/2021 10:00 AM, AMuzi wrote:

snip

All these years of r.b.t. and NO ONE wants to pack up the
station wagon, drive across the country to cruise your
street and wave?


I don't think that Ohio has ever been a big tourist
destination, and r.b.t. hasn't helped with it.

I was rooting for Ohio State in the BCS National
Championship game, but it didn't help.



Something for everyone. I've visited:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyblbohmFnk
https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/mu...nbrunn-village


I was a member of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton for a few
years. It is a member of both the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
(AZA) and the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC). I
never went there but it was a great membership because it included
admission to both zoos and science museums all over the country. We
visited a lot of those places when my kids were younger. You just can't
use it in your own local area because you have to live 90 miles or more
away from the zoo or science museum. This stops people from not
supporting their local zoo or museum.
  #37  
Old January 13th 21, 10:11 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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On 1/13/2021 2:06 PM, AMuzi wrote:
On 1/13/2021 12:56 PM, sms wrote:
On 1/13/2021 10:00 AM, AMuzi wrote:

snip

All these years of r.b.t. and NO ONE wants to pack up the
station wagon, drive across the country to cruise your
street and wave?


I don't think that Ohio has ever been a big tourist
destination, and r.b.t. hasn't helped with it.

I was rooting for Ohio State in the BCS National
Championship game, but it didn't help.



Something for everyone. I've visited:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyblbohmFnk
https://www.ohiohistory.org/visit/mu...nbrunn-village

https://www.wpafb.af.mil/
a cute girl in Shaker Heights and my uncle's bar, the Italo Club, among
other excitements.

All under America's only pennant shaped State Flag.


Yep. I've seen all three, of course. We got to Schoenbrunn by bike.

By the time one of our kids was about 16, we'd hauled our little camping
trailer around much of the U.S. - the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean,
a dozen national parks, etc. So that year I said "Let's take a week and
just see sights in Ohio." You can imagine a teenager's reaction!

But afterwards, we all (even the teen) agreed it was a _very_ nice
vacation. National Road and Zane Grey Museum, Great Serpent Mound, Air
Force Museum, Lake Erie Islands, etc.

--
- Frank Krygowski
  #38  
Old January 14th 21, 06:25 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 11:13:02 -0500, Frank Krygowski
wrote:

You have tourists? Wow! We don't have tourists.


We've got nothing else. At one time, the village consisted entirely
of hotels and summer cabins.

Then air conditioning was invented.

Warsaw, which was miles from Winona Lake/Spring Fountain [Amusement]
Park back then (and is now contiguous on both sides), has *lots* of
industry, including a printing plant that probably printed the last
magazine you read, and a good fraction of the world's orthopedic
companies.

And an ink manufacturer that has pipelines connecting it to the
Donnely plant.

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Joy Beeson
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Old January 14th 21, 08:11 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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On Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12:56:45 PM UTC-6, sms wrote:
On 1/13/2021 10:00 AM, AMuzi wrote:

snip
All these years of r.b.t. and NO ONE wants to pack up the station wagon,
drive across the country to cruise your street and wave?

I don't think that Ohio has ever been a big tourist destination, and
r.b.t. hasn't helped with it.


I have been to Ohio once. About 22 years ago. Visited Cincinnati one weekend. I was working in Kentucky. Went to the airplane museum and saw Bockscar airplane. The B-29 that dropped Fat Man on Nagasaki.




I was rooting for Ohio State in the BCS National Championship game, but
it didn't help.

 




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