2011-01-22 / Front Page

Ice Cycle

High speed fun on a frozen lake


Bike photos courtesy Mike Solace. Aerial photos by Charles Prince. Bike photos courtesy Mike Solace. Aerial photos by Charles Prince. BUCKEYE LAKE – Thanks to our recent sustained cold, ice racers having been venturing out on Buckeye Lake.

Buckeye Lake native and now Columbus resident Mike Solace and his co-workers at Motohio European Motorbikes have been riding motorcycles on the frozen lake on weekends.

Special screws are put in the tires to get enough traction to ride. Still, Solace says, the bike is sliding virtually all the time.

His co-workers – brothers Mike and Kirk Allen – have been riding their 1980’s-vintage ice racing sidecar. At least two oval tracks have been created for both motorcycles and ATV’s.






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