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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Today, 10:05 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 39,631
Posted By MartiniUp
DeRidder would be a good spot for a central...

DeRidder would be a good spot for a central location. Lots of pretty good stuff in all directions from there. Excellent steakhouse across from the WalMart and several motels to choose from. And there...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Today, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19,031
Views: 962,172
Posted By MartiniUp
So now we know who is killing all the Bambi in...

So now we know who is killing all the Bambi in the Hill Country! :evil
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Today, 09:50 AM
Replies: 85,020
Views: 3,990,090
Posted By MartiniUp
I realize FI is our future but it still makes me...

I realize FI is our future but it still makes me nervous. What caused the wire to break is such a "safe" location and more importantly, what will prevent it from happening again? :ear
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11,916
Views: 1,496,158
Posted By MartiniUp
Very nice scoot, but those handguards sure are...

Very nice scoot, but those handguards sure are strange.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 39,631
Posted By MartiniUp
You naughty boy! :roflAnd yes, I agree. Wife hit...

You naughty boy! :roflAnd yes, I agree. Wife hit them hard a couple weeks ago and also at the Paragon in July, serious $$$$. I think they may be finally loosening up to counter the coming...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By MartiniUp
The beach route should be no challenge unless on...

The beach route should be no challenge unless on a true road bike with smooth tires. When you approach Sabine Pass the last few miles are hardtop and there is gas available in Sabine Pass, I really...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19,031
Views: 962,172
Posted By MartiniUp
My question is the strange placement of the left...

My question is the strange placement of the left grip. :huh
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 11:27 AM
Replies: 85,020
Views: 3,990,090
Posted By MartiniUp
I think downtown Eureka Springs would be a...

I think downtown Eureka Springs would be a perfect setting.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 85,020
Views: 3,990,090
Posted By MartiniUp
That was impressive, thanks. Enjoyed watching...

That was impressive, thanks. Enjoyed watching that more than most GPs. I thought the spectators as padding idea was novel also.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-25-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 46,114
Posted By MartiniUp
Speaking of the TAT, paper maps still available?

Speaking of the TAT, paper maps still available?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-25-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 85,020
Views: 3,990,090
Posted By MartiniUp
Thanks Doc, looked at the long range forecast and...

Thanks Doc, looked at the long range forecast and I'm going to Cloudcroft or CO. Maybe in Oct or Nov. :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 1,590,997
Posted By MartiniUp
You're getting pretty technical for XR4 riding. :D

You're getting pretty technical for XR4 riding. :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,321
Posted By MartiniUp
Thanks for the photo tips, gonna use that. Great...

Thanks for the photo tips, gonna use that. Great thread that grew out of a scary situation. Being a flatlander I have learned a lot. Going to be up there by myself pretty soon, doing some d/s riding...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-25-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 85,020
Views: 3,990,090
Posted By MartiniUp
Doc, I'm another ready for you to do something...

Doc, I'm another ready for you to do something about the heat. About healed enough for some DS stuff and thinking some vittles at the Oark would give me some strength. Otherwise I'm heading to CO....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By MartiniUp
How ya doin young man? Sometimes after school...

How ya doin young man? Sometimes after school starts it can sure get quiet out there. I will be riding during the week and was just wondering about the possibility of a long wait if a problem arises....
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,320
Posted By MartiniUp
Just relating my experience. I always use a...

Just relating my experience. I always use a torque wrench on axles and the jetting thing was a 91 300 exc. I started jetting with Amals, Bings, etc. The 91 defied consistent performance no matter the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 91,319
Posted By MartiniUp
That "sides" thing is interesting. We have a ...

That "sides" thing is interesting. We have a place called the Pine Tree Lodge near us in the boonies on a local bayou. A while back they stopped serving baked potatos. When asked why the owner...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-24-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 46,114
Posted By MartiniUp
Kinda "uppity" for AR ain't it? :D

Kinda "uppity" for AR ain't it? :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By MartiniUp
Salida area trails

How busy is the Rainbow trail and other single track in the Salida area over the next couple weeks. I might be doing some riding on the easier stuff since I will be alone and kinda wondering about...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,321
Posted By MartiniUp
Glad things worked out well. The Star trail and a...

Glad things worked out well. The Star trail and a few others can be difficult for first timers, especially when going different directions. And the altitude is tough to adapt to for many flatlanders....
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22,003
Views: 2,640,759
Posted By MartiniUp
And the ones with perforations are temporary...

And the ones with perforations are temporary also. Then leave a sticky mess. Not worth the trouble, these are dirt bikes not Starbucks queens.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,320
Posted By MartiniUp
Constant things that popped up on each ride....

Constant things that popped up on each ride. Nothing that stranded me, just things that took all the fun out. One was impossible to jet for more than nine minutes, wheel bearings whose life was...
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 281,617
Posted By MartiniUp
:thumb:thumb Thank you sir,,,,,thank you very...

:thumb:thumb Thank you sir,,,,,thank you very much. Beautiful!
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,320
Posted By MartiniUp
My first KTM(75) was bulletproof for four years...

My first KTM(75) was bulletproof for four years with minimal maintenance. My last three KTMs NEVER gave me a single ride without an issue. I do most of my rides alone. There will not be a fifth.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8,226
Views: 1,590,997
Posted By MartiniUp
This x's 69! I've said it before and will repeat....

This x's 69! I've said it before and will repeat. Every rider should own at least one XR4, otherwise his riding career is incomplete.
Forum: Thumpers 08-24-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By MartiniUp
Might consider some real tires also. Soon.

Might consider some real tires also. Soon.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-24-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By MartiniUp
No it is not. That completely eliminates the...

No it is not. That completely eliminates the beach route to Sabine Pass which may be the best part of the trip. Wipe GPS out of your mind and look at a paper map of TX and LA. Yes, they are still...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-23-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 39,631
Posted By MartiniUp
Never too old to race, keeps you alive. But it...

Never too old to race, keeps you alive. But it can be too hot to race. Or spectate. And it is! Have fun.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 91,319
Posted By MartiniUp
Consistent bbq is tough, even for the pros....

Consistent bbq is tough, even for the pros. Emphasis has to be on the ride.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By MartiniUp
Thanks guys, had it first on my list. I am still...

Thanks guys, had it first on my list. I am still more interested in dirt roads, trails than street and find my scoot on its side too often. Might consider the Beta d/s models.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By MartiniUp
You guys who understand electricity impress me...

You guys who understand electricity impress me greatly. There is no living creature of any form on earth that understands it less that I.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 97,432
Views: 18,484,850
Posted By MartiniUp
Do the DRs honestly weigh 350/360?. My back and...

Do the DRs honestly weigh 350/360?. My back and knees won't let me pick up things like that anymore.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-20-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By MartiniUp
If on adv or ds bikes take the beach from High...

If on adv or ds bikes take the beach from High Island to Sabine Pass then up to Port Arthur for the coastal route to Cameron La. Backroads from there.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 113,444
Posted By MartiniUp
Thanks, but I was told of a possible ride in...

Thanks, but I was told of a possible ride in Clarksville next week I think. Will do more homework.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 91,319
Posted By MartiniUp
Yep. My fear is the ladies on margaritas on a...

Yep. My fear is the ladies on margaritas on a weekend shopping trip in Fredericksburg seemingly blind to two wheelers. I'm even nervous in my Tahoe!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 85,020
Views: 3,990,090
Posted By MartiniUp
Yep, in spades.

Yep, in spades.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 113,444
Posted By MartiniUp
Clarksville

Heard a rumor of a DS ride there soon. Any info?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 85,020
Views: 3,990,090
Posted By MartiniUp
Sorry guys, just personal experience with several...

Sorry guys, just personal experience with several friends scooters on multiple CO trips over forty years. And nope, nothing is perfect. Poor judgement/timing, I'll try to do better.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 85,020
Views: 3,990,090
Posted By MartiniUp
Actually its better, its dependable. beemer...

Actually its better, its dependable. beemer reality strikes again, the one feature you can count on. :cry
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,093
Views: 91,319
Posted By MartiniUp
Takes a brave man to ride around the...

Takes a brave man to ride around the Austin/Fredericksburg area on a weekend. :D
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