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Forum: Beasts 01-31-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 987,768
Posted By W. Boyter
Triumph 1200XC - Stateswide, anyone?

I was hoping to get mine early this year (got plans for the rascal), but dealer is now telling me April. That's a little too far out to help me, but I was wondering if anyone has gotten or seen the...
Forum: Beasts 01-27-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21,760
Views: 4,018,834
Posted By W. Boyter
Tiger 1200 XC - Stateside, Anyone?

I put down my deposit the day Triumph announced the model. What might have been a late February delivery is now being promised in April (maybe), and I've got a few plans for the machine.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-02-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By W. Boyter
10 Left

That's it. We've got forty bikes, and counting passengers that's about 50 participants.
There's ten places left, since we capped the ridership at 50 bikes.
So if anyone's considering it, best move...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-11-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By W. Boyter
FotoFunnies

I cobbled together a little photo pictorial to help some of the newer riders.
Folks have questions about what they'll be expected to do, and how they'll be expected to do it, so this ought to help....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-26-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By W. Boyter
Yeah, we got it going on. So far, it's been...

Yeah, we got it going on.
So far, it's been about three weeks since we opened the registration gate, and we're almost half full.

A couple days ago we got our flags in (they're bitchin' too!), and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-03-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By W. Boyter
Registration is now open. C'mon man, do it!

Registration is now open. C'mon man, do it!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-24-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By W. Boyter
Oh, yeah..

I forgot to mention that I finally succumbed after years of digging in my heels and resisting, and created a FaceBook page:
http://www.facebook.com/BigTexRally

Hopefully I don't wake up tomorrow...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-24-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By W. Boyter
BigTexRally

Hey ya'll.
I've got a little side project that I've been working on for almost two years.
Things started coming to a head when I'd have muchos people ask me, why ride in Texas? It's so flat, it's...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By W. Boyter
Thanks to all. We found a CBR 900 sprocket that...

Thanks to all. We found a CBR 900 sprocket that fits and we'll have him underway shortly!
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By W. Boyter
Varadero Parts

As luck would have it, a couple from France is at my home here in Dallas, stopped during a four month tour of the U.S.
We met while at the Dust to Dawson rally this summer, but they speak almost no...
Forum: The Garage 08-26-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By W. Boyter
Varadero Parts

As luck would have it, a couple from France is at my home here in Dallas, stopped during a four month tour of the U.S.
We met while at the Dust to Dawson rally this summer, but they speak almost no...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
Badlands, South Dakota

Is there anything more satisfying than either spitting or peeing from a high place? I don't think so. This isn't something you learn, it's something that nature has already instilled in you. That's...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
Wind Cave

Boys dig this kind of stuff. Only men know this, that's why it's important for us to stick around.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/WBoyter/DSC_1623.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
Scott's Bluff

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/WBoyter/DSC_1552.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
We've Been On The Road

So I haven't had much time to put things here, but the travelogue pages are updated through yesterday at our website.

Here's a quick synopsis:

Cadillac Ranch...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
I came up with the plan last fall, then saved up...

I came up with the plan last fall, then saved up my money for the trip. Plus, I work for myself, so I can do what I want as long as I take care of business.
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2009, 07:03 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
Northward Bound

Folks, tomorrow is the last day of school and we're leaving as soon the boy comes home, around noon. Third grade has been tough for the lad, and he's needing a break.

Roughly described, we're...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
We kinda stood out from the crowd, but that's...

We kinda stood out from the crowd, but that's alright just the same.
The place used to have ravens and parrots in cages in the window, and they'd whistle and talk, but the city made them remove them...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
When we got up towards Shreveport I told him that...

When we got up towards Shreveport I told him that I had a surprise.

When I was a kid in Shreveport my folks were holy-roller extraordinaires. There was suddenly no fun around the house, and we...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
I let the boy wander around the battlefield for a...

I let the boy wander around the battlefield for a while. He made his way through the graves, then over to the edge of the bluff looking out over the river. He seemed pretty thoughtful, so I left him...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
We got up the next morning with the destination...

We got up the next morning with the destination being home. That's still a pretty far piece to ride from Pensacola to Dallas in one pop. To break up the day I promised him that we'd stop at Vicksburg...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
Then we left. And by "earning it" I mean we...

Then we left.
And by "earning it" I mean we EARNED IT.
We left Key West around six, and started riding. Poor 'ol Wyatt was worn out, and he burrowed down in the nose of that sidecar while I rode...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
This is a pretty common sight for us. We had just...

This is a pretty common sight for us. We had just walked back from the aquarium and were getting ready to get a mid-afternoon lunch when these folks stopped us. Happens all the time. Something about...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
HIGH heaven. Don't think twice; your average 9...

HIGH heaven. Don't think twice; your average 9 year old loves to grab ahold of this kind of undersea stuff. He kept going back to this tank over and over again. Hermit crabs, starfish, sea cucumbers,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
Well, after hanging about at Capt Tony's for a...

Well, after hanging about at Capt Tony's for a little while and listening to the guitar man, we walked over to the Key West Aquarium (another of Tom's suggestions). Peanuts for admission, and for the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
Well, ma'am, I've just been informed that we're...

Well, ma'am, I've just been informed that we're leaving on the Friday after Memorial Day. I guess my plan of having him ditch the last week of school got over-ruled.
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
But I came prepared. I asked Wyatt if he...

But I came prepared.
I asked Wyatt if he wanted to leave his name behind, and brought out a sticker that I got from the Texas DOT. He asked the lady behind the bar, then found a place to plaster...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
We found a place across the street from Captain...

We found a place across the street from Captain Tony's, so we sauntered over to have a beer (and a Dr Pepper).

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y282/WBoyter/DSC_0925JPG.jpg

He took a picture of...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
Now if you don't know, there's chickens roaming...

Now if you don't know, there's chickens roaming around Key West. They've been there since forever. Every once in a while some damn do-gooder tries to ban them, but they're pretty much a fixture down...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
We stopped at Pepe's for breakfast when we got to...

We stopped at Pepe's for breakfast when we got to Key West. The scent of their fresh homemade bread hung in the air and was a perfect combination for my crabcake omelette. Wyatt ate his usual pancake...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
The sun was setting, and we needed a place to...

The sun was setting, and we needed a place to camp. The cost for camping out on Key West is fairly shocking. I'm talking $60 a night to pitch a tent on a postage-stamp sized piece of ground. Sayers...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
We headed up to Keys Fisheries to get some grub. ...

We headed up to Keys Fisheries to get some grub.
After ordering, you told them the name of a scary movie. When your food was done, the folks would call out, "Frankenstein, your order is ready!" or...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
If you don't know, the Florida Keys have some of...

If you don't know, the Florida Keys have some of the most beautiful water I've seen. Wyatt had me stop so he could take a picture on the way down to Tom's place.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
At the IBA ride-in back in March I had told Tom...

At the IBA ride-in back in March I had told Tom Sayer, who lives down in Marathon, that I'd be coming his way at the end of the month, so he invited us to come by his place and visit on our way down...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
When we got done with the talk it was pushing...

When we got done with the talk it was pushing close to noon and we had been there about four hours. We had plans to be in Marathon for lunch, so we needed to leave soon. Wyatt finished up his book,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
Another ranger met us and we followed her on a...

Another ranger met us and we followed her on a talk about fish and a dock-side fish hunt. She told us about all the species, what they ate, how big they are, and more. Pretty cool. The bronze fish...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
There's lots of hands-on stuff, a movie to watch,...

There's lots of hands-on stuff, a movie to watch, and things to see, but most of Biscayne is out in the water, but with the wind choppy and it being a weekday we didn't get to go out. He found some...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
The junior ranger program for Big Cypress,...

The junior ranger program for Big Cypress, Everglades NP, and Biscayne NP are all kinda combined. A kid can earn his badge from each place individually, but the PATCH is an award given to kids who...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2009, 10:47 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
At the far end of the loop is a tower that used...

At the far end of the loop is a tower that used to serve as a firewatch tower, but now visitors get a view of the sorrounding area. The boy took off when he saw it.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,667
Posted By W. Boyter
If you ever meet anyone who gets all enthused...

If you ever meet anyone who gets all enthused over some nasty looking splooge they find on the side of the road, and also wants you to squish it in your hand, then you've either met a NPS ranger or a...
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