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Old 07-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #31
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Here's a few still images I captured. Shady Smurf The Wild Bunch!
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #32
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Not able to ride this Saturday (7/28/12).....I'll be doing my oil cooler install.

Hopefully all the planets....or at least some dust particles.......will be in alignment and we will ride next Saturday....August 4, 2012.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:03 PM   #33
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #34
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Tons of thanks Mudclod for all the great pics and vids......they're awesome!!!
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:21 PM   #35
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Saturday ride ........August 4, 2012!!!

When: Saturday August 4, 2012

WhereTo Meet: Meet at Backwoods, located in the western end of the Hill Country Galleria, 12921 Hill Country Blvd Ste D2-145, Bee Cave, TX 78738.....in the rear parking lot (near Hwy 71) at 8:30 a.m. There are plenty of parking spaces to leave your truck/vehicle and trailer.

Kick stands up at 9:00 a.m.

Please let me know if you plan on riding by replying to this post.

If we know someone is coming, and they haven't arrived by 9:00 a.m.....we will wait approximately 15 to 20 minutes for them to show up. If you need to contact me........please call five 1 two - 4 two three - zero 8 8 nine.

There is gasoline near the meeting area to top off your tank.

Destination: Into the heart of the hill country to ride some dirt roads.

bring water......stay hydrated.....drink plenty of water starting days prior to any outdoor activities.

We will stop somewhere for lunch.

You may want to bring a snack as well.

As always.........this is a no drop ride. Please read the first page of this thread for general info regarding no drop rides.

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Old 08-01-2012, 12:11 PM   #36
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Hi bike jones, wish I could join you guys this sat but can't. One suggestion. ... When you post a trip route could you please specify if there are any ranch gates. Bump gates and such are a pain when riding solo. Thanks for organizing rides!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:04 PM   #37
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Bump gates

Just give them a light tap then shoot the gap!
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Old 08-01-2012, 09:22 PM   #38
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Yep. We actually do a leap frog. First guy contacts and drives gate open and takes off right away while second guy comes in behind and holds gate open for rest of bikes. This guy then gives the gate a good shove and scoots off before it swings back. But many bump gates don't swing as easily as the one in the video and push back with a bit of weight. :) I guess I was just saying that its nice to know what sort of gates your going to encounter on a particular route.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:06 AM   #39
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Hi bike jones, wish I could join you guys this sat but can't. One suggestion. ... When you post a trip route could you please specify if there are any ranch gates. Bump gates and such are a pain when riding solo. Thanks for organizing rides!!
So far we just cross a lot of cattle guards.

We have not encountered any gates on these county roads so far. When we do.......we will 'er uh......cross that gate when when we get to it.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:19 AM   #40
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Just give them a light tap then shoot the gap!
Do you know where this bump gate is located Mudclod???

The KLR looks like KosmicKLR......maybe he can tell us where it is.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:56 PM   #41
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Bump Gate Road

Yes, it has several and is an awesome road N and E of Lampasas near Adamsville, CR127/128. This one out near Junction kicked our butt! It was a different design and very heavy duty.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:22 PM   #42
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Yes, it has several and is an awesome road N and E of Lampasas near Adamsville, CR127/128. This one out near Junction kicked our butt! It was a different design and very heavy duty.
Yeah, I've seen gates like this west and sw of junction. They really are a lot easier, and faster, when you team up on them with a leap frog routine. There were a couple we needed two bikes to push open. :)
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:35 PM   #43
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Yeah, I've seen gates like this west and sw of junction. They really are a lot easier, and faster, when you team up on them with a leap frog routine. There were a couple we needed two bikes to push open. :)
Well, you just have to see my "technique". It involves velocity and mucho mass. Works well 9/10 times and only takes one bike and everybody else shoots the gaps. Usually 2 to 4 bikes can get thru. The tenth time is when I hit the gate that's made from 3/4" steel plate and leaf springs from a one-ton truck (or, even worse, the time I found one that was "locked"). It ain't real pretty to watch. Most especially from my seat. Then I have to employ my secondary technique which consists of bull-dozing it open leaving my clutch smelling like a cat on fire. Yeah. Big fun. lol

BTW, around here we call the road "Bumpgate Road". It's a mainstay at the RTB Rally.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:10 AM   #44
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I guess those locked ones are kinda hard to bump open! ha!
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Old 08-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #45
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Yup. But you get an interesting view of your rear wheel when it is up there, shoulder height .
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