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Old 03-05-2012, 04:55 AM   #9781
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Nothing spectacular, Pizza. Just generally waiting for me when I stopped, fumbled, loitered, rested, hydrated, ate Dody's energy bars, or mentally mapped a doable line. He did have to give me a push when I dug myself a hole on a loose gravel uphill on River Road West. In fact, no single thing on River Road was that tough for me. Certainly not undoable. It was just relentless. It just kept throwing crap at you. Over and over and over. After a while this particular old guy just tires out. I knew better than to keep pushing on so I stopped. A lot.

I think that is why the videos don't seem that bad. We're looking for that single dramatic section and it ain't there. The talc pit everybody talks about within a mile from the start? James and I blew through it fresh (well, he blew through it, I made it through it with style point deductions) and he stopped and said "Could that have been it?" It was no giant thing.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:21 AM   #9782
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Sounds like y'all didn't have any traffic problem on 170 which is good. I think that was the thing for me,
no one particular section but, was fun for a long long time.

Was that you on the front row watching the hula-hoop dancer ??
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:25 AM   #9783
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I wasn't talking about that paved River Road. I was talking about that nasty dirt River Road in the park. 170 was the same as always. Scared the shit out of me early with those completely blind turns right after the uphills , so I decided to sightsee except when it was flat. (Edit: I guess a more accurate and honest description would be that I would haul ass until I reached the top of the hill, pee on myself when I realized I had no idea which way the road was going, throw on the binders approaching the peak, then haul ass down the hill. Not my best effort. Could not get a rythym going for shit. I remember rding it better but that could just be failing memory.)

Traffic wasn't bad on 170. Passing was easy.

Now sport-biking the north side on the Observatory loop was a ball. James and I were both feeling good and ripped that sunofabitch up. WooHoo!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:55 AM   #9784
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BigDave and I went fire chasing yesterday...It was some hairy track in sand and washes. I did GoPro some and will try to post later.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:59 AM   #9785
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Fire chasing?
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #9786
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Yeah..fire season has started already. 3 major fires in Coryell County. We were at the one out by Mother Neff State Park.

http://youtu.be/1M74Sp_1PRk
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:12 AM   #9787
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Setting is private, ghost.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:16 AM   #9788
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Setting is private, ghost.
Fixed...lol
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:17 AM   #9789
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Austin is too F'ing fun. Love that city.

In other news...the ride to Austin was strikingly different since I last headed that way. Green!
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:19 AM   #9790
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Nothing spectacular, Pizza. Just generally waiting for me when I stopped, fumbled, loitered, rested, hydrated, ate Dody's energy bars, or mentally mapped a doable line. He did have to give me a push when I dug myself a hole on a loose gravel uphill on River Road West. In fact, no single thing on River Road was that tough for me. Certainly not undoable. It was just relentless. It just kept throwing crap at you. Over and over and over. After a while this particular old guy just tires out. I knew better than to keep pushing on so I stopped. A lot.

I think that is why the videos don't seem that bad. We're looking for that single dramatic section and it ain't there. The talc pit everybody talks about within a mile from the start? James and I blew through it fresh (well, he blew through it, I made it through it with style point deductions) and he stopped and said "Could that have been it?" It was no giant thing.
Were you on the big or med (KLR) pig? That hard stuff never video's well.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:33 AM   #9791
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Oh, I was waaay too smart to take the medium pig. I went whole enchilada. The Big Ugly does the whole River Road. Surprised more than a few fellers that I was out there on something that big, especially without a knobby on the drive wheel.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:35 AM   #9792
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Oh, I was waaay too smart to take the medium pig. I went whole enchilada. The Big Ugly does the whole River Road. Surprised more than a few fellers that I was out there on something that big.
what do you want for your truck? I had a guy stop and ask if itis for sale
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Ghost, what was up with your bike ??
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:47 AM   #9794
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Ghost, what was up with your bike ??
I am guessing bad gas. I am on my third tank with a heavy dose of SeaFoam and it is running better but still sputters from time to time. Did ok in the shit we got into yesterday. I was burning alot of clutch in that deep sand. Really needed TKCs front and rear. My shoulders and arms are tired as hell
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:49 AM   #9795
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I am guessing bad gas. I am on my third tank with a heavy dose of SeaFoam and it is running better but still sputters from time to time. Did ok in the shit we got into yesterday. I was burning alot of clutch in that deep sand. Really needed TKCs front and rear. My shoulders and arms are tired as hell

Yeah, you can't tell in the second part of the video but that was deep river sand and with Ghost having a semi slick front Tourance, his bike didn't like it one bit. He plowed more than he steered his bike. He was cussing me for going down there. I have a TKC on the front of my bike. In the first of the video we were in red loose clay and those little washouts were a little deep as well, but his bike did better there than in the sand. It also didn't help that his bike was still loaded to the hilt for the trip to Big Ben.
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