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Old 11-20-2012, 06:28 AM   #3061
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We will be arriving in Texas in about early September. We have a rendesvous with some old mates in LA on or about 2 Sep and we will be riding East from then on intending to enter Mexico possibly at Laredo. So whereabouts on the coast are you ?

150 miles straight up the coast from Mexico at Brownsville - in Corpus Christi, TX. It's also about the same distance nearly due east of Laredo.

Gotta' be honest, though. Given your route mentioned above there really are two spots in Texas you shouldn't miss. One is Big Bend. September is still a bit early as it will still be pretty friggin' *HOT*, but the entire Big Bend area is simply indescribable in both its beauty and isolation. Ton of great dirt road riding there, too, with terrific camping spots. Google it some. It's definitely worth your while.

The other, as mentioned before, is the Texas Hill Country. Where else can you find some of the country's best road riding, dirt road exploration riding, and an outstanding vintage motorcycle museum specializing in Brit iron and run by an Aussie, all in the same place? The "Lone Star Motorcycle Museum" is in Vanderpool, right in the middle of some of the best riding and scenery in all of Texas, and they even serve great Aussie meat pies!

Here's some links that may help you a bit, especially these first two... The guy has some terrific rides guides for both Big Bend and the Texas Hill Country, an his maps of Big Bend are even better:

http://texasadventure.net/

http://texasadventure.net/cool-stuff/ride-guides

https://sites.google.com/site/texasdualsportroads/

http://www.lonestarmotorcyclemuseum.com/

http://www.lonestarloops.com/

http://www.friocanyonmotorcyclestop.com/

There's lots of other resources, but maybe those will whet your appetite a bit!

What it sounds like we need to do is arrange a ride get-together in the Texas Hill Country to greet you when you get down here!

OTOH, if you want to come over and visit the Texas Gulf Coast it'll be great, too. The riding isn't nearly as good, but the view and the food makes up for it...

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:49 AM   #3062
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GREAT PIC Rick!!!

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Edit: Shit - That blue hurt's my eye's...
Better your eyes than what the black ones hurt.


Oh, you meant the sky. Nevermind.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:59 AM   #3063
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Looks like it's thirsty work being a Mormon. Oh well at least they are good looking guys. Every cloud has a silver rim !
No, that's the new portable baptism system. Don't turn your back to them.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:04 AM   #3064
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My humble abode for the next month or so (and yes that is clear blue morning sky taken 10 minutes ago). As some of you know I am a retired Nomad and this is my pitch in Southern Spain till after Christmas. After that I will be returning to a cold and wet England to prep for my trip to the Americas. I will try and sneak in a quick skiing trip to Italy before I come over.

I will see if I can get a couple of copies of our local Jehovas Witnesses manuals for Pluric before I come.

I love retirement


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Even artificial turf! Living large man, living large.

Do you trailer the S10 or follow the Rover?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:07 AM   #3065
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No, that's the new portable baptism system. Don't turn your back to them.


So this baptism thing, is it like an enema or a golden shower ????
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:12 AM   #3066
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Hey Pluric I heard something about you wearing some magic under pants.
He does. They're called Depends.....


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Old 11-20-2012, 08:15 AM   #3067
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So this baptism thing, is it like an enema or a golden shower ????
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He does. They're called Depends.....


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Old 11-20-2012, 08:25 AM   #3068
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Even artificial turf! Living large man, living large.

Do you trailer the S10 or follow the Rover?
As I will be there a while, the green stuff makes life more comfortable on the gravel floor. It's just a cheap porous nylon sheet, everyone here uses it.

The tent is a brand new Australian Oztent that leaked like a friggin sieve when we first got it. Had to glue up the seams. Hope the owner of Oztent is on this forum so he knows what a POS his £1000 tent is (no reply to my E-mails !). Fixed now though. We bought it to take to Africa with the Land Rover in 2014.

We trailer the bike around so the bike has only about 8k miles on it so far, but they have been quality heavy duty ones. I've wrecked two bash plates so far.

Last month I went out mountain road scratching with some sports bikes in Northern Spain and used half of my TCK80 in 2 days.
I have to say, the sports bike guys were very surprised at the Yams performance and I am not a fast road rider by a long way.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:06 AM   #3069
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As I will be there a while, the green stuff makes life more comfortable on the gravel floor. It's just a cheap porous nylon sheet, everyone here uses it.

The tent is a brand new Australian Oztent that leaked like a friggin sieve when we first got it. Had to glue up the seams. Hope the owner of Oztent is on this forum so he knows what a POS his £1000 tent is (no reply to my E-mails !). Fixed now though. We bought it to take to Africa with the Land Rover in 2014.

We trailer the bike around so the bike has only about 8k miles on it so far, but they have been quality heavy duty ones. I've wrecked two bash plates so far.

Last month I went out mountain road scratching with some sports bikes in Northern Spain and used half of my TCK80 in 2 days.
I have to say, the sports bike guys were very surprised at the Yams performance and I am not a fast road rider by a long way.

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I am envious. I want to be like you when, or should I say if I get to retire.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:39 AM   #3070
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At last!!
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:46 AM   #3071
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Need Fork Skins on that puppy!

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Old 11-20-2012, 12:00 PM   #3072
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Need Fork Shins on that puppy!
I did, It's been circumcised.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:09 PM   #3073
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I did, It's been circumcised.
That's not where you're supposed to use 'em... Just sayin'
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #3075
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You have a whole hard drive full of this stuff don't you? .
All cataloged and tagged into a database. You don't stack BB's at all. Your jig is up.
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