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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.
lottsa thunder last nite..not very much rain tho, only 0.16 in
Sat up at the hospital last night, wife was admitted with pneumonia. Hectic day and night. Did get to catch up on my reading on here though.
I hear 'ya. Wife went with a Honda CRF230L. Low seat height. Low center of gravity. Air cooled (less to fail), decent suspension for play riding. Good low end torque. Smooth power delivery. Fully street legal. She's ridden it well in the Ozarks, Ouachitas and Colorado (barring a minor mis-queque).
Well parents just left to return to houston. Fun weekend. 28 springs for dinner friday. Then went shopping for a ktm. Dad is considering a baja. I almost bought 4 but then realized they dont accept rabbit or poop. Then daisy museum. Well worth 2 $. Dad agreed. I bought a new toy while there. Great prices. Then tanglewood branch for a few pints. Last, home for pork tenderloin with malted shrooms, roasted butternut mash and a fourhundred rabbit demi...delicious!
Anyone riding today?
How is she doing? Hope all is well. Let me know if u need anything brought to you.
We went on a ride yesterday. She had a lot of fun. Her bike does not even have a head light so we had to get on and off the paved roads pretty fast. Say a xr 250 that is street legal. Its fun to go riding with her. Just hope she stays safe
Rough night Stuck. She is pretty bad. Was trying to get her to go to the doctor all week, but she hates doctors. Finally had to take her to ER yesterday.
Thanks for the offer, kids are helping out. Daughter taking care of the animals. and have a pretty good support group from the guys that work for me.
Glad to see that TTR getting some use!
Mdawg12, hang tough. Healing thoughts headed her way.
Prayers sent your way. Hope she gets better fast. Always hard to see loved ones sick.
From here also!
came across a xr 250 that has a title and tag. its kick start tho. wifes bike has no title or tag. how are the xr 250s to kick start? would be nice to skip all the work of the bonded title. any bike better then the other?
Nothing wrong w/Sherpa. I didn't know your wifes bike didnt have a title.
KLR250 is right at as heavy as the 650 so would stay away from that..jmo
Think all the 259's are good bikes
What about the XR250's?
didnt some of you go out and clear the trees of the Warloop rd? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=478766&page=2
I wish. Beautiful day. And I have to to work.
Happy Easter to all!
Prayers to the worker who lost his life the the three others that were injured at the Russellville nuclear plant. No other details just saw this on the wire. Sure hope none of the ADV'rs that work at the plant were involved.
What Happend! I have friends who are operators there! Who on here works there? Sent a text and not got an answer back yet.
mdawg12, this is all I found.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- One worker died and three others were injured Sunday morning when a heavy piece of equipment fell on them at an Arkansas nuclear plant, officials said.
The workers were moving the equipment from the turbine building at an Entergy Arkansas plant in Russellville, about 70 miles northwest of Little Rock. The three injured workers were taken to a hospital. The company stressed that there is no danger to the public.
The Arkansas Nuclear One plant provides about 30 percent of the state's energy demand, according to Entergy.
"We are deeply saddened by what has happened today," said Jeff Forbes, Entergy's chief nuclear officer. "Our greatest sympathy is with the family and friends of the employee who lost his life, and with those who sustained injuries."
Entergy's two nuclear reactors were shut down after the accident.
The plant was placed under an "unusual event classification," which is the lowest of four emergency classifications designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Entergy provides electricity to 2.8 million customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/31/3316298/1-killed-3-hurt-accident-at-ark.html#storylink=cpy
I have a '90 XR250R that purchased new in '91. I tagged it (easier back then), and have ridden the stuffin's out of since. It has survived the many bike buys/sellings that took place during that time. It's been a fantastic bike. Still have it, can't seem to part with it yet. Stone reliable. Good suspension, lightweight (comparitively speaking), smooth power, good low-end torque... and did I say BULLETPROOF? All around one of the best trail bikes to ever come out of Japan.
Kicking it isn't bad at all for us dudes, but there are "Official Drills" one must learn and USE when kickstarting a four stroke. No way my wife could live with an XR250R because:
* Too tall.
* Kick starting would be a problem for her due to her short stature (5' 4") and low bean count.
* The height would be a big disadvantage when turning around in a tight place/etc.