Houston Area Riders

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by fnjeep314, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. fnjeep314

    fnjeep314 Its a Tigger

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    I just moved to the Houston area from central California and am looking to find other adv riders in the houston area.
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  2. lddave

    lddave been there

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    Welcome to Houston I am in the Meyerland area .
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  3. fnjeep314

    fnjeep314 Its a Tigger

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    Thanks Dave. I dont know where Meyerland is right off. I am north east of houston in Kingwood.
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  4. lddave

    lddave been there

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    Near Reliant Stadium .


    Dave
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  5. Feo

    Feo Gordo no más.

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    I just left the Bush airport/Humble area a few weeks back.

    Most of the folks I hung with lived in the NW/Cypress area.

    You'll find Houston can be regional, in the sense no one wants to cross town to visit, they'd prefer meeting up somewhere outside the urban area.

    If i had to go to Katy, fer instance, it'd be a round-about trip through Montgomery and Waller counties. :lol3

    From where you're at, ride out FM 1485 from New Caney or north on FM 2100 from Huffman. They meet and change designation in a sweeping curve. At the south end of that curve, Plum Grove road branches off. Take it, watch for the not-so well marked 90 degree turns, and then follow FM 1010 (hang a right) to the backside of Cleveland.

    That's about as good as it gets on your side of town.

    Sorry.

    :lol3
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  6. nchristie

    nchristie n00b

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    Hi.

    I just joined ADV yesterday. Live near you, in Summerwood subdivision, think 2:00 on Beltway 8.

    Interestingly (to me anyway) I am in California this week. Palm springs.

    getting my Tiger this weekend, an early Christmas present from my wife!
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  7. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    Cypress here. Gimme a holler.
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  8. Thumpxr

    Thumpxr n00b

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    Live in the Woodlands area but like to ride all over. The National Forest area is a lot of fun.
    Give me a shout. I can show you what I have found so far.

    Hey Nchristie,

    I just got my Tiger mid October from my wife.
    You are going to love that bike.


    Thumpxr
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  9. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Hello! I'm in Cypress. NW of Houston on 290.
    There are alot of dirt roads around Richards and Shiro, also Bellville.
    Don't forget the Sam Houston National Forest. It has single track trails and dirt roads.

    We ought to get a ride together.
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  10. r2ro

    r2ro Adventurer

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    I'm in Atascocita. My bike is more street oriented at the moment, but after taking a hilariously fun ride down a gravel road last week, I'm going to get it setup to be a bit more ADV ready. :D
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  11. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Hey, maybe we start a Houston ADV Chapter. we can all be prospects at once :rofl We need to plan a first ride soon! Maybe a breakin/meet and greet dirt road ride up around the forest.
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  12. r2ro

    r2ro Adventurer

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    This is relevant to my interests. :D



    Once I get a new set of tires that is. :lol3
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  13. lddave

    lddave been there

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    Sounds good to me .


    Dave
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  14. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Excusses excusses! I am sure we would all be glad to pitch in and laugh at you while you patch what ya got on this first ride! :rofl

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  15. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Seriously, I dont do this often, have you tried letting some air out of your tires when riding dirt? Try about 18 PSI fnt/rear. carry a little bycle pump with you to pump back up for the highway ride home.
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  16. r2ro

    r2ro Adventurer

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    :rofl harsh!



    So far it was just the one time.. I've stayed away from dirt.. now I'm kicking myself for not trying it sooner.. (well other than 20 years ago on an xr80 )

    I'd give it another go.. I don't care. :lol3


    Also, I was wearing my GoPro that day.. pretty sure I was doing everything wrong.. sitting most of the time.. feet flying off the pegs a few times.. good times!
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  17. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    Spring Branch here. I grew up in the Humble area and was riding the trails in the woods where Kingwood is now. Lots of good and tight trail riding around the San Jacinto river if you know where to go.:evil There are some long dirt roads on the other side of Lake Houston too.
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  18. nchristie

    nchristie n00b

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    Street-ride, Saturday AM? North Houston-ish?
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  19. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I though we were going to take r2ro out in the dirt?
    Besides my Beemer is in the shop.
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  20. r2ro

    r2ro Adventurer

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    This! :clap
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