Texas Adventure Riders check in here

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Tourmeister, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Bounce

    Bounce Long timer

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    It'd be great to keep this thread bumped since it doesn't look like we'll get our own regional. I'm located just west of Austin and am pretty new to the forum and to the 12gs which I'm still breaking in on Hill Country routes. I used to ride a lot in the dirt on a 2 stroke, but the big twin keeps me grinning now. Looking forward to a Big Bend trip myself and will be eager to participate in a small group effort.
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  2. ThirdCoast

    ThirdCoast Been here awhile

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    It was the Alaska report, people are still lusting for you to finish it. But you also had a nice report from Mexico I think, that was you. I recognized some of the places you went, but you went during a flood. You are a master of the camera, I suck at taking decent pictures.
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  3. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    Harry Potter fan?
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  4. greengoose

    greengoose boondocker

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    Hi Texans - This looks like a good place for me to put my first post. Got my KLR 650 back in july since then been averaging about a 1000 miles a month, dont really commute on it just ride around in my spare time with a big dumb grin on my face looking for dirt, mud, rocks, woods, creeks, twisty country roads, etc. Here are some pics from a fun little abandoned railroad up here in my neck of the woods. http://greengoose.smugmug.com/gallery/354204 I have ridden the mountains around SE Oklahoma and Red River NM. and I'm planning a 5 week Alaska ride this summer. I've read some of the big bend ride reports and want to go down there sometime if any of yall get a group going down there I like to tag along I've read that its not wise to take those back country roads solo. -- --[​IMG] --Dennis
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  5. greengoose

    greengoose boondocker

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    OOPS! dont know how I managed to post that 3 times and that pic came out real small Oh well I 'll have to work on my posting skills

    Dennis
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  6. Waco

    Waco Renegade Sickle Hound

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    The delays are irratating, aren't they? :evil There is a handy delete button if you edit the excess posts.
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  7. Tourmeister

    Tourmeister What's that funny noise?

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    Howdy,

    Regarding having our own regional section for Texas, I already run a separate forum for Texas riders: Two Wheeled Texans.

    http://twtex.com/

    I want to be clear though that I am not here posting just to troll for members to join that forum. I LOVE the advrider site and post here regularly. But it is annoying that we don't have a place where we can get ahold of Texas riders when needed, which is why I started this thread :wink:

    Adios,
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  8. AntWare

    AntWare Lost In Translation

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    Yeah, I know. Believe me I feel guilty but it turned out to be very time consuming and times what I'm short on at the moment.

    The Mexico trip was a blast. We got in a bind trying to close the loop through Tabares when a couple of bikes got drowned out in a river crossing (one of them terminally). Then, just when you we thought things couldn't get any worse, we got turned back, about 15 miles southwest of Batopilas by AK-47 toting bandits :lol3

    Tourmeister might recognise the fella in the blue. :evil

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    The bottom six shots on page 12 are actually short MPEG movies, one of a rider going in the drink :D

    Link To Page 12
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  9. GT-STMC

    GT-STMC Been here awhile

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    From Weslaco Texas here. Always looking for local places to ride and people to ride with in the deep deep south of Texas.

    Myself, two brothers, and someone else from this board are all going to Big Bend this March...., post up if your from around here, or interested in Big Bend then.
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  10. K2

    K2 Dare to Win Well

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    Hello - Sandy checking in from DFW. I've lurked here a lot, but rarely posted. Always looking for dirt in TX that I can ride without trespassing. Big Bend is one of my two wheeled goals, along with Moab, Grand Canyon, and a few other famous places. Usually, I'm just glad to get out and ride, anything, anywhere.
    Native Texan on a KLR650.
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  11. Tourmeister

    Tourmeister What's that funny noise?

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    Hehe, cool pics. Just a note though, it was not Irondawg that killed his bike in the drink. He dropped it but managed to hit the kill switch on the way down so it did not suck up too much water. The vid of him dropping it is great :lol3 Especially since it is not a vid of me doing it... :evil

    I have a nack for finding rather nasty muddy roads unexpectedly... :huh Some have resorted to calling me Ditchmeister :D No vids though, hehe.

    Adios,
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  12. DirtRideRoader

    DirtRideRoader Armed and Dangerous

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    I tell you, I don't know when Scott has time to ride. He has over 500 posts on every forum known to man. The only place I haven't seen him is on the Micapeak List Server. I guess it is just a matter or time, or maybe he only posts on forums...

    By the way, the TWTEX site is a great place to talk bikes with other Texans. Native and naturalized.
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  13. cyclecat

    cyclecat half post a day wonder

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    Multi-bike-owning Austinite here. Buried under work for the next 5 months. Won't do much riding except from home, to work, to home until June.


    Tourmeister's Two Wheel Texans site is a great resource. I don't visit nearly often enough. You should join.
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  14. BonneRocker

    BonneRocker Been here awhile

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    I'm in Austin and ride every day (to work) and explore the woods on the weekends.
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  15. ThirdCoast

    ThirdCoast Been here awhile

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    Don't feel guilty, we understand really. Ya gotta have time to take care of busness and time to ride. The posting is comes way down the line from that.

    Those pictures were awsome, you just love to feel other people's pain... is that it? What kind of camera do you recomend. I have a Nikon 35mm right now but looking to go digital.

    We didn't have any bandit problem. We came in the back way to Bathopilas from Creel. Took us two days to get there, hit Saltivo before Bathopilas... is that the way you are talking about? Leaving out we went back not through Saltivo, but the normal way in (only two ways in and out). Going out the gravel road was very easy and pavement most of the way back to Creel. If you came in the back way HATS OFF TO YOU, don't see how you did the river crossings after the rain. They were tough enough for us at low water levels! We had a four wheel drive truck drown out it's distributer, but no bikes down in the water. Dropped my bike twice on the switchbacks. It was my very first dirt ride experience and on a 1150GS. Is that a good thing?
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  16. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    Not to take thread away....but I ran into a group of guys from MN down in Baja who did one of the routes out thru the canyon from Batopilas....and they didn't exit at Alamos....and the river crosssing (one biggy) they did was done by taping up all outlets/inlets and 2-3 guys walking/wading the bikes across...said it was way too deep on their run to ride.
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  17. ThirdCoast

    ThirdCoast Been here awhile

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    The bikes did fine on the river crossing. The truck did not. I have since heard of people taking the fan belt off of trucks to keep the water off the motor/electronics. Anyway we survived and had a good time doing it.

    If I gotta tape up my air breather and walk the bike accross I think that it might be time to turn around. haha
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  18. AntWare

    AntWare Lost In Translation

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    We did Creel-Batopilas in a day. Played around in Batopilas leaving late the next day and wanting to camp in the canyon we stayed at La Bufa, then back to Creel the next day.

    Then we headed from Creel headed SW and spent the night in Bahuichivo. Next day we hit Urique and pulled out the maps. We could either head back to Bahuichivo, or try to make it down unknown to us trails to Batopilas. We made it as far as the river at Tabares which was about 4' deep. Spent the night camped in a ranchers corral and planned a new route, bypassing the main river.
    We did a few small river crossings the next morning that were pretty easy. The one that became our undoing wasn't particularly deep it was just full of large boulders. Hindsight, If we'd helped each other get across it would have been easy, but we thought it was funny watching each other struggle and swim.

    Here's the track log from my GPS. We were less than 15 miles from Batopilas but had to back track 2 1/2 days back to Creel :D

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  19. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Registered User

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    The main reason for disabling a radiator fan is to keep the fan blades from being drawn/pulled into the radiator itself. It's common for vehicles set up for this type of thing to have a circular guard on the engine side of the radiator that prevents the fan blades from contacting said radiator.
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  20. ThirdCoast

    ThirdCoast Been here awhile

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    What type of bike got drowned out in the river? Guy from work is talking me into the KLR650 due to lack of sofisticated electronics. You could dry it out and be back on the trail. What ya think?
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