TEXAS BACKROADS - CONDITION UPDATES....post your latest ride findings

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Cycledelic Relic, May 8, 2011.

  1. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Just found this tread. Somervell CR 1007 was chip sealed a few weeks ago so may still have excess loose gravel.
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  2. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    I passed several different crews doin various repairs & clean ups while I was out ridin.... Bosque 3155 section re-pavin (needs the whole road done!!) Coryell 223 drainage clearin & possibly work on 224 (the one with the cool natural crossing on Hog Creek) + the aforementioned Somervell CR pea gravel spots.
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  3. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    Hot and FUCKING DRY!!!!! I rode down some CRs over here and they are super dusty:eek1 We need rain:deal
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  4. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    ....& WE GOT IT!

    The gravel (crushed rock) I rode the other day WAS unflippinbeliveably powdery in places.....maybe not now.
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  5. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Just the lower end of Somerville CR 1007 is bad, but the hard 90 is real heavy with chip. The Somerville section of 203 was real bad this morning but the crossing on CR 1001 was great except for muddy approaches as is why I didn't get a pic with the Cali.
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  6. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    TexDot seems bound and determined to replace every bit of smooth, quality hotmix with a layer of fucking tar and noisy, coarse gravel. This stuff sucks large.
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  7. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    Brought to you by the fine folks who make & sell tires!!! or is that Lays

    you keep eatin em up......& we'll sell ya more
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  8. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Explorer

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    WOW Rode a bunch of back dirt roads and for the first time in a LOOOOONG time, no dust. Thought I was riding in another state.........:rofl Only problem was, all that super fine dust is now super slick snot ! ! ! :muutt
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  9. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    Don't worry, it'll be dust more often than snot.:deal
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  10. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    another one.....
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  11. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    The old steel n wood bridge has been blocked off for quite a while now. Berms on each end of the bridge to keep vehicles from passing. A barricade at the intersect of CR222 & 221 sez BRIDGE CLOSED but there was no sign or barricade that I saw coming from FM1602 headed west. I may have missed it though...see below




    SMALL BIKE ...yea / BIG BIKE ...NAY!
    There is a tree on the east side that is very close to the berm.....(& that's good...my bike came to rest against it) My windshield is cracked & the fairing/headlight has some scrapes....but at least I wasn't in the water (along with the bike)
    Sometimes Ignant decisions are made on the fly.......& then you get swatted.
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  12. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    At least you were lightly swatted.
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