WANTED: CENTRAL TEXAS ADVers

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by ghostrider1964, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    You must not have been on some of the good stuff down here.Granted...there are a whole bunch of flat characterless 90 degree corner roads in many places around Texas (& OK) but there are also some nice gems scattered around too (& also in OK).My TX favorites are mostly west of I35 extending from Mineral Wells all the way down to the hill country around San Antonio.....although east Tx also has some good stuff that we ride from time to time.
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  2. Burbo

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    Well 2 of us made it. Its a beautiful 38 degrees and misting rain. Where the hell is everyone else?
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  3. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    Hey guys...I haven't talked to slowoldguy this morn....but with the solid wall of mist goin on,my guess is that the turnout won't be large.Even if I had my tires on,I probably wouldn't have made it.Slick roads & fresh skins don't do it for me.Don't give up on the Waco contingent just yet.
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  4. Dirt2007

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    Yeh I was just playing along with the stereotype people have of TX and OK. I have been to the Hill coutry and other areas. I need to get back down to hill country with the dual sport.
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  5. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Did slowoldguy make it? Does the Pope shit in the woods? Are bears Catholic? Hey. A deal's a deal. :deal Hope everybody survi.....I mean, had a good time. I certainly did. :clap The pinkish KiLleR did great. No dust. Wall of mist became slightly less of a wall. Great guys. Great food. Lots of water to cross. And some pretty dang decent riding. Hope everyone had fun.
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  6. Aanarchy

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    A little impatient there? :ddog - I rolled in at 9:15. 3 of us hit the road at 9:30 and at 9:35 it was dirt.

    If you ever hear slowoldguy say "I wonder what's down this way?" get ready - I think he has radar for the road less traveled. We had some great dirt riding, fast paved twisties, and giant BBQ plates at Loco Coyote. Ran into Dahveed there, he left with S-o-g and Burbo for some riding, I headed back to Dallas. Great ride guys, thanks.

    Heavy mist most of the way home coated my face shield, blurred my vision until it turned into actual rain in Cedar Hill. Passed a nasty looking accident (cage and a truck) on Hwy 67 outside Alvarado. Glad to be home and off the highway. Dirt roads are much safer.
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  7. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    For some parts of both states the stereotype is true.

    If you do head this way, both SOG and Burbo are the gurus of gravel. They know where it is in their neck of the woods. But if you do ride with them, come prepared, 'cause they don't call off a ride for crappy weather. :eek1

    They claim that Mr2mch also knows all the non-paved roads worth riding on.

    Enjoyed meeting Toltec. Maybe next time I'll be on time and actually get to ride with him.

    Lets do this again soon guys, minus the rain and plus about 20 degrees. Sun would also be a plus. Although the mist did keep the dust down and tables open at the Loco Coyote...
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  8. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Nice meeting you, Dahveed. Did you enjoy the water crossings? You looked badass on that first one. Water justa flying. That's a fun road, rain or shine.

    Tight twisties and then hilly-twisty dirt. Dual sporting is a helluva hobby, ain't it? But don't tell anybody.
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  9. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Someone post a map please!!!! I want to head down there some day and explore the area too! Thanks! :freaky

    Edit: any pics of the water crossing?...
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  10. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    Got my tires on mostly....Hope I won't miss the ride next time.I'll throw my rocks into the gravel pit of backroad knowledge.I don't get to ride on the loose stuff with other riders nearly enough.Most of the other guys I ride with regularly prefer paved pastimes instead of gettin durty.The Wee has been down much of the gravel ya'll rode today.
    I've also been workin on some highlighted paved county road maps copied from the Roads o Tx catalog. Maybe I can scan them into my computer & post for all to see.So far,I've got co roads in Coryell Bosque Somervell & parts of McLennan Bell Burnet Williamson & Lampasas.

    Hope I get to meet ya'll next time around....Rod
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  11. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Post a map?:huh I'm not a warlock. :roflThat might as well be a magic trick.

    I'm doing good to make a post. As far as pics, I think burbo got one of his "tiny burger" and "a couple of o'rings".

    Mr2Much knows every corner on every road 'round these parts. He just has questionable taste. :evil

    As for me being a guru of anything. Nope. I'm just happy to stay upright and just barely fast enough to get out of my own way.

    Rod, it was dreary and cold but it was .... a good day.

    Hmmmm. We still need to hear from a big yellow somebody. Bueller? Bueller?
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  12. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    I tastefully question that remark....
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  13. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    That road was a blast, both 51 and that gravel track. I've ridden parts of 51, but not that section. It appears I missed the best section, until today.

    The water crossings were also great, but waterproof boots would have been nice to have. :doh

    I cannot imagine having a MC that I couldn't take on at least a gravel road. My dream ride is a BMW 1200 GS. I think that it is good touring bike that can also handle some gentle gravel roads. I'll research that more when I find the cash for it. I've got some time...

    Thanks for putting together the ride today. How's Ghost doing? Hopefully he'll be back in action by the next time.
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  14. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    Bueller lives in these parts? He gave me grief about having a KLR with a milk crate as luggage. :lol3 I'd like to ride with him...
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  15. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    Just got off the phone with the Ghost....He's doin ok...just hurtin from the impact of the tree limb.Didn't have to go to ER after all.Probably bruised ribs & the prickly pear needles that had to be removed...OUCH..He'll be a couple of weeks out of the loop anyway.
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  16. slowoldguy

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    Oh, it'll do lots more than that. (Edited to protect the guilty;))
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  17. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Ferris Bueller. Scene from a movie.
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  18. Aanarchy

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    Get a copy of The Roads of Texas at any bookstore. We started on page 90 titled "Gatesville". Out of Meridian took CR1035 south (I think) made a couple of random (and watery) turns, ended up back up on Hwy 22. Headed north off 22 on CR 4100, up CR 4102, back down CR4125, CR 41xx back out to 22 and into Cranfills Gap for coffee. Then north on FM 219 for paved fun, continued north on FM 1238 onto page 70 of TROT. Past Iredell we jumped off on another CR, wound around and around and around and poof! we were on Hwy 67 headed east toward Loco BBQ.

    We just explored some, hit a couple of dead ends, found stuff. I think any of the CRs down that way will offer fun. Just get out the map and go. I'll PM you next chance I get to head down there.
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  19. Aanarchy

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    If I'd had on a helmet cam it would have looked like the inside of a tsunami. Just before the other side of one my front wheel dropped into a hole and sent a wave right up into my face. Bottoms were solid though and not real slick. No problems getting through.

    The throttle is your friend.
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  20. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Cool, I must spend more time down there! I went riding locally today with another friend north west of the metroplex. I think next time the weather isn't so dreary I can do the multi hundred miles down to central texas lol. Let me know when you are out there! I have to mount a new rear now, the one I have on is sub-legal and dangerously close to cording...
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