WANTED: CENTRAL TEXAS ADVers

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

  1. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Explorer

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    :rofl :lol3 :rofl :lol3 Keep Dreaming my friend, keep dreaming ! ! !
  2. pizzaboy

    pizzaboy retiring tomorrow

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    Still coming down. I noticed lots of tanks are full now, some still way down in my part of the world

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  3. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Caught some run-off in my lesser tanks but my bigger one doesn't fill from run-off. It fills from a seep (seasonal spring). Fingers crossed that I got enough to get it started.
  4. cleatusj

    cleatusj Dirt floor engineer

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    Dam only 3.73 here, which means a lot of runoff through my yard.:rofl:clap:eek1
  5. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    cleatus. I got over 4. May have got 5 but the NWRG report is not in yet. (Neighbor With Rain Gauge). My creeks have always started with a 3 inch rain but this drought has been exceptional.
  6. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    In other news, I'm expecting my new to me zumo. What are the chances?

    <TABLE class=dataTable border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR class=odd><TD class=nowrap>Waco, TX, United States </TD><TD class=nowrap>09/01/2013 </TD><TD class=nowrap>9:33 A.M. </TD><TD>Arrival Scan </TD></TR><TR><TD class=nowrap></TD><TD class=nowrap>09/01/2013 </TD><TD class=nowrap>9:00 A.M. </TD><TD>Transportation accident occurred. </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
  7. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    Wow, 2 days without any posts in this thread. Must be some sort of record.

    Not that I've got much to say or even suggest a ride. Just looking at a bleak forecast for the weekend. Shoulder hurts due to the PT to strengthen it. Riding makes it ache some, but soothes the soul. So still a net win. Taking antibiotics for a salivary gland infection. Yep, new one on me too. Treatment it nice though. Drink fluids and suck on sour candy.

    Might wander down to Lone Star if Rod is still heading this way. Might go down to Buda and look at all the people buying guns at Cabela's.
  8. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Explorer

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    Well, I finally broke down and bought a Zumo 350 LM. Now I have to get a Touratech lockable mount to go on the bike. It came with a RAM mount, but it just clicks in and I figure someone would just click it out for themselves. At least with the lockable mount it would take them a minute or two longer to steal it. :lol3
  9. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Explorer

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    I got 3.6" of rain and from my house, 42 miles to work, there wasn't a creek flowing.....WOW :eek1 That's how dry we are. Any other time with that rain they would be rolling.
  10. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Rivers run backwards and frogs fall from the sky.
  11. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Explorer

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    :rofl :lol3 :rofl :lol3 I know, what is this world coming to. I think my feet are cooling off too. Hell must be freezing over.:D
  12. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    I Just read how the Garmin Montana is "5 times better than any Zumo". Maybe they were wrong...
  13. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Yeah, well. Why would I buy the right thing? Much better to pay the same for something that will be un-supported by Garmin within the month. Buy high, sell low. It's the slowoldguy way.
  14. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    Not if you mount your TT with wingnuts as others, who shall remain nameless but we can all easily identify, do.
  15. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    But it has a LOCK. It is LOCKABLE. Sheesh. ;)
  16. ghostrider1964

    ghostrider1964 Edumacated Red Neck

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    i am thinking I will get a Montana...figure i would check Woodbutchers Montana out:deal
  17. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    I will remember to bring it along next I know I,m going to see you. Hico pie run at the end of the month maybe?
  18. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Thought seriously about it but by the time it was all said and done it would have been well over my GPS budget. It comes with no maps, no nothing. I did find re-furbs for $369 on eBay. I will wait until some used bundles come up for sale,
  19. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    Dody is hoping I'll want to sell my Montana sometime soon. I'm hoping for a firmware update to add the feature I think it lacks.

    Oh, and I had lunch with mr2mch today...after he caged it down to Austin. I was in the truck too so I can't give him too much of a hard time.
  20. Aanarchy

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    Sell something. Wife, kids, cage, whatever. I used it for the first time in Sept. had my old 60CSx as a backup but never turned it on after the second day.

    The Montana is intuitive, huge screen for aging eyes, wireless track and route sharing that was easy-peasy to figure out in a motel room the night before our start (and in spite of copious amounts of alcohol). Tremendous capacity for routes and tracks. Maps can be had free on gpsfileexchange. Easy to hard wire to the bike.

    It's installed on my 800GS with a RAM mount - pennies compared to the TT mount, and adequate for a bike that won't ever see single-track.

    My Nuvi has been relegated to use in the truck, and my trusty 60CSx will be for day rides on the 450. The Montana is lead bitch in the GPS harem.

    Just MHO, which I felt compelled to share.