WANTED: CENTRAL TEXAS ADVers

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

  1. Odiegreen73

    Odiegreen73 Marginal Adventurer

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    Made it back from Death Valley in one piece. One flat tire on the rear heading home. Had a good time got a chance to meet the owners of Black Dog Cycle works - good people. A lot of great roads paved and unpaved. Got to see Titus Canyon, Tea Kettle Junction, the Racetrack, Scotty's Castle Ubehebe Crater and Lippincott Pass.

    Can't wait to get out and a do some more exploring. Other than the $6.28 a gallon for gas in the park had a ball.


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  2. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Awww man, now we'll never know how long those zip ties would have held your bike together..:evil
  3. Schickmeister

    Schickmeister Youngin'

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    Just posting because I can...:D

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  4. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

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    The one rainy day of our Eastern tour...I proceeded to this place near the Dragon to get a (percieved) worn out rear tire swapped for a good one. The Beemer bunch was just cavorting around the countryside in a rental car in the rain. Everyone enjoyed the day in their own way.

    While I was getting the tire swapped on the Strom....I met & talked to this guy for a bit. He was one of the mechanics at the shop & in between other work on paying customers bikes...He was upgrading his "Big Wheel" downhill racer. It seems that a bunch o local crazies started a recurring downhill race on a section of the Dragon.....AT NIGHT....on the original plastic Big Wheel pedal powered 3 wheelers that small kids live on. It has evolved into a much more ...intense..event by progressing to the less well known Big Wheel Sr model made with steel. This one was reversed with the 2 front & 1 rear wheels & a kneeling position for the ...?rider. Also note all the KC lights so ya can see going downhill at about 60mph....IN THE FLIPPIN DARK. The lights being run by a good sized battery pack (road hugging weight)
    It IS a downhill gravity race....

    He was upgrading the push lawnmower style plastic wheels to some more "less flexible??" solid steel disc wheels with pneumatic tires & proper bearings instead of bushings. .........Yeah...I'd ride that at 60.....???H !!u ?H
    A VEEEEERRRRYYY interesting dude though...Creative to the max!!

    Soon I had my other donated rear tire on & was headed back to Robbinsville & the dryness of the motel. Like I said....Everyone had an enjoyable day....even in the rain.



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    Here's a link to a video of one of the downhill events... with stock configuration Big Wheels....not nearly as fast...

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  5. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    lol. I remember that. Rental minivan to be exact. Dirt road boogie van.
  6. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Hi Tom!

    If you have sent anything, I have not received it.

    Donnie
  7. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Contact made. Your Internet sucketh. ;)
  8. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    That funny about the Dragon in the rain. Three different groups of us did it in the wet? I rode it on my Transalp on a Sunday with TKC80s mounted up. I was slow, but hardly anybody was there. Just a couple of other tourists and some hardcore locals. I made the run in on direction and never caught anybody (no surprise there) and wasn't caught by anybody. Well, I did catch two cars, but they pulled over and waved me past.
  9. ShadySmurf

    ShadySmurf Does Own Stunts

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  10. pizzaboy

    pizzaboy retiring tomorrow

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  11. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    I feel I have such a wasted youth after watching these guys...

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  12. Odiegreen73

    Odiegreen73 Marginal Adventurer

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  13. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    So awesome Odie! And just the tip of the iceberg. I'll be along shortly...
  14. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    I see the beach.....but where is the ocean?

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    Where'd you get those pics of my dry ass ranch?

    No rain again today while Hamilton got 3 inches.
  15. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Who is going to Lonestar? If anybody local goes please pick up my windshield plastic thingies. They are paid for and don't take up any space.
  16. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    In other news with the rain today in Hamilton County ( 3.92) should be some decent riding this weekend. Let's get something going.
  17. Has Been

    Has Been Better HB Than NW

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    Has been reporting in---internet down last two months.I see i missed (for the first time ) the Ghostrider Ides of March bonfire. I regret that!. OTOH I bought an old trials bike that im converting to the ultimate PIT bike. I do like to make somethin out of nothing!
  18. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    You were missed!
  19. TXjames

    TXjames High Sider

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    Knew I shoulda called beforehand. By the time I realized you weren't coming, it was too late. :doh
  20. Schickmeister

    Schickmeister Youngin'

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    A post for SOG...not that these are the tires you use but I put these Pilot Road 3 Trails on my GS right before moving from Texas. They have been from TX to NJ down to Key West and back plus riding around here all summer/winter. Probably approaching 9k on the rear. Looking decent. Definitely worth a look if you are taking a long ROAD trip.

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    Edit - these things are the cats ass in the wet.