West Texas / Panhandle BS Thread

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by G-RDR, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. G-RDR

    G-RDR gedubya

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    Anybody in?

    I was wondering if those of us out in West Texas and The Panhandle could start getting together.

    I live in San Angelo and it looks like the existing 3 Tejas BS Threads consist mostly of the folks in central and eastern Texas.

    I usually ride to Big Bend or New Mexico for a few days and camp, usually alone, since I don't know any riders out this way.

    I know there are a few guys up Amarillo / Lubbock way that ride KTM's, because I read a thread when they were getting organized to go to the KTM rally this year.

    How bout it?:nod
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  2. LtDan

    LtDan I'm going home

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    Hey G-RDR, We head down to Terlingua around mid January and set up shop for a couple of months renting DS's. We will be at the Big Bend Resort at the intersection of Hwys. 170 and 118 so if you can make it down then maybe we can go eat a little dust.
    Dan
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  3. Zugg Zugg

    Zugg Zugg Total Gear Whore

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    With a little advance notice I could be up for a ride.
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  4. G-RDR

    G-RDR gedubya

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    Thanks for the invite, I'll keep it in mind. Here's a pic of the resort I stayed in at Big Bend, Jan 2010.

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  5. G-RDR

    G-RDR gedubya

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    Lubbock is not too far. Sounds good. I sent you a PM.
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  6. G-RDR

    G-RDR gedubya

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    I guess its true, what they say about West Texas and Panhandle Adventure Riders, they are a dying breed! Or was that Cowboys?

    :grim :dhorse
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  7. Schickmeister

    Schickmeister Youngin'

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    San Angelo here!

    I'm on a GSA though!

    Glad to hear there are others out this way!

    Shoot me a PM sometime.
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  8. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Looks like ~154 miles from San Angelo to Hamilton and RTB-II's this weekend. Might be a good chance to meet other riders.
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  9. Schickmeister

    Schickmeister Youngin'

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    Truth...I'll be heading out there leaving San Angelo early afternoon!
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  10. G-RDR

    G-RDR gedubya

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    You guys talked me into it!

    I registered. Even if I don't go, the $ are going for a good cause. I even paid for the dinner. So if I can't make it, someone else is welcome to my meal.

    Schickmeister: If I go, would you want some company riding there? :D
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  11. garfey

    garfey Scruffy Adventurer

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    Now let me tell you a little about this bridge I need to unlo . . . ahhh, errm, ahem . . . pass on to a deserving party. I'm just too old to be able to keep up with all the toll revenues rolling in and I have all the money I'll ever need and I just want to take some time to ride around the country for a couple of years before I kick off and it's up in Noo Yawk where there are millions of idji . . . ahhh, errr, ahem . . . people who have to go over it every day and . . . . :evil









    :deal








    :D
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  12. Colbycheese

    Colbycheese Been here awhile

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    I'll be living full time in El Paso in a few months here. I'm trying to figure out where I belong regionally :rofl... I can throw a rock to New Mexico and I'm a long ass hike to anything in Texas.

    I'm assuming winter is the best time to ride Big Bend?
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  13. G-RDR

    G-RDR gedubya

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    Hey colby cheese,

    For an organized ride in BB, check out this link:

    http://ridedualsport.com/forum/index.php?topic=1929.0

    If you get here soon enough, maybe you can make it. Late Dec to Jan.

    When I head to BB or NM on a camp trip, I'll give you a yell.

    Welcome to Texas!:jose:topes

    G-RDR
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  14. G-RDR

    G-RDR gedubya

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    OK, I met, and rode with some great people at the RTBR II, but they all seem to live in central or east Texas. Still looking for riders out this way. I guess I'll have to take more trips on the bike and try to meet people on the trail. Hope to see you soon! :wave
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  15. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    I'm about to start mapping some stuff out near you, too for a big raid (From the Red to the Rio). When the scouting looks like something you can hit in an hour or so, I'll message you.

    Do you know the dirt east of you very well? Like between you and Brownwood? North/South is what I'm looking for. Maybe even up to Caprock Canyons area?
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  16. istbenz

    istbenz Mustachioed Marauder

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    In the Midland/Odessa area. The adventure ninja likes roads, gravel, dirt, and whatever else is interesting. Rides to eat are always good too!:dg

    Starting a new job in January so I probably won't be up for any big trips until I get good and settled in. Looking forward to meeting some ADV'ers out here :beer

    BA
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  17. dino246

    dino246 Adventurer

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    Hello fellow inmates. There is a good chance ill be moving to midland and would like to ride with some locals to get to know the area. I ride a tiger 955i, I have taken her offroad and don't mind the mud. Hope to be there soon.
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  18. G-RDR

    G-RDR gedubya

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    Let me know when your settled. Maybe we could meet somewhere up your way for lunch and talk, and eat. If anyone else wants to attend, great!

    There are a few of us planning to attend the following ride March 1-4 if you are available:

    http://texasadventure.net/2012aroundthebendregistration.pdf


    Where are you moving from?
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  19. dino246

    dino246 Adventurer

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    Moving from northern Utah.
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  20. Schickmeister

    Schickmeister Youngin'

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    San Angelo here! :clap
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