West Texas / Panhandle BS Thread

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

  1. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    Should we do a Tail of the Buffalo after?

    Please don't tell anyone about these sweet 7.5 curves over 3 miles.


    Next thing you know they're selling t-shirts, and photgraphs.
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  2. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Ha!! I love that little section.
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  3. TheRoss

    TheRoss Been here awhile

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    Okay.... I'm in...

    Saturday, Sept 16. 11:30 a.m.
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    Umbarger TX



    Also....

    I know a couple of local guys who are planning Iron Butt rides in the next couple of months, and I thought it might be fun to have a little gathering for any and all riders who have completed an IBA ride, or who want to learn about the Iron Butt Association and the rides they certify. This will be a laid back Q&A time, not a presentation by me about my rides. If you are interested in long distance riding, come on and join us!

    Iron Butt Gathering
    Sunday, October 1, 2:00 PM
    Lubbock Twisted Root, next to Alamo Drafthouse.
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  4. Valker

    Valker Long timer

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    But Lubbock is so far!!!!! Oops....nevermind.:jack
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  5. TheRoss

    TheRoss Been here awhile

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    HA! I wondered who would be first with that!
  6. rsmith56

    rsmith56 Been here awhile

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    No no Eric. It is quite near.
  7. racer1735

    racer1735 Been here awhile

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    Dang it! We have a 3 pm football game that Saturday...I'm at the stadium at 12 noon that day. Maybe some other time
  8. rsmith56

    rsmith56 Been here awhile

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    That conflicts with the Ruidoso rally. May affect the turn out.
    Planning on being at Umbarger at RTE.
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  9. VX Rider

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    A little follow through on this.
    Monday I rode down Washington/FM 1541 agian, close to the posted limit.

    The large piece of missing pavement had been patched, also possible a few bad spots patched about where I was superseded by road conditions for my speed of travel.

    So, there was some bad pavement, and speed too imprudent on my part.
    There are the ingredients for a crash right there, pretty sure only one more, or more of either of them would have ended very badly.

    And then there was a lose cow on the road to Wayside.....spotted well in advance, to just creep past without spooking it into something unpredictable.
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  10. west_texastravler

    west_texastravler n00b

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    Marked it down in my calendar. Count me as there! Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    P.S. Just so Im not a complete stranger, my name is Max and I ride a 2013 R1200 GSA!
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  11. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    RTE. I'm in

    I'll be sure to check back here, before I wind up at the wrong place should they be closed (again)
  12. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Eek!!
  13. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Woo hoo! Nice to meet you Max! I had a 650GS named Max....

    I'm Carrie, riding a 390 Duke.
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  14. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    Yeah, just thought that reevaluating the road and my possible meeting with gravity was in order.

    Trying to learn from a mistake, instead of learning front an ER visit. Those are not my favorite learning environments.

    We have to be honest with ourselves about these things.
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  15. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Just got done with the Doc. I'm cleared!!! Brace is off!!!

    Now to get my bike finished up....
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  16. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    First, that's great news.


    What's left to do on the bike?
  17. rsmith56

    rsmith56 Been here awhile

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    Good to hear you are healed up!
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  18. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    I'm waiting on a sensor.....the kickstand safety sensor. Should be here Tuesday. It was missed on the initial estimate.
  19. VX Rider

    VX Rider Long timer

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    Only noobs need that any way.....right?
  20. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Hmmmmmm. No.

    The guy that taught me to ride has a terrifying story about a kickstand down, 50 mph and a left hand turn. I can be patient.
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