Dirt Road Cowboy's Ramblin' & East Texas Trippin'

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Dirt Road Cowboy, May 8, 2011.

  1. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    You see all the mini-bike fun going around. Git to steppin'!
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  2. motocopter

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    If that engine is a direct fit, git-r-done!

    Back in about '81 I did some maintenance on some z-50's and trail 70's a Boys Club in Phoenix had. There was one Trail 70 in a bad way and a Z-50 with no compression. A couple of checks, removed the top end from the 70, strapped the Z-50 on the back of my 550F Honda, and off I went to where I was staying. Took the boys and all the bikes out for riding in the desert a couple weeks later, and all wanted to ride the Z-70!

    Good times.

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  3. Moonraker

    Moonraker Running Hot and burning Oil Supporter

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    DRC, that's a cooool trail ninety! looks like the motor swap wouldn't be too bad provided the proper tools (Welder!).
    Sorry to hear about your fur kid. We've had several here to come and go, and I can relate. I hated to see 'em come, but was so sad to see 'em go...
    I'ts never easy when that happens.
    That trail would be super fun up here, especially at Uwharrie (Lotsa off road trails, real technical rocky terrain) on a long weekend.
    Where to next? Been enjoying yer pictures man!
  4. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    I'm glad everyone likes the little bike. I had a build thread going on it when I started in August, 2013.
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/chinese-japanese-dirty-knees-look-at-these.909247/
    The pictures are gone now, but I'll look for them and maybe rebuild the thread and get it going again(?).

    I didn't know my life was going to shit behind my back at the time, and the next year, I had to put it on hold.
    Actually, I didn't find out the depths of everything until January 28th of this year, after which I tried to kill myself 5 times.

    Anyway, I did find a picture of my 2 fur babies on my chair.
    The pic is from 7 or 8 years ago, and these little ones helped keep my life together.

    Libby & Myshalla on chair 2.jpg

    I miss my sweeties.


    Now, back to the riding stuff.

    Last night, and tonight, we went pecan hunting. Of course, we took the bike! :wink:

    We have to wait for places to close, then we make our raid!

    Trees in front . . .

    pecans front.jpg


    And behind!

    pecans rear.jpg


    The pecans are just going to waste anyway, so it gives us another reason to ride! :lol3

    Our score. (1/2 liter bottle for reference)

    pecans box.jpg

    Lots more still in the trees, so we have more work to do.

    Soon the leaves will be changing color in the area, and I can get out and try for some good color shots! :thumb

    That's about it for now.

    Till next time y'all!

    :wave

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  5. Moonraker

    Moonraker Running Hot and burning Oil Supporter

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    Heck yeah. Crackin' them shells with a cold one on the porch with the missus. Property owner won't ever miss 'em.
    Looks like the Sporty is turning out to be a great steed. Reliable as an old watch!

    Thing I have fount out about our dawgs. Doesn't matter how bad of a day you have had at the Salt Mine,
    When you hit that driveway they're at the window grinning and meet you at the front door. Licks an' tail waggin'.
    Sniff.
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  6. B10Dave

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    Oooooooooooh!! Pecan pie; pecan tarts; pecan cookies. I'd be in heaven getting free pecans. Unfortunately we only get walnuts, butternuts and chestnuts in my area.
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  7. dp064

    dp064 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sweet dogs.. it's sad, like losing a member of the family.
    Don
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    You know a dog is happy and well cared for when their fur shines like that!
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  9. Chillis

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    Hair looking better than most two legged walkers!
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  10. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    When I first saw the pic of the dogs I had a flashback from my younger days:

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  11. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    We've had cold, wet, drizzly and rainy days here, but it looks like we might have a little break. :clap

    We did some more pecan picking tonight. Our spot is right across from the Harley dealership.

    nut picking.jpg

    There were very few other 'nuts' out riding today. It was a little chilly, but not that bad.
    I guess riding season is wrapping up for a lot of bikers around here? :dunno

    Not me though. I rode all last winter, and in the old days I rode in below freezing temps.
    Just change up the riding gear, and I'm good to go! :thumb

    That's the quick update for tonight.

    Till next time y'all.

    :wave

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  12. motocopter

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    Maybe a couple of action shots of Pecans being prep'd or sumptin? I'm curious and interested what you two will do with them.
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  13. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    That's Sheree's department. She loves pecans, so I take her to pick them. I'll try to remember to get some shots of her making something with them. :thumb

    On our way to pick the pecans yesterday, we saw another rider out in cold weather gear. He tried to get our attention, and I pulled beside him to see if I knew who it was. We didn't get a good chance to see him with his helmet on, and we had to turn to get into the parking lot.
    We were trying to figure out who it could be, and we only thought of one person that we both knew. Sheree contacted his wife on FB, and we confirmed that it was Dan. We haven't seen him in years, so I'll have to see if I can get ahold of him, and maybe we can all do some riding together. :super


    Anyway, on to today.

    I didn't do any riding. I was busy cleaning up my workroom/office/studio/junk room. :lol3

    Also, I did a bit of gunsmithing.

    6 gun apart.jpg

    This black powder 6 gun has a hair trigger. Less than 1/2 lb pull. Way too sensitive.

    I took it apart to see if I was going to have to buy some new trigger parts, and saw that the notch in the hammer is barely there.

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    trigger 2.jpg

    There should be a bit more shelf for the trigger to sit in, so I'm going to try to file it down and get it to seat better before I buy anymore parts.

    That's about all for tonight.
    I found some good places to visit soon, so I'll have more motorcycle content soon!

    Till next time y'all.

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    Wow.. what I like to call an angry trigger.. good luck with the filing but I think you may be buying new parts.
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  15. B10Dave

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    I'm no gun expert by a long shot.:D. but it looks to me that the "shelf" on the hammer is still OK and the trigger is worn too round. Maybe filing the trigger to a more square profile might help?
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  16. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    I was thinking that may be the case, too. It does feel a bit rounded, so that will be the first thing that I touch up. If that doesn't work, I'll try the hammer. If all else fails, I'll just get a new parts kit.
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    Might try one at a time. That notch looks to needing a squaring-up first. :hmmmmm
  18. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Well, I got the revolver working better. It still isn't perfect, but it takes more than a gnat's fart to make it fire now. I'll probably do some more filing in the future, and buy a parts kit just to have the spares.

    But, just to keep this thread on track, we did a little riding just for fun. This evenings ride was starting to get slightly chilly, but Sheree wanted to get a shot of this building.

    salon.jpg

    It looks almost like a ski lodge, but this is Texas, and we don't get that kind of snow!

    Maybe this kind . . .

    Cougar snow 2012.jpeg

    That was Christmas day in 2012. Not enough to ski, but more than normal for us!

    Anyway, that other building is a beauty salon. No signage of any kind, other than the Covid info on the door.

    That's about all for tonight. I'm still waiting for the fall colors. I definitely want to get some photos then. :nod

    Till next time y'all.

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  19. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    Sheree had to work today, so I went out on the hunt for some good places.

    Hmm. :hmmmmm
    I could go to Jellystone to find bears . . .

    Jellystone Sign.jpg


    Nah. Bears are for weenies! :lol3

    We're headed out to find big game!

    Tigers!

    tiger creek sign.jpg


    So, here's a tiger for you.

    single tiger.jpg


    We didn't come for just one tiger though!

    3 tigers.jpg


    But, we have a problem.

    They had an "incident" and had to close down. :(

    Now, I feel like an ass!

    little ass.jpg


    I wanted to get more shots, but they said that they will be closed for a few hours, at least.

    Bummer. :(

    So, I headed on back, and found a Volunteer Fire Department.

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    With no fires to volunteer for, I kept heading back.

    Then I saw an interesting church.

    Rise Again Sign.jpg

    A bit of an old time feel going on.

    Rise Again Church.jpg


    And since nothing says "Welcome" like barbed wire . . .

    RA Welcome.jpg

    Yeah, I got a kick out of the Welcome sign! :lol3

    And, that was it for my early ride.
    I don't know if we'll be heading out later, so . . .

    That's all for now.

    Till next time y'all.

    :wave

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  20. RedDogAlberta

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    I just noticed those shocks. They remind me of the S&W air shocks I put on my CBX decades ago which transformed the bike.