Where are the north Texas riders at? Sherman, Gainesville and surrounding area

Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by raiderone, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. raiderone

    raiderone Been here awhile

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    Anybody in the Sanger, Gainesville, Whitesboro, Sherman area?
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  2. 9mm

    9mm Been here awhile

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    Allen is home base. Like to run up toward Spanish Fort.
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  3. calfroper

    calfroper In it to win it.

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    I'm between Rhome and Decatur, my go to day ride is Muenster, St Joe area. Love to explore the gravel and usually stop at Doc's in Muenster for a beer before turning it back home.
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  4. NicorAdv

    NicorAdv Been here awhile

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  5. dejr2000

    dejr2000 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm in Haslet area and that's my go to area as well for a quick day ride.



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  6. raiderone

    raiderone Been here awhile

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    The area around Muenster,st jo, nocona is a great place to ride. I'm beginning to explore more of Grayson county now that I live in Whitesboro. I always like to run up to burned out bridge road, and red river station in the Spanish Fort area.
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  7. maximus_flavius

    maximus_flavius Long timer

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    Checkin in from west north central Texas, near Possum Kingdom Lake.

    I dig the Spanish Fort area (& Burned Out Bridge Rd). If y'all hadn't ever ridden west to the Jacksboro area & west to the Ft Griffin area, I highly recommend.
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  8. calfroper

    calfroper In it to win it.

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    Please tell. Are you talking gravel too? Ive heard there are good gravel/easy dirt around that area, I looked on a map and tried to find them last weekend but the CR numbers I tried to find did not match my expectations.
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  9. maximus_flavius

    maximus_flavius Long timer

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    Assuming your talking about Ft Griffin, yes there's some good easy dirt roads all over. Between there & Breckenridge, Ranger, & Caddo. although I just heard last week that they closed the main dirt road that runs right by Griffin, which vexes me greatly.
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  10. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    Far north means Amarillo-Dumas-Dalhart to me.
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  11. Valker

    Valker Long timer

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    Agreed. My little Texas town is at 35° 32' 10" N while Sherman is at
    33° 38' 8" N
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  12. maximus_flavius

    maximus_flavius Long timer

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    I thought those towns were in Oklahoma
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  13. ZZZWFO

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    I just moved to Blue Ridge, TX. Not as far North as some but I typically head North when riding. Let me know if anyone is planning a ride. Just sold my 450 and bought a new 690R and ride most weekends.
    Don 785-431-6500
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  14. calfroper

    calfroper In it to win it.

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    I am seriously considering a used 690 enduro , I really really want a light weight explorer
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  15. ZZZWFO

    ZZZWFO ZZZWFO Supporter

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    Hello Calfroper,
    I just sold my 08 KTM 450EXCR which I had since 2008 and set it up exactly as I wanted it. In my humble opinion that 450 was still the best street legal weapon for single track tight technical trails shy of the two smoke 300. I liked the 450 better on gravel roads than the 300. Now enters the 690R. I believe it is far superior on gravel roads and pavement. I does give up some agility on single track, but riders better than me can negotiate anything on the 690. Since I have mellowed in my old age, the 690R fits me perfect. I will note that I previously had a 950 and 990 and the 690 is MUCH better in any off road situation. I took the big beasts places they should not have been and had difficulty at times with the heft. I do not think I will have any difficulty with the weight of the 690 and have total confidence off road. Adding a Scotts steering dampner to the 690 definitely helped. I had one on the 450 as well. The torque of the 690 is incredible! I highly recommend the 690R.
    Wheels up,
    Don
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  16. GarageBoy

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    Hi Guys. In Celina here, just north of Prosper and Frisco. Lots of nice backroads around here to have fun with. Just bought a 1999 BMW R1100R and wringing her out as often as I can. Any other riders close by?
    Gene
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  17. raiderone

    raiderone Been here awhile

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    Don't make it to celina much yet ,but I ve been riding a lot around Gunter mostly west between 289 and 75. I live in Whitesboro and have started traveling more south Grayson county. Lots of good stuff around lake Texoma, make sure you come up that way. Enjoy the new bike
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