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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    Yeah, it's hard to learn when you don't know how or what went sideways on you.
  2. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Agreed!!!

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  3. rsmith56

    rsmith56 Been here awhile

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    Merry Christmas folks! Safe and pleasant travels in the new year!
  4. BenAround

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    You might think I'm crazy, but I can't wait til I can ride in this weather (High of 36/low of 22)

    I did see someone today on what looked to be a Yamaha headed toward Lubbock on Highway 84. He obviously was prepared for the cold, but I'm not sure if he was prepared for the crazy holiday Lubbock traffic!!

    Merry Christmas!!
  5. GailCallsMeKarl

    GailCallsMeKarl Squirrel w/ no nuts

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    Merry Christmas!
  6. racer1735

    racer1735 Been here awhile

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    And 60 degree weather today, no wonder we have non-stop head colds! I’m going to take the opportunity to finish Christmas shopping, change the oil in the bike, hopefully go for a ride, then take my Wonderful wife out for our anniversary dinner. Merry Christmas everyone!
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  7. Valker

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    T'was the week before Christmas,
    with bad weather reports,
    and the folks of Panhandle
    were out wearing shorts.
    Rushing to Walmart
    for some milk and potatoes,
    and maybe some candles
    in case of tornadoes.
    While many are dreaming
    a Christmas of white,
    I'm wondering if I'll need
    my A/C tonight?
    Maybe it will rain,
    maybe it will sleet.
    You can bet your bottom
    the wind will be a treat!
    Before you start thinking
    my cheer sounds too reckless,
    I'm just sayin'
    Merry Christmas from
    The Panhandle of Texas!! [​IMG][​IMG]
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  8. rsmith56

    rsmith56 Been here awhile

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    Ain’t it the truth! Eric, You and your family have a great one!
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  9. crackercamper

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    Hope Everyone has a very merry Christmas
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  10. raynchk

    raynchk Adventurer

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    Anybody here located around Del Rio? I'll be here for another month and would like to find people to ride with.
  11. Valker

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    Del Rio is about 350-500 miles south of most of the folks on this thread. That said, there are some long riders on here.
  12. WestTXDR

    WestTXDR Been here awhile

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    Hey guys. I'm surprised I haven't stumbled in here yet. I'm in Wolfforth with a '15 GSA. I ride w/ @TheRoss from time to time and have been a DustBowl Beemer since about 2000. We had a nice ride down to Alpine in early December, but haven't ridden any since. I plan on making a run to Albuquerque to get the recall done on my GS, if anyone else needs to make that run we might work on a trip. We may see what the weather looks like in Feb.
    If you know anyone that might be interested I've got a combo package of an '09 DR650, ;08 DR200 and a 12' enclosed trailer with Condor chocks and some other extras coming up for sale. I also need to sell my '02 RT.
  13. rsmith56

    rsmith56 Been here awhile

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    Glad you found us. I too need to have the two recalls done on the GSA at Santa Fe. I need some service on the K1600 as well. This time of year, I usually haul em.
  14. WestTXDR

    WestTXDR Been here awhile

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    Two? I just knew about the forks, what's the other one? How many rails you got? We might make an appointment together and split some costs.
  15. rsmith56

    rsmith56 Been here awhile

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    Mine is a 16, Got a recall for the forks and one for the side/rear reflectors. My trailer is a two rail enclosed.
  16. BenAround

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    Yesterday was perfect for riding.....so, off I went...a 3 hour tour to nowhere. Amazingly, streaming Amazon tunes never stopped. (Elida, NM)
  17. BenAround

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    Met these three BMW R1200GS riders from Brazil this morning here in Littlefield. They were headed up to Adrian, TX on Route 66 to stop at the Midpoint Cafe. They spoke Portuguese and we used Google Translate to communicate. One of the bikes was purchased brand new and had around 15000 kilometers on it, today. They left from their home on January 1st and a fellow rider that was now headed to Miami had been posting blogs of their trip through the different countries along the way.

    I'm not sure if I'll ever have THAT much adventure in me nor the time to make such a trek, but it would be an awesome experience!!
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  18. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Half Moose Whiskapalian TEX-LEX

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    I tried to do a google map from brazil to plainview tx and google just sat there all confused.... kinda like when i tell people i rode coast to coast in 49 hours... LOL
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  19. racer1735

    racer1735 Been here awhile

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    Cool that you met them! Back on Oct. 30 I was in the parking lot of the Canyon Walmart and spotted a very decked out R1200GS Adventure. I mean it was loaded and loaded down and had Brazilian plates on it. I went inside and sure enough, there was a young couple looking in one of the aisles and having some trouble finding what they were looking for. I introduced myself, we got to chatting and found out they they had started in Brazil, had ridden thru South and Central America, up the East Coast and into Newfoundland, then across the Southern part of Canada, re-entered the US in Michigan, headed South thru the US into Texas and were spending the night in Canyon. Then they were heading up the spine of the Rockies and eventually making their way to Vancouver and up to Seattle where they would turn south and head down the Pacific Coast. They had both quit their jobs, sold their house and most of their possessions and they were seeing North America. I've gotta admire that...I couldn't get past the 'sell my house and possessions to live on the road' portion.
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  20. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Half Moose Whiskapalian TEX-LEX

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    Looks they decided to do it while they were young enough to enjoy and survive it.