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dbdolan
07-30-2006, 09:50 PM
I had a great time, it was good to see everyone. It was a good hot and dusty ride. According to my gps I did 200 miles and polished off my 64oz. camel back. Here is the track from the run...
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/bedias.jpg
Met Scott(Tourmeister), Mike (Roodawg307), James Cain (James.Cain), Scott (GreaseMonkey), and Steve (Desmo) at 9am. in Montgomery at the Texaco.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06001.jpg
I am not sure who these riders are, the were on a KTM 950 Adv. are they members here?
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06004.jpg
First stop was in Anderson
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06006.jpg
Roodawg307 and Tourmeister checking out some cool old classics
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06009.jpg
Another break next to the tracks near Gibbons creek power plant.This dirt road runs along the tracks all the way up to Iola.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06011.jpg
Tourmeister, Roodawg307, and James taking a water break in Bedias.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06012.jpg
Desmo and Greasemonkey looking for shade
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06013.jpg
Back to the dirt and dust, although I was in front so the dust was not that bad. After lunch Tourmeister took the lead to take us to a forgotten CR.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06014.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06015.jpg
I am now in the back of the pack, man all that dust can make it hard to read your GPS.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06021.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06022.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06023.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06027.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06024.jpg
MMM dusty...
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06029.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06025.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06033.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06026.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06032.jpg
Cool road Scott, it didn't show on city select 7, I need to get the topo software.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06034.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06037.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06035.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06038.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Bedias%207-30-06/DSridetoBedias7-30-06040.jpg
Had fun...
What's next?

Photojojo
07-30-2006, 10:05 PM
Wow...Scott made it...I thought fro sure after the 2:00 A.M. post he was out.

Greasemonkey
07-30-2006, 10:22 PM
Thanks for the invite folks,had a good time,met some new people,ingested a half pound of dirt and didn't cut the grass.Thats a good day right?Hey,where's that monster burger pict.!!!
Scott G.

Eulogite
07-30-2006, 10:23 PM
Nice pics. That ride looked "strommable". Did y'all hit any rough stuff?

Roodawg307
07-31-2006, 01:22 AM
ok i am sorta jealous i didnt get to ride on that grassy ole dirt road....but hey, i got to go see def leapord in concert...journey opened for them...so cuttin out right after a great lunch in bedias was well worth it....neener neener neener.....j/k guys...i had alot of fun today on that ride...i look forward to going with ya'll again...crikes!! am i going to be draggin the ole bum tomorrow or what...just got home after all that beer (lightweight here) at the concert.....good thing i had a designated driver...

when is the next dual sport run...!!!!!???

Roodawg307
07-31-2006, 01:24 AM
p.s. it was nice to meet ya'll.....scott thanks for sweepin today on the first half of the ride..bryan, thanks for leading....james, desmo and greasemonkey it was nice riding with you guys....

Tourmeister
07-31-2006, 01:29 AM
I have been off the bike too long. I am sore... I did about 170 miles. Had blast! Will be picking crusty dusty boogers for a few days without a doubt... :brainsnap

The burger won that battle... I could not put it down. Barely even touched the fries and they were really good homemade fries from scratch! I thought that little cafe was pretty good. I could have done without the cig smoke though, not my thing. The owner was pretty cool.

I am freaking tired... :sleep:

Desmo
07-31-2006, 01:17 PM
Great ride! A little dusty and hot, but what do you expect for Texas in July.

I have a couple of questions:
1. Was Greasemonkey peeing in that second photo?
2. How do I prevent cow/buzzard nightmares? Picture this, a big tan cow laying in a field surronded by buzzards and (according to Bryan) the cow was STILL ALIVE! Ewww.

Steve

Greasemonkey
07-31-2006, 01:34 PM
Hope it wasn't my smokin,I try to be considerate.If I was wizzin, Roodawg was paying a little to much attention .Was kinda wondering why a guy would take a journey to see a bunch of deaf lepers.[just kiddin]
Scott G.

james.cain
07-31-2006, 09:12 PM
OK here are the BIG BURGER Pictures. Niether Bryan or Scott could finish this monster.:eat:

dbdolan
07-31-2006, 09:17 PM
Nice pics. That ride looked "strommable". Did y'all hit any rough stuff?
Heck yeah it is stromable, we were mainly on fairly well maintained un paved county roads. Tourmeister showed us a neat cut through that was smooth, except for the big mud hole. I was needing a dirt fix so I plowed through it and almost got redirected.:rider:

dbdolan
07-31-2006, 09:21 PM
Mmmmmm burgers.....http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/gifs/homer2.gif
Awesome place, the burger kinda reminded of the ones you can get at Mel's in Tomball.

dbdolan
07-31-2006, 09:24 PM
Hope it wasn't my smokin,I try to be considerate.If I was wizzin, Roodawg was paying a little to much attention .Was kinda wondering why a guy would take a journey to see a bunch of deaf lepers.[just kiddin]
Scott G.
Caught playing with his GPS:lol2: I am ready for winter.

dbdolan
07-31-2006, 09:34 PM
Great ride! A little dusty and hot, but what do you expect for Texas in July.
2. How do I prevent cow/buzzard nightmares? Picture this, a big tan cow laying in a field surrounded by buzzards and (according to Bryan) the cow was STILL ALIVE! Ewww.

Steve
I still keep seeing that picture in my head, it was very bizarre. This big fat cow laying in the field with buzzards standing on top and around it.:eek: I could have sworn I saw the cow try to brush the buzzards away with its head but they wouldn't budge.
Maybe these were the same buzzards from the Chicken Ranch run, the must be following me:scratch:
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/Chicken%20ranch%206-3-06/ChickenRanch6-3-06045.jpg

james.cain
07-31-2006, 09:37 PM
Man I missed the cow buzzard thing, must have had dust in my eye, nose, ear, and throat. Hopefully the buzzard was just yanking the flesh off of the head causing it to move.

But if you want to go on dreaming about buzzards we will ride and find more.

I have so much of Grimes County in my nose I am afraid I am going to get a property tax bill.

Larry_77084
07-31-2006, 11:32 PM
Hey Brian do you have the GPS file for that route or a turn by turn?

Tourmeister
08-01-2006, 03:22 AM
I have so much of Grimes County in my nose I am afraid I am going to get a property tax bill.

:rofl: :rofl:

Hemibee
08-01-2006, 03:56 AM
James..........Come go riding with us, I'll show you what it's like to have a bunch of Grimes County in your nose. :rider:

dbdolan
08-01-2006, 08:54 PM
Hey Brian do you have the GPS file for that route or a turn by turn?
Here are the garmin .gpx and .gdb files.
I took the track of the ride then made a route on top of the track then deleted the track and saved the route.
Larry let me know if you can open these files or not. If you have google earth you can open the .gpx file with google earth and see the route and the roads.

Roodawg307
08-01-2006, 09:27 PM
hey now....!!!....i cant help it if greasemonkey cant figure out his own jacket zipper....LOL.......j/k scott.....dang that is a cool pic of the buzzards....talk about a postcard.....

wintonio
10-26-2008, 10:14 PM
what restaurant did yall get those burgers at? I am dying to know!:eat: :eat:

Desmo
11-02-2008, 10:49 PM
what restaurant did yall get those burgers at? I am dying to know!:eat: :eat:

Sorry, can't remember where we stopped on this ride. It may have been a little mom & pop restaurant in Bedias.

But if you want a really good burger in that area, try the Citgo gas station / country store in Shiro. This is one of those little stores you will find only in the middle of nowhere. They sell a little of everything, from bailing wire to fishing lures. But in the back they have a grill and will cook one of the best burgers I have ever had. It's a nice dualsport ride up there, too.

Steve

Tourmeister
11-03-2008, 01:12 AM
what restaurant did yall get those burgers at? I am dying to know!:eat: :eat:

It was some little white building on the East side of Hwy 90 just South of town. I could have sworn I took pics of it :scratch: The owner was pretty interesting... She came out and checked out all our bikes.

+1 on what Desmo said about the burgers at the Citgo there in Shiro :drool:

dbdolan
11-03-2008, 08:18 AM
I think the name of the place in Bedias is "Hands Across the Border".....or something like that.