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james.cain
12-17-2006, 10:50 AM
Thanks to Bryan Dolan for getting us together for a beautiful day of riding the back roads and dirt roads.

Bryan has posted the pictures below.

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showpost.php?p=189511&postcount=9

Greasemonkey
12-17-2006, 11:14 AM
Would have liked to go but caught it to late.ta2240 and myself hopped up to the cabin for a wear out his new tire run[inside joke].Lot of roads I imagine?I'll follow to see what you guys thought about it...

dbdolan
12-17-2006, 11:16 AM
I had a great time, what a nice day for a ride. My GPS said I rode 284 miles, the dirt roads were in perfect shape with minimal dust. James nice pics, I felt strange not being the one taking all the pic's.

dbdolan
12-17-2006, 12:27 PM
Would have liked to go but caught it to late.ta2240 and myself hopped up to the cabin for a wear out his new tire run[inside joke].Lot of roads I imagine?I'll follow to see what you guys thought about it...
Hey GreaseMonkey yeah it was a last minute ride maybe next time. This picture pretty much sums it all up, we had some nice scenery.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/crossbryan.jpg

DANNYROTH
12-17-2006, 05:30 PM
Cool ride, wish I could have met up with y'all.

Desmo
12-17-2006, 07:01 PM
Yes, it was a great ride. A little sand, dust and mud. Plus a little adversity that was overcome. My headlight/taillight fuse went out. I'm sure glad we stopped to replace it because it was totally dark when I got home.

What was up with that 10 year old boy driving the dually with the big trailer down the dusty road? That is somehing you don't see in Houston.

Greasemonkey, we were so close to your place and Crockett, I saw the waypoint for your cabin in my GPS. It was a long ride but the weather was perfect.

Steve

Tourmeister
12-17-2006, 09:09 PM
:tears:

Thunderchild
12-18-2006, 07:21 PM
Looks like you guys had a great ride! Enjoyed the pictures too!

Thanks.

dbdolan
12-18-2006, 09:14 PM
Yeah it was a good one, we tried to explore just NE of Lake Livingston but after running into a bunch of locked gates we just picked up the route we did last Conroe pie run and had fun cutting up around Trinity, LoveLady and back down to Huntsville.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/trinity.jpg
Hey James here is a resized version of all your pic's.

Here we are after encountering all the private roads and locked gates, we are trying to figure out the gps.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/lost.jpg

Finally located the fun roads

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/breakklr.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/breakbd.jpg

Me(dbdolan) and Desmo taking a break while James Cain snaps some shots.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/break1.jpg

It was a perfect day for riding...
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/crossview.jpg

James and Steve
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/crossme.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/crossdesmo.jpg
The road is calling my name..
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/crossbryan.jpg

This old bridge is on a CR in Glendale
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/break2.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/bridgebdd.jpg

The bug cam
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/jc.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/klrjlc.jpg

Taking a break at an old cemetery..
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/graveyard.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/desmo.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/sign.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/dbd.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/pipelinebd1.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/mubbd.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/pipelinebd.jpg

Blown fuse on Steve's (Desmo) goat

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/repair3.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Trininty%2012-16-06/repair1.jpg

dbdolan
12-18-2006, 10:14 PM
Here is the .gps track from the ride if anyone is intrested.

Tourmeister
12-18-2006, 11:17 PM
You get new riding gear Bryan? Sure looks clean!

Greasemonkey
12-19-2006, 06:58 AM
Preciate the track.did I see mud and bumps in the road,yeeha.I'll check it out from the cabin and make a loop maybe.Or a super loop with the centerville 300 stuff,like my rear could handle any more.

dbdolan
12-19-2006, 07:27 AM
You get new riding gear Bryan? Sure looks clean!
I did get some riding pants, the rest of it was washed after the summer funk.
http://www.bikebandit.com/partsbandit/product~pf_id~5578273~dept_id~1306540.asp

james.cain
12-19-2006, 10:12 AM
Bryan thanks a bunch for posting the photos. :clap: I have a hard time spending my evenings in front of the computer when my entire day is spent in in front of one.:pound:

Tumper
12-19-2006, 12:36 PM
Man that looks like some kind of fun!! Me and a buddy of mine recently became the proud new KLR owners and we are looking to get dirty...

Let me know the next time you guys are heading out for a ride, I'd like to hook up with you guys who know where the "good" roads are. If you don''t mind that is. I live in the Woodlands are so you guys aren't too far away.

Tourmeister
12-19-2006, 03:33 PM
:tab Tumper, if you head West towards Montgomery, there are a bunch of little backroads, paved and unpaved, that are perfect for the KLR. If you head up I-45, once you get North of Conroe, there are some good roads off to the Northeast in the area where Bryan took these guys.

I highly recommend getting a GPS. It really makes on the fly exploring easy and more time efficient. I have the Garmin 60CS and it works great! It is also nice to be able to save your tracks in case you want to duplicate a route at a later date.

Tumper
12-19-2006, 04:18 PM
Thanks Scott.

I guess I need to get a Garmin....what do they generally run pricewise?