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Kyaroso
01-01-2007, 12:12 PM
We went for a little offraod this time.
Today me and my buddy Jesse decided to hit some trails at our local playground here in Killeen TX. The place is called CTOR, 1,600 acres of trails and more trails. The place has a membership of $375 for a year or $20 for a day. It is a little rocky but super fun. It has anything from nasty off-camber hills, jumps, easy trails.... you name it! It rained for 2 days before today so there was a little mud but not too bad. There were some areas that we stayed away from cause we were on the DRZ's today, you know, a lot heavier than my YZ250F. Also this was Jesse's second ride on the DRZ so I took it him on the easy stuff. By the way, the trails are properly marked for direction and difficulty, from easy to expert(1x). To get to the trails you go up and over a big mountain(easy climb). Once up there the view is great!
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Jesse:

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Me:
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Just another shot, you can see some trails on the background.
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Here is an action shot of Jesse trying to make it up a little hill. Well, it just happened that the little hill kicked our butts because it has a lot of loose rocks and to make things worst, our tires(756's) were clogged with dirt. The trail was a little technical and considering it was wet and slippery, we were being cautious and riding that trail slow. I had to push mine the last 10 feet but he got stuck a little further down.
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After a few minutes of pushing............well, a picture is worth a thousand words!:giveup:
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Shortly after our day was cut a little short(well, not really, it was 4pm already). Jesse hit the ground climbing a hill and broke his clutch lever.
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Since we both recently bought our DRZ's, we didn't have spares so it was time for some more pushing. We got the bike close to a cattle gate and I drove my truck and picked him up. All in all, it was a very fun day. I am working on my DRZ(yellow) because is the enduro version. I ordered sprocket, Trailtech computer and other goodies to make my life easier and safer on the road. Both bikes are plated so the dual sport reports are comming in a near future, Stay tuned and Happy New Year Everybody!:thumbsup:

PS. If you will like to ride in this place, shoot me a pm. Im always willing to go for a ride!

The Bruce
01-01-2007, 12:27 PM
Looks fun. Directions to the place? Is it any cheaper on weekdays?

Kyaroso
01-01-2007, 12:50 PM
Where are you comming from Dallas or San Antonio area?

Is the same price on weekdays, I asked but the owner says is the same liability. Guess he's right.

Greasemonkey
01-01-2007, 12:59 PM
Looks like fun,may try to make it soon. I haven't been stabbed by a cedar tree in a while. Doing a little maint. on the pig and I'm ready. Thanks for the post.

Kyaroso
01-01-2007, 08:39 PM
LMK GREASEMONKEY, I am off until 14 January. After that it will have to be during the weekend.

The Bruce
01-01-2007, 09:04 PM
Where are you comming from Dallas or San Antonio area?

Is the same price on weekdays, I asked but the owner says is the same liability. Guess he's right.
I'd be coming from Just north of Austin. Pflugerville

Kyaroso
01-01-2007, 11:14 PM
From Austin you will exit on the Florence/Killeen exit just past Georgetown. Stay on the service road on the left lane and you will hit a stop sign. Turn left and go over the overpass(195). You are going to drive about 30 miles, past the little town of Florence. Its a straight shot. Keep going until you find intersection 2484. Turn right on intersection 2484 and go pass/over Lampassas river. About 4 miles down you are going to pass a quary on your right side. After the quary, about 2 miles down on your right side, you will see a white gate and you can see some of the trails.
The gate has a combination lock and you will have to call the owner to get the combination. I can provide the number if you PM me. He will show up and meet you and explain you the rules(helmet, stay on the trails...).

If you are coming up here I will be happy to go out there and show you around. LMK.

Tourmeister
01-02-2007, 02:53 AM
Thanks for the write up! Good stuff. More action shots! :-P Less lounging :lol2:

chiricahua
01-02-2007, 04:12 AM
I've been wanting to check CTOR out for a while now. ZXRChris says many good things about CTOR. And it seems to be not much further than Cross Creek.

Just FYI. You can put the DRZ in gear and hit the start button and ride back to camp next time you break a clutch lever.

Kyaroso
01-02-2007, 10:49 AM
Thanks for the write up! Good stuff. More action shots! :-P Less lounging :lol2:
Next one will have more, sorry. :clap:

Kyaroso
01-02-2007, 10:52 AM
I've been wanting to check CTOR out for a while now. ZXRChris says many good things about CTOR. And it seems to be not much further than Cross Creek.

Just FYI. You can put the DRZ in gear and hit the start button and ride back to camp next time you break a clutch lever.

The lever broke flush with the perch and the bike has that security switch that wont start if you dont pull the clutch. We even tried looking for the **** switch to rip it off but couldnt find it so we:giveup: and pushed it about 1/4mile to a back gate.

thumper
01-02-2007, 01:06 PM
The lever broke flush with the perch and the bike has that security switch that wont start if you dont pull the clutch. We even tried looking for the **** switch to rip it off but couldnt find it so we:giveup: and pushed it about 1/4mile to a back gate.

Cut the two wires at the perch and join them together. This bypasses the switch in the perch. On the DRZ-s, you'll also want to do the same to the kickstand switch and remove it.

chiricahua
01-02-2007, 06:52 PM
+1 on that kickstand switch. If you're not used to it, it can make you freak out when the bike cuts out.:eek2:

Kyaroso
01-02-2007, 08:49 PM
Thanks for the info, I will keep it in mind the next time although I plan to have spare levers next time out.:trust:

DANNYROTH
01-02-2007, 10:09 PM
If you purchase levers that are not original equipment and plan on using the factory perch, try them on to be sure that they work without modification.

I recently bought a largely distributed after-market brand for my Honda and found that I needed to drill out the bushings about 1/16" for the pivot bolt to fit. Not a problem at the house with the tools, but would have been quite a trial out in the sticks.

dfwscotty
01-02-2007, 10:32 PM
Looks like an awesome area! Great pics....

Looks like a road trip is store soon!

Kyaroso
03-11-2007, 11:13 PM
Looks like an awesome area! Great pics....

Looks like a road trip is store soon!

Let me know!:rider: