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Greasemonkey
03-12-2007, 08:18 AM
Man what a blast,ended up with about 240mi. of coastline adventure.Not too many places you can pin the throttle on a 650r so long your hands get tired.Kudo's to the guys on big bikes,that's got to be tough.Good seeing everyone.Now we need to put something together before summer rolls in!!!
A regular "electrifying" experience.:rider:

jsb223
03-12-2007, 08:59 AM
I did'nt realize top end on a 650r was 25 mph...

:lol2:

Cagiva 549
03-12-2007, 09:58 AM
All I can say is the bike is way more capable than I am , It worked good above 50 in the sand , I didn't have the guts to hold it there for 50 miles . Now I remember what Monday morning felt like after a day of woods riding . And Tuesday , and half way thru wendesday . SEYA

gotdurt
03-12-2007, 10:35 AM
Pics etc??? :popcorn:

Willsy
03-12-2007, 11:33 AM
All I can say is the bike is way more capable than I am , It worked good above 50 in the sand , I didn't have the guts to hold it there for 50 miles . Now I remember what Monday morning felt like after a day of woods riding . And Tuesday , and half way thru wendesday . SEYA

Monday is even harder when you didn't get home until 1am :doh:

Great trip though! Was my first time riding on a beach. Really interesting to experience the terrain, everything from power sucking deep deep sand and shingle to dry hard packed rutted sand, and mud masquerading as rocks.

My tip for the next trip: Your bike snaking down the sand with the bars smacking from side to side and you with both feet down struggling to keep it upright is not going to impress the bikini clad girls that you were trying to smile/wave at :eek2:

Willsy
03-12-2007, 12:07 PM
Another tip, this one comes from the "Hold my beer and watch this" category:

Its probably not a good idea to drive your Semi on to the beach.

It was very amusing seeing 3 or 4 people trying to dig it out :clap:

gotdurt
03-12-2007, 12:33 PM
Another tip, this one comes from the "Hold my beer and watch this" category:

Its probably not a good idea to drive your Semi on to the beach.

It was very amusing seeing 3 or 4 people trying to dig it out :clap:

:lol2: :rofl:

The things you see on the beach at spring break :clap:

I can't count how many idiots I pulled out of the sand (with a 2WD no less :lol2: ) who thought it would be cool to nail the gas in their giant 4X4's with 40" mud grips aired to their max 50psi capacity, showering everyone with sand... only to find themselves axle deep in the beach :phead:

irondawg
03-12-2007, 01:58 PM
After the longest kid's B-day party on record (5 hours), my wonderful wife took pity on me and let me go riding...of course she had a long list of chores I had to finish.

Wake up call was 4:00am (actually 3:00am with the time change) for a 4 hour ride to Galveston. On the way I got to thinking that we're freaking crazy...drive 500 hundred miles to ride for 200. Nuts. But it was truely an excellent day. I haven't ridden on the beach since I was a kid...10 years ago...:trust:

There's nothing like hitting deep sand whoops with the throttle wide open!! I felt like I was 'flying by wire' most of the time!!:trust: :lol2:

Oh yeah...don't pass on the fried boudin balls in Cameron. I hear they're tasty. Wonder what part of the nutria (http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm/7720/nutria.html) they're made of?

Next beach ride? Linky (http://www.nps.gov/pais/planyourvisit/trafficandtraveltips.htm). We'll need support though.

mcrider
03-12-2007, 02:12 PM
I didn't realize top end on a 650r was 25 mph...

:lol2:

You are correct (big brother) no one exceeded the speed limit!!! :rider: :rider:


Monday is even harder when you didn't get home until 1am :doh:

Great trip though! Was my first time riding on a beach. Really interesting to experience the terrain, everything from power sucking deep sand and shingle to dry hard packed rutted sand, and mud masquerading as rocks.

My tip for the next trip: Your bike snaking down the sand with the bars smacking from side to side and you with both feet down struggling to keep it upright is not going to impress the bikini clad girls that you were trying to smile/wave at :eek2:

Tell me about Monday morning, I could not get out of bed 'til 9:30. :yawn: Man are my thighs sore.

Daylight savings time was a good thing yesterday. With the late start & the long ferry line to get back to the Galveston side we did not get out of the parking lot 'til dark-thirty.

old1959 where did you drop off? At lunch in we missed you.

It was great to see every one that made it. :sun: Jason where were you? :giveup:

Well, I need to get my act together, unload & wash the bike.

gotdurt
03-12-2007, 02:17 PM
Next beach ride? Linky (http://www.nps.gov/pais/planyourvisit/trafficandtraveltips.htm). We'll need support though.
I've been wanting to do that myself, but in the truck... :lol: The only problem with that is that you can't connect w/ S Padre Island, so it's an out-and-back trip. I was just thinking though, maybe we should put together a ride that strings together as much of the Texas coastline as possible, Cameron to Padre?

XR650Rocketman
03-12-2007, 03:57 PM
A regular "electrifying" experience.:rider:


Nice little dig there Scott......I'm "shocked" to have been so "wired" without feeling so "fenced in".....I'm just glad it all stopped before the last "post"

They were my old riding pants!!!!The friction burn and knee will heal.

I did stop at thumper's RV on the way back and he'd seen where the trail went off to the left, he said " I hoped no one would follow that trail "

All in all a great "long" day.....I think everyone had a good time.....

Thanks to all for showing up.....

The pictures would be the same as last year, pretty much.

dbdolan
03-12-2007, 04:13 PM
Yep I had a blast, it was kinda tuff riding back with a broken foot peg but I made it.:dude: Yeah that guy in the big semi had to be having fun digging that bad boy out. I will post up my pics and a couple of video clips when I get off work tonight, I also need to clean the bike as I was too tired when I got home so I just rolled it into the garage. I guess everyone managed to stay out of the fishing lines and kite strings.:lol2: Here is a preview clip of VFRHUGH getting jiggy on the beach.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/th_DSbeachrun3-11-06042.jpg (http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/?action=view&current=DSbeachrun3-11-06042.flv)

vfrhugh
03-12-2007, 05:12 PM
The Mont Belvieu group headed to the beach around 8:00am. The fog was a challenge most of the way to High Island. We took Fairview Rd from Anahuac to HW124 which is unpaved. The combination of fog and dust gave us the off road look early. We fueled up at the only station in High Island and headed down the beach to Rollover Pass. It felt great to finally get on the beach. About a mile from the pass we caught up with four more riders. Waiting at Rollover Pass. http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5609.jpg

This is an attempt to get the names right.
Cagiva 549(David), Desmo(Steve), Saturnsb(Stuart), TR(Travis and bro Ronnie), dbdolan(Brian), and my KTM.

At 10:00am we decided to head back to High Island where thumper(Tim and his buddy) were camping.
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5612.jpg

We saw two of these along the way. Wonder what happened to them?
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5613.jpg

Desmo
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5614.jpg

Brian
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5615.jpg

Ronnie
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5616.jpg

TR
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5617.jpg

Still cruising down the beach.
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5618.jpg

The campers
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5621.jpg

The trailer
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5622.jpg

The most tricked out DRZ in Texas
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5623.jpg

World’s most powerful dirt bike
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5625.jpg

The going is getting a little rough. Stuart and Dave heading in.
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5626.jpg

Desmo in easy going
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5627.jpg

Ronnie cruising along
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5628.jpg

Brian with an extra 10 HP because of the KTM front fender.
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5629.jpg

What beach?
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5631.jpg

Here’s prophetic photo. I’m parked on what’s left of hwy 87.
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5633.jpg
Rocketman and company showed up right after this photo and the pace picked up enough that I couldn’t get ahead to take any photos. If I didn’t get a photo is because you were riding too fast for me to get the camera out before you were gone.

A photo of Brian taking a photo.
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5638.jpg

Cool view, there were 12 to 13 DS bikes already around the curve.http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5639.jpg

This is a nice shot of a Stuart with a delayed coker unit in the background. http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5636.jpg

Waiting on the Cameron ferry. The last time I went across in 2000 it cost a $1. Free this time.
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5641.jpg

Bikes crowded together on the ferry
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5643.jpg
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5645.jpg

Still some hurricane damage
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5644.jpg
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5646.jpg

Great trip that you only want to do about once a year. TR and I found out that our presents on the beach wasn’t appreciated by all though. We headed back rather than eat at Cameron since it was already 3:00pm. We reversed our route back down the beach and at the turn out back to hwy 82 a Cameron sheriff was waiting for us with a radar gun. He wasn’t very happy. Apparently it’s illegal to ride on the best part of the beach. Someone had called the sheriff’s office to report a large group of motorcycles tearing down the beach in front of their houses. I guess last year nobody was living there. He informed us the speed limit was 10mph anyway. He clocked me at 47. TR and I claimed ignorance and tried not to agitate him too much. After allot of, yes sirs, no sirs, I’ll never do it again sirs, he let us go with out a ticket. Oh yea, he did check us both for outstanding warrants and made a point of the 55mph speed limit on hwy82. I figured another sheriff would be waiting somewhere before the Texas line. I didn’t see one though. We left a message on someone’s cell phone we thought was Rocketman. Since I don’t see any mention of law trouble I’m assuming no one else ran into our lawman. I did see an alligator crossing the road near Port Arthur. That would have been a great photo. It was a great adventure.
Hugh:rider:

dbdolan
03-12-2007, 05:59 PM
Good stuff Hugh I am glad I am not the only photo fanatic. Hugh was the man while roosting in the sand and then getting up ahead of the pack and snapping photo's of all of us. I am glad you got pics of the dead dolphins I never got a chance, in last years report http://twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8980&highlight=easter+ride I was able to get a shot of a dead sea turtle that was huge, I bet a shark had eaten his rear. I also was wondering what must of happened to the dead dolphins.:shock: While in Cameron I did see the Sheriff drive by and check us out as we were gearing up to head home, Desmo had told me that he had seen a cop with a car pulled over up on the road as I was tearing down the beach :doh: but we made it back with out getting in trouble. I really enjoyed watching you make that KTM sing. I had thoughts in my head....get rid of the KLR and get a KTM, that thang looked like a blast to ride.

xrcajun
03-12-2007, 06:05 PM
It was a really great trip! Kevin and I split off after stopping and meeting Tim at his camper. We decided we would take the beach in as far as we could. The pavement was really getting old. That had to have added on an extra hour as the speed limit is 25 and the beach got crowded. Then at least an hour wait for the ferry, it was long after dark when we loaded up. We got back to Houston at about 9 and then washed the bikes down. I got up at 4:30 this morning and I just want to go to bed now. But I'd do it all again next weekend.

More pics please. Notice no one ever got pictures in the rough stuff.

XR650Rocketman
03-12-2007, 06:17 PM
How far West of Rollover Pass did you go on the beach, Jim....

xrcajun
03-12-2007, 06:30 PM
How far West of Rollover Pass did you go on the beach, Jim....

Well I don't know exactly how far but when we came out to 87 we couldn't have been more than about 3 miles from the ferry. Actuall a fairly nice way to end a long rough ride.

Greasemonkey
03-12-2007, 07:05 PM
Oh yeah...don't pass on the fried boudin balls in Cameron. I hear they're tasty. Wonder what part of the nutria (http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Farm/7720/nutria.html) they're made of?

Thats funny ,I like that.Desmo always looks laid back but when you turn around there he is,hows he do that:ponder: ..Nice pict's guys.Would like to know how the video works but I can't figure out the picture thing.Hey where's Ken,saw that thing strapped to his head again.Guess it's a REAL good thing we didn't see the officers!!!!!

saturnsb
03-12-2007, 08:43 PM
I don't know what else to add, the ride was great. I can't believe I let almost 14 years pass between the last time I went off road and now.
Thanks again to all who made me and the little DR feel welcome. I had a sense from reading the posts that this was a a great bunch of guys and I was right!

Special thanks to Cagiva549 (David) for the lift.

Now how about some woods riding???:rider:

Stuart

vfrhugh
03-12-2007, 09:56 PM
I cleaned up my bike this afternoon and it doesn't seem any worse for the wear. I was just too tired Sunday afternoon to get it done. If anyone wants a photo PM me and I'll send the full size uncompressed version.
Hugh:rider:

thumper
03-12-2007, 10:13 PM
:trust: I don't know what else to add, the ride was great. I had a sense from reading the posts that this was a a great bunch of guys and I was right!


Now how about some woods riding???:rider:



Stuart

Yeah it was a good ride.:rider:Good meeting y'all. Just sorry I didn't get to spend more time riding with everyone.Thanks Steve and Chris for putting it together.:clap:

I have been working on a nice route through SHNF for DS bikes. Running the better trail sections and connecting them with the FR roads. Maybe the weekend after this one?:trust:Scott,Ken,Db, or anyone else?I know Stuart's in.:flip: The number of riders wouldn't be an issue.

thumper
03-12-2007, 10:53 PM
Desmo in easy going
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5627.jpg

Jee-whiz Steve can't you at least slouch a little or maybe mess up once in awhile?:lol2: It was good seeing you again.

dbdolan
03-12-2007, 11:19 PM
Here are my pics, they are pretty much the same angles as last year.:lol2:

Thanks to David (Cagiva 549) for trailering us down to High Island from Cypress. Here we are getting unloaded...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06002.jpg

Here we are heading up to Rollover Pass to meet up with the everyone.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06003.jpg

Desmo(Steve), Saturnsb(Stuart), Cagiva549(David), and I met TR(Travis and bro Ronnie), and vfrhugh at the pass.


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06005.jpg

Heading back to High Island to meet up with Thumper and Brian.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06006.jpg

I believe this is Ronnie, TR's brother.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06007.jpg

and this is TR(Travis).....I hope I didn't get y'alls names wrong.:giveup:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06009.jpg

Headed on to Sabine Pass ....

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06010.jpg

Cagiva549 was a Dakar champ riding that 950 in the rough stuff, that definitely would have beat me down.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06011.jpg

VfrHugh on his KTM....my dream bike.:trust:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06012.jpg

David, Stuart, Thumper Tim and Brian, enjoying the nice weather on the beach.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06013.jpg

I hate to do this Hugh but I caught the aftermath of the wheelie gone wild....

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06015.jpg

Cagiva, Desmo, and VfrHugh enjoying the beach.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06017.jpg

Got to Sea Rim State park and up onto the paved road toward Port Aurthur.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06019.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06022.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06023.jpg

Over the shoulder shot of VFRHUGH.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06025.jpg

Almost to the border..

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06026.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06028.jpg

Approaching the ferry.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06030.jpg

Caught up with the rest of the guy's at the ferry to Cameron.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06033.jpg

Greasemonkey ready to get some of those Boudain balls.:lol2:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06034.jpg

Everyone loaded up on the ferry.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06035.jpg

It is hard to see everyone in this pic.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06036.jpg

Heading into Cameron, La. they have cleaned it up some but is still looked tattered it might be a while before they get back to normal.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06037.jpg

Magus giving me a wave.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06038.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06039.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06040.jpg

Grabbed some food in Cameron then headed back the same way we came.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06032.jpg

Here is what the track looked like on the map, according to my gps I did 200 miles.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/dsbeachridemap.jpg

I really like this video clip of VFRHUGH, man the KTM can roost.:rider:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/th_DSbeachrun3-11-06043.jpg (http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/?action=view&current=DSbeachrun3-11-06043.flv)

This is some footage of the smooth section of the beach, sorry it is bouncy. I have yet to come up with a mount like Texas DR (Ken) and his helmet cam.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/th_DSbeachrun3-11-06044.jpg (http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/?action=view&current=DSbeachrun3-11-06044.flv)

Enjoyed the ride fellows, I will be ready to do it again soon.

Tekisasu DR
03-12-2007, 11:27 PM
It was so great ride and also enjoyed meeting people. This was the largest group D/S ride for me except Terlingua ride. So amazing.

David(Magus) and I PMed each other and decided to meet at Winnie to avoid Galveston Ferry crowd. Joined Steve(Rocketman) & Linda for quick breakfast.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/F2F/1.jpg

Rode from Winnie to Port Bolivar. We were slightly late, but not many were there yet (my excuse).
Believe or not, this was the first time for me to come to ferry port. Everything looked so new to me.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/F2F/25.jpg

Waited for a couple of ferry arrivals, then number of riders increased around 12(?). Finally took off for the beach.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/F2F/2.jpg

I expected packed sand all the way to Louisiana, but I was wrong. Did I tell you I hate soft sand?
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/F2F/3.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_igyXI3Br8)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_igyXI3Br8

Everybody had been waaay gone. As Magus and I were riding about same good pace, we decided to take it easy and rather enjoy the scenery.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/F2F/4.jpg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/F2F/5.jpg

Soon we found that Scott(Greasemonkey) and Chris(mcrider) were waiting for us to bail out so that we could catch up to the other folks... I was just thinking we would not see them again till we got to Louisiana...
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/F2F/6.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B2i2mJp7aE)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B2i2mJp7aE

By the time we caught up to the others, the number of riders increased to about 20! It was Wow:eek2: for me.
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/texasdr/F2F/8.jpg

No more pics or videos guys. Too busy to tame my bike on sand.

Shrimp PoBoy at Hurricane Cafe was great! I am not sure if I want to try boudin balls, but would like to go back there again.

Return trip was a lot easier as sand seemed packed somehow. It was a great practice for me to overcome fear for sand... ,or it may have caused more trauma thing... Let's see at next situation...

BTW, thanks Bryan for cooperating to me for the video test.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7e4s6rH21o

Thank you!
Ken

dbdolan
03-12-2007, 11:34 PM
Ken excellent pics and the videos are excellent as always, good to see you again.

Tekisasu DR
03-12-2007, 11:43 PM
Ken excellent pics and the videos are excellent as always, good to see you again.

Thanks for the comment and it was nice to see you again too!
I have no idea how come you could take pictures and videos while riding. I was just struggling to go straight...
I even could not believe how Hugh rides on sand. :giveup:

Thanks!
Ken

Willsy
03-12-2007, 11:45 PM
Fantastic photos and videos guys. You've made me want a helmet cam :giveup: And dbdolan's pictures while actually riding are very cool, I am impressed, those photos look great.

I'm always at the back, so I guess I'll get some great helmet cam footage of everybody else until they take off and leave me in the dust.

I'm off to bed, I'm knackered !

Willsy
03-12-2007, 11:46 PM
Thanks for the comment and it was nice to see you again too!
I have no idea how come you could take pictures and videos while riding. I was just struggling to go straight...
I even could not believe how Hugh rides on sand. :giveup:

Thanks!
Ken

Yeah, weren't those pictures whilst riding cool :clap:

mcrider
03-13-2007, 08:44 AM
Ken,
Where was that first video? I do not remember power poles along the beach.

Tekisasu DR
03-13-2007, 09:27 AM
Ken,
Where was that first video? I do not remember power poles along the beach.

Before the pier we went under...;-)

Ken

dbdolan
03-13-2007, 02:14 PM
Fantastic photos and videos guys. You've made me want a helmet cam :giveup: And dbdolan's pictures while actually riding are very cool, I am impressed, those photos look great.

I'm always at the back, so I guess I'll get some great helmet cam footage of everybody else until they take off and leave me in the dust.

I'm off to bed, I'm knackered !
I only attempt to take pictures when the surface is smooth and I can throw the camera back in the tank bag when I get to the pucker moments.:lol2:

Thunderchild
03-13-2007, 11:01 PM
Very, Very nice. Thanks all. I can smell the salt air... ummm..... :sun:

T.R.
03-14-2007, 10:40 PM
I believe this is Ronnie, TR's brother.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06007.jpg

and this is TR(Travis).....I hope I didn't get y'alls names wrong.:giveup:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20beach%20run%203-11-07/DSbeachrun3-11-06009.jpg


You got our names right. And all the pictures you took are great:clap: I really need to start trying to get more pictures when I go on these rides I love looking at them. I did take two and will try to post them soon.

T.R.
03-14-2007, 10:55 PM
Great trip that you only want to do about once a year. TR and I found out that our presents on the beach wasnít appreciated by all though. We headed back rather than eat at Cameron since it was already 3:00pm. We reversed our route back down the beach and at the turn out back to hwy 82 a Cameron sheriff was waiting for us with a radar gun. He wasnít very happy. Apparently itís illegal to ride on the best part of the beach. Someone had called the sheriffís office to report a large group of motorcycles tearing down the beach in front of their houses. I guess last year nobody was living there. He informed us the speed limit was 10mph anyway. He clocked me at 47. TR and I claimed ignorance and tried not to agitate him too much. After allot of, yes sirs, no sirs, Iíll never do it again sirs, he let us go with out a ticket. Oh yea, he did check us both for outstanding warrants and made a point of the 55mph speed limit on hwy82. I figured another sheriff would be waiting somewhere before the Texas line. I didnít see one though. We left a message on someoneís cell phone we thought was Rocketman. Since I donít see any mention of law trouble Iím assuming no one else ran into our lawman. I did see an alligator crossing the road near Port Arthur. That would have been a great photo. It was a great adventure.
Hugh:rider:

After not getting tickets it's pretty funny looking back at the officer. I have never seen a cop so mad. I thought he was going to have a heart attack or something. I think we were lucky we left early and weren't in a big group or I think we all would have gotten tickets (or worse) as mad as he was. I'm glad nobody else had a run in with him. I wish I had a video of that alligator crossing the road it looked weird and I was right up on it before I realized what it was.

Teeds
03-14-2007, 11:01 PM
Travis:

On a complete aside ...

Rattle Jason and Gary's cages and get them to make these rides when they happen.

T.R.
03-14-2007, 11:06 PM
Travis:

On a complete aside ...

Rattle Jason and Gary's cages and get them to make these rides when they happen.

I tried to get them to come. After I saw this ride posted I talked to Jason about it a bunch including the night before we went. He did say he wants to do something pretty soon in the hill country so hopefully we can get something together soon.

Teeds
03-14-2007, 11:10 PM
He has been bugging me about Bandera. I told him it may be May at the rate things are going.

I'm picking up my DR on Saturday.

Parts are already beginning their trek towards the house so I can outfit it for more off road use.

Chris-V65Magna-TX
03-14-2007, 11:49 PM
Man, I have to try harder to get weekends off! Nice ride report. Looks like it was a blast. :)

Greasemonkey
03-15-2007, 07:47 AM
I guess the 'old bikes' are getting rusty???Had to get a new one:lol2: ..
Just joshing Tony,maybe you'll get to break loose and go riding someday!!

fallendown
03-15-2007, 08:12 AM
All this fun.......I hate I missed it. Just got all my suspension work done and was ready to go, then I got called to work at 2 am. Just my luck.

spidennis
03-15-2007, 09:14 PM
I've been wanting to do that myself, but in the truck... :lol: The only problem with that is that you can't connect w/ S Padre Island, so it's an out-and-back trip. I was just thinking though, maybe we should put together a ride that strings together as much of the Texas coastline as possible, Cameron to Padre?

I've been seriously researching this trip, the entire texas coast, but there's some snags, matagorda island, san jose island, etc ..... and I'm trying to work them out. then there's the water crossings by fishing boat ..... The most fun part of the trip will be from corpus (port a) to south padre, it does get to be quite rough so you'd better be an acomplished rider, and I'd have to recommend 650cc and under, unless you're a baja or dakar competitor. I am charting a pavement course around problem areas if we can't get beach access in some places but hopefully with my permitting process we'll ride the complete beach route. Who's up for this? As far as I can tell, this has never been done before .......

spidennis
03-15-2007, 09:20 PM
this is a link to my little beach ride this past weekend:

http://www.sandslave.com/2003wr250f/kayakrun/

I do this quite often, and planning on doing the s. padre to corpus part very soon, that would be up and back with an overnight stay with visiting friends. I also want to scout out the jumping off point to San Jose Island ......

sparkyphotog
03-29-2007, 11:06 PM
We saw two of these along the way. Wonder what happened to them?
http://mysite.verizon.net/hhhowell/5613.jpg



Saw one of those myself last weekend near Surfside. Wonder what's up? :ponder:

http://sparkyphotog.smugmug.com/photos/138784451-M.jpg

vfrhugh
03-30-2007, 07:20 AM
There have been an unusually high number of standings this year and no one seems to know why.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070320/sc_nm/dolphins_texas_dc&printer=1;_ylt=Ah4HgiEPnLmps4zxxLpRc.QiANEA

sparkyphotog
03-30-2007, 08:12 AM
There have been an unusually high number of standings this year and no one seems to know why.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070320/sc_nm/dolphins_texas_dc&printer=1;_ylt=Ah4HgiEPnLmps4zxxLpRc.QiANEA

Hmm. Interesting. Thanks for the info.