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thumper
05-14-2007, 01:32 PM
We managed to sneak off for a short trip. I've been wanting to explore the backside of High Island. G.E. showed quite a few roads and some dredge piles that were worth checking out.

Setting up camp on a nice day.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday001.jpg

The Red Fish were really moving this weekend and some pretty serious fishing rigs were along the beach.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday003.jpg

Heading out to the Intercoastal.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday010.jpg

This road doesn't go all the way to the dredge piles. It stops about halfway at some man-made canals in the middle. You can see the piles in the distance.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday022.jpg

There was a much easier way in at the southwest corner of the bridge.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday019.jpg

A view on top of the first pile.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday011.jpg

The road going up was overgrown and barely visible.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday012.jpg

Once I was up on top the road was so overgrown, it was pretty much impassible.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday013.jpg

I cut through some of the oilfield roads to the other end of the piles.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday035.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday021.jpg

A view from the west end.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday015.jpg

Going back up.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday016.jpg

Again it became impassible. By mid summer it should be dried up and probably will make a good ride all the way across the top.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday033.jpg

Rollover Pass. Got it's name from 19th century bootleggers rolling kegs of booze over the pennesulia from offshore.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday028.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday030.jpg

Two up evening ride.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday045.jpg

Just messing around.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday047.jpg

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday036.jpg

Great Weekend:sun:

dbdolan
05-14-2007, 01:40 PM
Looks like fun Tim, so were ya'll camped out at the nudey beach.:lol2: Your bike is still looking sweet, best looking DRZ I have ever seen.

thumper
05-14-2007, 02:13 PM
Looks like fun Tim, so were ya'll camped out at the nudey beach.:lol2:

Not her cup of tea and isn't really mine either.:lol2: I rode in that direction, but turned back after recalling some of the horrific sites from past rides!:eek2:

bullfrog
05-14-2007, 02:26 PM
...snip...best looking DRZ I have ever seen.


My sentiments exactly....

Really dig your RV setup...

Looks like a whole pile of fun out there...

And here I was thinking that Thumper wasn't having fun unless he got his bike buried in mud or quicksand...

thumper
05-14-2007, 05:23 PM
My sentiments exactly....

Really dig your RV setup...

Looks like a whole pile of fun out there...

And here I was thinking that Thumper wasn't having fun unless he got his bike buried in mud or quicksand...

Yeah, the DRZ is based off of a year of following ThumperTalk. I pretty much knew how it would be before I got it. I really wanted to buy an ''E'' and plate it, but no one in Houston had one.

The RV is a blast. Brenda doesn't do tents and she hates hotels. So if she's going with me, the RV's going too.

There's just something about mud that's always made it more fun.:lol2:

mcrider
05-15-2007, 11:31 AM
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday036.jpg

:doh: :doh: Explain this picture.

thumper
05-15-2007, 12:08 PM
:doh: :doh: Explain this picture.

I was told that it has ''artistic'' value[?];-)

I say it's how an insect sees the trail.:lol2:

But it's really just this frame re-formatted in kaleidoscope mode.
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c151/tmshw/hiislandmothersday035.jpg