View Full Version : Sunday Stroll to Chappell Hill 6-3-07

06-03-2007, 06:18 PM
Met Desmo over at his house to do quick little ride up to Chappell Hill and about. Steve wanted to get his new Wee Strom out for a ride so we mostly did paved roads but we did sneak in a few dirt ones :rider: Steve still has street tires on the Wee which makes for some interesting fun on the gravel roads. It was a little toasty out today but as long as you kept moving it wasn't too bad. Here is the map of the ride, I did about 188 miles.


Somewhere near Brookshire we spotted a crop duster...


Loving my new lid, the ventilation was nice. I could feel a breeze on the top of my bald head.


The bed liner black paint is still holding up :trust:


Steve let me ride the new toy, the wee strom is smooth and corners well. I was amazed by the acceleration it has.:rider:


Made it to Cat Spring, there was a festival going on and happened to look up to see a helicopter buzz our heads and then land. They were giving copter rides.


Steve's new ride, needs some knobbies. :trust:


Taking a break in New Ulm..


I mounted up a progressive rear spring on a new take off stock shock, big difference...no more bottoming out on those sweet jumps. :rofl: I had 21,000 miles on my old spring and shock...it was getting pretty pathetic.


Ride shot, cruising down some gravel road on the way to Chappell Hill.


Tekisasu DR
06-03-2007, 07:13 PM

Desmo's new Strom and Bryan's new spring, both are very exciting news for me!
I guess no dirt today?


06-04-2007, 07:43 AM
man..your new helmet makes you look :evil:MEAN:evil:

06-04-2007, 07:48 AM
Darth dbdolan! :eek2:

06-04-2007, 11:45 AM
Darth dbdolan! :eek2:

:rofl: Took the words right out of my mouth. :rofl:

Where did you find the new helmet?

06-04-2007, 02:27 PM
man..your new helmet makes you look :evil:MEAN:evil:

I want one! :trust:

06-04-2007, 02:29 PM
The Arai XD helmet does kick serious butt. I really like mine.

06-04-2007, 02:37 PM
I want one! :trust: :eek2: Just looked at pricing...nevermind, don't want one anymore. :giveup:

06-04-2007, 06:00 PM
Steve, Nice strom, what tires are you going to get? I find the Tourances that came on the F650 are pretty good in gravel and even in sand, either that or I'm getting better off road....nah...it can't be that.

06-05-2007, 12:05 PM

Desmo's new Strom and Bryan's new spring, both are very exciting news for me!
I guess no dirt today?


But not as exciting as your tire patching.:doh: and oil cleanup.

06-05-2007, 12:09 PM
I like the look of the XD, I would rather look like Darth than a power ranger.;-)
I ordered the helmet online from some site, can't remember which one. I picked it up for $150 less than the MSRP, it was my 40th birthday present from myself. Heck.. actually I only had to come up with a hundred bucks of my money, the rest was b-day cash :trust: