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TerraXpeditions
03-09-2008, 12:04 AM
DO NOT ride in Louisiana....
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0018.jpg
The mud makes your bike tired....
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0012.jpg
The weather can be nasty...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0014.jpg
The sunsets can suck...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0021-1.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0023.jpg

The weather is freezing...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0025.jpg
Gas is hard to find...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0027.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0032.jpg
Rivers swallow KLRS...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0034.jpg
Rocks are slimy...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0043.jpg
The food is horrible...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0053.jpg
Restaurants are uninteresting...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0067.jpg
You will be converted...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0069.jpg

And that's just day one....

Duke
03-09-2008, 12:05 AM
:popcorn: :clap:

Wastrel
03-09-2008, 07:20 AM
Yep, thats what I thought, sure looks like it sucked, hehe.

KenH
03-09-2008, 02:44 PM
No fun at all, eh?

landman650r
03-09-2008, 05:53 PM
I just got home. Whew! that was an adventure. I'll be cleaning Louisiana soil out of my *$# for another 6 weeks! :eek2:

To be honest the last 2 days were a ton of fun...many triumphs, a few lows (Raul, get you a DIRT bike!). All in all, I would do it again...hopefully I'll have some luggage space. Yall that didnt make it really missed out on an exciting trip. I think we logged in around 130 miles offroad this weekend...muddy, grueling roads...but fun nevertheless. Tons of pictures were taken along with some videos(a few of which I hope stay off the forums!). I'm sure they'll be posted up soon enough. The weather was great, though Sat. morning started at a frigid 30*. Clear skies and no rain. Thanks Scott for all your work putting a trip like this together and it was great meeting yall that came

Outlander
03-09-2008, 07:46 PM
Great ride. The weather was good, except for the early morning cold. The company was very good and Scott dit a great job guiding us.

The Wee did a pretty good job except for the hard core portion of passing a ditch (that was not DS, that was MX) I should have know better. The cluth gave up and I had to lip my way back. Getting that big Pig out of the ditch was a great team work :thumb:

Luckilly DrZ gave me a ride home that saved me form having to rent a U-haul.

The few pictures I took are comming soon.

landman650r
03-09-2008, 08:04 PM
Great ride. The weather was good, except for the early morning cold. The company was very good and Scott dit a great job guiding us.

The Wee did a pretty good job except for the hard core portion of passing a ditch (that was not DS, that was MX) I should have know better. The cluth gave up and I had to lip my way back. Getting that big Pig out of teh ditch was a great tema work :thumb:

Luckilly DrZ gave me a ride home that saved me form having to rent a U-haul.

The few pictures I took are comming soon.

So the rest of your trip after this morning was uneventful? Sorry if I was snoring last night, my nose is clogged up and I feel like crap...think I'm getting sick---must be from the wet clothes Sat.!

Squeaky
03-09-2008, 08:13 PM
Home. Man, that was fun!
I have a pair of leather pants (?) and Raul's Givi case that were left in my truck.

Oh, and that nap on the ride home was sooooo nice :nana:

Duke
03-09-2008, 08:15 PM
my nose is clogged up and I feel like crap...think I'm getting sick---.!

I know that feeling!

Cant wait for the ride tales to come in from you guys. I take it that everyone stayed relatively in 1 piece and Dr. Blackbird did not have to put his training to use?;-)

Outlander
03-09-2008, 08:15 PM
Home. Man, that was fun!
I have a pair of leather pants (?) and Raul's Givi case that were left in my truck.


Mine and mine. May be I can meet you somewhere this week. Thanks

Duke
03-09-2008, 08:18 PM
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landman650r
03-09-2008, 08:22 PM
I have a pair of leather pants:

Hmmmmmm....:trust:

Squeaky
03-09-2008, 08:30 PM
Hmmmmmm....:trust:

Hey now, what happends in Natchi... Nacit... Nahtic... What happens in Louisiana stays in Louisiansa! :mrgreen:

Squeaky
03-09-2008, 09:24 PM
The good news: the helmet camera gets fairly good quality video with all the sunlight we had this weekend. Pretty clear images considering it's low price.




The bad news...
Somehow my pre-ride testing of the camera angle was either abbreviated or overlooked (never used it on the dirt helmet before) and all of the video is at this angle:


http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=5145570257494439651

Yeah. All five hours of it. :argh:

Duke
03-09-2008, 09:28 PM
Yeah. All five hours of it. :argh:

:lol2: :rofl: :clap:

TerraXpeditions
03-09-2008, 09:36 PM
Where da pics?

Squeaky
03-09-2008, 09:48 PM
Where da pics?

Geez, can't a girl eat dinner before sorting through 340 pics vids :zen:

Squeaky
03-09-2008, 10:36 PM
Looks like they're dragging it out to the woods to shoot it...

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/3962/p3080065sxk8.jpg

DrBlackbird
03-09-2008, 10:48 PM
Those "Dirty Riders" that have been following this ride/thread....Stay tuned to see some great pictures, and hear about a "GREAT RIDE"......We are all too tired to post anything of substance tonight...........
.
All I will say about this area of Louisiana, and the ride that Scott (Terraxpeditions) put on is,....."WOW"
.
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PS:..Becca, aren't you glad I sent over to your table "Friar Tuck"........The look on Scotts face is priceless.....We can't imagine what he is saying to you

jhansen
03-09-2008, 10:50 PM
Geez, can't a girl eat dinner before sorting through 340 pics vids :zen:


No. :popcorn:

Squeaky
03-09-2008, 11:05 PM
No. :popcorn:

Then while I work on them, you'll have to settle for tidbits of teaser pics that are out of order and completely without context! :lol2:

http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/2958/p3080144sos1.jpg

jhansen
03-09-2008, 11:56 PM
:giveup: I'm sorry. I will not ever beg for photos again. :rofl:

now, put down the fork and post up some pics (please) :hail: :popcorn:

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 12:03 AM
:giveup: I'm sorry. I will not ever beg for photos again. :rofl:

:rofl:

That's the ice and remaining soda inside a styrofoam cup. I thought it was artsy. ;-)

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 12:04 AM
Better?

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/6585/p3090199sac2.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 12:15 AM
Have I mentioned how BEAUTIFUL a weekend it was!

Looking back:

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/2121/pano3ez3.jpg

And looking ahead from the same spot:

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/9909/pano2tj5.jpg

jhansen
03-10-2008, 01:44 AM
Better?

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/6585/p3090199sac2.jpg

Yep....bored at work working on polar flight planning...every little bit helps. thanks :clap:

PigTrail
03-10-2008, 07:58 AM
Thanks all, especially Scott for a great weekend. My bike needs some serious cleaning, the t-mod, and replacement of my tweeked handle-bars. Video to come - it's well worth the wait!!

landman650r
03-10-2008, 08:30 AM
Thanks all, especially Scott for a great weekend. My bike needs some serious cleaning, the t-mod, and replacement of my tweeked handle-bars. Video to come - it's well worth the wait!!

When did you tweak the handlebars?

PigTrail
03-10-2008, 08:39 AM
Think I did it in the narrow stream crossing on day 1. :doh: Didn't notice until the start of day 2 when we were back on the slab. At present my riding skills leave much to be desired.

Wastrel
03-10-2008, 08:42 AM
Cant wait to get the new fuel tank in. Then maybe I can start going on some of these little jaunts.

landman650r
03-10-2008, 08:50 AM
Cant wait to get the new fuel tank in. Then maybe I can start going on some of these little jaunts.

why do you need a new fuel tank?

Wastrel
03-10-2008, 08:56 AM
cause the one on the dr is just to friggin small, hehe. Blip the throttle a couple times and it's time to fill up again. got the 6.6 on the way.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 08:59 AM
Scott, AWESOME riding out there - I can't thank you enough for setting this up and leading us through some great scenery, obstacles, and fun!

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264043551_7jwks-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264043793_iG8pc-O.jpg

landman650r
03-10-2008, 09:14 AM
cause the one on the dr is just to friggin small, hehe. Blip the throttle a couple times and it's time to fill up again. got the 6.6 on the way.

I have a stock tank on my DRZ400 and it made it...2 gallons woohoo!...Just come out and there will probably be a KLR nearby to siphon some gas out of

Wastrel
03-10-2008, 09:24 AM
hehe, yeah. I am working on turning the dr into an ADV bike. Bigger tank, new lighting, ammo can pans, you get the idea. Once the tank is installed then I wont feel like such a burden on these jaunts. Then its just a matter of everyone waiting on me while I continually pick my bike back up.

landman650r
03-10-2008, 09:29 AM
hehe, yeah. I am working on turning the dr into an ADV bike. Bigger tank, new lighting, ammo can pans, you get the idea. Once the tank is installed then I wont feel like such a burden on these jaunts. Then its just a matter of everyone waiting on me while I continually pick my bike back up.

Also, the guys with bigger tanks on this trip only filled up halfway anyways to keep the bike from being top heavy...hope the tank situation isnt the only thing that kept you from going on this ride:trust:

Wastrel
03-10-2008, 09:33 AM
Yeah, believe it or not. 2 gallons of gas just seems like I am a potential drain. Even if I only fill the big tank halfway, that would still give me in effect an extra 50-75 miles range, or, 3 more throttle blips, hehe. I almost came anyway and strapped a 1 gallon gas can onto the rack, but reason took over and told me that wouldnt be a real good idea, hehe.

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 09:39 AM
Im working on the video...... Showing no Mercy! :-P

I hope someone got video of me during the big river crossing huh?

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 09:57 AM
I hope someone got video of me during the big river crossing huh?

Gary did, and I got it copied over from him in the car.
I was starting to work on some vid last night but I was exhausted :yawn:

landman650r
03-10-2008, 10:08 AM
Im working on the video...... Showing no Mercy! :-P

I hope someone got video of me during the big river crossing huh?

I know theres one video I dont want posted:giveup: :giveup:

landman650r
03-10-2008, 10:09 AM
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Squeaky
03-10-2008, 10:24 AM
What's funny was watching as Scott would get behind a bike and get sprayed and splattered byt a spinning back tire. As if on cue!

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264038561_UboeP-O.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 10:25 AM
Richard does his best "I'm a tree" mime presentation

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039480_FkCS7-O.jpg

dbdolan
03-10-2008, 10:26 AM
:popcorn: Good stuff, I was riding around Jasper all weekend, I should have tracked y'all down.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 10:27 AM
Richard needs a doo-dad. :lol2:
I think I'm going to make everyone on this ride one for Xmas.

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039509_zBK4m-O.jpg

landman650r
03-10-2008, 10:34 AM
Scott...thanks for helping me with my bike right there.

For those that werent there, that ledge to the right of the DRZ is a drop off into a 4+ foot of creek. Those rocks were slick!(as you can see in one of many videos that I'm sure will be posted). My bike literally slid probably 20 ft. from it's original spot on the bank.

landman650r
03-10-2008, 10:37 AM
Sqeaky, great pics! thanks for posting

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 10:43 AM
Sqeaky, great pics! thanks for posting

There's plenty more where that came from. :rofl:

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264038920_CoFgQ-M.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 10:45 AM
I still can't understand how you did all this on street tires...

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039189_RMabK-O.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 11:03 AM
For those that werent there, that ledge to the right of the DRZ is a drop off into a 4+ foot of creek. Those rocks were slick!(as you can see in one of many videos that I'm sure will be posted). My bike literally slid probably 30-50 ft. from it's original spot on the bank.

The "big picture" showing the ledge and murky waters that wanted someone to go swimming at the bottom...

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264038661_cUTio-O.jpg

landman650r
03-10-2008, 11:12 AM
The "big picture" showing the ledge and murky waters that wanted someone to go swimming at the bottom...

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264038661_cUTio-O.jpg

yeah, that was about an hour or 2 into the trip and both me and dick(green KLR) got soaked for the rest of the day...did we mention it was 30* at 7:30a.m. so it was still kinda chilly at that time too.

Squeaky, I'm sure you can post pictures of SOMEONE ELSE busting their butts too...lol, this whole page is full of pics of my half naked or stuck in a creek

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 11:15 AM
Squeaky, I'm sure you can post pictures of SOMEONE ELSE busting their butts too...lol, this whole page is full of pics of my half naked or stuck in a creek

Ok, here's another soaking wet and cold rider. ;-)
(and Scott helping him out)

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264038259_5mLHZ-O.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 11:16 AM
And this would have been a much better shot if I wasn't standing behind a tree. :doh:

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039124_SmXUP-O.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 11:19 AM
The quaint town was a surprise - but a welcome one. It was a nice night for a stroll.

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041126_VD493-O.jpg

The architectural details reminded me of the French Quarter in NO.

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041209_rkqcp-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041523_wyuFJ-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041392_PRvFZ-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041592_XTxKf-O.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 11:19 AM
SLOW DOWN!!!!

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041334_Kqn5L-O.jpg

PigTrail
03-10-2008, 11:30 AM
Richard needs a doo-dad.

My bike was just a bit confused from the time change and decided to take nap.

landman650r
03-10-2008, 11:35 AM
OOps....i forgot about "slow down". How about Scotts air horn!:eek2: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Those girls bout **** themselves

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 11:37 AM
My bike was just a bit confused from the time change and decided to take nap.

Uh, the time changed happened AFTER that. :trust:

"If a bike falls in the woods, do the other bikes laugh at it?" :rider:

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 11:40 AM
Look deep into his eyes. Mischief will ensue. :evil:
(although he says it was a unanimous vote and y'all appointed him as the evil-doer because the rest of you were afraid of me)

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264042058_PzRYa-O.jpg

PigTrail
03-10-2008, 11:54 AM
Can't wait to see Gary's pics of your "fall".

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 11:55 AM
I didn't fall.

Outlander
03-10-2008, 11:57 AM
Does anyone have a picture of the ditch?

I'll try to post mines this evening.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 12:16 PM
Gary has a bunch, but I don't know when he'll get to posting them. I figured I'd give him a chance to claim his own pics before I jump the gun.

Gary - let me know if you want me to post yours.

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 12:20 PM
The architectural details reminded me of the French Quarter in NO.

At 300ft above sea level... :rofl:

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 12:26 PM
This guy was a trooper. His name is Eli and he's from Fort Worth. He's never seen this forum (but says he might know a few of the members) and was just traveling through 'Nag-tish' on his way to Florida. His trip was already being delayed by tire trouble, so although he had full camping gear packed he decided to get a hotel room for the night.

Little did he know that parking a KLR outside a hotel lobby was going to change his plans for the following 24 hours... :trust:

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041945_aATUi-O.jpg

He probably thinks we're nuts. :loco:

He's probably right. :giveup:

Then again, I have a feeling he's just as nuts. :mrgreen:

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041320_xTiHt-O.jpg

:party:

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 12:34 PM
It's not John Deere green, but it sure pulls like a tractor.

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264042042_JjcG6-O.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 12:36 PM
Did we find out of it was the fork seal from all the wheelies, or could it be the brakes?
(to all those that wash their bikes - this is the kind of diagnostics you're missing out on!)

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041622_JRyqo-O.jpg

Outlander
03-10-2008, 12:36 PM
Did Eli joined you on Sunday?

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 12:37 PM
Did Eli joined you on Sunday?

Yup. We're pretty convincing, plus he only stayed with us for the first (paved) part down the scenic and twisty river section.

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041704_ZubEY-O.jpg

landman650r
03-10-2008, 12:38 PM
At 300ft above sea level... :rofl:

Ouch, low blow.:giveup:

landman650r
03-10-2008, 12:39 PM
Eli was cool. Thats what you gotta love about adventerous trips...spontaneity...nothing better than havin a plan not to have anything planned but have tons of stories in the end.

landman650r
03-10-2008, 12:41 PM
Did we find out of it was the fork seal from all the wheelies, or could it be the brakes?
(to all those that wash their bikes - this is the kind of diagnostics you're missing out on!)

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041622_JRyqo-O.jpg

Fork seal...After I cleaned up the bike the oil had coated the whole portion of lower fork arms.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 12:45 PM
Scott got to try out the 400. His reaction: "Hey, this is so light you should be way ahead of us all!"

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264042513_b4i3i-O.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 12:47 PM
Playing in the mud. Boys will be boys. :mrgreen:

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264042594_E7NDj-O.jpg

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 12:58 PM
Playing in the mud. Boys will be boys. :mrgreen:

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264042594_E7NDj-O.jpg
Dang look how high the mud is slinging! (look above my head in the sky)

By the way, you didnt give the sheriff this website address did you? Incriminatin' evidence of trespassing!

Video is uploading.... Richard... no mercy.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 01:00 PM
YOU talked with the officer, not us. We all wanted to sneak out the back of the parking lot and leave you there...

:duck:

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264043109_vSTgH-O.jpg

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 01:02 PM
I've talked to him before... He didnt remember me.... but he's a nice guy. No worries. Had the property owners called him up, it might have been a different story...

Me and my orange moon pie

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 01:02 PM
Lest we not forget, "The View From The Bottle"

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264040796_S9eeg-O.jpg

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 01:05 PM
Squeaky, I told you to quit drinking and eating "potatoes". Even the Friar warned you!

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 01:07 PM
The friar needed a trip back to reality. :lol2:

Lookin all serious n stuff...

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264040637_2XgyX-O.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 01:07 PM
I was curious, but didn't actally try the Xango

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264040927_o7zmx-O.jpg

Tourmeister
03-10-2008, 01:28 PM
http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041320_xTiHt-O.jpg


TWT Ghost Riders...

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 01:29 PM
TWT Ghost Tulip Riders...

:sun:

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 01:30 PM
:sun:

Dont I gots some great Ideas?

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 01:39 PM
My Video.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-8685229603653593276&hl

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 01:50 PM
*grumble*grumble* video blocked at work *grumble*grumble*

Outlander
03-10-2008, 01:54 PM
*grumble*grumble* video blocked at work *grumble*grumble*


Same here. I also have photobucket blocked. Luckily smugmug is not.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 02:01 PM
Ok Raul, then you can get some more goodies...

The food at the Tin House was YUMMMM! Thank you so much for lunch! :kiss:

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264040266_WBJNc-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264040325_A5NYD-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264040371_Nge6Q-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264040343_45eHx-O.jpg

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 02:14 PM
.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 02:17 PM
Ok, that's it. Now I have to go out on my lunch break, sit in my car in front of the Chinese food place, and steal their internet on my laptop to see the vids... :-P

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 02:38 PM
You going to do it?
I dunno, are you?
Well, I've got my phone, my GPS, my iPod...
Isn't there a bridge somewhere around here?


http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264038955_sktv8-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039042_WjE5g-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039124_SmXUP-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039189_RMabK-O.jpg

Getting up the sandy bank on the other side looked almost as difficult as getting through the water.

...or is that only if you're on street tires? :-P

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039281_gqFrv-O.jpg

Uh... I think I'll take the bridge.

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039374_wL2cV-O.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 02:41 PM
The death of a clutch...

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039569_gz6KZ-M.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039672_Ztfgk-M.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039775_FCHTo-M.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 02:43 PM
On the road again...

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039875_HFa9L-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039954_grqVn-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039977_QFxwb-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264040001_txEXr-O.jpg

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264040069_Kf8Qr-O.jpg

Duke
03-10-2008, 02:46 PM
http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039775_FCHTo-M.jpg


I am sorry but this picture is just too much. I have "Jack Handy's Deep Thoughts" coming to mind, as well as some sort of "De-Motivational" poster campaign.

KEEP THEM COMING!


P.S. I am glad I did not try to follow y'all on my GS, Raul, you are much more of an adventurer than I! I am impressed!

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 02:48 PM
P.S. I am glad I did not try to follow y'all on my GS, Raul, you are much more of an adventurer than I! I am impressed!

Yeah, but only AFTER his clutch gave out and he had to nurse it back to town was I able to keep up :giveup:

Scott - was that second vis the same thing or a diff one? I can see the first one (HILARIOUS!) but I can't get the second one to show.

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 02:48 PM
I am sorry but this picture is just too much. I have "Jack Handy's Deep Thoughts" coming to mind, as well as some sort of "De-Motivational" poster campaign.

KEEP THEM COMING!


P.S. I am glad I did not try to follow y'all on my GS, Raul, you are much more of an adventurer than I! I am impressed!

You should see the one minute video leading up to him crossing the ditch....:rofl:

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 02:51 PM
You should see the one minute video leading up to him crossing the ditch....:rofl:

He was visualizing it! :zen:

(apparently he didn't visualize it actually making it all the way up the opposite bank :doh: )

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 02:52 PM
Yeah, but only AFTER his clutch gave out and he had to nurse it back to town was I able to keep up :giveup:

Scott - was that second vis the same thing or a diff one? I can see the first one (HILARIOUS!) but I can't get the second one to show.

Same, but it was through photobucket so yall could maybe see...

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 02:52 PM
Same, but it was through photobucket so yall could maybe see...

Ah. Thanks for trying, but no streaming audio or video can get through at work. No worries, I needed the fresh air. ;-)

Outlander
03-10-2008, 02:53 PM
I am sorry but this picture is just too much. I have "Jack Handy's Deep Thoughts" coming to mind, as well as some sort of "De-Motivational" poster campaign.

KEEP THEM COMING!


P.S. I am glad I did not try to follow y'all on my GS, Raul, you are much more of an adventurer than I! I am impressed!


I think that squaky nail it with the comment about taking her out of the woods to be shot and put her out of missery.

It was not bad at all. Only that ditch :headbang: I am still exploring the limits and that is something this bike can not do.

I am still wating to see if anybody got a picture of that dicth. The river crossing just posted is nothing compared to that.

Wastrel
03-10-2008, 02:55 PM
On the road again...

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264039875_HFa9L-O.jpg



Typical. Good thing there are no mug shots of you hooligans blatantly riding past the no bikes sign huh?

Outlander
03-10-2008, 02:55 PM
He was visualizing it! :zen:

(apparently he didn't visualize it actually making it all the way up the opposite bank :doh: )

I was working some kind of levitation technique...it didn't work.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 02:55 PM
I am still wating to see if anybody got a picture of that dicth. The river crossing just posted is nothing compared to that.

You mean the ditch in the trees? I think I got that one on video with the helmet cam, but it's pointed down in front of me - which in that ONE instance might work out in our favor.

That one scared me too. There just wasn't a good line through it.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 02:56 PM
Typical. Good thing there are no mug shots of you hooligans blatantly riding past the no bikes sign huh?

That's "No Quads". There are trails that cross the road, they're 'reminding' the quad riders to stay off the public streets. ;-)

Wastrel
03-10-2008, 02:58 PM
hehehe....sure.....stick to that line, hehehe

DFW_Warrior
03-10-2008, 03:02 PM
Two things that I noticed......

One - Raul, get a new fricken bike for the Dual Sport rides.

Two - How come I haven't seen any pics or vids at all of Squeaker going through the rough stuff? Just wondering... LOL

Outlander
03-10-2008, 03:03 PM
You mean the ditch in the trees? I think I got that one on video with the helmet cam, but it's pointed down in front of me - which in that ONE instance might work out in our favor.

That one scared me too. There just wasn't a good line through it.

I mean the "river crossing" where I burned the clutch. The single track descent was fun. The steps were a little bit scary but not that bad.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 03:03 PM
How come I haven't seen any pics or vids at all of Squeaker going through the rough stuff? Just wondering... LOL
Cuz SqueakY was in the back!

I was going through it. How else could I take pics like this?

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264042348_XiNjS-O.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 03:07 PM
But if you think the road is too muddy, just ride through the grass!

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264042248_2EVEn-O.jpg

NOT!

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264042225_fsJMt-O.jpg

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 03:09 PM
You mean the ditch in the trees? I think I got that one on video with the helmet cam, but it's pointed down in front of me - which in that ONE instance might work out in our favor.

That one scared me too. There just wasn't a good line through it.

Same crossing, different day...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Louisiana%20Outback%20Trail/th_CreekCrossing.jpg (http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Louisiana%20Outback%20Trail/?action=view&current=CreekCrossing.flv)

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Louisiana%20Outback%20Trail/Exploring%20By%20Bike/IMG_1500.jpg

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 03:11 PM
Where are my little down pics???

Outlander
03-10-2008, 03:13 PM
Where are my little down pics???

I'll try to post them this evening. I am at work and can not access photobucket.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 03:17 PM
Where are my little down pics???

I have some that Gary took, but they're at home. I'll post them tonight.

P.S. - it wasn't so "little" :lol2:

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 03:20 PM
I didn't fall.

eh, bullcrap!
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0091.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 03:22 PM
Oh, and Bill - I did all of this stuff on Day 1 with my bike running like crud. It was idling Ok, but when you got on the throttle it would surge then almost die. It was worse at lower revs, so I had to stay low in the gears and run the engine up to nurse it through the day. NOT fun in sand and mud when you need and want even throttle response.

When we got back to Scott's place, we (I tried to tell them I could do it but there were lots of helping hands in the mix) pulled the carb and although it looked almost spotless, I cleaned it out and put it back in. Running great again. Must have been something in there, although we never did see/find it.

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 03:23 PM
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0074.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0078.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0081.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0085.jpg
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0076.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 03:23 PM
eh, bullcrap!

I ejected. :sun:
Nothing but my feet touched the ground. It was quite a graceful dismount, if I do say so myself.

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 03:29 PM
I ejected. :sun:
Nothing but my feet touched the ground. It was quite a graceful dismount, if I do say so myself.

Surreeeeee.... 4 guys say otherwise....:-P

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 03:30 PM
there was a bit of tire cloggage... http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Trips/TWT%20LADSR/IMG_0089.jpg

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 03:32 PM
Surreeeeee.... 4 guys say otherwise....:-P

That's ok, I think I have vid to prove otherwise. I just have to find it. :trust:

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 03:35 PM
there was a bit of tire cloggage...

As if my neck didn't already hurt enough, now I have to tilt my head sideways to see pics :doh:

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 03:40 PM
As if my neck didn't already hurt enough, now I have to tilt my head sideways to see pics

Need to blame photobucket for that one...... I rotated it, saved, and reposted... the one a couple posts up i did like 5 times...:doh:

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 03:41 PM
Just messin with ya. Seven pages already and it's not even 24 hours after the ride finished! :lol2:

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 03:43 PM
Just messin with ya. Seven pages already and it's not even 24 hours after the ride finished! :lol2:

It pisses me off....

Mike in Clear Lake
03-10-2008, 03:52 PM
:rofl:

That's the ice and remaining soda inside a styrofoam cup. I thought it was artsy. ;-)

Ewwww! I thought someone ripped someone a new one :eek2:

landman650r
03-10-2008, 03:57 PM
Good pics...I think it's funny that Dr Blackbird and Doctor Z are probably the only guys actually AT work today and not playing on the 'net and braggin bout how much fun they had:mrgreen:

Keep em comin. I wish I had some way to upload my pics.:doh:

DFW_Warrior
03-10-2008, 04:03 PM
When we got back to Scott's place, we (I tried to tell them I could do it but there were lots of helping hands in the mix) pulled the carb and although it looked almost spotless, I cleaned it out and put it back in. Running great again. Must have been something in there, although we never did see/find it.

Sweet, I'm glad you got her running again. I can only imagine how it would be running through that mud with a clogged carb. No fun at all.

Tourmeister
03-10-2008, 04:06 PM
Looks like the guy on the Lime Green KLR had the most fun! :lol2:

Raul, did you actually burn up the clutch on the strom? That takes some doing on a wet clutch!? Sell it, get a KLR or DR, you will not regret it. The strom is a great street (and smooth dirt/gravel road) bike and only a marginal DS bike ;-)

Mike in Clear Lake
03-10-2008, 04:07 PM
What kinda bike is that little yellow Suzuki?

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 04:28 PM
DRZ400SM (SuperMoto)

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 04:29 PM
Keep em comin. I wish I had some way to upload my pics.:doh:

What's halfway between Stafford and Beaumont that has decent grub? I'll meet you for lunch with the cable to get the pics.

Outlander
03-10-2008, 04:30 PM
Looks like the guy on the Lime Green KLR had the most fun! :lol2:

Raul, did you actually burn up the clutch on the strom? That takes some doing on a wet clutch!? Sell it, get a KLR or DR, you will not regret it. The strom is a great street (and smooth dirt/gravel road) bike and only a marginal DS bike ;-)

I am not sure about burn, the oil looks very clean. It may be just worn out, I got the bike with 16000 miles already and I have put about 3000. I have questions about playing with the clutch while the bike was up, could the oil move away from the clutch?

I may be shopping for a dirt bike in the fall.

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 04:31 PM
What kinda bike is that little yellow Suzuki?

DRZ400SM (SuperMoto)

There were two little yellow bikes. Both DR, but one a Z and one an SM. The Z was MUCH more suited to the terrain - the big difference (I think) is the wheel size and tire choice.

Tourmeister
03-10-2008, 04:32 PM
I am not sure about burn, the oil looks very clean. It may be just worn out, I got the bike with 16000 miles already and I have put about 3000. I have questions about playing with the clutch while the bike was up, could the oil move away from the clutch?

I may be shopping for a dirt bike in the fall.

Fall is a bad time to sell. Sell in the spring while everyone has the itch... Waiting until fall will just make your bike that much older ;-)

Outlander
03-10-2008, 04:47 PM
Fall is a bad time to sell. Sell in the spring while everyone has the itch... Waiting until fall will just make your bike that much older ;-)

I am not selling the Strom. I just hope to get my hands on a cheap post WWII dirt bike. I'll wait for fall/ winter to get a "get it out of my hands" deal.

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 04:54 PM
There were two little yellow bikes. Both DR, but one a Z and one an SM. The Z was MUCH more suited to the terrain - the big difference (I think) is the wheel size and tire choice.

The other one is the E model, "Enduro" model.

Mike in Clear Lake
03-10-2008, 05:05 PM
There were two little yellow bikes. Both DR, but one a Z and one an SM. The Z was MUCH more suited to the terrain - the big difference (I think) is the wheel size and tire choice.

Have you seen the new Yammie XT250? If you have, how do you think it would have done on this ride?

Mike

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 05:12 PM
I think that's what David (FJR Bandit) was riding in Big Bend. I think it would have been fine with the right tires. A big GS could have made (most if not) all of it with the right rider.

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 05:37 PM
I think that's what David (FJR Bandit) was riding in Big Bend. I think it would have been fine with the right tires. A big GS could have made (most if not) all of it with the right rider.

Not Ewan McGreggor though...:lol2: it would have been "so haaaaawd"

Outlander
03-10-2008, 05:41 PM
Not Ewan McGreggor though...:lol2: it would have been "so haaaaawd"


Scott, I would like to know what did you had in mind when you asked me "had you have enought or you can take more of this?"

PigTrail
03-10-2008, 06:32 PM
First let me start by again thanking Scott for putting together the ride, MxTaco for a place to stay on Friday night and everyone else for helping me pick up my bike again, and again, and again. This was my first group ride and the first real ride offroad since running around my grand-parents farm on an RT100 fifteen years ago. Although my new screen name should be GreenSubmarine or GrndLvnKLR, I had a great time.

I logged 615 miles in the saddle this weekend. Left Houston 'bout 5 on Friday afternoon and promptly scooted east on the surface roads toward Liberty. Unfortunately my dancing D606's led me straight to 10 miles of grooved road being repaved on 1960. Just my luck. Hold on!

A few hours later as the temps dipped in the 30's I met up with MxTaco at his family hunting ranch just north of Jasper. A few drinks and discussion of bikes had us ready for some shut-eye. But not for long. About midnight the house phone rings. MxTaco sleeps like a hibernating bear, so I ansered. "Hello." "Hello, this is Raul. I'm at a house and I'm not sure if it's the right one and I don't want to get shot." This Raul is a smart guy. "No, problem." I stepped outside, thus saving Raul from an untimely meeting with his maker. Raul shook of the cold and to sleep we went.

At 7 the alarm went off. Squecky and Dr.Blackbird had already been on the road for 2 hours, but it still seemed early. A look out the door confirmed that it was still cold.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/kilbyr/100_0091.jpg

Nonetheless, the bikes, and Louisiana's curvey dirt roads beckened.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/kilbyr/100_0090.jpg

MxTaco and Raul exchanged greetings and we set off for Leesville. A quick call from Squeaky and Doc confirmed that they were arriving, so a quick stop at DQ filled our stomach's with greasy goodness (sorry no pics of the biscuits or funny stares from the locals.) What haven't you ever seen somebody pull up on a dirt-bike at 8 in the morning when it's 30 degrees outside? Jeez. Get on board!

A few minutes later we arrived at Scott's friends house is Leesville, made introductions, and set off for a quick Exxon stop for gas and water. Squecky had her first fall in the parki...wait, sorry, wrong story. Scott led us out of Leesville North onto muddy NP roads. They had the consitency of ground chicken snot and quickly provided some entertainment.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/kilbyr/100_0092.jpg

Raul, ever vigalent, muscled the wee-strom through the mud. About 10 minutes later we had a little scare when Scott decided to crash test his fancy windshield. Sadly the windshield did not pass the test. Perhaps his next model will be airbag-equipped. Yes, that's a shard of his windshield just to his right. :doh:

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/kilbyr/100_0095.jpg

The rest of day one consisted of some submarine action, tight two-track trails, a heroic 4 man wee-strom lift, and an apartment carb clean-out. From the video you can see why I didn't have a moment or a breath to stop and take pictures. We also nearly had a run in with the locals in Nag-tish and MxTaco's horn seemed to be malfunctioning whenever he passed some college coeds. Funny horn, that one.

Stay tuned for day two. :rider:

PigTrail
03-10-2008, 06:57 PM
Day two saw Raul and Joe depart. Raul because of his nearly roasted clutch and Joe for his Hannah Montana fetish. I didn't ask.

Ely, a random KLR rider from Fort Worth staying at our hotel, joined us for the mornings ride. We set off on the twisty road that paralleled Cane Creek Lake. A few plantations dotted the scenery and we made a couple of photo-op stops.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/kilbyr/100_0112.jpg

After the river road we departed the black-ribbon of pavement and became intimately familiar with the Louisiana mud and clay. Several of us, including me, got a little too up close and personnel, but perhaps the best get off what Dr. Blackbirds. Finding the road a bit too rutted and muddy he set off across a field and planned to overtake MxTaco. Just as Trey saw the approaching assualt he realized that the bike and riding passing him were no longer upright. Doc made a nice furrow through this puddle and slid another 20 feet. As soon as we confirmed he was okay we all had a good laugh.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/kilbyr/100_0127.jpg

The rest of the trail led us on a jaunt through river-front farmland finally bringing us up onto the levees. But that dry road was short lived. Back onto the mud-flats we headed.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/kilbyr/100_0133.jpg

My KLR confirmed its obedience by laying down whenever I directed it to do so. Unfortunately I wasn't aware as the moment approached either. Most of the time I managed to keep it upright and in good spirits.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/kilbyr/100_0140.jpg

Scott led us through a bit more mud-strewn farm-paths and finally onto the pavement back to Leesville. MxTaco and I said our good-buys and started the trek back to Texas.

Unfortunately, just before the border we had the opportunity to meet one of Louisiana's finest.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u311/kilbyr/100_0148.jpg

He nabbed us doing 67 in a 55 and then 70 when he pulled out behind us. I could have sworn that sign said 65 officer. He pulled our licenses had one look and said we could do whatever we wanted when we crossed that river, but to slow it down a bit until then. Glad to escape without a ticket we made our way west. Parting ways in Burkesville where MxTaco was going to stop for gas and then turn North to drop by the hunting ranch, I headed west on 190 and back to Houston.

Looking forward to next time!! :rider:

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 07:01 PM
Left Houston 'bout 5 on Friday afternoon and promptly scooted west on the surface roads toward Liberty. Unfortunately my dancing D606's led me straight to 10 miles of grooved road being repaved on 1960. Just my luck. Hold on!

Well, there's your first problem - you're supposed to go EAST out of Houston. :lol2:

A quick call from Squecky

S Q U E A K Y :rolleyes:

VFRJohn
03-10-2008, 07:16 PM
How many different ways can we spell Squieky?
;-)

Great reports, folks. Thanks for sharing with us non-weatherproof-adventurers!

Wastrel
03-10-2008, 07:52 PM
Come on Raul, you know you want to trade me that wee for my DR.

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 08:41 PM
Come on Raul, you know you want to trade me that wee for my DR.

Sounds like a good deal Raul... Gofer it!

Outlander
03-10-2008, 08:52 PM
Come on Raul, you know you want to trade me that wee for my DR.

I do not think I want to get rid of the Wee. As dirt toy, I would like a 400cc

Hemibee
03-10-2008, 09:00 PM
The quaint town was a surprise - but a welcome one. It was a nice night for a stroll.

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041126_VD493-O.jpg




Spent many an hour on the banks of the Cane River.


The architectural details reminded me of the French Quarter in NO.

http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264041209_rkqcp-O.jpg


The architectural details of the oldest town in the Louisiana Purchase? N.O. is just a cheap copy.

PigTrail
03-10-2008, 09:17 PM
Raul, here's some bait.

A little small maybe, but still enticing (http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/600012682.html)...

Maybe a roadtrip? (http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/554890502.html)

93dps
03-10-2008, 09:30 PM
looks like yaull had another good ride.very cool video and great background music.did yaull try the meat pockets in nac.?raul i know where there are two mint 06 klrs with less than 2k miles for sale.if your intrested pm me.when is the next ride the ot is almost over and im ready.:eat:

EnduroRdr
03-10-2008, 09:33 PM
Raul, Trust me you want at least a 400cc bike to do this kind of stuff. Maybe a 650 to keep up with these crazies on the roads. :mrgreen: :lol2: :rofl: The other thing you want is electric start.
Make it easy on yourself. Something from a DR400E to a KLR650 is the right bike for you. Adventure riding should be fun not work! 40 years of off road and on road experience here.:rider:

93dps
03-10-2008, 09:39 PM
after man handeling the wee a klr would feel like a 250.then there is this http://easttexas.craigslist.org/mcy/598298139.html

DrBlackbird
03-10-2008, 09:40 PM
What a "Great Weekend Ride".......Scott, once again, I want to say how much fun we all had. I had second thoughts about this ride,....with the cold mornings, no GPS tracks, just a kind of thrown together casual event, I really didn't expect too much..........Boy was I wrong.
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Scott, you lucky dog,....You live in a cool town, you've got some of the best dual sport play grounds in your back yard. We loved the "Mix" of riding that we got to experience in LA. I think the pictures will show how much fun we all had.
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Just one word to all that didn't make this ride and were cumfy in their beds Sat morning..........You missed a "Good One"
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.......Thanks Scott
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The Sunday Bunch right after we got off of "river road"...which was a great twisty asphalt ribbon of turns.....
http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/366/cimg0068pp8.jpg
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The old plantation and gas station
http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/1713/cimg0061vn9.jpg
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http://img370.imageshack.us/img370/3971/cimg0071jd6.jpg
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The Famous bridge that we thought we had to cross.....Squeaky was really stressing this crossing
http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/313/flood015ag1.jpg
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Well I guess Louisiana found some extra coin and did some repairs....Boy was Squeaky relieved
http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/7590/cimg0030js2.jpg
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http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/82/cimg0029mp7.jpg
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Rauls big day in the Dirt......Little did he know, "You don't bring a Knife to a Gun Fight"
http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/7516/cimg0026ip5.jpg
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The Creek that did in the big Suzuki Weestrom
http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/6525/cimg0037lz9.jpg
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http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/319/cimg0038si4.jpg
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Squeaky posing in the spring flowers, right before the big fall.........."That's my story and I'm sticking to it":twisted: :haha:
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/3740/cimg0073xj4.jpg
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What all the best "Fishermen" use to bass fish in Louisiana
http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/3518/cimg0010it9.jpg
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How the "Red Necks" "Troll" for trout in Louisiana..........
http://img389.imageshack.us/img389/9988/cimg0016xr8.jpg
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Let us bow our heads for a moment, and remember our dearly departed Honda XR
http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/6527/cimg0007hv8.jpg
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An hour or two into the morning, and we were taking off our liners.....Who said it was too cold to ride?
http://img368.imageshack.us/img368/6990/cimg0083ca9.jpg
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Aw Jeeezzz, I just remembered, tomorrow is Monday and I have to go back to work.
http://img360.imageshack.us/img360/7449/cimg0089nz9.jpg
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Mile after mile of great roads
http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/880/cimg0091mh2.jpg
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Contrasting Spring colors every where
http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/6372/cimg00790mq4.png
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Squeaky sizing up the river crossing....I can do that, I just know I can,...If those boys can do it, I can too
http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/3249/cimg0025wr5.jpg
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The "Real fall"
http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/351/cimg0086ct3.jpg
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We had elevation changes and water falls........."In Louisiana you Say?"
http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/9859/cimg0090oh4.jpg
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What a "Girl"....Doing her own field repair on her own bike. She didn't ask anyone for help and she got the bike running.........
Link to pic of a naughty Squeaky (http://img392.imageshack.us/img392/1909/cimg00520cq6.png)
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Our hotel accommodations at "Travelers Inn"....$59 a night
http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/5439/47cf762100048dd70000475ir8.jpg
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TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 09:54 PM
Raul, Trust me you want at least a 400cc bike to do this kind of stuff. Maybe a 650 to keep up with these crazies on the roads. :mrgreen: :lol2: :rofl: The other thing you want is electric start.
Make it easy on yourself. Something from a DR400E to a KLR650 is the right bike for you. Adventure riding should be fun not work! 40 years of off road and on road experience here.:rider:

I'm gonna get me and the wife an XR400 like squeaky's and gonna do something like this.
http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s121/dazzerrtw/CIMG0882.jpg

and on the weekends.... http://rallyetv.smugmug.com/photos/153324277_tzcHK-S-1.jpg

Mike in Clear Lake
03-10-2008, 10:06 PM
Had me going on the bridge thing :rofl:

C'mon folks, the hotel room? :doh:

DrBlackbird
03-10-2008, 10:37 PM
Had me going on the bridge thing :rofl:

C'mon folks, the hotel room? :doh:
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The "Bridge Thing" is for real, that's the same bridge..........The Hotel, ...well that another thing......http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25604

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 10:38 PM
Had me going on the bridge thing :rofl:

Thing is, I really thought my only options were to cross the water or go over that old, worn out bridge. Nobody had told me about the metal they'd added to the bridge until after I started asking how I was supposed to get to the other side. :giveup:

thumper
03-10-2008, 11:15 PM
What a "Great Weekend Ride".......Scott, once again, I want to say how much fun we all had. I had second thoughts about this ride,....with the cold mornings, no GPS tracks, just a kind of thrown together casual event, I really didn't expect too much..........Boy was I wrong.
.
Just one word to all that didn't make this ride and were cumfy in their beds Sat morning..........You missed a "Good One"

How right you are Gary. Looks like alot of fun!:rider:

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 11:16 PM
How right you are Gary. Looks like alot of fun!:rider:

So why were u in Cravens and not with us???

thumper
03-10-2008, 11:23 PM
http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/351/cimg0086ct3.jpg

"Stepped right out of that one! You don't see any dirt on me boys? Now do ya?":lol2: :lol2:

Squeaky
03-10-2008, 11:25 PM
"Stepped right out of that one! You don't see any dirt on me boys? Now do ya?":lol2: :lol2:

Yup, plowed the front, stepped away, and laughed.
Last time I tried to stop a front end plow I took a bar end to the hip and the bruise lasted almost two weeks. :doh:

thumper
03-10-2008, 11:26 PM
So why were u in Cravens and not with us???

I really wanted to do this, but I promised Brenda [my wife] a trip after she got home from Michigan.:zen:

Don_Alejo
03-10-2008, 11:37 PM
I think that squaky nail it with the comment about taking her out of the woods to be shot and put her out of missery.

It was not bad at all. Only that ditch :headbang: I am still exploring the limits and that is something this bike can not do.

I am still wating to see if anybody got a picture of that dicth. The river crossing just posted is nothing compared to that.

It takes at least 1 clutch of learning curve to handle the strom in the muck.

You are doing great!

TerraXpeditions
03-10-2008, 11:44 PM
It takes at least 1 clutch of learning curve to handle the strom in the muck.

You are doing great!

Is this the Motodiscovery Don Alejo?

Don_Alejo
03-10-2008, 11:45 PM
I do not think I want to get rid of the Wee. As dirt toy, I would like a 400cc

dr350 are around to be had for very little money too ...

landman650r
03-11-2008, 01:26 AM
Squeaky,

wheres stafford?

Duke
03-11-2008, 01:35 AM
Squeaky,

wheres stafford?

Here it is....

2610 S Main St, Stafford, TX 77477
2610 S Main St, Stafford, TX 77477

TerraXpeditions
03-11-2008, 08:51 AM
DrBlackbird, you missed a picture.... Again, Squeaky salutes... (http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/4636/cimg0078sap3.jpg)

She really did hit the ground! Now there is picture proof that squeaky touched down w/ more than her feet.:duck:

cdc1
03-11-2008, 09:55 AM
dr350 are around to be had for very little money too ...

A shameless plug.....my DR350 is for sale.
http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24624

DrBlackbird
03-11-2008, 10:46 AM
DrBlackbird, you missed a picture.... Again, Squeaky salutes... (http://img366.imageshack.us/img366/4636/cimg0078sap3.jpg)


She really did hit the ground! Now there is picture proof that squeaky touched down w/ more than her feet.:duck:
.
Well Scott,...I promised someone that I wouldn't post that picture. For a moment, I had her convinced not to worry, because "What happens in Natchitoches, Stays in Natchitoches...........and if you really want to know,....I'm still limping a little on my left leg.

Squeaky
03-11-2008, 11:12 AM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/dog.GIF

landman650r
03-11-2008, 12:11 PM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/dog.GIF

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: I had no part in that other than innocent bystander!

Squeaky
03-11-2008, 12:12 PM
Uh, yeah you did. You were close enough (watching it all happen) that you were there to pick the bike up while I was still on the ground.
I have proof.
Vid is being processed as we speak...

Squeaky
03-11-2008, 01:09 PM
Ok folks, watch this...

I had rolled up onto a field to have my picture taken in all the pretty flowers:
http://squeaky.smugmug.com/photos/264624719_tZBgh-M.jpg

I go to put the bike back in gear, but Gary tells me to wait a sec. He comes over...

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=1934360980747873730

Yup. He grabbed my handlebar and yanked me down to the ground to take a picture. It seems the boys were JEALOUS of me being the "Queen of the Hill" - the only one to NOT land on the ground all weekend. They just couldn't have that, so they plotted against me.

I've been told they nominated Gary to do the deed cuz the rest of them were afraid of me. :lol2:

landman650r
03-11-2008, 01:48 PM
Squeaky, did you purposely leave off the sound on that video?

I wasnt technically involved with the conversation, I had merely heard of a rumor that there might be such an event as you falling off your bike to take place sometime that day. And yes...I would have been afraid, you kick like David Beckam! (Ask Gary,:trust: )

landman650r
03-11-2008, 01:49 PM
But the trip was bad *** and i hope to do it again soon....so now I have to repair my front seal and figure out where the next ride for me is.

Squeaky
03-11-2008, 02:06 PM
But the trip was bad *** and i hope to do it again soon....

Oh, don't get me wrong - I had a BLAST out there and would do it all again in a heartbeat! :rider:

TerraXpeditions
03-11-2008, 02:28 PM
I've been told they nominated Gary to do the deed cuz the rest of them were afraid of me. :lol2:

I'll claim in-no-scent on thatn'. I only laughed when Gary said he was gonna knock you over!

Richard and I thought you may have wrecked for sure when yall didnt come for about 5 minutes....:lol2:

TerraXpeditions
03-11-2008, 02:30 PM
Oh, don't get me wrong - I had a BLAST out there and would do it all again in a heartbeat! :rider:

Squeak, can I borrow the 400 for a weekend so I can really decide if I want to buy one? :trust:

Squeaky
03-11-2008, 02:33 PM
Squeak, can I borrow the 400 for a weekend so I can really decide if I want to buy one? :trust:

If it's less mud and muck, I'll ride the 650 for a day. ;-)

TerraXpeditions
03-11-2008, 02:35 PM
If it's less mud and muck, I'll ride the 650 for a day. ;-)

Deal! If there wasnt so much mud and muck I would have let you muscle the BigPig around....

Squeaky
03-11-2008, 09:22 PM
For your viewing pleasure, here is PART 1:

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=2013458683346590377

And if that doesn't work, the link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2013458683346590377&hl=en

TerraXpeditions
03-11-2008, 10:12 PM
Cool. Digs the video.

landman650r
03-12-2008, 07:50 AM
Cool vid Squeakster....but was it necessary to show me slip 3 times?? :eek2:

I was about to leave my bike there on the rocks it was so slick:giveup:

DrBlackbird
03-12-2008, 11:49 AM
Cool vid Squeakster....but was it necessary to show me slip 3 times?? :eek2:

I was about to leave my bike there on the rocks it was so slick:giveup:
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Can you repeat after me...."Knobbies"

jhansen
03-12-2008, 01:06 PM
Cool vid Squeakster....but was it necessary to show me slip 3 times?? :eek2:




Yes.......:clap:

Squeaky
03-12-2008, 04:21 PM
Cool vid Squeakster....but was it necessary to show me slip 3 times?? :eek2:

It's more fun that way! :lol2:

Notice it wasn't MY voice on the vid laughing at you so hysterically.... :-P

DrBlackbird
03-12-2008, 05:17 PM
Notice it wasn't MY voice on the vid laughing at you so hysterically.... :-P
.
Young Lady,.....When is your soup going to be ready?.....Because you sure do like stirring the "Pot"...........
.

Squeaky
03-12-2008, 05:22 PM
Because you sure do like stirring the "Pot"...........

At least I'm not tackling it to the ground! :nana:

I'm working on Part 2... ;-)

TerraXpeditions
03-12-2008, 08:39 PM
Where's Part 2 Squeak?

TWTourist
03-12-2008, 10:34 PM
I think that's what David (FJR Bandit) was riding in Big Bend. I think it would have been fine with the right tires. A big GS could have made (most if not) all of it with the right rider.

I have an older XT225. But, I think it would have done just fine with it's granny gear.:mrgreen: Wishing I was there to find out.:rider: :-P :rider:

Squeaky
03-12-2008, 10:53 PM
Where's Part 2 Squeak?

Quality takes time. :sun:

Squeaky
03-13-2008, 03:40 AM
Part 2...


http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-6350966593974154294

Ok, let me get to part 3 before y'all start begging :lol2:

Jbay
03-13-2008, 05:58 AM
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

TWTourist
03-13-2008, 06:24 AM
:popcorn: Part 3 Part 3 :popcorn:

PigTrail
03-13-2008, 08:19 AM
I'm glad I could provide so much entertaining footage :flip:

Next time I'm going to avoid the water and concentrate on my balance a bit more! :rider:

JTM
03-13-2008, 10:41 AM
Man that lime green KLR really likes those mid day naps.

TerraXpeditions
03-13-2008, 10:49 AM
I'm glad I could provide so much entertaining footage :flip:

Next time I'm going to avoid the water and concentrate on my balance a bit more! :rider:

Less clutch, more gas!

DrBlackbird
03-13-2008, 11:35 AM
I keep telling you,......"It's the wrong color KLR"

Squeaky
03-13-2008, 11:36 AM
I'm glad I could provide so much entertaining footage :flip:

I had to divert the attention back away from Trey. He thought he was being picked on in Part 1. :lol2:

DANNYROTH
03-13-2008, 12:33 PM
Shame on y'all for leading Raul into those conditions with the Wee!:giveup:

Duke
03-13-2008, 12:56 PM
See Danny, they went swimming without diving off of bridges. You should have went with them on this ride to show them how it's done properlly.







:duck:

TerraXpeditions
03-13-2008, 02:08 PM
Shame on y'all for leading Raul into those conditions with the Wee!:giveup:

I handled worse and more of it on my strom w/ only the stock trailwings.

Squeaky
03-13-2008, 02:09 PM
See Danny, they went swimming without diving off of bridges. You should have went with them on this ride to show them how it's done properlly.

I thought about Danny when we got to the creek crossing. I thought about how nice it would be if there was a bridge there. ;-)

Hoop
03-13-2008, 07:36 PM
YOU'RE LOOKING DOWN TOO MUCH! :rofl:

TerraXpeditions
03-13-2008, 07:49 PM
YOU'RE LOOKING DOWN TOO MUCH! :rofl:
That would have been my guess too... and my guess as to why she rides so slow.... but its. just the camera's angle on her helmet.... or so she says...:trust:

Squeaky
03-13-2008, 07:59 PM
Admittedly, I DO look down too much - but not THAT far down in front of me. I scan about 15-20 feet ahead in the mucky stuff and about 30-40 feet ahead on better terrain.

And yes, I'm slow... but I don't crash! :mrgreen:

TerraXpeditions
03-13-2008, 08:49 PM
Admittedly, I DO look down too much - but not THAT far down in front of me. I scan about 15-20 feet ahead in the mucky stuff and about 30-40 feet ahead on better terrain.

And yes, I'm slow... but I don't crash! :mrgreen:

You aren't riding hard enough if you dont crash! I didnt get hurt [too] bad... What I will admit to tho is that I did slow down a bit atleast in the bad sections.... :lol2:

DFW_Warrior
03-13-2008, 09:01 PM
You aren't riding hard enough if you dont crash!

Ahhhh, I see that we agree on this.

Squeaky
03-13-2008, 09:10 PM
Bill, you would have LOVED this ride! Next time we go, you have to come along!

DFW_Warrior
03-13-2008, 09:23 PM
Bill, you would have LOVED this ride! Next time we go, you have to come along!

Judging from the videos that you took, I'm actually sitting here wishing that I did go with you guys. It really did look like an awesome time. I'm not sure I would have liked all that water (see avatar:doh: ), but it really did look like a blast.

TerraXpeditions
03-13-2008, 09:25 PM
Judging from the videos that you took, I'm actually sitting here wishing that I did go with you guys. It really did look like an awesome time. I'm not sure I would have liked all that water (see avatar:doh: ), but it really did look like a blast.

The only person who came that close to having a bad lockness monster photo was Trey w/ the supermoto. :lol2:

None of the water was mandatory and only one of the crossings did I encourage.....

jar675
03-13-2008, 09:45 PM
"Next time we go, you have to come along!"

When is next time? I have to go!!

Squeaky
03-13-2008, 09:50 PM
I knew the pics would entice y'all! :trust:

Scott will be busy getting ready for his trip, I'm sure, but maybe he'll have a weekend free before he leaves... and I will be able to attend... :pray:

TerraXpeditions
03-13-2008, 09:52 PM
I knew the pics would entice y'all! :trust:

Scott will be busy getting ready for his trip, I'm sure, but maybe he'll have a weekend free before he leaves... and I will be able to attend... :pray:

Setup another weekend (when it warms up a bit more) and let me know... pick a dry weekend too, please.

Yall know what to do now... so ya'll can organize it:trust:

Squeaky
03-13-2008, 09:54 PM
There's no way I could lead people through that, even with the GPS tracks I made. As far as picking a dry weekend - well, you know how that goes. It could be three days before a ride and we still won't know what the conditions are like.

Bill, if you want to go 'splorin I can give you the GPS track info.

jar675
03-13-2008, 09:55 PM
I think Squeaky should be in charge! :rider:

DFW_Warrior
03-13-2008, 09:57 PM
Bill, if you want to go 'splorin I can give you the GPS track info.

Nah... I'll wait for another organized ride down there. It's no fun by myself!!!!

TerraXpeditions
03-13-2008, 09:59 PM
I meant to set everything up, I'll guide again!

Squeaky
03-13-2008, 10:02 PM
I meant to set everything up, I'll guide again!

SHHHH! I want Bill to go out there and get stuck in the water! :lol2:

Jamie - you'll love this one. Let me look at my schedule and see what Scott and I can come up with, otherwise you'll just have to follow him and miss me and my antics :mrgreen:

jar675
03-13-2008, 10:05 PM
Thats alright I just need a date so I can tell them I won't be here.

TerraXpeditions
03-14-2008, 08:30 AM
Check out a few photos of my old strom on some ATV trails in Arkansas...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Motorcycle/Trips/Fall%20Colors%20Tour%2006/IMG_0078.jpg
http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n188/glowingeenklr650/Motorcycle/Trips/Fall%20Colors%20Tour%2006/?albumview=slideshow

Squeaky
03-15-2008, 02:25 AM
And (finally) Part 3:

The compression to get it to a manageable size for the web is horrible, but at least you get the idea. Most of the pics have already been posted in the thread.

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-5521834777183058428

Wastrel
03-15-2008, 05:27 AM
I gotta say, I love the vids Rebecca. You do pretty good work despite the dirt cam, hehe.

Hoop
03-15-2008, 09:08 AM
needed more crashing, less food.

DrBlackbird
03-15-2008, 11:02 AM
Becca,...You've got my vote for being the " Steven Speilberg" of all our rides from here forward...........I know that took some work, and your work turned out great considering what you had to work with..........

thumper
03-15-2008, 01:08 PM
Nice vids!:sun: Thanks for posting.:-P

chadleys1
03-15-2008, 01:58 PM
Y'all did such a great job with all the photos and videos.
That was just OUTSTANDING WORK.
I really wish I would have been able to make it, even more so after watching the videos.
Thanks for posting it up for us!

That looked like a good one!!
:clap:

TerraXpeditions
03-18-2008, 12:16 AM
I finally watched part 3 of the video... good job Squeakster!

landman650r
03-18-2008, 09:05 AM
Great vid squeaky....

DANNYROTH
03-18-2008, 08:19 PM
I felt like going outside and stomping the mud off of my sneakers after watching the vids! Great job!

TerraXpeditions
06-20-2008, 10:43 PM
Any of you guys interested in an encore?

Squeaky
06-20-2008, 10:53 PM
As long as everyone keeps their hands to themselves... :giveup:

TerraXpeditions
06-20-2008, 10:55 PM
As long as everyone keeps their hands to themselves... :giveup:
Headbutting is fair game. I'm checking for another route on the east side of the Red River. You guys get back to Natchitoches and I'll show yall a good time.

VFRJohn
06-21-2008, 07:59 AM
Any of you guys interested in an encore?

Will you provide Rain and Cold???
If so, then YES!
;-)

TerraXpeditions
06-21-2008, 08:10 AM
Will you provide Rain and Cold???
If so, then YES!
;-)

Im sure I could provide heat and sunshine. Atleast it'll be warm enough to swim this go round.

thumper
06-22-2008, 01:25 PM
Heat doesn't bother me too much. I'm in if the date works.:rider:

Outlander
06-23-2008, 10:48 AM
I still have to find time to fix the clutch on the Wee.

TerraXpeditions
06-23-2008, 10:50 AM
When you do, we'll figure out a less wet time and a slightly easier route for your pig. Hope you can make it back Raul. How was Espana?