View Full Version : Newbie Weekend Ride 07/25/03
06-11-2003, 01:10 AM
:tab With the positive response to the recent Newbie Group ride, I've decided to convert one of my upcoming tours to a newbie weekend ride into East Texas. This will be an overnighter. We'll visit Hodges Gardens (http://hodgespark.com/) when we reach the end of the first day. Then we'll ride back through East Texas on some of the best undiscovered roads in the State. For anyone interested, please see my tour site here:
Newbie Weekend Ride (http://backroadmotorcycletours.com/RIDES/EASTTEX-072503/index.htm)
I hope some of you will try to make this ride and enjoy the great roads and company.
06-22-2003, 11:05 PM
:tab Just a reminder for anyone that is thinking of attending this ride, you need to register and pay by June 25th. Any questions, please contact me.
06-23-2003, 04:11 PM
I read the associated link text, but my wittle bwain is confused on this one, sorry.
Are you heading out at 9:00 a.m. on Friday or Saturday? Y'all heading back to Huntsville on Sunday?
The reason I ask is to see how many extra days around the 25-27th I'd need to take off, if I were to go.
For the lesser-brained of us (i.e., me), a quick itinerary for these trips'd be cool, e.g.:
Friday, 7/25: Leave Huntsville at 9:00. Overnight stay in B.F.E.
Saturday, 7/26: Ride to Schnarvitz, overnight stay in B.F.E. II
Sunday, 7/27: Return to Huntsville via East Dongledooney
06-23-2003, 04:30 PM
Here's how it works:
Friday night: Anyone nont wanting to ride up Sat morning comes up and spends the night at the hotel here in Huntsville.
Satuday: The group leaves from Huntsville and rides to BFE for the night.
Sunday: The group rides back to Huntsville, some folks map split off in Livingston to head back to Houtson on US 59 rather than going all the way back to Huntsville.
The hotel here in town is a few blocks from our home. I have room for a few guests to stay Friday night if they don't mind air mattresses. first come. first served on that. Most of the Houston area riders ride up Saturday morning.
06-23-2003, 05:10 PM
Great, thanks for clearing that up, it was probably obvious to everyone else.
Now, off to get permission from the better half... :)
06-26-2003, 12:12 PM
The hotels have agreed to let me push back the registration deadline to July 11th. After this point, I will have to release all unused rooms and won't be able to guarantee the rates as shown on the BMT website. If that deadline passes and you still want to go, we might still be able to get you a room; however, the rate may be slightly higher depending on what the hotel's regular rates are like.
As usual, any questions, let me know :wink:
06-26-2003, 05:26 PM
Great news on the date roll back Scott! I have a kitchen pass from the wife and everything else ready. The only hold up is we are supposed to close our construction loan sometime in mid to late July for our new home construction. Until we get the actual closing date, I can't be absolutely sure I can make it. Wonder if I can keep up with you guys on my bias-ply tired dinosaur?
06-26-2003, 08:50 PM
PLEASE, have loads of fun for me. I'll be at a wedding. :( Why do I always have some sort of schedule conflict???? :x Maybe next time...
06-26-2003, 11:10 PM
Why do I always have some sort of schedule conflict???? :x
Hmm... priorities out of whack? :P
06-27-2003, 07:02 PM
Yeah, yeah, yeah... :headbang: Dang priorties every time! It's even worse since I'm at that age where everyone my girlfriend or I went to school with is getting married. Sheesh. Maybe I could play sick or something... :wink:
06-30-2003, 01:49 PM
:tab You need to tell your friends to get married in the winter when you can't ride as often ;-) Fortunately, most of my friends ride so this has not been a real problem. I rode to Beth's best friend's wedding :-P Just polished up my riding boots and wore some nice black Levis, hehe. No one was the wiser for it. Got a cool pic of Beth in her Bride's Maid dress draped all over the VFR. No I won't be posting it, hehe.
06-30-2003, 06:07 PM
This wedding is actually for one of Shannon's cousins that we're pretty close to, so I'll be missing out on riding. Just as well, my seat isn't back from Sargent yet and the short ride to and from King's kills my rear by the time I get home. I wonder if the seat of my 500 will work on the VFR... :wink: I'm hoping to do quite a bit more riding this fall once she get's up to Aggieland. I figure we can squeeze in evening rides pretty regularly, so maybe she'll get comfortable with the bike being a form of transportation as well as recreation. :)
p.s. I think I remember seeing that picture of Beth at the house. I always wondered how you managed to get her on a bike in such a nice dress. Would have been great to get another pic with helmet and gloves just to make people ask questions. :lol:
07-18-2003, 01:15 PM
Registration for this ride is closed.
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