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Photojojo
02-27-2006, 09:59 PM
It all started a couple of weeks ago when I was looking on-line at some one man tents. I narrowed the possibilities down to a couple and put the thought on a back burner. Then out of the blue the next day when RockmanTex (http://www.twtex.com/forums/member.php?u=858) posted that he had two tents for sale, one of them being one of my top picks from the previuos days searching. Woohoo.


After a couple of e-mails it was decided that I would come down and pick up the tent. RockmanTex (http://www.twtex.com/forums/member.php?u=858) lives in Bryan and my mother lives in College Station sounds like a good enough excuse for a road trip to me.


Now fast forward a couple of nights later and your standing in the Two Wheeled texans chat room. This chat went like many others. Here's an example.


You ridin this weekend?
You bet!!
Where?
Don't know yet.
Hey, I'll be in the area this weekend.
Cool!
Wanna ride!
yee ha I'm pumped, where we going?


This is not an exact transript of the conversation and it included three or four people and four or five different discussions in between, but this gives you an idea.


Anyway it was arranged that dbdolan and myself would meet at Tourmeister's house as I passed through town and we would ride east on dirt to get me close to College Station.


As with many good rides this one started early and cold. 35 degrees at my house in Sherman and 230 or so miles to go. I'll spare you the boring details and just hit on the highlight.


My fingers got cold
I had cold fingers
I could not feel my fingers
I put in my glove liners
Ahhh, warm fingers
cool fingers
cold fingers
I could not feel my fingers


Stopped at Whataburger south of Dallas for Breakfast and to regain feeling in my fingers. Got back on the road and got to Huntsville with all 10 fingers and gad a quick lunch. Found our fearless leaders house and dbdolan was already there. A quick potty break and we hit the dirt.


The ride was great. Nice pace, nice wet sandy roads, nice twisties.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5305.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5276.jpg


To make this an official ride we stopped at a couple of cemeteries,

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5240.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5254.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5237.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5236.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5234.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5231.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5257.jpg

a cool courthouse,


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5293.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5284.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5279.jpg

and a few bridges.


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5300.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5274.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5269.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5263.jpg

To make this a memorable ride I lost my license plate and the second we turned around to find it I broke my clutch cable.


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5313.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5315.jpg


Not to fear though, I had a spare clutch cable and zip ties and twenty minutes later we were on the road again.


At our pit stop shortly before the license plate/clutch cable misshap we met another KLR rider named Kenneth. Bikes were talked about, stories were swapped and a twtex.com card was handed out and we were on our way.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5261.jpg

Kenneth's bike is the 94 on the left.

It was a great day. I made a couple of new riding buddies and topped it off with an Aggie baseball game with my mom. Here are a few shots taken from nosebleed with my point and shoot.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5366.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5345.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5340.jpg

Thnanks for having me guys, and the rest of you should hang out in the twtex chatroom more often.

Tourmeister
02-27-2006, 10:05 PM
and we would ride east on dirt to get me close to College Station.


Uh... West :-P

Nice pics ;-)

No, I was not praying in that pic with the cross, hehe. I save that for when I am on the bike... :shock:

dbdolan
02-27-2006, 11:03 PM
Nice report...Love the pics OldBMW....and thanks to Tourmeister for the awesome route of narly dirt roads. From my house to Huntsville then all around and back home was about 250 miles for me and a shield full of thousands of black bird turds.:lol2:
So here is my version of the ride captured with the dbdolan filter, enjoy.

Oldbmw had that clutch cable replaced and remounted his tag in about 20 min.:clap: note to self....get an extra clutch cable to put in tank bag before that happens to me.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott026.jpg
tag..what tag...we don't need no stinkin tag...
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott025.jpg
note to self...next time follow oldbmw around and get the same kodak moment as he had
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott024.jpg
This is almost the moment when OldBMW realized the tire monger ate his plate and spit it out a mile back
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott023.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott022.jpg
We stopped here while tourmeister looks at land he is going to buy to make a moto cross track...hehe just kidding.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott021.jpg
If you look real close there is a LEO up ahead of us
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott020.jpg
OldBMW trying to convert some Harley riders into getting KLR's
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott018.jpg
Stopping for a kodak moment in Anderson, TX at the court house....I like OLDBMW's version better
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott016.jpg
The KLR posse'
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott014.jpg
A old bridge somewhere near Carlos, I think...
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott013.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott009.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott012.jpg
looking back from the bridge
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott011.jpg
Stopped in Shiroh, but I passed on the burger this time. Like OLDBMW said we met Kenneth here, he was on his way to lake Stubblefield
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott007.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott006.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott004.jpg
and stopped at a couple of cemeteries. So the pics were not exactly posted in the order of the day's events, but it is past my bed time and I am getting sleeeepy
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott003.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20ride%202-26-06/DSride2-26-06chrisandscott001.jpg

I had a great time, thanks guys for having me along. It doesn't get any better than the day we had for riding. I am glad I just so happend to be in the chat room when this went down.

Photojojo
02-27-2006, 11:11 PM
Uh... West :-P


:doh:

Tourmeister
02-27-2006, 11:34 PM
I took no pics... Was feeling to lazy to dig out the camera ;-)

Tourmeister
02-27-2006, 11:36 PM
I must add though that the rain on Saturday had the normally loose sandy roads packed quite nicely! I could stay wide open on the gas out of the corner and for a long way down the next straight while fishtailing around. Not much mud either. It was a great ride!

barnett
02-28-2006, 07:20 AM
now i'm relatively new here but i've learned enough through careful observation to be suspect of the authenticity of this report. OLDBMW,
to my knowledge would never post a ride report without at least one picture of a BATHROOM somewhere.


nice report guys

ken

Gilk51
02-28-2006, 08:22 AM
now i'm relatively new here but i've learned enough through careful observation to be suspect of the authenticity of this report. OLDBMW,
to my knowledge would never post a ride report without at least one picture of a BATHROOM somewhere.
:rofl:

Ah ha! It's a fake! I knew it! http://www.texasarlingtoncs.us/pics/smilies/yelrotflmao.gif



(OK, OK, I liked the report and pics, too) :mrgreen:

Tourmeister
02-28-2006, 03:14 PM
Yeah, after he left I thought, "Oh geez, was our bathroom clean!?"

Sleepy Weasel
03-01-2006, 01:54 PM
In case there's any question what was going on in these pics...




http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5231.jpg
This one time, at band camp, I ate a canary that was this big...


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5257.jpg
Hello... Have you seen a canary around here?

Tourmeister
03-01-2006, 04:55 PM
:lol2:

I was never in band!!

I was a geek: chess club, D&D club, Fizix club, etc,...

I'm telling you though... When Chris is around with his camera, you have to keep an eye on him. He is the steatlh photographer! You don't wanna get caught picking your nose or scratching something :lol2:

dbdolan
03-01-2006, 05:06 PM
Yeah that OLDBMW is stealthy like a ninja, imagine your just walking along then BaaM! He has snapped your pic.
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/gifs/catt.gif
HEHE i love these .gif's

mary111
03-01-2006, 07:42 PM
Beautiful, clear pictures. At the same time, you solidified my lack of interest in cats, specifically black cats.

tx timber rattler
03-03-2006, 01:08 AM
Nice pictures!! I recognize some of the places in the pictures. About those bridges, are they on CR180 or near the fm3090 or both?

thanks,
Kenneth

Hemibee
03-04-2006, 03:47 AM
now i'm relatively new here but i've learned enough through careful observation to be suspect of the authenticity of this report. OLDBMW,
to my knowledge would never post a ride report without at least one picture of a BATHROOM somewhere.


nice report guys

ken

What were these? The first thing I thought about was a bathroom break...... :eek2:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5300.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5274.jpg


http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5269.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d128/oldbmw/2-26%20huntsville/IMG_5263.jpg


:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

barnett
03-04-2006, 07:54 AM
works for me!

ken